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Backlinking Principle

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by J0kerz, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    I have heard that it is better to backlink to a page deep WITHIN your site instead of home page. It would looks more "natural" to Google.

    Plus, linking ONLY to one specific page withing a site gives a shot a valued "double listing" as the home page often gets dragged along with the inner page.

    Is that true, what do you guys think?
     
  2. Georgy

    Georgy Registered Member

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    The Link you will establish will be of the page you are optimizing for, So if you are optimizing an inner page it will help to optimize that particular page for specific content and keyword of that page, obviously it will help home page also as it is being dragged with it but it will be insignificant.

    You will obviously have to optimize especially for your home page too.
     
  3. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

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    Lets say you have a micro niche website.

    What is better:

    1. Backlinking to your home page
    2. Backlinking to a page deep within your site
     
  4. movieman32

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    If you are trying to rank for the keyword "butterfly wings", and IF you have a page that has "butterfly wings" in the title, then you'd be better off linking to that page. But some backlink sites limit the length of the URL you can submit, so you can't put the whole link in. Then you'd be better off just linking to the home page.
     
  5. striding cloud

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    If my target is the main keyword then I'll link to homepage. Sometime I also want my site to be ranked for other LT keyword then I'll link to one of the pages that has been optimized for.

    HAND....
     
  6. Georgy

    Georgy Registered Member

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    @Jokerz - Backlinking to inner page is better in that case because that will have specific content of your micro niche.

    Home Page will start getting little juice with every drag.

    So back link only with a page that has specific content related to your keyword.
     
  7. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    I do both.

    keyword.com

    and

    keyword.com/modifier.html

    or

    keyword.com/keyword.html

    Often I get one page on page 1 and the other within the next 3 pages
    so you get a second shot at the sale.

    But I'm even worse than that. I usually buy two or three domains for
    the same keyword and deep link a few pages and eventually 1/3 of
    the results of the first 30 are mine. NOTE: Try to use different hosting
    accounts and you can even get away with linking to the other sites to
    boost them from the site that ranks highest.
     
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    It makes sense to link to the inner pages. Most of the sites I run have around 100 subpages, where I try to rank as highly as I can for a different keyword on each page. Every keyword has the same word in it as the homepage, e.g. if my homepage was butterfly.com, I'd have inner pages like butterfly wings, butterfly colors, butterfly species etc.

    I've has success by focusing more links on the subpages than on the homepage. For example, the three most backlinked pages are subpages, with the homepage coming in fourth.
     
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