Spacefem (spacefem) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Will you help me settle an internet debate?

There's this website called http://www.donotlink.com/ whose purpose is to help you post a link to a website, for informative reasons, but avoid increasing its search engine rank. The idea is that when a search engine crawls the web it'll think the site is more important/relavent, even if you were just linking to it to tell everyone how bad it is.

I'm in a private facebook group that just set up a policy saying we have to post "bad review" links through http://www.donotlink.com/ - which I say is pointless for our private group, because google isn't crawling our links. Some people said at least we wouldn't be generating traffic, but we clearly are, because donotlink just redirects to the site.

Is there anything I'm missing here, is there any reason at all to use a redirect site in a private group?
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