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Improving Internal Link Structure

 10:45 am on Nov 6, 2008 (gmt 0)


I have read a lot of mixed reviews about how to internally link a site fro best Page Rank Transfer.

Still Confused by it All!

My Home Page: Should every page on my site say just "home Page" or "Site Topic Home Page"
or something like Site Topic > Next Subpage > Next Subpage > You are Here?

Should every link be something like: http://www.example.com/subpagename.html?

Please help me with finding a good linking strtegy.


[edited by: phranque at 12:26 pm (utc) on Nov. 6, 2008]
[edit reason] exemplified domain [/edit]



 2:19 am on Nov 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

The old logic was that the closer to the root the better things were for PR transfer, at least for new pages/sites.


 7:21 am on Nov 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], GreenGuyLV!

i think you are actually asking several questions.
perhaps one regards the title of the page, which i would suggest would generally be best as "Site Topic Home Page" on the home page and "Site Topic: You are Here" on other pages.
your other questions don't have simple answers and refer to navigational structure and the url scheme which are not necessarily related.
these may be based on hierarchy, context or sequence, taxonomy or ontology.
or maybe none of the above...


 2:39 am on Nov 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Should every link be something like: http://www.example.com/subpagename.html?

The url scheme is of secondary importance, and should not be confused with navigational structure, while you can use a directory structure that matches the navigation structure there is no search engine advantage or disadvantage in this. Including relevent keywords in url without overdoing it avoid noise words the add nothing "page" "product" "catagory" etc

For small site all pages should be linked to from main page, for larger sites this not practical, just keep keep clinks away from main page as small, as site size allows without being unnatural for user.

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