Google Supplemental Results & Rankings vs Internal Link Weight

Aug 26th

Over at Seo4fun, Halfdeck created some free tools to estimate your internal PageRank flow based on your internal linkage data and how you link out to other sites. He offers a free PHP script and a Java version. He also went into great detail to explain how to use his free Javascript version, offering better documentation than many paid tools.

Look at how you flow PageRank internally and compare that to your stats.

  • Is most of your traffic to category level pages, or are you flowing enough PageRank down to help the lower level pages get indexed and rank?
  • Which pages are getting the most traffic or making the most money. Does your link structure line up with that? If not, where can you add a few links to help further boost those earnings?
  • What low value pages are linked to way too much? Does it make sense to remove those links or use nofollow to prevent passing authority to them?

    I installed the PHP version here if you want to try it out.

    Half might add a PageRank scraping tool to the Java version. If he does that, grabs page titles, and grabs internal anchor text, then his tool would likely be superior to OptiSpider, which currently sells for $129.

  • Published: August 26, 2007

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    Comments

    Ben
    August 26, 2007 - 6:53am

    Just to point out its not a javascript version but a Java version

    August 26, 2007 - 10:44am

    Hi Aaron,

    The link you give for the PHP version on your site doesn't work.

    Julian.

    August 26, 2007 - 4:48pm

    Oops. Seems the last comment i was talking about wasn't posted. Anyway. Theres a bit of a xss exploit in that script. Check out http://www.internalpr.seobook.com/?root=&maxIterate=20&newroot=%3Ca+href... ....

    August 26, 2007 - 10:31pm

    Hi Ash
    I put nofollow in the page heading to limit the incentive for people to try to exploit that.

    August 27, 2007 - 12:58am

    I tried using your php tool for my blog and it took almost 15 minutes, but I did not get any result. is there any problem with the tool.

    Rakesh Raina
    August 27, 2007 - 7:25am

    I went to the url www.internalpr.seobook.com and tried for my url.

    With this, anyone can clog your bandwidth, so just be careful; because if somebody tries a site with loads of pages this url of yours hangs bcz possibly ur hosting server is not able to take that much or ur bandwidth is limited.

    Rakesh Raina
    August 27, 2007 - 7:25am

    I went to the url www.internalpr.seobook.com and tried for my url.

    With this, anyone can clog your bandwidth, so just be careful; because if somebody tries a site with loads of pages this url of yours hangs bcz possibly ur hosting server is not able to take that much or ur bandwidth is limited.

    August 29, 2007 - 12:07pm

    Just wondering about this...

    "What low value pages are linked to way too much? Does it make sense to remove those links or use nofollow to prevent passing authority to them?"

    Would you recommend nofollowing links to the privacy policy, terms & conditions, and contact pages? Or are those best left followed, because they link in with AdWords quality score?

    August 29, 2007 - 6:23pm

    Hi Stephen
    Perhaps you can leave those pages linked to with a normal HTML link without using nofollow on the link from your homepage but not provide direct static links to those pages on other pages from your site.

    August 30, 2007 - 3:12am

    I use PHP Nuke 7.9 thai version Do you think it will work for me?

    August 30, 2007 - 6:36am

    Hi Aaron,

    You might want to check the link on Xenu Sleuth on the page where you had the PHP version of this tool, broken link. Kind of uncanny that the tools check for broken links...

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