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Link building question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by askerman, May 18, 2010.

  1. askerman

    askerman Registered Member

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    when i post on different blogs for link building purpose should i use only the main url www.xxx.com or all pages like www.xxx.com/xxx ?
    does it make any difference ?
     
  2. askerman

    askerman Registered Member

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    thanks for this :)
     
  3. chockomonkey

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    Hey M.A.D, thanks for your post and explanation in the other thread. While i'm in the same boat as the last poster (i don't get the image), your explanations make sense and are straight forward.

    Where do navigational links come in? Like, tabs accross the top of your site. Would you no-follow those like you mentioned doing to a sidebar? I thought i heard someone say once that google is smart enough nowadays to recognize navigational links as such and not consider them part of your internal linking... is this true?

    Thanks again,

    Chocko
     
  4. Niche

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    Again I think it's about natural linking patterns. I would therefore suggest that you build links both to your homepage and to some of your internal pages.
     
  5. chockomonkey

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    You cleared up so much with that post... thanks so much. I've read content on silo structures plenty of times, but this is the first time it actually made sense in a way that i feel i can reproduce it on my own site.

    You are the man.


    The only thing i find myself wondering about is where the best place to put the links is. On your home page: Do you put the links to the categories in the top bar/side bar, or do you put them in content? Same question for the category pages...

    I don't draw as well :(

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    I've heard linking in content is more powerful... would picture 2 be the best way to do it?
     
  6. hireganesh

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    I always believed in interlinking content and then building links for each page of the blog. I usually provide any new post a anchor link from recent two posts. ( No doubt all my blogs target one specific niche only) then I leave comment or go for ezine submission with new article's link. The key is I build backlinks for new page as well as twice for home-page.
    I hate to target only single of them.
     
  7. ZMakarov

    ZMakarov Registered Member

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    Thanks, this clears everything. I think the homepage is important and should be linked more, because it is on top of the hierarchy.
    :rolleyes:
     
  8. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    I couldn't have asked for more out of your crude nutshell :) Thanks again M.A.D, I think I finally get it!

    You should really consolidate these few posts you made to help me and make a new thread or something... 'cause this info is great and i haven't seen it explained this well before anywhere...

    MAD props :)
     
  9. dualta

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    @Mad:-
    Thanks for your posts on this, it now seems so simple and obvious, I have a lot of fixing up to do on my sites. For some reason I had always thought that cross linking even hyperlinking words in articles to other articles internally in the sites was a good thing. Clearly not.
     
  10. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    I have no shame in bumping this thread because of it's badass content.

    I got my site structure mapped out the way shown above, but while working on design a question popped up.

    Regarding the links for navigation:

    Obviously image links (like header navigation with rollover images) can't have anchor text. They can have title and alt tags (and a couple more if you want to spliff, haha thanks ipopbb), but do these measure up?

    Is a link with keyword anchor text better than image links for site navigation? ...or is it all the same?
     
  11. chockomonkey

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    Cool man, thanks. Unfortunately i just got some bad news involving the project i'm working on (updating an old site), so i won't actually get to do this right now, but i'll remember this for my next site.

    My boss decided that his budget is too thin to spend on new design, which ultimately means that all of the header links will be displayed in flash, which is how they are right now.

    These links don't even show up in the search engines. wtf am i supposed to do with flash links?

    Maybe i will end up having to stick to content bound links from the home page.
     
  12. chockomonkey

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    I've read that they were implementing this kinda stuff in 2008, but google doesn't seem to pick any of these links up in webmaster tools. They have a lot of random flash content indexed, but they're missing a couple pages which are linked to via flash. Other pages which are linked to via flash ARE indeed in the index, but that doesn't add up to what webmaster tools is saying... unless itself is outdated.

    What could be going on here? Is it possible that the people who wrote the flash content did it in an outdated way...?

    but i don't know the first thing about flash, so my ignorance is probably shining through lol
     
  13. Chronos

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    Man, there is some really good information, explanation and visuals in this thread. Should def. be stickied.

    I'll try to go through and thank everybody. You just put something togethor for me I've been trying to understand for a while. Thanks! :)
     
  14. chockomonkey

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    Thanks for the answer, I'm posting over there about webmaster tools and will update this thread with what i find.

    So, even while webmaster tools may not be able to index the links, the content is indeed visible... so does that mean a flash navigation would work just fine passing link juice to the various categories on my site? or... are these like invisible user-only navigation (which brings up the question, can you no.fol.low links in flash?)

    I actually just took a couple weeks and read a Head First book on XHTML/CSS. Good stuff, but i don't feel anywhere near confident enough to be replacing this company's flash header... while i have the general knowledge to pull something like this off, i only want to go there if this flash navigation can't be worked with.
     
  15. chockomonkey

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    Ooph that shit is even more above my head lol If i do any changes, it will definitely be with html/css.

    While searching around for information on flash navigation workarounds and such, is stumbled across this: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/google-s...ulpt-pagerank-no-you-cant-do-it-with-nofollow

    Looks like it is somewhat old news, but yet relevant to what we were discussing a few posts back... Have you seen this? is this more Gxxgle BS?
     
  16. chockomonkey

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    Thanks for helping me put 2 and 2 together.
     
  17. chockomonkey

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    Bumpin a year-old thread... because my project finally got approved by management!!!

    Anyway, two quick questions:

    1. Has anything new evolved in this methodology which needs amending?

    2. I am seeing lots of sites which include Nav-bar navigation as well as breadcrumb navigation... what's the rule of thumb here? Do you leave both of these as follow?

    Cheers all!

    Edit: just read a shit ton of stuff... lots has changed as it always does. I found some posts by M.A.D in response to another post, unlike the OP and the person the OP was disputing with, M.A.D actually includes information, and links to resources to back up his findings/opinions. As such, i spent awhile looking at the Youtube channel for Gxxgle.

    This video specifically pertains to the discussion here, i'm wondering if this "n0f0llow" stuff has been widely abandoned? http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleWebmasterHelp#p/u/13/bVOOB_Q0MZY
     
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  18. nisha.sharma

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    Thanks for all the useful information.