Me again....scenario....100 products each individual product is linked to its own description page (on same site).... .one thing each product has in common is a manufacturing flaw in a parts make up... I have a article done up for the manufacturing flaw on my site that describes the problem and so forth.....a warning if you will.... Now the question: Should I link every description page (100 of them) to the article....??? Now far as I know linking internal and external is another SEO consideration... My front page has the same link...it is an important fact of the products that are being displayed...and should be given a chance to be read by all.... At the moment I have all my product pages (100, may be more by the time I am done) that have this flaw linked to the article describing the problem.... thought I would ask as I know linking is again given consideration in SEO.... My personal thoughts is that it is Ok but I have been known to be wrong before and have paid a price for my stupid mistakes... asking how cold the water is before jumping in...LOL... Any thoughts on this....am I right....it helps my visitors...even if they only go to one page...but like I said I have been wrong before on things that I thought I knew....????
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Kyle Premium Plus
It is OK to link from your products to this one page where you explain the flaw, this is not an issue. If it makes sense and helps the user, chances are Google won't mind. It comes down to user experience, user efficiency, and navigation (and of course quality content). If you do this chances are the search engines won't mind at all.
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fishing Premium
good to know because I have linked many already.....I am now using different anchor test at times mixing it up a bit....but same page linked....and in general I link my articles to most anything on the site that it has some use for the reader to add something to their experience....or that is my intent any way....
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Ariel120 Premium
linking internally to a home page and what not is actually a great thing to do. If and only if it makes sense. Take a reader for instance. Will he want to follow your links to dead end pages that are not relevant to what he's looking for? Or will he find that getting answers are like a scavenger hunt?

If you have an article that you link to your website, that's great. But if you have different pages within your website that you link to your main page or to a page that has relevant information about whatever follow-up is needed, then it'll do you a whole world of good. Not only for SEO reasons but also for the reader.

As long as its a quality "link-to" then I do not see an issue. In my own wordpress website i have several posts and pages that link back to the home page. It boosts its ranking for keywords and it makes it that much more relevant when you link it from a keyword. I have to thank a very special teacher to teach me that. @missionops.
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fishing Premium
I seem to have the same thoughts, as all linking must be relevant to what it is linking to...giving the user some useful information pertaining to the product in question...

And within the article itself I have external links for more detailed info if the user wants to go deeper into it.....again all relevant.....

Tony has also given me some sound advice, so if he has taught you this, I would take this as the way to do things...

I thought I was doing good and it was the right thing to do, but before I got to far with it I thought I would ask....I guess actually to confirm if my thoughts were right or not....

Thanks to all that have commented....

Unless some one comes up with another argument that this is wrong and there is another way to deal with it....I will consider my query answered....and confirmed...

Relevance is the key to linking and anchor text is important...

One thing I may do is change some of my anchor text on some pages...that may be a good idea...but in general I believe my efforts have been correct...

Thank you
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nathaniell Premium Plus
Well, they always say, make a site for the user, not the search engines, so if you think it creates a better user experience, then go for it (I think). However, I can't say that I know either way.

Maybe mix up the anchor text a bit, but then you're doing it for the search engines, so that might be the wrong advice.
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fishing Premium
Agreed for the user not the engines, I agree if I can think of some other anchor text to use I will.....

It is just good to get confirmation on things that you do are right or not..... and I think I have gotten it here thanks Nathaniell
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FrankLiso Premium
From what I have read I think 100 to a page is too many consider categorizing the flaw in some way and split up the links between pages. But I am no expert, so I will also follow the responses.
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fishing Premium
yes you can have to many links on one page and I think it is 100, but I do think as long as it is relevant to the topic of the page the link will be valid....

I am no expert neither that is why I like to get the confirmation as to what I am doing is the right thing and the class rooms will be good for this...

.as one confirms there actions...others can learn from them.....it's all good..
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Shawn Martin Premium
Very interesting question and I can not help you but am very interested in following the responses you get here.
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fishing Premium
Hey Shawn

I always thought I was doing it right, as it helps my visitor, as that is the key is it not...?

I do realize that having to many links on one page is not good.....I think external links...

This really confirms on what I thought about internal linking, relevance has to be the key here, and usefulness to the visitor....as long as the link has merit to the page....

Again it confirmed my thoughts on linking internally,does has some affect on SEO, (mot sure how much but some)....

Again unless someone has different thoughts on this.....I think we can say that internally linking and external linking must be relevant to the page it is linked to.....make good use of anchor text and kws......if possible,being,natural

As long it is relevant and useful it does not matter how many links has to one page...
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