Google: No Such Thing As Too Many Outbound Links

Google’s John Mueller was asked if there is such a thing as having too many outbound links, even if those links are natural. John said “I’m not aware of anything like that.” He did add that maybe there is a situation where you are lacking content because you have so many links, i.e. like directories.

But in general, there is no sort of penalty for linking out too much. In fact, outbound links are not a ranking factor. I mean, if you link to a lot of bad places, you can get a manual action from Google but having tons of outbound natural links won’t be something Google penalizes you for.

Here is the Q&A on Twitter:

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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