Value of Links from Masked Domain Forwarding
Posted on 2009-04-23
Here in the scenario:
There are 100 different websites. Each of those websites function independently (for the most part) on their own servers and own domains. They are owned by different organizations. However, there is one page on each of those websites that is actually housed on a different server (server x). All these 100 websites have a page that is served from server x but you can't tell that from looking at the URL because the URL will be of the original domain and not of the domain housed on server x, this is done via masked domain forwarding.
If this scenario is not clear, please let me know and I will try to explain it better.
Now here is my question:
If I link to a site, say Site C, from this page that is there on 100 different websites but being served from server x, will the seo value I get for Site C be a) the same seo value that i would have gotten if I had a link from 100 different websites or b) the same seo value that I would have gotten from a 100 links on one website.
A is obviously alot more preferable than B but I am trying to figure whether scenario A will apply here or scenario B. You could make the case for scenario A by saying that 100 different sites consented to have a link to Site C from one of their pages but you could make the case for scenario B by saying that even it though looks like the links are from 100 different websites, in reality, all those pages are being served from one server.
So I am just trying to figure out the SEO value that site C will get from this scenario?