Often on web pages below the main content you’ll see a section with ‘related posts’ or ‘If you liked this, you might like’, then a list of 4-5 links to similar pages on the same site.
My question is, does this help with the SEO for those linked pages much?
If the ‘related posts’ was structured like text, e.g. instead of
<div>Related posts: <ul> <li>Link 1</li> <li>Link 2</li> <li>Link 3</li> <li>Link 4</li> </ul> </div>
you could have
<p>Some posts with a similar subject to this one are Link1, Link2, Link3, and also Link4</p>
Would this be much better SEO wise? Or would Google see that the same structure is appearing on many of your pages and so discount it?
I’m not using Wordpress, so implementing related posts/pages would take some work on my part, and with the way my site is structured it wouldn’t provide much benefit to the user. So I’d like to check writing the code to generate this would have a reasonable benefit before I do it.