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The Ultimate Guide to SEO Siloing - Dominate Google in 2018

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by splishsplash, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Man101

    Man101 Junior Member

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    Thank You OP for a very detailed description, however a diagram would have been easier to grasp IMHO. I have an online training courses website with courses on different topics, plus whitepapers (free) and some free courses. Also the usual About Us, etc. Would this be a correct silo structure? Are the interlinks between the topic pages allowed (because one course can be common to two broad topics). Also in this kind of structure how can I display a main catalog page that shows all the courses together?
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  2. Man101

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    Also, what about the Menu. For a good UX, the menu may have links that go directly to the Course pages. Will this create problems? Otherwise human users will have to go from home page to category page and only then to the Course page, which will be very annoying and many would not do this.
     
  3. hvdnghia

    hvdnghia Junior Member

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    Its still working now, thanks for sharing.
     
  4. NickDude

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    I've read everything thrice and my eyes hurt :eek:

    From what I've read, it's perfectly fine to use categories and posts, instead of page categories and page posts as long as my site is small and don't want duplicate category names. eg:
    clothes/mens/jeans
    clothes/womens/jeans


    This can't happen with the classic categories and post structure, therefore I have to silo using pages. But if my site doesn't need duplicate categories, eg:
    clothes/mens/shirts
    clothes/womens/dresses


    Then I can proceed with normal categories and posts, as long as I structure my URLs correctly with yoast.


    Is this correct or am I going crazy?:poop:
     
  5. Elektra1

    Elektra1 Registered Member

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    Thank you for the awesome breakdown of this technique.
    I am planning the structure of a new site and I'll try this technique.
     
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    Thank you for sharing this information
     
  7. TravelingPizza

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    Thank you Splishsplash for this amazing guide.

    Two quick questions :

    1° Would you apply this silo structure if you had a site with only one level, containing 4 categories?

    It would go like this : Home > Category > Article

    2° If I want to create sub silos later on (which I have not planned to do beforehand), wouldn't that completly screw my url structures? Do you plan you silos and sub silos right off the bat when creating a website?

    Best regards,

    John
     
  8. Brainbuster

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    This guide would be clearer/less contradictory if it had been:
    1. Generated by Article Forge
    2. Then edited by a Phillipino
    3. Finally, spun by WordAI
     
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    roberto dumas Junior Member

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    what do you mean bro?? I don not understand ...
     
  10. Brainbuster

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    The guide is muddy, confusing, unclear.

    He claimed that the way to silo is "fairly simple."
    Yet what do we see in the 23 pages of this thread?

    Do you see this thread filled with,

    "Cool man, thanks!"
    "Brilliant, I'm gonna try this today!"
    "Two weeks ago I read the guide, I followed it...did ABC and XYZ on my site, and now I'm seeing positive movements! =)"
    "Awesome idea, why didn't I think of that!"


    I don't see that.
    A handful of such responses on page 1 right after the thread was posted,
    but this guide resulted in 23 pages of confused questions.

    Two years later, he started another thread "Ask me anything about siloing and other stuff..."
    which turned into an additional 16 pages (comprising more questions about siloing, mostly).

    39 pages filled with dozens of confused people who read this guide (in the other thread he linked to this thread), asking more questions about this "simple concept" that "others over-complicate."

    CONCLUSION

    Given: "this way of siloing is fairly simple"
    Given: The guide resulted in 39 pages of questions
    Verdict: Unclear Guide​
     
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  11. roberto dumas

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    ajjajaajja...and we are waiting for a "Dummy Site" he promised...! .. it seems to be State of The Art :)
     
  12. mymaster

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    i have a question to the permalink plugin "Permalinks Customizer"

    the category structure looks fine in the "Taxonomy Permalinks" with Setup /%all_parents_slug% to animal/dog/golden-retreiver

    Problem with the PostTypes Permalinks Settings: %category%/%postname%
    my post get category: animal, dog, golden retreiver
    but the post url is only animal/postname
    not like my Taxonomy permalink animal/dog/golden-retreiver/post-name