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What Content : Link ratio is best for SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Jane Hanneman, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Jane Hanneman

    Jane Hanneman Junior Member

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    Hi guy :)

    I've recently been sprucing up my blog work by going through the help offered by SEO Yoast.

    I've been focusing on cornerstone content and linking all my blog posts to one inbound page on my site. However, I'm being advised that I need at least one outbound link per post for better SEO.

    I usually write blog posts with at least 350 words.

    Is it ok to put more than one link in a post with that much content? What's the best Content : Link ratio to stick to for good SEO?

    Thanks in advance guys :)
     
  2. Xtremerank

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    Read some guides for Silo Structure implementation, you can learn how to interlink your sites categories and posts to distribute link juice in an effective manner. This will make the ranking process much smoother and produce more results from the resources utilized.
     
  3. LityUM

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    Working with Silo structure I notice that a good ratio is to publish 3 article per week with 600 words per article. Link out to an authority site and interlink correctly and steadly.

    With this I have had a stable growing of some niche websites and they are working really good.

    However it really depends on your contents quality and marketing strategy, because also the links acquisition matter.
     
  4. Silverbak

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    In my opinion, linking out that many times is not needed and is a waste. You need some outbound links when they occur naturally and NOT to a direct competitor and for pete's sake, I'd wish everybody would stop linking out to Wikipedia - everyone wonders why Wkipedia is in the top 3.

    If the article needs a citation, then place a citation/link in it. I'd link out every 3 - 10 articles and I wouldn't link out more than once per article unless it was extremely long. I never link (internally) more than once every 100 words and with affiliate links I like to have a 300 to 1 ratio or more - and only 1/3 of my articles or less have affiliate links.

    I'd suggest that you'd be better served with longer well written posts.
     
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  5. SEO Power

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    There's no limit to the number of links you can include in a post but you have to keep it reasonable. If you think 1 link would make your article really useful to your readers, include 1 link. If you think your article will be better with 5 links, include 5 links. It's your call.