Quick Traffic With Silos

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Hi Chad
Some how just got on your list great information. Love this idea as well

Many Thanks for Sharing. Is that you in the blog header?

Take Care

Hi Chadd thanks for your reply on my previous comment. I also want to know one more thing. Google says your every page should connected with the home page. But when we setup sub topics then the topics should connected with home page or not?

Hi Chad, will this work on a blog that you use pluggins to automatically add content such as wprobot.

It looks like this is a system that requires you to be more of an expert in the niche so you can structure it accordingly.

ANSWER: yes it auto adds content, you don’t have to be an expert

This would probably work the same if you no follow all other links on the silo pages (besides the one link to the next article). I think all this is doing is “sculpting” link juice, which is doable with no-follow as well. That way its like all your “menu’s” are invisible to the search engines.

I’m a drupal user and this is pretty easy to do w/ drupal (not so much with wp I think). You could create 2 identical menus, one normal, one no follow (using this module ). Then have the no follow one show up in place of the regular one on the “silo” pages.

Doing it this way will keep all the navigation in place for the user while manipulating the juice for the search engines.


Great post. I am looking to implement this with my wordpress website, which should be pretty easy. I would love to be added to your list… If you could make sure that you get me on it, as I check your website now everyday and going back through old posts….

I appreciate the questions and answers here, as originally I thought the silo structure was an off site backlinking wheel, but the Q&A cleared that up…

Thanks again..

I am really impressed with the type of imformation you are willing to share. Thank you.

I had been looking for a schematic drawer for some time and the yED that you recommended seems to work perfectly for my needs.

I have a couple questions please about the silos:

1. if one is not going to link to all articles from the home page (assuming this is a smaller site), then what use are the links to a website’s users. If they can’t navigate the site other than clicking one article after another, I do not see how that is user friendly. I must have missed something even though I have watched the video over and over and read the page with the schematic.

2. Along the same lines, if you only link to categories on the home page, then does the next page that has one category, have links to all the articles. I did read somewhere on this site that you mention only each article is linked one to the other.

3. I am wondering about the IP issue. For example, many people are claiming that links need to come from IPs other than your own. In fact, hosting companies are selling blocks of IPs so that it does not look like it comes from the same “network”. While I believe that you should just add links that are appropriate, regardless of the IP being the same, I wonder how siloing circumvents this issue.

If it is true that search engines do not like all the links on the same IP, then going through these elaborate ways to get ranking seems useless.
I honestly cannot get my head around why it is bad to link from another website on the same IP and why it is okay to make all these links in a silo which is obviously on the same IP.

I thank you in advance for clarification. I look forward to your emails. I did sign up.

ANSWER FROM CHAD: you make one navigation that is for pagerank/robot/search engine purposes (the silo nav structure) and you make a different nav structure using nonspiderable javascript links that is for users on the pages.

Wow, awesome! I’ve searching for something like this that could implement with WordPress. I’ve noticed that you have some pointers for bloggers wanting to silo their sites. I look forward to the email and thank you this is great info!.


Hi Chad,

What do you think of ‘virtual silos’ that have the main page than supporting pages pointing to that main page only?

For example, the main page you want to rank with 10 supporting pages pointing to that page and that page alone with the keyword as anchor text on each of those supporting pages.

Do you have information on how to do that on a WordPress site?


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