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Internal Linking

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cozziola, May 21, 2014.

  1. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    I have one e commerce website at the moment which has been live for the last few days.

    My question is should i do some internal linking inside so that the google bot can navigate easy? Or do not bother so it looks natural?
     
  2. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Internal linking is natural. Do it.
     
  3. luccha

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    Not necessary. Google bot will index them automatically.
     
  4. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    I should have made a poll haha. I'm interested to see what others think.
     
  5. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    It doesn't really matter
     
  6. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    Ok i will leave doing that then. Saved me a job.
     
  7. RockstarSEO

    RockstarSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not sure about google bot but you could definitely help your users by linking them internally
     
  8. girlyseoact

    girlyseoact Newbie

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    It depends how interlinked your content is, Google is not a magician to pick up orphan pages as well. Also, they may choose not to index all pages if they are not unique enough. Internal linking as well as backlinks would always be helpful.
     
  9. Chasemedia

    Chasemedia Newbie

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    Internal interlinking is one of the key factors of search engine optimization and it shouldn`t be neglected.
     
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    You can post reviews yourself for every product which would increase ON page SEO.
     
  11. Aty

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    Having a good internal link structure is important imo.

    check this:

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    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/138752?hl=en
     
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  12. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    Will the google webmasters code automatically internally link all of my site or am i way off with that thinking?

    Does anyone know of any good guides here on the forum on how to internally link your e commerce website?
     
  13. PerryThresher

    PerryThresher Newbie

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    Interlinking can give you nice result. Without it the result would be worse.
     
  14. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You're way off.

    take a look at this:

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    http://www.outerboxdesign.com/ecommerce-websites-blog/internal-link-building-for-ecommerce-websites/
     
  15. cozziola

    cozziola Regular Member

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    Thanks for the link. I have just read through it and i understand it a little more.

    Now i don't want my site being spammy at all so how does this sound? What if i limit every product(page) of mine to one internal link pointing outwards? If i have more than 1 wouldn't it look bad in the search engine eyes?

    For example if i have 3 sections, dog breeds, cat breeds, accessories.

    When on dog breed one sales page i could at the bottom of the page say "please look at our cat breeds here" and link that to the cat breed section.

    If i do something similar on every single sales page is that enough or too much?
     
  16. irdeto

    irdeto Regular Member

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    internal linking is always beneficial.
    will it help google crawl quicker? yes but its not that important.

    will it help your seo efforts?
    absolutely.
     
  17. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Why not go for a silo structure such as amazon if you're looking to help the google bots?
     
  18. dsid2000

    dsid2000 Newbie

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    try using google webmaster tools to help the bot find your pages.
     
  19. DexSmart

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    Recommended if its done wise. A well site architecture includes inside linking.
     
  20. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Internal linking is very important. Even though google bot may find all your pages in time and index them, with internal linking you control how much link juice you pass from one page to another, and to what pages, which help rankings, not to mention it gets you faster indexing. So do it.