What is SEO Co-citation

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  1. askpreeti

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    What is the concept of seo cocitation?
     
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    Co-citation is little bit tricky seo technique, it's all about getting low quality links from neighbor sites, blogging network also discuss in this techniques.
     
  3. Ted

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    That's news to me. That is the first time I ever heard someone mention Co-citation as being related to low quality links somehow.

    Different people think about the word co-citation differently. Here are the ways that I know about:

    1) You have a page about places where you can buy cheap widgets. The page links out to WidgetSales4Less.com and CheapWidgetSales.com. That could be considered a co-citation.

    2) You have a page has a list of places where you can buy cheap widgets. The page mentions (but doesn't link to) WidgetSales4Less.com and CheapWidgetSales.com. That could be considered a co-citation.

    3) You analyze the backlink profile of a website's homepage. Suppose the homepage has 1,000 backlinks pointing to it from other websites. You analyze the links themselves as well as the words that immediately surround the link on the page. Upon analyzing the words that surround the links to the page, you discover that a high percentage of the time the phrase "blue widgets" appears next to the homepage links. The phrase "blue widgets" could be considered a co-citation for the site's domain name. Therefore a company like Google could use that co-citation as an indicator that the homepage is relevant to the phrase "blue widgets". This may then cause Google to rank that homepage higher for the term "blue widgets" or any other terms related to blue widgets.
     
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    getlisted.org is a company acquired by SEOMOZ, they citations are defined as;

    http://getlisted.org/resources/why-citations-are-important.aspx
     
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    SEO concepts change with Google algorithm updates. Co-citation is defined as the frequency with which two documents are cited together by other documents (Wikipedia). So, SEO co-citation involves linking to high quality sites in relevant niche and getting links from authority websites.
    It also involves to include semantic analysis: the words around the anchor text matter a lot in to improve domain rankings.

    The most advanced concept in SEO cocitation is the transitive relationship. describe in mathematical terms as:

    Website A Links To ---> Website C

    Website A Links To ---> Website B

    Website C’s authority is a benefit to Website B

    If a website A links to both websites B and C and site C has high authority then due to transitive relationship, our website say (B) will gain a benefit from C simply because website A links to both sites.

    Reference article - searchenginewatch.com/article/2251195/What-is-SEO-Cocitation

    So link builders should consider and analyze the outbound links of a website along with page rank and domain authority from which they are getting link backs.

    Thank you,
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    Little bit tricky to understand this concept...but as I understand it is ...

    A website C pointing to 2 websites A and B.... Website B has higher rank....then A will also get benefitted....
    Correct ?

    Next ...getting your name on high ranking website but not getting a link towards your website....


    Please correct me if I am wrong....
     
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    Seems that co-citation is just another name of three-way linking, is it so?
     
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    Technically, SEO cocitation is the transitive property of link juice that defines how a domain may gain authority (i.e., link juice) not only from direct links, but from common links. Text around your link is something else, I've always called that Symantec similarity or keyword density.
     
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    SEO co-citation was a hot topic many years ago as Google introduced anti-spam updates geared toward devaluing links from poor-quality blog networks. More recent discussions of co-citation have shifted the focus away from link juice and toward the words used around links.

    Check more details at http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2251195/What-is-SEO-Cocitation
     
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    Thanks for the info i don't no about this Seo cocitation but need some more clear explanation please provide the information.
     
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    SEO co-citation is gaining popularity and why many SEO's do not document this is because it is hard to do...but basically it is more than just links to a site...it is the amount of time a brand is mentioned in a textual sense.....so if your brand is called dogsareus Google tries to verify whether bloggers are mentioning this online.....this should not be confused with social media mentions..it is general textual conversations along with a generic backlink structure....
     
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    No, because the same website is linking to two websites which do not link to each other.
     
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    Oh my goodness! Where the hell did you get that kind of information?! :surprise:

    As described by Ted and Altcom, Co-citations are also the words that are surrounded in a link. Or any word that are related to your website or information that includes your website.

    It's a quite broad topic to talk to because there so many types of co-citations. You can even call your company's map that includes your website.
     
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    If you notice on Google places listing, there are many listing is not created by owner, map content are generate from trusted source e.g. yellow pages, super pages. To further validate the listing, Google encourage user to give review and +1 the page.

    http://getlisted.org/resources/why-citations-are-important.aspx
     
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    the whole premise behind seo co-citation is that good websites link to other good, it is to negate the fact where one website links to sites which are in "bad neighbourhoods"....they do not get ranked as highly....
     
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    Yes your understand well. We know that it's most difficult to get a linkback from high authority related website, but it's easy to mention our name and business idea there. If we provide value to the users of that particular high authority site with our comment, discussion or article then Google will consider our words and mark us as a relative website. So do share your ideas on high authority websites which don't allow do follow or direct links.

    Thank you
     
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    Co-citation refers to the similarities found between two webpages, based on a third-party webpage that successfully mentions the first two webpages in a correlation with each other.
     

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