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Charles Heflins teachings - Linking in articles?

davmontrose
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Charles Heflins teachings - Linking in articles?

I'm sure that because were Affilorama members, that most of you are familiar with Charles Heflin's Silo teachings. I know I've been asking a few questions lately, but that's why the forum is here I guess.

As far as I can tell, I've stuck to Charles linking patterns. I'm trying to set my sites up like this because, well, it seems to make good sense, and obviously I want the most productive sites possible.

My question is, in Charles teachings, he talks about linking from the body of your article to the next article etc, with only one link leading to the next page within the body. But does this mean, that you don't link to the different subtopics in your site with a Nav Bar, or Site Menu. I would think that you would still use a site menu wouldn't you. Just want to make sure I get it right the first time. I've tried to get this question answered in seo2020 but, there doesn't seem to be much action over there at the present time. Thanx for everything, The Davinator
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chatyak86
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Menu is fine... take it with a grain of salt. He is trying to drive home the point of not linking to baseball scores, homemade pie recipes, grandmas new silverware set, dog shows in the area, online games, toys, cars, and. etc................... get it?

Just keep the links focused within the silo of your site.

Adrian,
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davmontrose
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hahaha, ya I get it Adrian, thanx. I guess that blows my idea of hot smoking babes, sunbathing on top of computer monitors at David Lee Roth's house. Just kidding!! Thanx Adrian, Cheers Davin
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danklein
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Hey Davinator,

The hot smoking babes can sunbath at my house all day and all night as
far as I'm concerned. David Lee has more than enough already.

dan 8)
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markling
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I think a good idea is to have your standard side menu with the general topics of your site, and then have this expand when you're inside one of the categories to show all your article topics in that theme. Use the "nofollow" on the links in your menu that aren't related to your theme -- so the links are still visible and useful, but they're not diluting your theme.

By all means, keep it useful for your visitors! :)

Regards,
Mark
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Another trick for not sending PR where it's not needed, is to use dynamic links. It would definitely be a good idea to use these on pages you don't want ranking in the SEs.
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Once I find the links in the Site Menu in my html code, what would the coding be for the "no follow" tag

something like "googlebot=nofollow" or what would I type there, and if I did this would that code be passed through to all the pages or would I have to do this to each page separately. Thanx guys , Davin
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Hi Davin,

Here's an example of a no follow tag - Instead of this:

Visit my <a href="http://www.yourdomain.com/">widget</a> site.

you would have this:

Visit my <a href="http://www.yourdomain.com/" rel="nofollow">widget</a> site.

if I did this would that code be passed through to all the pages


No

or would I have to do this to each page separately


I add it to all the pages that have my affiliate links, I think that correct... anyone else?
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eddie53
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Hi Davin,

You want the links to flow down through the silo.

This passes the page rank correctly.

All links that flow back up except, perhaps, to the home page and sitemap,
should be nofollow.

All links to pages such as contact me, legal etc must be nofollow.
You do not want to allocate pagerank to unneccessory pages
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davmontrose
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Ya ok Eddie that seems to make things a little clearer for me. So let's say I'm down say 16 pages from my subtopic, into articles related to that topic, and I place a link on that 16th page, to get back to the start of that subtopic, then I would use a "no follow' link, on that sort of link.

Correct :? Thanx Davin
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markling
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Just to clarify things here guys... Charles Heflin doesn't mention the passing on of "pagerank" in his Masterplan discussion. Siloing your site is not meant to control the "flow of pagerank" in your site. It's meant to ensure that the search engines consider your pages to be the most highly relevant, because they are mentioning and linking to (and receiving links from) other pages tightly relevant to that theme.

I just want to make sure nobody gets confused when people start throwing the "pagerank" word around.

Regards,
Mark
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davmontrose
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Hi guys, here's a sample of my code in those links in my nav bar, so how exactly would i adjust my code appropriately, for no follow, or should I be doing this for the whole page, still a little confused on this, not sure if, the suggestions are on course for what i need or not



<TR><TD height="4"></TD></TR><TR>
<TD align="left" valign="top" width="117" height="31"><A href="http://www.luvcomputers.com/contact-us.html"><IMG id="bv01380" src="bv01380.gif" alt="http://www.luvcomputers.com/contact-us.html" align="top" border="0" width="117" height="31" onmouseover="SwapImage(1,0,'bv01380','bv01380_over.gif')" onmouseout="SwapImage(0,0,'bv01380','bv01380.gif')"></A></TD>
</TR>


thanx Davin
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<TR><TD height="4"></TD></TR><TR>
<TD align="left" valign="top" width="117" height="31"><A href="http://www.luvcomputers.com/contact-us.html"><IMG id="bv01380" src="bv01380.gif" alt="http://www.luvcomputers.com/contact-us.html" align="top" border="0" width="117" height="31" onmouseover="SwapImage(1,0,'bv01380','bv01380_over.gif')" onmouseout="SwapImage(0,0,'bv01380','bv01380.gif')"></A></TD>
</TR>



First of all, my pet peeve is code in ALL CAPS. lol. Now that, that is out of the way. Let me continue. I would try to organize this to read a bit easier. Like so...

<tr>
<td height="4"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="left" valign="top" width="117" height="31"><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.luvcomputers.com/contact-us.html"><img id="bv01380" src="bv01380.gif" alt="http://www.luvcomputers.com/contact-us.html" align="top" border="0" width="117" height="31" onmouseover="SwapImage(1,0,'bv01380','bv01380_over.gif')" onmouseout="SwapImage(0,0,'bv01380','bv01380.gif')"></a>
</td>
</tr>


Adrian,
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davmontrose
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Well right on Adrian thanx. Actually that code is for the most part made by my site builder by itself. So I can't comment on the caps thing. But excellent, that clarifies everything for me. Thanx Davin
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