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Large Site Internal Linking Structure

     

wiseapple

9:43 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Greetings,
Looking for a little on we should best deal with our internal linking structure.

Here is the situation:

- We have approximately 20,000 articles on our site.
- We have have two ways which link all of the articles:

1 - We have index pages which list the title of the article and a short description of the article. Index pages are linked together.

2 - We have an alphabetical listing of the articles. The pages consists of just links to the articles. Not really any other text.

I am concerned aboout the alphabetical listings pages. For the 20,000 articles it turns out to be about 350 pages worth of just links.

Should I get rid of these and stick with the index pages with the short descriptions?

Everything is getting indexed but we lost most Google traffic after Feb. 2nd. MSN and Yahoo! love the site.

I appreciate all thoughts and help.

Thanks.

grippo

8:41 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



sorry, no article to share, but ... when making large indexes, be aware that GoogleBot only reads 101K, beyond that, no article will be seen by her.

walkman

9:51 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)



I think it still read everything but it used to cache only the first 100K. Now I think it has increased the cache limit to 500K or so.

"sorry, no article to share, but ... when making large indexes, be aware that GoogleBot only reads 101K, beyond that, no article will be seen by her."

WA_Smith

1:51 am on May 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am working with less than 1000 pages, most of the content is off of a subdomain.

At around 500 pages I had most of the important links/pages coming off of the main index pages ... I was working mostly level 2 pages ... I started to feel a lack of traffic based on my work ... I branched to level 3 pages (those don't have a link from level one) ... I have been given a blessing in my traffic by working at level three content ... so much so i am starting to worry about copy cats. I need to mess up alittle so nobody starts to copy me. Its not that I'm any good or have any knowledge its just i get more hits per page according to alexa than sites 1000 times bigger.

I've nearly cut off all of my main domain to sub domain links, they are realist and work for users but spiders don't like them to spiders it smells spammy, so that is where i do most of my work these days. Its an interesting study.

 

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