*This will be constantly updated as I find more and more resources regarding internal linking*
I was reviewing the internal linking structure for a client the other day to see if there was anything further we could be doing to help flow Page Rank throughout the site. Before I did that, I wanted to review the materials that were online regarding internal linking to gather some further ideas. Not surprisingly, there were plenty of great free resources around the web discussing internal linking strategies. Here are some of the best resources I could find:
Posts about internal linking:
Andy Beard has an excellent technical post regarding internal linking strategies for WordPress blogs, and another post discussing ‘Ball Linking strategy and Toolbar PR. He goes into great detail and even provides examples using one of the Page Rank calculators listed below. A must read.
Jim Boykin’s post about getting pages out of the supplemental index.
Aaron Wall had a great post about blocking less valuable sections/pages of your site so your other pages get more link love and another post discussing how he significantly improved Shoemoney’s traffic by doing the same thing.
Update: Aaron has posted a video regarding effective internal link architecture.
Dan Thies has a whole section of his blog devoted to site structure
Eric Enge via Search Engine news wrote about flowing Page Rank using nofollow.
Dave Davies over at BeanStalk did a 10 part series to building an optimized site, and section five was dedicated to internal linking.
I have to apologize to Sebastian over at smart-it-consulting.com for leaving out his article about web site structuring (as he pointed out to me in the comments). It’s fairly technical, but very insightful.
Dyanmic Linking and Revenge of the Mininet are two free e-books that go into more detail than you’ll probably ever need to know regarding internal linking strategies.
Free Page Rank Calculators
I’m sure there are plenty of other resources out there that I did not list. Please let me know of any and I will add to this post to make it more comprehensive.