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Creating a links directory?

Bad idea?

8:47 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If Website A links to resources.htm and this page then goes onto a huge internal links/resources directory with a few hundred categories and sub categories, would this punish the home page rank or help it?

Would it depend how it was structured? What would be the best way?


10:58 pm on May 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi Mr Clarke, lol! sounds like im still at school

This would have no benefit whatsoever, why do you want to do this?
Why not create a sitemap of all your pages, and have a separate links directory for your reciprocals?


8:31 am on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you take a look at my website in my profile you will see what I mean.

I have /resources.htm and instead of listing all my 'reciprocals' on 1 page, I have categorised them into lots of different pages, with each page linking to my homepage (and my other important pages).

What I'm saying is, is it better to have loads of categories (pages) in the links section or just a few (pages)?

Let me know what you all think. Keep in mind that I am only targeting one keyword and my homepage.


4:08 pm on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Mr Clark,
This may, or may not apply, to your website; but here goes with some basic advice.
Choose an over arching theme for your website.
Then break that down, where it applies, into sub themes.
If possible do outward links and recipocals within the context of individual pages so that the theme of the page is identical to the theme of the target page (Yes! target page not index page only).
If its not possible to do the above, or only to a limited degree, make mini resources pages for the individual themes and link out to their counterparts.
I'm also in favour of a para of descriptive text within which the anchor text lies, not just a bald list of single sentence anchor text links.
Yes! by all means have a site map with links to the themelink sections.
I think it is total red herring to worry about getting or losing PR with links, reciprocal or outbound only.
A richly resourced site with embedded links within pages going to others pecific pages on authorities and expert pages is the ideal.
Of course if your site has just one theme, then a single resources page is fine.

Sorry am I teaching my grandmother to suck eggs, or missing the point of your question?

9:15 pm on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It's better to have a few categories than to have 100000s of links on one page. I wouldn't create to many categories yet unless they are needed. - build them as needed.