The Power of a Deep Link Within The First 200 Characters

Not many people realize the power of deep linking into your own site within the first paragraph of your blog post, article, PR release, etc. No, this is not suggested because Google might give more value to links higher within the content. It’s simpler.

Whenever your “content” is republished somewhere … many times you’ll notice that the website will show a brief intro to content (usually your first paragraph) and then offer a link to read further. Well, isn’t it nice when your deep links are right there on top, closer to the index page, visible not only to people who read the article but also to search engine’s spiders?

My only suggestion is … keep it natural.

4 Comment(s)

  1. Excellent, excellent suggestion!

    Stoney deGeyter | Dec 13, 2006 | Reply

  2. Stoney … now when you use this strategy be sure to add a link to my blog right beside your deep link. Supposedly Google likes people who share the link love. 😉

    Igor Mordkovich | Dec 13, 2006 | Reply

  3. Brilliant suggestion. I was just thinking about this 3 days ago when I modified my RSS to add something like “Originally posted at OFlaherty” so that I would get a little link love back from sites the reposted my entire feed.

    Paul OFlaherty | Jan 5, 2007 | Reply

  4. Very interesteing read, I’m going to try this right away.

    Thanks for a great Blog!

    Erik Johnels | Apr 8, 2008 | Reply

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