I am new here, but I have searched the forums to see if there was an answer to the question I have. But I don't really know how to ask it.
The company for which I work has a website with roughly 40,000 pages. Until I started, there hasn't been much SEO work done to optimize the keywords on each page. Overall they seem to be in decent shape. But there can always be work done, as it appears it's never a "completed" process, but a constantly evolving one.
My primary question is this: Do all of the aggregate pages, and their individual SE Ranking, promote a higher overall ranking for the entire domain, or do these individual pages operate on their own for page-ranks?
I read a recent post about how each page should be treated as an "island" and that makes great sense. But I would also like to know if my company's entire domain is "boosted"--for lack of a better term--due to the individual SE rank of their individual product or category pages.
I am currently teaching myself SEO, and I've stumbled upon SEO Chat, and I am really excited to have a forum to ask questions and get valuable insight from all the pros out there.
Thank you very much for your help
I have about five million questions, but I'll try to search for the answers before throwing out some copypasta.