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Do you link pages on your site back to your home page?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by FuryKyle, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. FuryKyle

    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Is it beneficial to your site to do this type of internal linking? Like for example, every page\post on your site\blog links back to your home page. What are the advantages of this?
     
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    FuryKyle Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Can anyone tell me whether this is good SEO practice? I'd greatly appreciate it.
     
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    englandrm Senior Member

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    I don't know if it would help with putting an actual link on page. Unless you anchor text each one.

    Most of my sites, I just use the menus, and that seems to do enough.
     
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    linkdropper4 Junior Member

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    I like breadcrumbs for instance:

    Main Keyword > Article Name

    This links back to the main page with anchor text. It is on every page, and they are pretty easy to code.

    I don't think it is near as powerful as offsite links, but if you have a rather large site I am sure it helps some. Especially if you are deeplinking, which you should be doing.
     
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    Thanks for your input guys :]
    I guess menu bars would suffice, and like you said, maybe a few breadcrumbs here and there
     
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    affilitom Newbie

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    contextual (in text) links to your home page with your home page keyword anchor text will help for sure.

    If you add new blog posts or whatever, it's a good thing to do, it has a small effect but it does help.

    hth
     
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    It's very beneficial. On-page links to your own pages is a great way for google to guess at what a page is about. Think of it in these terms. Google wants to know what a page is. YOU'RE linking to your own page... so would you link to a page about "pink golfballs" and make the link "green golfballs". Most likely you wont. Google knows this so they use it as a helpful indicator to figure out what your site is about.
     
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    It's always beneficial to work on the onsite linkbuilding. Having links inside your article will increase the chance that G. will follow that particular link (and notice the anchor text).
     
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    If you have a strong site, internal links can boost you a few places if done right. On a newer site it doesn't matter much but it is good to have it set up so that you don't have to go back and do it later.
     
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