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At the moment I have a homepage with around 20 links to internal pages - ie. product1.htm, product2.htm, product3.htm
I am thinking however of creating a page called MyProducts.htm, and then listing product1.htm, product2.htm etc on this page, thus removing these 20 direct links from my homepage.
If you have 20 internal links on your homepage would google 'devalue' the homepage as it is passing 20 instances of 'link juice' down throughout the site to 20 different pages?
Whereas if you have one designated page called 'myproducts' which is one click away from the homepage, you would remove these 20 homepage links and thus 20 instances of link juice, therefore increasing the 'importance' of the index page in the eyes of google?
Im thinking along the lines of this would appear more natural style of internal linking...as in a 'pyramid' type of linking structure, where the homepage is at the top, with very few links.
Does this make any difference? I understand the the 'myproducts' page would recieve all the link juice. But would it give the index page a boost?
Or am I just going mad :)
Any page has a certain amount of link juice that determines the power of its "vote". Whether you split that voting power over 2 links or 2500 links, the root amount of available juice stays the same.