In this article, I want to talk about giving your site an immediate SEO boost by interlinking your own relevant pages within your site.
It’s commonly understood that backlinks from other sites pointing to your site give you a good boost SEO, but those are hard to get.
So something you can do on day one by yourself easily links from your site to your site, and that’s something you have control over.
whereas you have a lot less control and you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get those traditional backlinks from other sites pointing to yours.
So that’s hard and that’s something for our lot later.
Hopefully, you don’t have to get stuck doing that too much because it really is a long process and not an easy process.
But the interlinking of your own pages is a highly recommended, highly effective strategy, totally a wide strategy that you can do on day one for your site.
So this is a regular websites, regular post.
I’ll show you how it works.
So you see here, if I scroll down, there are some links, but these are links not to my site.
These are links to external sites and Zappos.
We don’t particularly care about these in this particular section.
What we do care about is here is this paragraph where I actually link to this other post of mine on
how to get Google traffic, which is you see very related to this post on SEO Keyword Research.
And this is obviously a post from an extremely long time ago.
It’s just any old post I could have used any page to show you this.
The links are the same.
So basically I linked to relevant pages on my site, an online marketing page.
You see here inbound marketing, relevant pages, and the keywords in the link that’s called anchor text.
And the anchor text tells Google what that page is all about.
So I’m telling Google, hey, the page I’m linking to is on how to get Google traffic.
And of course, this page I’m trying to get it to rank for the keyword, how to get Google traffic on
I’m trying to get it to rank for online marketing.
And this page, I’m trying to get it to rank for how to do inbound marketing.
So interlinking this way is actually very easy.
And I’ll show you the HTML for how this works.
And WordPress, if I click on edit post, will go right to this post.
And you see in WordPress it’s actually really easy to link things.
You just insert an edit link and you can link anything you want and then they have a tab for text and you’ll see the HTML just looks like this.
That’s the HTML, a graph, that’s an HTML tag and basically, a link that goes right back to a page on my site with any internal URL.
And the best way to interlink is inside text to relevant pages.
And what you want to do is don’t always use the same anchor text because that will look a little suspicious to Google, but change it up a little bit.
Just vary it up with your keywords and don’t interlink like a crazy amount.
Don’t overdo anything.
Just link naturally to relevant pages, but make sure that all your pages are accurately and relevantly interlinked whenever it’s appropriate.
And that will be really strong for Google.
So all you’re also so all your pages should have links to related pages on your site.
And another tip is that if you’re trying to add more content to some existing pages because, you know, a lot more content does help a little bit in the rankings, then one idea for additional content can be a paragraph about something related to that page on which you’re writing about.
That paragraph can link to another page of yours.
So, for example, if there is a particular article we’re on is about inbound market marketing.
And let’s say I was struggling with content ideas and I wanted to increase it.
Well, I could maybe add a paragraph all well having all about keyword research.
And then right away I would be able to link to keyword research.
So you can strategically add paragraphs so that you can link additional content or as you see I’m doing here, you can actually add paragraphs that you can embed videos if you’re trying to rank videos.
This is too many videos, by the way.
I think I way overdid it on embed in the videos.
But you see the idea that if you have one or two videos embedded, it actually does add to your content the quality of the page.
This is too much, but just a little bit does help.
And so this is how you can strategically grow the size of your page and at the same time keeping in mind that you can Keep interlinking pages with every additional added piece of content.