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    Question How do backlinks to homepage benefit other pages?


    Hello,

    For a local business website, I think most backlinks (local directories, review sites, etc) will link to the homepage.

    How much does this benefit the ranking of inner pages? Or in other words, do I need to try building backlinks specifically to product and service pages too?

    Thanks!
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    Yes, you need to build links for inner page as well for them to rank well.
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    I won't say enough that link building is dangerous!!! This beeing said...

    If you want to know more about how links benefit to pages you should take a look at an in-depth article on Page Rank even if PR is not public anymore.

    Basically, links have different values depending on the importance of the source page and the numbers of links present on that same page.
    For your home page it's better to have few high authority links than a lot of non authoritative links.
    Inbound links value cumulates on a page providing authority.

    Then from your home page to the inner pages value is spread between internal follow links, the less links the more value is passed, etc...

    You should always try to link to the best page for particular context, if you sell red shoes and are writing an article on red shoes link to the red shoes category or filtered results, if you talk about a specific article link to that specific product page, etc....

    This is only one of a lot of ressource: Pagerank Explained Correctly with Examples

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    Many thanks for this great info
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    In addition to what others have said, having a powerful and relevant homepage helps make it easier for your inner pages to rank. What I mean by that is if you have a website that has dozens of powerful links to the homepage, when you start trying to rank the inner pages it is going to require less resources than it would if you just started to rank the inner page with no links going to the homepage.
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    You should have most of back-links to your home page. As all the important blogs & pages are connected to homepage. They will definitely get benefited by the Links you make for homepage.

    All the links have different values Which depends on the numbers of links on source page and present on that same page.
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    I don`t think it`s too useful for your site to have most of back-links to your home page. I totally agree with Pierre Benneton.

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