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1500 Internal Links On One Page!
Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:51 AM
I've searched for an answer to this but not been able to find one yet.
I have a page which lists links to all of our members profile pages and there are about 1700 links all on this one page. I need this as otherwise the SE spiders cannot find these pages and will not index the content (sorry if my terminology is dodgy, but I hope you get what I'm trying to say).
I would have expected Google to index all of these profile pages by now but it only sees around one hundred of them. It would be really helpful if I could get these pages indexed as there is quite a lot of content within them that should bring me some more organic traffic.
The page in question is: (Removed. See [url=http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?act=boardrules]Forum Rules[/url].)
My developers are not SEO experts by any means so I would be grateful for any help.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:57 AM
Now you know why.
You'll need to break things up into multiple pages, or provide the spiders a different way to get to those pages.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:05 AM
Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:26 AM
Thanks for your advice. Without this forum I would be screaming at the walls!
Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:59 AM
They care about the content of the page. One URL = one page as far as they're concerned. You need to get it down to 100 or fewer links per URL/page.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:58 PM
Done right, it'll allow the spiders to get to all of them because they'll get the same url with some different variables, but the user experience won't suffer or cause a complete page reload for each choice.
Posted 02 October 2007 - 12:27 PM
Regarding the 100 links advice.... Each page has about 40 links just with the menu icons and similar links. Does this mean I have to try and limit additional links to around 50 or will the spiders understand that the other links are necessary navigational links and not count them as part of the 100 limit? (I know 100 is probably a guideline figure so I use it loosely here).
Posted 04 October 2007 - 03:36 PM
Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:42 PM
For years it was the recommended number on Google's tips for webmasters. I rarely read that, so I don't know if they're still saying that or not.
Yes, just because there's one page with 1000 links, doesn't mean those 1000 pages won't be crawled. It could very well be that they were found through different means. Or it could mean that Google crawled all 1000 from that one page. One would hope that there were other ways of reaching those pages besides that one page, however, because if not, they're not going to be given much PageRank (the real kind not toolbar) and therefore won't have much chance of showing up in any search queries.
Posted 05 October 2007 - 05:13 AM
Although the site does have around 150 inlinks I have yet to start a proper link campaign targetting some larger more authoratative sites. Maybe Google doesn't rate the importance of my site highly enough yet to crawl it properly?
Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:02 AM
As a general rule, the more important they consider your site, the deeper they'll crawl.
Posted 05 October 2007 - 08:45 AM
Jill, as with Brutus' site, the site I'm talking about has a form post to get to the internal pages. That one page and a sitemap page are the only way to get to all of the internal pages without posting a form. Those internal pages when crawled and indexed are ranked in the top 20. Usually in the top 5. In all three SEs. I don't know what else to say, but that's the results I get doing exactly what Brutus is doing. Maybe it's an exception to these recommendations and Brutus would be wise to heed those.
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