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    SEO - Good Site structure?


    Hi,

    I have heard a lot of references to 'site structure', for example good site structure will mean that PR can carry through from your index page to deeper page(s).

    So what is a good site structure? Does my site have a good site structure? www.neatdesignerclothing.co.uk

    Or does anyone have examples of sites that have good or poor structures.

    Thanks,

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    All this realy reffers to is easily accessible pages that are not buried 100 directories deep and only linke dto from another page that is 100 directories deep.

    Link to your main sections from your home page and then link to the sub sections under each main section fromt he main seaction pages.

    Create a sitemap, and an XML site map.

    I like to use a random link on the home page so that each time the site is spidered there is a different avenue. Do this server side though not in javascript.

    Also, I very very rarely use a directory structure to organise content. It is always on the top level.

    Eg

    mainsite.com/index.php // Home Page

    mainsite.com/category1.php // Main category

    mainsite.com/category1-specific2 // Sub Topic

    I also like to keep news articles prominantly archieved and accessible from the home page via an archievs link.
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    Originally Posted by dazfree
    Hi,

    I have heard a lot of references to 'site structure', for example good site structure will mean that PR can carry through from your index page to deeper page(s).

    So what is a good site structure? Does my site have a good site structure? www.neatdesignerclothing.co.uk

    Or does anyone have examples of sites that have good or poor structures.

    Thanks,

    Darrell
    While PageRank can be easily seen try and stay away from using that as a benefit or even using it in analogy dialog.

    Site structure can be best described by association with the competitiveness of your targetted phrases.

    High competitiveness means for any specific page to rank well it need lot of help from your website 'structure' [beyond external influences].

    If we look at a set of phrase examples:

    1. Computers
    2. New Computers or Used Computers
    3. New Computers Atlanta or Used Computers Atlanta

    In this example the obvious competitiveness of 'computers' is extremely high where New Computers Atlanta or Used Computers Atlanta is relatively uncompetitive...

    Website structure assists in giving proper weight, relevancy, trust, PageRank and a raft of other good ranking merits to "only those pages that need it through negatival paths that are directly proportional to the competiveness e.g. Home page denoted "computers" and every single internal page links to the home page where a page for Used Computers Atlanta only gets links from a page about Used Computers and not directly from the homepage or other website sections.
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    You can refer to this link for some information about SITE STRUCTURE

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    • Ionalynn agrees : Oh now I get this concept!!!! Great link and diagram...
    Last edited by pinqprincess; Feb 8th, 2007 at 10:43 AM.
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    Originally Posted by pinqprincess
    good site structure is when a site's pages are easy to navigate. visitors will not have a hard time in navigating the site.
    hmmm... a little vague... and as such really bad advice.

    An inline nav link Find SEO Advice "click here" is easy to navigate and easy for visitors to comprehend and understand what to do and what is availability after the click... but its pretty pathetic "GOOD site structure".

    While you got the general idea [what's good for visitors tends to be good for bots] that really isn't "advice" it is posting just to post and actually quite misleading.
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    Originally Posted by fathom
    hmmm... a little vague... and as such really bad advice.

    An inline nav link Find SEO Advice "click here" is easy to navigate and easy for visitors to comprehend and understand what to do and what is availability after the click... but its pretty pathetic "GOOD site structure".

    While you got the general idea [what's good for visitors tends to be good for bots] that really isn't "advice" it is posting just to post and actually quite misleading.
    post now edited... happy now?
    Last edited by pinqprincess; Feb 8th, 2007 at 10:45 AM.
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    An inline nav link Find SEO Advice "click here"
    I think it should be

    .... Find SEO Advice ...

    i.e. the anchor text will be "SEO Advice", not click here.
    Svet
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    Originally Posted by pinqprincess
    post now edited... happy now?
    So now we must go elsewhere to get someone elses thoughts...

    I'd be happier with your written/posted intelligence
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    Originally Posted by lordspace
    I think it should be

    .... Find SEO Advice ...

    i.e. the anchor text will be "SEO Advice", not click here.
    Svet
    seriously... it was an example of "what not to do"... not the other way around.
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    Originally Posted by fathom
    So now we must go elsewhere to get someone elses thoughts...

    I'd be happier with your written/posted intelligence
    there's nothing wrong in giving useful links to get information. after all, some of the information that we have also came from other websites.

    that is my suggested site.. if you don't want to read it, then don't do so.. anyway, it's not for you.. it's for the one who posted this thread.

    if you are waiting for my "written/posted intelligence" as you said so.. then expect that you'll never be happier...
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    nothing wrong with linking to a source... but it still doesn't explain your original comment... which had you not posted it... my respond would have been much different.

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