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Good SILO structure ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Nonamep, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Nonamep

    Nonamep Junior Member

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    The structure will look like this :

    Home page: -> Main keyword 1 --> LSI1
    --> LSI2
    --> LSI3
    --> LSI4


    Ok so let me explain this : In home page will be the Main article and then from this article I will interlink the rest of LSI articles and the Homepage.

    Every LSI article will link back to the Main Keyword article



    Now my question is :

    It's a good structure or will be better if every LSI article will link back to the main keyword article and also to the homepage ?

    Will be better if all the articles will interlink across all the articles ?
     
  2. seapunk

    seapunk Registered Member

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    You're taking this way too seriously man.

    If your writing isn't 1% keyword density, "SEO optimized" garbage (I bet it is), then I see no reason why you would link to the homepage in all your articles. Don't you have a logo or Home button?

    Just link where it's relevant to your readers (you do have readers, right?) and you're golden.

    The idea behind silos is so Google understands what your site is about; you don't need to use them at all, and they're a waste of time imo.
     
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  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    OP please disregard EVERYTHING in the above post, they clearly have no idea what a silo structure is.

    I myself cant really help you out here since im still new to silo structure but plz dont listen to the above post
     
  4. seapunk

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    So you admit to having no clue, yet you have the audacity to say I'm wrong?

    Explain yourself.
     
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  5. diesel1

    diesel1 Senior Member

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    OP

    Link from homepage to articles

    There should be a home button on article pages, thus no need to link back to home page.

    Interlink between the different article pages, only if it makes sense..
    Let?s say for arguments sake, there?s ?product info? on one page, ?how to info? for that product on another page and ?when to info? on another page; then it will make sense to do some interlinking.

    This type of interlinking is good for visitors and to ensure nice link juice flow.
     
  6. Nonamep

    Nonamep Junior Member

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    "Link from homepage on articles pages ? " Why to link all the articles on the homepage? The juice flow will be low if I will have 100 articles on the homepage. I think it's a better idea to have on the hompage only the important articles and then when you click on the article you will be on the page with the all article and you will also can see the related LSI articles for that subject.

    Let me explain this:

    I have a website with cars, for example, and in the homepage I will post articles with:
    • Ford Mustang
    • BMW M6
    • Mercedes CLS

    If the visitator will be interesed to read something about Ford mustang he will can click on that article and then in the bottom of that article he will can read another LSI articles for example (Ford mustang crash accident | The new ford mustang 2015 etc)

    What do you think ?
     
  7. diesel1

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    It will work :)
     
  8. UrsuAke

    UrsuAke Power Member

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    SILO'ing like that will only get you a thin content penalty.
     
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  9. Nonamep

    Nonamep Junior Member

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    You can explain why you said that ? What's wrong with this? Why you think google will penalize me if I have a static homepage with the most important articles in this and then I will have some landing pages ?
     
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    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    That makes no fucking sense. Haha...
     
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  12. Madrid4you

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    Lol, the first time I heard about SILO, I even thought about the storage in "Hayday game" :))
     
  13. WebDev

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    You guys are getting pretty worked up!

    Essentially, siloing is having a central theme for the home page, and having sub-pages for the sub-themes (silo landing pages)

    Finally, the sub-themes are once again divided into sub-sub-themes (article pages)

    So, an example I often give is a "pet site"

    The home page theme would be "pets" - which is level 1 of the site

    Level 2 of the site would be the different types of pets - a page for cats, a page for dogs, a page for rabbits, etc.

    Level 3 of the site would be the article pages - all the cat pages linked together, all the dog pages linked together, all the rabbit pages linked together

    Essentially, what you're doing is "clustering" sub-themes - i.e. cat pages don't link to dog pages, dog pages don't link to rabbit pages, etc.

    The rest is how you actually manage to do it - i.e. access to article pages in a silo must only be through the relevant silo landing page, articles in one silo must not link to articles in another silo, etc. etc.
     
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    My favorite silo is:
    Homepage
    | | | |
    K1 K2 K3 K4
    | | | | |
    K11 K21 K31 K41
    ...
    K1n K2n K3n K4n
    | | | | |
    Homepage
    (Someone suggest to cross link between different keyword group but I don't think it's necessary - however you can try)
    K1n: should be relevant to K1 and thus, being gathered into one group (the top of silo: K1, K2, K3, K4 should the MOST profitable keywords)
     
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    Just so people don't get the wrong idea and start breaking the silos by linking articles in one silo to articles in another silo - the above is a reference to the now discredited "daisy chaining"

    Daisy chaining was where the last article in silo 1, would link to the silo landing page of silo 2 - and the last article in silo 2 would link to the silo landing page of silo 3, etc. etc.

    This is often detrimental - e.g. passing theme from cats silo to dogs silo, from dogs silo to rabbits silo, etc. - and it would be even worse on a "portal" type site - passing theme between news, weather, politics, etc. which are not related