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Home page silo menu structure question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by karma05, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. karma05

    karma05 Regular Member

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    I've been reading through this guide on how to build Amazon affiliate sites that are silo'd, and there's one part of it I'm confused on. In the thread in this post:

    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/s...-blueprint-9-parts.825593/page-4#post-8704238

    It shows this example image:

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    And he says this:

    "Here's an example of the type of site where you would want to silo.

    The way I would structure this is on the main menu of the homepage we have "Shaving", "Anti-Aging" and "Dental" with dropdowns 1 level below, ie, to best beard trimmers, braun shavers and so on.

    If you click on 'shaving' you'll have the same menu you would have had on the shaving only site. Same idea. Drop down to 1 level.

    If you click on Anti-aging, you'll get a menu with 'best anti aging creams', 'anti aging foods' etc."

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    Here are some things I don't get about this:

    1. When he says he has a menu on the homepage with "Shaving", "Anti-Aging" and "Dental" with dropdowns 1 level below, wouldn't this menu have to be exclusive to the home page? Since having that menu on all the other pages would ruin the silo structure because everything would be linking to everything pretty much through the header menu. So is it necessary to have some kind of custom header menu for the home page?

    2. After clicking on "shaving" (the orange block) what kind of page would it take you to?

    Would it look something like this?:

    Best beard trimmers

    • link to article 1
    • link to article 2
    • link to article 3

    Braun Shavers

    • link to article 1
    • link to article 2
    • link to article 3

    Phillips shavers

    • link to article 1
    • link to article 2
    • link to article 3

    Panasonic Shavers

    • Link to article 1
    • link to article 2
    • link to article 3

    Best electric shavers

    • link to article 1
    • link to article 2
    • link to article 3

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  2. Mobrich24

    Mobrich24 Junior Member

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    I'm interested in hearing the answer aswell
     
  3. karma05

    karma05 Regular Member

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    This is about all that is holding me back, If I knew the answers to these questions, I'd be clear on everything.
     
  4. redarrow

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    Are you really telling me even with a full
    shown graft you can not work out a
    Link structure .....

    Mens cloths link

    Goto

    Tshirt jeans jacket pants

    Press tshirt

    Tshirt will know show all diffrent tshirt links like

    Short sleve shirt. Long sleve shirt. Vchest shirt

    I press long sleve shirt

    I get a review of the shirt and it price

    How can you not understand that .....

    Every link i press ill always have the main link following encase i want to go back to the main page ....

    Your exampleeeeeee

    The link to the articles are the links to the verious product 's
     
  5. W9go

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    the menu will be on each page and how the silo structure you wrote is good.
    you can also make after pressing shaving only links to Best beard trimmers , Braun ect .... and there you make the links to the further articles then you have 1 silo more in depth. all works good.
     
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    karma05 Regular Member

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    I think I do get it, I'm just being thorough and careful, because I wouldn't want to start then sometime realize I've been doing everything slightly wrong.

    There's also the question 1 that I mentioned, any advice on that?
     
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    I think I'm pretty clear on the link structure now, anyone have any advice on question 1?
     
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    He replied

     
  9. karma05

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    But if it's on each page, then won't every page be linking to other unrelated pages, and therefore ruining the whole silo structure?
     
  10. Windmm

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    Yes the menu shows on every page and it is fine. Just don't care about it.
     
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    karma05 Regular Member

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    Yes, but why is it fine?

    Because with that menu on every page, they'd clearly be linking with irrelevant pages.

    Would you mind explaining to me why it would work?
     
  12. karma05

    karma05 Regular Member

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    I know people don't like thread bumping, but I've got to know.
     
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    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    you can grafic and structure and plan all day.
    in the end, if you use wordpress themes as a noob, you will fuck und and bleet juice everywhere.
    and then, you will try to fix that sinking ship with nofollow scrap...
    ONCE you start that, YOU FUCkED UP.

    advice on silo?
    look at wikipedia.
    wow.nother one of my 1 sentence wisdom here.

    https://defuckedwp.wordpress.com/

    and this is wha you will do:
    https://fuckedupwp.wordpress.com/

    have to install some nofollow somehow..
     
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    I am not talking about using wordpress.com, I'm talking about using the wordpress CMS. And there's nothing wrong with it if you get rid of unnecessary things like categories, tags etc.
     
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    that wont be all. trust me
     
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    I did say etc, but I'm curious, what else do you know of?
     
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    Not to drag this thread on and on, but could someone tell me why having that menu on every page would work?
     
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    Silo is very confusing, I have a hard time to read that thread too lol.
     
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    EVERY WEBSITE HAS A MENU AT THE TOP. IT'S LIKE A TABLE OF CONTENTS IN A BOOK AND THE SILO IS LIKE CHAPTERS IN THE BOOK EACH SILO DEEP IS A NEW CHAPETER ON THE SAME SUBJECT. QUOTE OVERTHINKING THE MENU AND WORRY ABOUT HAVING GOOD CONTENT. ALL YOU NEED IS CONTENT AND A ORGONIZED WEBSITE WITH EVERYTHIGN UNDER THE RIGHT CATEGORY
     
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    Yes, but one thing I'll add is, in that guide on building Amazon silo'd sites, the OP says he has drop downs in the header menu which link straight to cousin level 2 pages. While at the same time he says to never link to cousin pages. Well that's exactly what it would be doing, wouldn't it?

    So I think, since you can link to uncle pages, then I will use the menu on every page, but only without the dropdowns.