Planet13 - 2:51 am on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
I am curious as to how you make the determination as to when something should be page 2 of a multipage article, and when something should be a separate article itself.
For instance, I could imagine an article called The History of Widgets
Page 1 might be widgets up to the bronze age.
Page 2 might be history of widgets up to the middle ages
Page 3 would be widgets from Renaissance to 20th century
Page 4 would be widgets in modern and contemporary period.
But where do you draw the line that a page would be a benefit from being a page 2 or page 3 or page 4 in a multi page article called history-of-widgets-3.html, and when should it stand on it's own (e.g, Renaissance-widgets.html)?
I think what I am asking here is that could the major SEO benefit be less from the page titles / file names, and instead be more derived primarily from the interlinking?
Also, I do have one other question regarding point 9 of tedster's original post:
rel="next" and rel="prev" link tags are also included in the <head> section
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but are there acutal head tag elements that are called next and previous? Seeing the <head> has me thinking that it somehow has to go between the opening and closing head elements?
Or are you using head to refer to the page design and links to the other pages in the series?