| 7:53 pm on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)|
|take a page from category 1 and link from it to randomly selected pages from categories 2-6 |
I'm not sure I understand the random element to the linking - IMO you'd be better off linking pages in category 1 to other pages within category 1. The ideal would be to interlink content that was more closely related, or based on how important a particular content item is within your site.
If you link between related themes, then the things you discuss most often naturally acquire a greater volume of links, and this is as it should be. You risk losing any kind of genuine hierarchy if you randomly link between unrelated content.
| 7:23 am on Aug 14, 2008 (gmt 0)|
well, interlinking within a category already exists within standard navigation.
the entire site is within one topic so categories are complementary.
| 8:11 am on Aug 14, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I would still look for some criteria in terms of when to link - ideally based on some kind of hierarchy of importance, or on closely related content.
| 3:38 pm on Aug 15, 2008 (gmt 0)|
thanks for your replies and help. I fully understand your advice in terms of how the web should look like.
However, when I look at the SERPs I see all the big guns blatantly place 100 internal links on each page and rule the SERPs for all low to medium competitive phrases.
I was thinking trying the same but on smaller scale would keep us safe and help a bit.
| 4:52 pm on Aug 15, 2008 (gmt 0)|
If you're not yet a big gun, and you want to compete with them - then why not finesse every advantage you can summon up. Quite often a top ranked site is ranking IN SPITE OF things they do, not because of them. And that opens up a competitive hole for you, if you can use it wisely.