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Silo WP Structure

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TiagoS, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. TiagoS

    TiagoS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey guys ! I'm building a new website and was thinking in implementing a silo structure. Due the nature of my niche , i tought in something like this :

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    My question is , for silo , is it okay doing this ? I have other topics , like cars , etc . I'm wondering if i should cut the tag part and just leave the category . What you guys think ? Thanks
     
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  2. jamesjk1

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    Yeah, you've got the right idea. Tags are largely unnecessary, but if it helps to give further order to your site I don't see an issue with them. There's a lot to be said about silo'ing and how it can help or hinder your rankings. I'm no expert in this, but I would recommend you have a look through this and this.
     
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  3. TiagoS

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    Thanks James ! This made me wonder (after reading the pages you linked) if doing , for example , Mysite.com/aircraft/airbus/airbus-a321 , would look spammy or lead to a penalty . What you think ? Or should i do like mysite.com/aircraft/airbus/a321 . Also , what you guys think ? Thank you
     
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    No, mysite.com/aircraft/airbus/airbus-a321 wouldn't necessarily look spammy or lead to a penalty. You need to remeber the precursors to penalizes and overoptimisation; it all comes down to anchor text and url's. Having the exact match keyword you're trying to rank for in the URL simply gives you less 'wiggle-room' regarding anchor text links (i.e. you need to more careful with exact match anchors to prevent over-optimization). You don't need to be too obsessive about this, but its something worth bearing in mind.
     
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    Thanks for the reply ! I think i'll go for mysite.com/aircraft/airbus/a321 .
     
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