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Deep pages.

What is "deep" concerning PR and indexing

1:10 am on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What that means, concerning PR and indexing.

Is deep page this:

or this: x.com/some.htm if it is not linked from the home page?

How to handle over-crowding (is there any “convention” for naming etc…) in first option?
How to handle amount of link on home page in second one?

How did I miss the answer in search engines and in site search here?



10:34 pm on Jan 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i dunno, i'm not too fond of the site search here. goto google and search "site:www.webmasterworld.com yoursearchhere"
11:24 am on Jan 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I usually take deep linking / deep pages to be highly specific pages about one topic with the "deep" aspect being depth away from the home page in terms of "clicks".

- red widgets
- - french red widgets
- - - french red widgets with basil
- - - french red widgets with garlic
- - - french red widgets with mustard

My "french red widgets with garlic" page is 4 deep from the widgets homepage

12:45 am on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I will re-phrase my question. It is imho important and neglected part of SEO…

I want no deep pages. I want all pages to have highest possible PR. There will be many of them.
Should I avoid organizing in folders, or should I avoid omitting linking them from home page (or both)?
to have my goal?

Thanks for sharing your secrets :)

1:05 am on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In my mind "Deep pages" refers more to the number of clicks needed to reach the destination page rather than to the folder structure.

Linkwise (clicks), a deep page could just as well be in the root folder as buried 5 folders down.

Conversely, a page 5 folders down could be just one click from the home page.

I think counting the clicks is more important than counting the folders.

But all of that has to be balanced with the user experience on the website.