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In-bound links... yes or no?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thirdeye85, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. thirdeye85

    thirdeye85 Junior Member

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    Do you guys think that in-bound links are effective for SEO and serps. What I mean by in-bound is:

    vegetables dot com(my website)
    vegetables dot com/carrots
    vegetables dot com/lettuce

    Do you often times inter-link between landing pages anchor texts , like the example shows.

    So placing links with the anchor text carrots and lettuce on your MAIN landing page or on your OTHER keyword landing pages.

    So maybe on vegetables dot com/carrots you will place some links about lettuce, etc..

    I'm not talking about different web-sites but of the same site with the same domain. My web-site unfortunately at this time does not utilize this that much, should I start?

    And how much is too much? I want people to read my blog posts the normal way and not seem like I'm stuffing in my own links.
     
  2. thirdeye85

    thirdeye85 Junior Member

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    any idea?
     
  3. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, it's internal linking and very valuable. IT's one of the reasons Wiki is ranked so high.
    If you vegetables.com/carrots is a PR3 and you link it to vegetables.com/lettuce you're sending interal link juice to that link.
    And mine has never really utilized it either, which is why I'm going to go over about 100 pages and do some internal linking.
    I have several internal PR3 pages I need to link around. And just a note, PR isn't that important, but it's a plus.
     
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    NapsteR Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Take a look at wikipedia... You will find your answer...
     
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    You absolutely want to interlink your pages. Make sure, before you do any interlinking you have done your keyword research with the Google Keyword Tool. This will help you find good anchor text for your links.

    Also for every keyword you want to rank for you should create content around the keyword.

    If "health benefits of lettuce" is something you want to rank for have a blog post title :Top 10 Health Benefits of Lettuce" or something.

    Once you have completed all your interlinking you want to have links coming from other websites pointing to that page with correlating anchor text.

    As in the previous example you would want to find a website about lettuce, food, vegtables (or whatever, as long as its related) and get a link on that website saying "Health Benefits of Lettuce" and make sure this link corresponds to the correct page.

    Now as for developing those external links I suggest using automation tools but thats a totally different subject.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  6. frappertank

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    The terminology you're using is confusing.

    It sounds as if you're talking about "internal links".

    Internal links are incredibly important for SEO and you need to choose the anchor text used for them carefully, so that the anchor text used are keywords that you want to rank for.

    The most important pages on your site need to be linked to from the home page.

    Search engines give more weight (emphasis) to links which are found on the top left of your website, so try to place your most important links here.

    Typically, this is where the navigation menu for your website should be found.

    Your navigation menu is the most important source of internal links, and it should use SEO keywords as anchor text.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    cristianraiber Regular Member

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    Best answer.


     
  8. thirdeye85

    thirdeye85 Junior Member

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    I appreciate all the well thought out responses. I think it is more of an art to deceptively place your links so that it does not look like you are spamming links. It's hard for me to stuff keywords without my content sounding totally like a sales pitch!
     
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    Sales pitches get sales. :naughty: