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sitelinks on google and how to get them

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Arraial, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    I wanted to know when and why google decides to give sitelinks to a site. You know, those links that appear under the main URL when you search for some sites in google.

    Is there something special to be done to get them?
     
  2. Albert

    Albert Regular Member

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    From my experience, all you need to get sitelinks really is to install Google Analytics on your website and if your site is able to maintain a high traffic volume (1.5k+), it will easily get sitelinks within the next 3-4 months also if your website is searched a lot.

    Of course this isn't 100% accurate and I think backlinks play some part in getting sitelinks but so far from my experience, backlinks didn't play a critical role into my websites getting sitelinks.
     
  3. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    Ok, i did install google Google Analytics, but my traffic isn't near to 1.5k so that's seems to be the reason... thanks
     
  4. confuzion

    confuzion Newbie

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    I can assure you backlinks have nothing to do with it. I know of a site with only 8 low pr backlinks with site sitelinks. I believe it has a lot to do with the age of the domain and of course structure of the site as well as relevant content,but who knows?
     
  5. moromete

    moromete Junior Member

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    You do not have to have google analytics you need a google sitemap and submit it to your webmaster tool .
     
  6. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    We are talking about siteLINKS, i have sitemaps on all of my sites and offcourse submitted them.

    I think the reason why is more complicated, otherwise everybody would get them easy and quickly...
     
  7. GreyWolf

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    I don't think it has to do with anything about age, or number of backlinks, or number of visitors, or anything like that.

    I have a low priority blog of mine that has very few backlinks. Just a bookmarking package I purchase for I think 100 bookmarks about 6 mos ago. It gets consistent traffic but low volume, typically 30-40 uv/day. The blog has maybe about 30 articles on it.

    So anyway this site gets listed with sublisted site links in the SERP for most searches its indexed for.

    Based on that, I think that what matters is how many of your pages are indexed for a particular keyword. If someone searches for something and your site comes up with more than one page that is indexed for that term then google will show the main indexed page, and then put the other sitelinks under it. If there is more than just a few, then it will include a "more similar pages" link under those sub listings.

    I do have analytics set up for that site, but I'm pretty sure that I had the same thing happen to one of my ecommerce sites even before I set it up for analytics.

    So I think if you just work on getting more pages of your site indexed for the same keywords, then that's what will get the sublistings in the serp as well.
     
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    I had sitelinks on one of my domains without using a sitemap so that's incorrect.
     
  9. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    Ok, thanks! That's what i was thinking about aswell. Because google shows "more similar pages" on most of my sites ...

    So better to go for 1 keyword (that is also in my URL, all of my H1's, H2's ...) and get all of my pages indexed for that particular keyword.
     
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    @Arraial - OK I was doing a search and noticed what I think your actually talking about. My previouse responses were talking about having multiple subpages listed under your main listing in the serp.

    If you're talking about the sites that have a box under their listing that has the sitelinks in it then thats a different thing. I've noticed a lot of BIG sites, especially ecommerce type sites will have a box under their listing that has a table of sitelinks for the various categories in their store.

    I don't know what the criteria is for getting that sitelink box. Google says that they create the sitelinks based on whether it seems suitable based on the structure of your site. That makes me think that if you can make sure that the site is divided into well defined categories, and then you have a good sitemap that really lays everything out based on that structure then you'll have a better chance getting that.

    The only thing I've ever had for my own sites is the sublistings in the serp. Getting that sitelink box would be pretty cool.
     
  11. siphoner

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    I had sitelinks for one of my sites once and from my experience I can tell you that they appeared when I had over 1000 uniques/day consistently for about a month.

    That site then got sandboxed (100% whitehat as well!!!) and dropped to under 100 uniques/day - the sitelinks went away after about 3 weeks.
     
  12. Arraial

    Arraial Registered Member

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    Yes, this is what i'm searching for, the sitelink box! I asked a lot of people allready but nobody seems to know the answer ... I mean, the blablabla explenation of g**gle is just crap! Is it not just a matter of paying them to get them?