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Orphaned page question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gotohper, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. gotohper

    gotohper Newbie

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    Being my first post, I want to say thanks for all of the info I picked up while lurking the site from time to time over the past few years.

    I have a page on my site that ranks fairly well (#1) for a low competition longtail search. The page itself is a landing page for a particular photography service in a particular region. I make about $1800/year through leads via this page and am totally happy with the page's performance.

    But the page is quasi orphaned--there is one internal link to it, but it's at the bottom of a single blog post. It's buried.

    The question: if I have good reasons to not link to it prominently from my main pages (e.g. it's a service I don't want to advertise next to my main products) and the page is doing well, is there ANY SEO disadvantage to leaving the page as-is ?
     
  2. ClintAButler

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    If the page is ranking where you want it to be, and making money, leave it alone. Why mess with a good thing I always say.

    The only reason to do anything else with it would be to try to get it ranking for related terms.
     
  3. ThopHayt

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    Keeping it as it is and adding a link to it from the main page would make it easier for organic visitors to find it, as well as push some pr its way. As long as your home page isn't penalized and is on the same topic it should only pass along good things.
     
  4. gotohper

    gotohper Newbie

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    Thanks a lot, guys.

    If there is a menu header on all pages (so there is a link to the homepage on this orphaned page) does that mean that this orphaned page is fully being squeezed of its magical pr juices in terms of benefiting the home page ? The home page is on-topic and not penalized as far as I can see.

    I guess what I want is for Googs to REALLY understand that the keywords associated with this orphaned page are totally relevant for my overall site (esp. homepage), but am not sure of linking upward is enough.
     
  5. keadams26

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    And there is no way you can work this page into a contextual link somewhere on the home page (i.e., as an example of this, check out enter contextual link here)?
     
  6. gotohper

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    I could do that--but I'm unclear about if there is a point in doing that in terms of helping my overall site (the page already ranks #1). I'd like to help my overall site. The page itself is already delivering.

     
  7. keadams26

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    Okay, I see what you're saying. Then do the opposite, edit your post that's ranking well and add a contextual link back to your home page or another page on the site. Internal links, for the most part are always good and I think you're rankings on the page that's doing well will not be adversely affected and it can only serve to improve the performance of wherever you link to within the site. That's my two cents.
     
  8. SEOZONE3

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    No there is no disadvantage of it, but you can take advantage of that page too.
    Keep it up bro...