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Shallow hierarchy website with all links on top
kostis

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Msg#: 3155071 posted 1:21 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0)


Hi
What is your opinion on the shallow hierarchy website (nothing no more than 2 links away from home), combined with a list of all links at the home page. Is this a seo approach?

I understand that it does not work for an 1000 page site, but for a 100 page site, it seems to be creating a rich keyword home page.

Moreover where should these link be placed- at the bottom, sides, top. I am currently using a bottom layer with smaller fonts and try to categorize the link (like a sitemap).
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tedster

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Msg#: 3155071 posted 5:48 am on Nov 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

for a 100 page site, it seems to be creating a rich keyword home page

It seems to me that such a flat navigtion blurs the relevance of all other pages on the site, and it tries to get the Home Page to rank for all the website's content. It also makes for a pretty rough user interface for humans.

kostis

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Msg#: 3155071 posted 9:40 am on Nov 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I guess you mean: it is better to spread this into 3 2nd level pages - would this increase the pageview/session ratio?

justdave

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Msg#: 3155071 posted 9:16 pm on Nov 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

My take has always been to categorize pages. The home page should be broad in scope with navigation that points to various "categories" of a site. The 2nd level pages would then link to various pages with similar content. You can take the navigation as deep as you think works, as long as the navigation makes sense. Then, try to link to the deeper pages from within the content on your higher level pages. Just do it in a way that makes sense to your visitors.

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