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Do Permalinks constitute external links? (3 posts)

  1. skegness
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    In all my WP blogs, (self hosted)I notice that all 'internal' links to posts, categories etc, are generated with http://etc
    In my static websites they have /page.html
    I was horrified when I did a 'free seo check' to find that I'd 73 external links when I imagined I'd only 2! It counted the cross-linking between pages etc as 'external'.
    Does the former constitute 'external' links, even though they're linking back into the website,please?

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 6 years ago #

    Bad SEO check tool! Bad!

    Search crawlers (and by extension, search engines) typically know when a link is aimed at the current site or (an external) off-site. They *need* to be able to know this to avoid crawling the same location over and over (and over).

  3. skegness
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Whew! Thanks for that, Kafkaesqui, I can breathe again !

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