Msg#: 24129 posted 8:47 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)
If Website A links to resources.htm and this page then goes onto a huge internal links/resources directory with a few hundred categories and sub categories, would this punish the home page rank or help it?
Would it depend how it was structured? What would be the best way?
Msg#: 24129 posted 4:08 pm on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)
Mr Clark, This may, or may not apply, to your website; but here goes with some basic advice. Choose an over arching theme for your website. Then break that down, where it applies, into sub themes. If possible do outward links and recipocals within the context of individual pages so that the theme of the page is identical to the theme of the target page (Yes! target page not index page only). If its not possible to do the above, or only to a limited degree, make mini resources pages for the individual themes and link out to their counterparts. I'm also in favour of a para of descriptive text within which the anchor text lies, not just a bald list of single sentence anchor text links. Yes! by all means have a site map with links to the themelink sections. I think it is total red herring to worry about getting or losing PR with links, reciprocal or outbound only. A richly resourced site with embedded links within pages going to others pecific pages on authorities and expert pages is the ideal. Of course if your site has just one theme, then a single resources page is fine.
Sorry am I teaching my grandmother to suck eggs, or missing the point of your question? Regards Midhurst