I have heard a lot about how having outbound links reduces the popularity of the site. If this is true, then how come online directories have high PR? They have more outbound links than inbound? And most of the time, they do not even swap links!!
So how is it that websites lose popularity with outbound links while directories gain? Is there some deferential treatment based on the kind of site? I wanted to know if I am better off with more outbound links or should limit them to relevant sites. I appreciate your patience in reading this post.
Thank you in advance for all your help.