To Text Link or Not To Text Link

Posted on 31st July, 2006

You may have noticed the Text Link Ads below the archives section on my left sidebar. So far I’ve made about US33 from it for the month of July, not much but I guess any income is good.

Problem is Text Link Ads do not use the nofollow tag. While I understand that Sabahan.com won’t be penalized for using Text Link Ads, there’s a possibility that it will lose the ability to give reputation (PageRank and anchor text).

I know there are several reputable sites such as ProBlogger.net that use Text LinkAds on their blogs, so far I haven’t read any bad experience in regard to their inability to give out reputation. Have you?

I’ll shoot an email to the AdSense team and see what they have got to say about this.


  • ShaolinTiger says:

    I’m sure it depends on the sites that place the ads on your site, if they are in a bad neighbourhood or not.

    It’s hard to control, but I know quite a few people who removed all the TLA’s just in case they got bad rep.

  • Gaman says:

    I agree. It may depend on the neighbourhood.

  • toxicle says:

    Any reply from Adsense?

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