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Hi everyone: my name's Hannah and looking forward to becoming involved in the WA course and community. I've tried affiliate marketing before and failed so

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I'm busy blogging and now sticking in external links and some to affiliate links. But I wonder can there be too many or indeed two few links to relevant external sites? Look fo

A recent Neil Patel blog post dated 6 November has 7 external links and 14 internal links. Word count is about 2100. Since it's a new post, it has not ranked yet.

Another post dated March 2018 is 2,130 words. It has 39 external and 6 internal links. It ranks #1 in SERP for the keyword.

The external links go to reference material or source data to support his content.

So I conclude that if the links support the content, add value to the reader, and improve user experience, then the number is not so important.

On the other hand, if the external links are affiliate links and lead to sales pages, then more than a couple may create problems. As a minimum, one affiliate link above the fold and one below the fold plus one Call to action affiliate link should be OK.

Good sharing, thanks.

Great and thanks for sharing and rest assured I'm not stuffing posts with external Affiliate links

What do you mean by the fold?

comes from newspapers when folded - you put the most attention grabbing info on the top - so the phrase 'above the fold' means the information presented on the screen without scrolling.
remember that the mobile will display less then the desktop.

Thanks

Above the fold represents the visual portion of the webpage in a browser window before scrolling down the page. It comes from a newspaper which is typically folded in half.

Thnks

Hi Hannah, I would give some thought to what smartketeer has said.

Yes sound advice

When I 1st started writing my website, I had a list of 4 or 5 links to other sites I used, not affiliates. Google didn't like that. I don't know if the list was the problem or if was the number. I took it out and was okay. Sorry that's not any help to your question. Just my experience, but I'm not an expert. One of them will answer before too long.
Susan

Thanks for sharing your expereince

There is not an exact formula for correct number of links but Kyle has stated that 4-10 in a product review is what he shoots for.

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Hi Hannah

Is recommended to have around 500 words for each outgoing link.

otherwise Google could penalize you for being a thin affiliate site or a so-called link farm.

Thanks even though the links are not to affiliates but related content to the main blog?

Doesn't matter. Is about link per word count

to answer your headline - nope.
there is no rules from google as to how many links should be there - so it comes down to usefulness for your visitor.
how many do they need, put that many in and no more.
there is a factor called link juice - authority passed down links- and the more you have the less authority is passed on each link so keep it to a minimum.
phil

Thanks Phil

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Is there an optimum number of external links?

Is there an optimum number of external links?

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Authoring & Writing Content
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I'm busy blogging and now sticking in external links and some to affiliate links. But I wonder can there be too many or indeed two few links to relevant external sites? Look fo

A recent Neil Patel blog post dated 6 November has 7 external links and 14 internal links. Word count is about 2100. Since it's a new post, it has not ranked yet.

Another post dated March 2018 is 2,130 words. It has 39 external and 6 internal links. It ranks #1 in SERP for the keyword.

The external links go to reference material or source data to support his content.

So I conclude that if the links support the content, add value to the reader, and improve user experience, then the number is not so important.

On the other hand, if the external links are affiliate links and lead to sales pages, then more than a couple may create problems. As a minimum, one affiliate link above the fold and one below the fold plus one Call to action affiliate link should be OK.

Good sharing, thanks.

Great and thanks for sharing and rest assured I'm not stuffing posts with external Affiliate links

What do you mean by the fold?

comes from newspapers when folded - you put the most attention grabbing info on the top - so the phrase 'above the fold' means the information presented on the screen without scrolling.
remember that the mobile will display less then the desktop.

Thanks

Above the fold represents the visual portion of the webpage in a browser window before scrolling down the page. It comes from a newspaper which is typically folded in half.

Thnks

Hi Hannah, I would give some thought to what smartketeer has said.

Yes sound advice

When I 1st started writing my website, I had a list of 4 or 5 links to other sites I used, not affiliates. Google didn't like that. I don't know if the list was the problem or if was the number. I took it out and was okay. Sorry that's not any help to your question. Just my experience, but I'm not an expert. One of them will answer before too long.
Susan

Thanks for sharing your expereince

There is not an exact formula for correct number of links but Kyle has stated that 4-10 in a product review is what he shoots for.

Thanks

Hi Hannah

Is recommended to have around 500 words for each outgoing link.

otherwise Google could penalize you for being a thin affiliate site or a so-called link farm.

Thanks even though the links are not to affiliates but related content to the main blog?

Doesn't matter. Is about link per word count

to answer your headline - nope.
there is no rules from google as to how many links should be there - so it comes down to usefulness for your visitor.
how many do they need, put that many in and no more.
there is a factor called link juice - authority passed down links- and the more you have the less authority is passed on each link so keep it to a minimum.
phil

Thanks Phil

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