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  1. is it better to build links to a sinlge post or to the index of the site itself?

    sunce i found out that one of my blog niche has lots of competitors to this keyword, i now try to optimize just a post so is it better to build links to a sinlge post or to the index of the site itself? which one shall rank better.


  2. Build links to whichever URL you want to rank. Except for EMD's (Exact Match Domains), I normally want content pages to rank and I don't care about the index page. On EMD's, I normally only want the index page to rank.

    If your target keyword is "gold fish", which is more about gold fish -- the content page or the index page?
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  3. I think that it is best to link to your index, as your index hopefully contains links to your inner pages...as search engines crawl your index links on other sites, it will lead the search engine spiders to your index page, and then the spiders will crawl the links found on your home page to your inner pages. This will also help spread your link juice around throughout your whole site.

    Now if your index does not contain any links to your inner pages, I would suggest that you add some!

    Much Thanks,

    BiologyWebmaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiologyWebmaster View Post
    I think that it is best to link to your index, as your index hopefully contains links to your inner pages...as search engines crawl your index links on other sites, it will lead the search engine spiders to your index page, and then the spiders will crawl the links found on your home page to your inner pages. This will also help spread your link juice around throughout your whole site.

    Now if your index does not contain any links to your inner pages, I would suggest that you add some!

    Much Thanks,

    BiologyWebmaster
    But the problem with targeting index page to get link for, is that one can not make use of any particular keyword for getting links. As index page contains many of the different pages content so it will not be easy to select any of one keyword from those content pages to get link with. So instead of this it will be more helpful to get link for the individual page with targeting particular keyword relevant to content.

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    I agree with Will's statements, but I would break it into a short-term and long-term plan.

    Take advantage of the exact match domain bonus and promote that when it exists. On other domains, point your links to article pages that you wish to promote.

    It would be a good idea to point links to inner pages in exact match domains after you have secured a strong 1, 2 or 3 position, but focus on that top position first.


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  6. #6
    Yeah, focus on building links using your keywords to your inner pages.

    Since you mentioned blogs, an easy way is to comment on blogs that use the "link love" plugin. This is cool because it grabs your latest blog post and adds a do-follow link to your last post, much like NetBuilders does for our last blog post in the forum sidebar.

  7. #7
    I have learned in my old age that now promoting a new blog post is better than promoting the main page.
    One thing is that by using the blog post url, I do not have to worry in the future about someone wanting that information and they end up on the main page of the blog and then they have to spend time searching to find the page they wanted.

    Plus this way, google and other search engines will better index those inner pages.

  8. #8
    It depends on your targets, traffic or PR
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by Tekel View Post
    It depends on your targets, traffic or PR
    Yeah! That's correctly said in my opinion. What you set out to achieve is the determining factor but they are various ways to achieve this.

  10. #10
    What I will do is first send backlinks to main domain. Once your domain have some command over the search engine atleast for the domain KW, I will build backlink for pages. Our main domain is the trunk of a tree and pages are like branches.

    All the best.

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