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    Will linking to interior pages adds more weight to the index page?

    Will linking to interior pages adds more weight to the index page, thus making the index page rank higher in s engines?

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    No, not on its own. You must create unique content, which will be linked to by other relevant sites, - that will add weight to your index page. It's quality of content which search engines like NOT quantity of pages.
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    Why wouldn't you be linking to interior pages anyway? A well structured website usually has the main navigation on every page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowcool View Post
    Will linking to interior pages adds more weight to the index page, thus making the index page rank higher in s engines?

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    Well.....linking from the other relevant websites wheather its an index page or nay othe page helps to rank well in search engine result pages.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowcool View Post
    Will linking to interior pages adds more weight to the index page, thus making the index page rank higher in s engines?

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    Outgoing links from a page don't have any impact on SEO. All incoming links (that don't include some form of nofollow) will have an impact whether these are internal or external.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csswiz View Post
    Outgoing links from a page don't have any impact on SEO. All incoming links (that don't include some form of nofollow) will have an impact whether these are internal or external.
    Well....an incoming link from a page that have just a few or not more than30 links always have more value than an incoming link from a page that have hundred or above links on a page........isn't it? and yes it must be relevant too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csswiz View Post
    Outgoing links from a page don't have any impact on SEO. All incoming links (that don't include some form of nofollow) will have an impact whether these are internal or external.
    Is that right? I understand that the PR leaving a page is divided between the number of outgoing links which is an SEO impact.

    If you're (not you wiz) trying to design some kind of 'optimal' PR spreading scheme internally, then the number of links on a page and where they go is very important. It's not something I'd worry about though, just put your main nav on every page.
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    Definitely put your nav on every page. If your site is designed properly these are your main pages and should thus be linked to from every page to ensure they are receiving maximum link exposure on your site (and it's good usability). And you do want to link to inner pages from your homepage as that is how you can channel PR to inner pages as well as raise their importance in the SERPs (and, once again, it is good usability).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJMcClure View Post
    Is that right? I understand that the PR leaving a page is divided between the number of outgoing links which is an SEO impact.
    That's correct. What I meant was that outgoing links aren't going to positively impact the page that the links are on.

    The original poster is asking if links to sub-pages from the homepage of a site are going to positively impact the homepage... to which the answer is no as PR is passed to the page that is linked to and not the other way round.

    But as Stymiee has pointed out, it's good to do for usability, to ensure that PR is distributed around the site and linking back to the homepage from sub-pages will usually have a positive impact.

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    Sorry for the confusion guys.All incoming links to interior pages are all external links. Will the index page gain benefit from those incoming links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowcool View Post
    Sorry for the confusion guys.All incoming links to interior pages are all external links. Will the index page gain benefit from those incoming links?
    Yes if they link to the homepage. PR will be passed to the page that is being linked to from an external website... you can then pass on some PR to other pages in your site by linking them effectively, which is one reason why it's a good idea to have consistent navigation on all your pages.

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    If you want to refine it even further - read this article about controling internal pagerank http://www.slightlyshadyseo.com/?p=144

    The first color picture example explains how to do what you're looking to do.


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