Over Linking: Many Say It Can Hurt Your SEO Efforts

Sep 10, 2010 • 7:39 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

Imagine you go slap happy with the internal linking on your site. You try to make sure you effectively link all important keywords on your pages to the appropriate internal pages but you go overboard. Can it hurt you?

We asked this question less than a month ago, after reading a WebmasterWorld thread. And most SEOs believe you can indeed hurt your SEO efforts by over linking to internal pages.

Of the 182 responses, 60% said Yes, you can hurt yourself by over linking internal links. 37% said no you can't.

The other responses mostly say, "it depends."

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

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Luke Jones

09/10/2010 01:29 pm

The website where I work has recently been penalised, the only thing that was wrong with the site (in SEO terms) is over-linking internally. The link structure was a complete mess.

Tim D

09/12/2010 02:13 am

@Luke - If the link structure was a complete mess, can you really fault OVER linking?

SEO Professionals

08/19/2011 02:13 am

Other than driving quality traffic directly from article marketing, it can also affect the SEO performance of your site. Article marketing is one of the best ways to get back links to your site, which in turn increase your link popularity. However, in order to boost your SEO performance with article marketing, you will need to optimize the anchor texts in your articles.

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