I've been testing lately the method where you have 1 main article and then build supporting articles to rank the main one. The idea is not only to build links internal links to the main article, but also build topical relevancy around the main article keywords. The results haven't been too good, most of my tests look like this. http://imgur.com/a/fWBGG I'm using SILO structure, linking all the supporting articles from the main articles sidebar and back to main article from every supporting articles sidebar. I have tried also linking from the article itself and not from sidebar, but that doesn't seem to make any difference. Supporting articles are bit shorter than the main and targeting same/similar keywords. Like for example, if the main article would be "Red widgets", supporting articles would be "7 top red widgets in march 2017", "affordable red widgets" etc. The supporting articles are about same quality as the main article. I'm not sure which part I'm doing wrong, since common sense tells me that this method should work. Any ideas? If we imagine you could have infinite amount of quality content, but no external backlinks, how would you go ranking your keywords?