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SEO Siloing - How can I properly use siloing AND submenus?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tabims, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. tabims

    tabims Junior Member

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    I really want submenus for my site, but I also want to have good SEO silo in place...

    My menu shows this:
    Main KW
    - Sub Kw Page
    - Sub Kw Page
    -- Sub Sub KW page

    Is there a way to do this without passing too much pagerank to the internal pages?

    I only want to pass pagerank to Main KW pages...
     
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    Add rel=nofollow in <a> tag
     
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    I thought about that. But read that it may still pass PR...
     
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    Have it hit a redirection page from a no-follow link. Looks crappy but might work.
     
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    Tadaaaaa here ya go, silo wordpress plugin.

    I posted a plugin I wrote for wordpress on blackhatworld a while ago, and also discussed the proper methods of siloing if your site isn't on wordpress.
     
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    What you suggest for static pages though, not actual blog posts...

    I've used bulk page creator to create 5 - 10 pages, and then I have about 30 or so sub-pages... I want users to be able to choose and select any and all links from the main page..but I want the site ALSO to be siloed for seo positioning.. is there a way to do this white-hat style?
     
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    Just forget siloing ... siloing is for sites that are like 100+ posts.

    The benefits from siloing come from using 1 site to rank for different, but related themes. For instance ... you have a general "health niche" site. That site has 5 different areas ... yoga, eating healthy, weight lifting, losing weight, nutritional supplements. You want the freedom in the future to add more related niches.

    Siloing would be treating your yoga section as completely different than your weight lifting section (the two would not interlink, except for 1 link to the very top category). This allows you to reuse one domain for multiple niches, create an authority website and bypass the need to buy a brand new domain and start SEO over from scratch every time you take on a different but related niche.

    The goal of siloing is to greatly reduce backlinks in your navigation ... it takes a 100 link navigation menu and turns it to around 30ish, and then keeps your internal links to only the most related other pages on the site. But if you only have 30 pages ... just link every page to every page if you want, there's no need to cut down on your links per page.
     
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    I probably read you wrong, you have 5 pages with 30 sub pages each? So its like 150 pages? If so ... just keep your micro niches separate except for one link leading to the top category for each category you have. If you have 20 different microniches, then there will be 20 links to each main category (but no links to sub categories, except for when you are browsing that category -- each page of the micro niche will interlink with other pages of the same micro niche).

    This image says it just about as well as it can possibly be said ...

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    I think I'm going to forget about silo-ing the site is a Network Marketing company...

    I have maybe 50 pages or so total, going down 3-4 levels deep using a multi-level dropdown navigation menu....

    I want people to be able to mouse over and find all the information they need quickly to make a decision about joining or not... Since it's super related -- all the products and opportunity are around one specific niche - weight loss, and the sub niches are all about a specific product, or the business opportunity, that it is narrow enough that siloing may not be needed for the pages...

    I will still use silo-ing though with categories, and blog posts viz vi your plugin or one similar...
     
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    Does Google frown upon siloing or is it just a best practice?
     
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    People do it because there are many seo benefits. It keeps your most related pages linking to your most related pages, it cuts down on your keyword stuffing (instead of 100 or 200 hyperlinked keyword combos per page, you have 10 or 20), it allows you to tackle a niche on an aged website where it will be easier to rank quicker with no sandbox time, etc.

    No reason Google would penalize it or even frown upon it. Ehow does this, they have their own home improvement section, health section, legal section, etc. Each one is treated like a different site, you don't see their home improvement linking extensively to their health area, only 1 link per siloed niche.