Day 4: Interlink Your Pages and Posts

Written by Don P on . Posted in Challenge #1 (2015)

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Internal Linking Diagram

Some of the best shit this planet has to offer starts with the prefix "inter": The interstate, the internet, the intercourse. But the word "interlink" is seldom used outside the bedroom of two gay men red vining.

However, interlinking — when used in the context of blogging — is a huge advantage to bloggers when they're trying to enhance a reader's experience and generate more traffic. If that clear-as-fucking-mud diagram above isn't doing it for you, let me explain. As you're adding more content to your blog or website you'll have more opportunity to link your posts together so that readers can view more pages of your blog.

Try to get into this habit early so you won't have to scroll through hundreds of posts in an attempt to find relevant keywords to link to some of your other posts. I've been doing this since the start of DonDoes30 but find that I naturally add links from new posts to older ones as I'm writing. However, it takes some time and dedication to go back and link old posts to new ones.

Interlinking: The Easy Way

An easier method is to add "Read More..." links at the bottom of your page which lists other related posts. This can automatically be updated and accomplished with a "related links" plugin. Some of you may have noticed I added "More from Don Does 30" a while ago to help boost traffic. Although this method is easier, I've found that in content links get more clicks at a much higher rate than the "related posts" at the end of articles.

The irony of this post is I don't have a single interlink within the text of the post, whatsoever.

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