What Exactly is an Internal Link and How do They Help?
Internal Links are hyperlinked keywords and phrases that point at a page on the same domain as the domain that the link exists on.
In layman’s terms, an internal link is one that points to another page on the same site.
Use your descriptive keywords and phrases in anchor the text that match the keywords the source page is trying to target. So, if you are blogging about a silver necklace you just made be sure to link back to your silver necklace in your Indiemade shop. Use “silver necklace” as your keyword and link it to your item.
Internal links are links that go from one page on a site to a different page on the same site. Internal links are mainly used in site navigation.These type of links are useful for a number of reasons:
- They allow readers to navigate a website.
- They help establish information hierarchy for the given website.
- They help spread link juice (ranking power) around websites.
- Insure that your website gets properly spidered and that all pages are found by the search engines
- Build the relevancy of a page to a keyword phrase
- Increase the PageRank of an internal page
The only requirement for an internal link is you have to have pages where you can create hyperlinked keywords. There are opportunities on every page of an Indiemade site to place an internal link.
- Shop main page
- Item pages
- Unlimited Shop Sections
- Unlimited Events
- Unlimited Galleries
- Unlimited Blog Posts
- Unlimited News Updates
With the items and all the unlimited pages your site can grow quickly and get indexed by Google quickly with the proper SEO and back linking off site.
Check out what happens when you have more pages to promote and optimize for search engines. Here is a screen shot of my traffic to my Indiemade site in it’s first week.
Imagine hundreds of pages on your own site optimized for your keywords and phrases. .. that’s the power of Indiemade‘s platform!
Here are some examples of these pages put to use.
Each one of your events the you create appear on your calender and have their own separate page. Each event gives you another opportunity for internal linking. Internal linking helps your Google ranking and helps your buyers navigate through your site. You can see in the example below that I am using the key phrase “modern steampunk necklace” as my anchor text.
Another great feature that Indiemade offers are galleries. You have an unlimited amount of galleries which is awesome! Galleries give you a chance to be creative and show off your work. To stick with the theme of great SEO, there are also opportunities to add text and links using your keywords.
Check out this creative use for a gallery: aSharee Design is using one of her unlimited galleries as a way to show off her sold items.
Here is a quick look at the SEO for a item page on Indiemade. Titles, keywords, descriptions, internal linking, and the ability to change the alt tag in every single picture, make up the strong SEO of an Indiemade listing.
To keep track of all this traffic coming in you will have to install Google Analytics for your site. It is a extremely simple task , and the video below I show you how to get it done in less than 3 mins!!
Installing Google Analytics for your Indiemade site.
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Without traffic and views coming to your Indiemade shop, you will neve make any sales. Getting shoppers into your shop is the first step to making sales. There are many ways to get traffic but the best way is free traffic from Google. There are millions of searches everyday and proper SEO (search engine optimization) can help you harness the power of Google.
The great thing is that Indiemade has made it easy for sellers to maximize their SEO. Simple SEO is an easy-to-follow guide that can help any Indiemade shop owner properly set up their shop for SEO.
I have been selling online since 2007. In this step-by-step how-to I will show you how I get over 700 visitors just from Google and other search engines per month.
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Set up your pinboards for maximum effectiveness – so your visitors will know that you are the authority in your niche.
Pin consistently – it’s not as random as it looks, and if you try to use Pinterest that way, you’ll be wasting your time.
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It’s a lot to take in all at once, but I’ve broken it down into a simple, actionable plan you can easily implement.
- The Pinterest Vocabulary – because if I don’t understand that, I’ll be lost from the start!
- The Pinterest Tools – So I can pin faster and more efficiently, and help my blog visitors to do the same.
- The Pinterest Etiquette – because looking like a newbie isn’t good for business!
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