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the best way to interlink database-driven website



7:08 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone,

I have difficulties with interlinking. Any advice is appreciated.

I have a website that works with a database of articles. A visitor comes, and does a search. So there are just a few pages that display articles depending on the search query.

In efforts to make the site indexable, I change the dynamic urls to static on the server for every article.

I also placed links to the article categories on the home page. Then Every category has links to articles. Articles do not link back to the categories because the categories are quite abstract and those links will not bring value to the visitors. Every page has a serch function that is heavily used.

A small menu is always at the top of every page with some basic links like contact us, and home.

All pages are located in the root. So there are no levels/subdirectories.

With around 500 articles indexed and the above linking system I have only one website's page counted by Google when I do a search on who is linking to the site. So my interlinking credits are near zero.

I found a guess mentioned on this website that Google counts pages as interlinked only if they are located in different subdirectories.

Is this true?

And I also would love to hear your suggestions on what I could do to improve te situation.

Thank you,

If I was not clear in my website structure description, and you need more information about it, please let me know.


7:23 pm on Apr 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Every site is different, but this is a good place to start:



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