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Is silo structure still works??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Misan Kumar, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. Misan Kumar

    Misan Kumar Regular Member

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    My website URL structure is like this example.com/silo-page/silo-page-child-post/
    does this ULR look shady in front of google coz focus keyword appears 2 times in URL.??
    thanks in advance.
     
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    I personally haven't notice any negative effect when using Silo structures. Might be different depending on traffic volume
     
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    thank you
    just help me to understand Does URL structure affects rankling if the same keyword appears 2 times in URL(example.com/nike-shoes/nike-shoes-sports/)
     
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    No it doesn't affect the ranking at all. It should count as one keyword. Glad that I can help!
     
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    it helped thanks
     
  6. starki

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    Silo structures still work, but it doesn't mean that you have to structure is by directories, especially with modern day content management systems.
     
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    Do not use keyword twice in url.
    Siloing is less importan these days for niche sites. Just gain topical relevancy and interlink, by the way its some kind of silo :)
     
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    The structure you currently have (example.com/silo-page/silo-page-child-post/) is considered a physical silo.

    I have personally seen better results with the same silo structure.

    And yes, the silo works till today!

    It makes sense to provide organized content to crawlers to get understood easily.
     
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    It' working for the website that has thousands and thousands of pages!
    If your website just have Hundreds of pages, its no need to care for google bots easy to handle it.
     
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    thanks for your hope... I was thinking am using the keyword twice so it would be a problem.
     
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    Are both of those pages indexed? Both with unique content (text) on them? It's quite a vague question.
     
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    As far as I know silo structure yet works and if it ever stops working then we will see a update out here
     
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    It works, but if your site is new, it's still going to be in the sandbox. I don't think it can rank on its own as well as it used to for brand new domains.
     
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    A short answer will be YES!

    For a more in-depth answer please take a couple of days to read through this AMA thread from @splishsplash. It´s one of my favorites AMA threads here on BHW. Lot´s of amazing value been shared there.