Every website has what is referred to as an internal linking structure. Your internal linking structure plays a huge role in your overall ranking success, website authority, link quality, search engine crawlability, user friendliness, website architecture and so many other factors.
The internal linking structure is something that not many advanced SEO‘s talk about, due to the power it generates for any website — it’s one of those things we normally keep a secret. But… I’m going to write a complete tutorial on how to create your own internal linking structure and optimize it for maximum performance.
Internal Linking Structure Tutorial #1
It doesn’t matter if you are using WordPress as your Content Management System (CMS) or something else — this tutorial is for all CMS and will be a really powerful tutorial to follow, if you follow it step by step. So, let’s get stared…
I’m going to assume you’re using WordPress, since WordPress is the most used CMS out there.
In this step you will need to login to your website and go to the Pages section to get started. Before we get started I want to try and set an image in your mind, and try to make you see this structure, before you actually create it. This will help a lot, in the long run. So, in order for you to actually see the structure, you need to imagine going to every page on your website, linking one to another.
The image above shows you how one page is linked to another, and that same process continues internally. This is also the case for your blog posts, if your website has a blog. This structure is the most very important, advanced on site SEO process, known to SEO. This allows you to use hyperlinked anchor text. It also allows you to possess many high page rank links, by getting them, from within your own site.
Speaking of page rank, my internal linking structure allows link juice to flow through your entire website, as easily as pouring a cup of juice through it without any of the fluids leaking. In other words, your site won’t lose any link juice either!
This is something that not very many SEO’s pay attention to. Simplicity is most of the time — overlooked
So, to move forward with Step #1 — your logged into your website and in the pages section — go ahead and start at the top page, by opening it up and grabbing the link of it, by copying it. That’s all you need to do for now.
Take the link you copied, from Step #1 and start working your way down to the NEXT page (The next page down – considering you’re using WordPress). When you get to this page, go ahead and hyperlink the link you copied, from Step #1. Feel free to hyperlink your target market keyword or whatever keyword you’d like to hyperlink.
You will now grab the url/link of the page you recently opened, and go and put it (Hyperlink) into the NEXT Page. You will continue to do this, until you link every page of your website, together. Make sure ALL Web pages link together, using the above image as an example.
After you’ve completed linking all of your web pages together — go ahead and open up your “Posts” section and start linking each blog post together. From this day forth, you need to start referencing your past posts, while creating new ones, this will allow you to link to them!
This covers the internal linking structure tutorial. There might be a part #2 to this one, you’ll just have to wait n see. Please comment below, asking any questions that you might have, concerning this post or another post, or even an off topic question! I’m here to help you rank your website, feel free to ask questions as needed. Don’t forget to share this post, and help me promote my site! No need in being selfish Thanks guys..
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