"@SEOmofo you're moving the goal
posts, and then using non-relevant examples (15 seconds waiting for ad
servers). Your original post said that you were deferring the load of your own
content, not content from a 3rd party. I doubt this was ever about user
experience - if it was you'd just get yourself a faster server, and use other
"And, come on ... first you talk
about optimizing PR-flow, now your reason for using this age-old trick is a
better user experience?"
"You've said "A" so
long ... then when people have questioned it ... started shouting "no no!
I meant B!"."
I have no idea why you're all saying that I'm trying to change my story or my
focus. What thread have YOU been reading? I just reread this entire thread, and
virtually every single comment I wrote acknowledges that this linking technique
manipulates search engines. From my previous comments:
"The reasons for jumping through these hoops are: (1) PREVENT PASSING PAGERANK THROUGH AFFILIATE
LINKS. (2) Decrease the amount of time it takes to load the page."
"If you're trying to tell me that I should avoid web
design techniques that KNOWINGLY AND
INTENTIONALLY EXPLOIT THE INHERENT WEAKNESSES OF SEARCH ENGINE RANKING
ALGORITHMS--to the detriment of my users...then I'm sorry, but I
"Until then, the only logical interpretation of your
collective wisdom...is that webmasters should provide a bad user experience FOR THE SAKE OF GOOGLE."
"The only thing I'm having trouble understanding...is
why Google's Help Forum 'Top Contributors' are ADVISING WEBMASTERS TO AVOID MANIPULATING SEARCH ENGINES AT ALL COSTS--even
if it means providing a worse User experience."