Got links on your site to the LiberalYouth.org website? You should remove them

The web address for a previous incarnation of the Liberal Democrat youth and student wing, LiberalYouth.org, now takes you to a spam website.

This is a relatively common occurrence when old domain names are let lapse, as I’ve highlighted before. It produces a double problem for people with links hanging around from when the web address was in proper use.

First, those links are helping boost the performance of a spam website.

Second, because Google and other search engines don’t like links to spam websites, they can also make your own site perform worse in search results.

So if you have old links to the old Liberal Youth website, it is a good idea either to remove them,┬áchange them over to one of the Internet Archive’s recorded copies of the site, such as the one here, or best of all, change them to the new Young Liberals site. That way you’ll be helping the current site do better in search.

UPDATE: The same also applies for www.AMillionJobs.org, which has now also gone over to the spam side.

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