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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)

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)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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.


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