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  • 8 Ways to Improve Internal Linking

    An effective and quality link building is important for a few reasons: a.) help you to boost your visitors count and overall readers of your website or a blog, and b.) help you to improve your rankings on most search engines by positioning your website contents on the better places in search engine results pages.

    Through, a link building is a very demanding technique for every blogger or a webmaster. It is not that hard, but certainly it can take you a lot of your valuable time to properly work for you. In this article will show you eight best ways to improve and boost internal linking to your website or a blog.

    1. Use a Sitemap

    Sitemaps are extremely helpful and useful for your and for your visitors. Sitemaps helps search engines to find exactly what they are looking for. Try to setup a sitemap for your blog or a website to improve overall traffic from the search engines and to improve your readers loyalty.

    There are a lot of tools that can help you to generate a sitemap completely for free.

    2. Cross-Links

    Using a cross-link technique on your website or a blog can be a very useful technique for your overall rankings. Cross-link your articles between your sites. This can be a very useful if you have a large amount of material on the internet. Also, this can help your site to get better rankings and you to get more respectability from your visitors and your own regular readers.

    Keep in mind to use only related articles in this technique. Using an non-related linking may leave a wrong impression for your visitors for sure.

    3. A FAQ Page

    You have seen that most websites and even a blogs has their own FAQ section. Frequently Asked Question page can improve your overall rankings using a keyword-targeted terms on it. Try to find out what your readers are interested in and try to answer their questions.

    Creating a FAQ page or a section on your site can improve your visitors loyalty.

    4. Series of Posts

    I really love this! Series of posts can be a very useful and helpful for your readers. This way you let your readers to find out more information related to the specific topic from one place. These posts usually have a very good potential when it comes to the internal linking opportunity.

    You can see how it works on my previous How to Create a Powerful Blog series of posts!

    5. Most Popular Posts

    If you own a website or a blog with a lot of articles, you should definitely place link to them at your sidebar. Linking to them can improve your rankings and performances for sure. This is a good way to improve an internal linking of your website or a blog for sure. This can be done by you (manually), or using a plug-ins!

    Find out which are the most useful plugins, addons and widgets currently available.

    6. Week or Month Summary

    To improve your internal linking, there is no a better way then to do it regularly. A lot of blogs out there use a weekly or a month summary of the posts, articles and stats they have done lately. This technique can help you to get a better overall link building performance. Specially internal link for your blog or a website.

    Check out my latest August 2009. stats report for Bash Bosh blog.

    7. Links in your Footer

    If you want to improve your internal linking, you should not forget to place some internal links to your blog or a website footer area. This is an area which can attract visitors to click on it and may improve your overall rankings. This is a very good spot to place an disclaimer, terms and services and other similar pages for your blog or a website.

    You can check out on my footer how that should be done.

    8. 404 Error Pages

    I specially like when I come to the nice and professional error page. By “nice and professional” I mean that this page should include all necessary information, useful for this kind of page. An 404 Error page should definitely have a links to your most favorite (popular) posts and a search form. This may help your visitors to browse through it when they come to it by accident or some mistake.

    next post : how to create a custom 404 error page

    Source : Bashbosh

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