10 Mar '12, 4pm

Answered a question about low PR relevant links vs. High PR unrelated links @seomoz Q+A section:

Links from more authoritative sites are more important for improving rankings than links from related sites. There are tons of examples of sites that rank well that have almost no relevant links. One such example that illustrates this is pitchingmachines.net, which currently ranks #1 for the term pitching machine. While this site has the benefit of being an exact match domain, its link profile is full of links from sites that are unrelated. 70% of their live links come from a paid blog network where the sites cover a wide range of topics (but all have PR), 5% are from article submissions (again, sites that aren't topically related), 4% are blog comments and another 3% are blogroll listings (from unrelated sites). That's 82% of their links coming from sites that aren't topically relevant. Another 6.5% of their links are forum profiles, web directory submissions, sidebar lin...

Full article: http://www.seomoz.org/q/links-from-related-sites-with-low...

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