Does having 'not linked to' deep pages hurt SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by DangerousDEN, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. DangerousDEN

    DangerousDEN Regular Member

    Sep 12, 2011
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    I have website which has 3 informative pages - home page, FAQ and GET FREE QUOTE page. And i've created 30 deep pages - articles on the topic, unique content, but not best quality comparing to design and functionality of website - it's commercial niche so 99% customers come to get quote or phone # to call us, they hardly go beyond those 3 pages, 1 in a hundred will stop by terms&conditions pages...

    Currently i have the link in the footer linking to blog page were all those 30 articles are displayed/linked to... I want to remove it. Can it have negative impact?

    I will have all urls in sitemap, and will build links to these 'deep' pages to help them get indexed, but the visitors won't be able to find them from home page.

    The only reason i am doing this is not to have 'thin' site, i have good experience ranking sites around 40 pages; but having 3 page site - it's just rediculus...
  2. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

    Apr 19, 2013
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    I'd think that number of landing pages may raise a flag, even though you're submitting a sitemap for them to be voluntarily crawled and not just "discovered".

    I'm interested to know an opinion from someone with experience as well.
  3. d_nov

    d_nov Junior Member

    Feb 7, 2010
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    Toronto, ON, Canada
    I doubt anyone can tell you anything with any certainty, but I think it's best to keep them just in case. Matt Cutts loves to throw the word "quality" around and I'm pretty sure that having all your pages interlinked is a part of that.