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    If I mirror some downloads will that help my ranking.

    Morning People,
    I am wondering. If I am able to mirror some downloads for a couple of very popular sites that are in a similar field that my site represents. Will the search engines look at that as a link to me and rank me higher in importance thus give me a better ranking maybe.

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    Re: If I mirror some downloads will that help my ranking.

    You know, I've often thought about this too, but I just don't know.
    Will Google just count it as one link, or know the value of it? I do think it helps your standing within the community that seek and require that download though, particularly if the product is open-source.

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    Re: If I mirror some downloads will that help my ranking.

    Consider that in standard link situations, pr is passed to the file / page and not the site as a whole. The same would hold true here if the file was a (google) indexable file.

    Just my thoughts.
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    Re: If I mirror some downloads will that help my ranking.

    You mean something that Google could index? Like a PDF file??

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    Re: If I mirror some downloads will that help my ranking.

    A PDF is a great example of what PR will pass to. A zip will not get the PR nor would it be able to pass it to any other files even if it did get a PR boost.
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    Re: If I mirror some downloads will that help my ranking.

    So it looks like that if you want to host an open source file you better be doing it because you want to help out - and not for Google PR



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