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Do a lot of sitewide internal links on sidebar hurt?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kx1, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. kx1

    kx1 Registered Member

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    My sites usually have all products that I review listed on the sidebar on the website. I'm talking about sometimes even 100 links on the sidebar visible from every page on the site (every page linked from every page).

    Does this hurt SEO and could I have been penguin banned for this?
     
  2. infoasian

    infoasian Supreme Member

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    It does not hurt, but it would be more reasonable to list your most important items, only. Either based on rankings, popularity or handpicked features. This way those pages get more link juice thus generating more SE traffic for them.
     
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    I'd suggest to use less than 100 links per page.
     
  4. jascoken

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    I've never seen any evidence that 'over' internal-linking has affected Penguin anchor-profile metrics.

    From the perspective of internal PR/Rank scultping, you're spreading the juice over your entire site, rather than concentrating it.

    Google likes massive internal linking - but it must be contextual (like wikipedia.) A well intra-linked site is often one of the signs of a true authority site.

    Google is used to 'seeing' this from WP/CMS plugins/widgets etc - so you shouldn't have any problems.
     
  5. ttweb

    ttweb Newbie

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    This could be a problem. Try to categorize the reviews. Show 10-20 lists by category. Additional to categories write texts using related keywords. In other pages with text post internal links with different anchor texts than they are in sidebar to have more anchor text variations. Should help a little :)
     
  6. ttweb

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    He is talking about sidebar links
    I agree that the Wikipedia is the best example of how to do the internal links.