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Categories ranking higher than inner pages

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by emerica1184, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. emerica1184

    emerica1184 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The site i'm currently building has about 6 categories ranking higher than the page inside the category and I haven't started building backlinks yet. Should I build links to my category page since it's already decent or go with the inner page still? Or both I guess? I seem to recall BTB mentioning he was ranking for #1 and #2 because of this.
     
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    Toples Regular Member

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    natural way if linking to the home page
    most sites tha treceive links naturally are linked to home page 90% of links
     
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    sikandar Senior Member

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    After getting hit by Penguin for many of my sites, the tags are ranking than the pages even though I had built links to the inner pages and not tags. This is a strange behavior of Penguin hit sites.
     
  4. Urim-Eta

    Urim-Eta Registered Member

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    Certainly you don't what to be ranking your Category pages? Bounce rate could be terrible.

    Rank your pages, the category stint will remain to lend boot.
     
  5. emerica1184

    emerica1184 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have to disagree about the bounce rate, it would provide them with several articles relating to the topic they were looking for. Seems more of a reason for them to stay on the site and read.
     
  6. emerica1184

    emerica1184 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    bump.