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What is the SEO impact with coin hive like services? I’ve been thinking about different monetizing strategies weighing in on the pros / cons of coinhive in 2018.
CoinHive and SEO | Monetizing with Monero ( XMR )
So I had this notion to monetize all the links of various sites through coin hive for some extra Monero ( XMR ). It sounds good on paper, but after doing some light research I’m not so sure.
My main question was on the SEO impact of the shortend url redirects of coinhive. From what was said about bitly by several ranking specialists. As of then they treat bitly url shortened redirects as any other error redirect.
But they will pass link juice
Social network websites have the habit of putting a ‘NoFollow’ tag in the links that they provide, in order to prevent any abuse. However, even if search engines are respecting this tag, it is not the case for URL shorteners as they short circuit this process. Indeed, these type of links will be then followed back by search engines which entails that some value will eventually pass through them. It is a good thing for people who often use social media as part of their marketing campaigns or who just use them to share content.
According to several ranking specialists, it seems that using URL shorteners doesn’t lead to any negative impact on your SEO.
As a matter of fact, shortened URLs are considered by search engines as any regular 301 redirects and they will thus act upon it. As Matt Cutt from Google explained in the video below:
If we try to crawl a page and we see a 301 or permanent redirect, which pretty much all well behaved URL shorteners (like Bitly) will do, it will pass Page Rank to the final destination
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