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Internal Links from Wordpress - How many are too many?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Thatchman, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Thatchman

    Thatchman Junior Member

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    We all know that internal links, especially with anchor text, is pretty important from an seo perspective. I have heard that more than 100 internal links from a single web page may throw up a red flag from Google.

    Q > I try and insert 1 internal link with anchor text in each wordpress blog post (I vary 3 separate anchors) all to the home page of the site. Is each post seen as a separate page or does Google view all the posts as 1 page since they all come from the same article directory? How many internal links are too many if all the posts are seen as one web page?

    Tx in Advance
     
  2. Autumn

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    It doesn't really matter how many internal links you have and it depends on your goals: whether you want to drive your internal link juice to a few select pages (=> use few internal links per page), or you want to spread your incoming link juice evenly over most of your site (=> use lots of internal links per page).

    If you run a bot on the top 10 for any given keyphrase, most of the results have less than 100 links total (internal and external) per page and many of them have substantially less than that at the moment.

    Don't get too excited about internal linking and ranking - once you have a decent internal structure it's more of an afterthought. Your substantial gains will come from good external links with good anchor text.

    Your posts are seen as different pages if the urls show up separately in Google (when you do a site:yourdomain.com query).
     
  3. Thatchman

    Thatchman Junior Member

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    Tx for the post.

    So in other words there should be no issue with internal links if Google (Yahoo/Bing) see posts as seperate pages? I use a custom permalink structure for my posts - /%postname%/.
     
  4. enfielden3

    enfielden3 Newbie

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    Internal linking has never worked for me in the past...