Linking into the SILO structure? Thoughts?

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I'm nearing completion on a big project of mine. It's all tightly SILO'd.

Example:

wf.com/juicer-reviews
wf.com/blender-reviews

Those then branch into:

wf.com/juicer-reviews/review1
wf.com/juicer-reviews/breville

wf.com/blender-reviews/review3
wf.com/blender-reviews/review2

Each section has its own customized sidebars to link to that categories reviews. The main navbar only contains links to the main categories, e.g. Blenders and Juicers.

However, I'm thinking of doing:

wf.com/blog/

If I was to create a post, say:

wf.com/blog/why-you-need-a-juicer-this-christmas

Would linking to wf.com/juicer-reviews or even wf.com/juicer-reviews/review2 hurt the SILO structure?

I'll only be linking into the SILO structure, not out of it.

Wondering how this would affect the site's relevancy.

Any ideas?
#linking #silo #structure #thoughts
  • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Icematikx View Post

    I'm nearing completion on a big project of mine. It's all tightly SILO'd.

    Example:

    wf.com/juicer-reviews
    wf.com/blender-reviews

    Those then branch into:

    wf.com/juicer-reviews/review1
    wf.com/juicer-reviews/breville

    wf.com/blender-reviews/review3
    wf.com/blender-reviews/review2

    Each section has its own customized sidebars to link to that categories reviews. The main navbar only contains links to the main categories, e.g. Blenders and Juicers.

    However, I'm thinking of doing:

    wf.com/blog/

    If I was to create a post, say:

    wf.com/blog/why-you-need-a-juicer-this-christmas

    Would linking to wf.com/juicer-reviews or even wf.com/juicer-reviews/review2 hurt the SILO structure?

    I'll only be linking into the SILO structure, not out of it.

    Wondering how this would affect the site's relevancy.

    Any ideas?
    Inbound links aren't going to hurt anything, besides the .../blog/... isn't even part of the existing silos. In that case it's not really any different than an organic inbound link from an external domain. Assumes your not trying to silo the blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Inbound links aren't going to hurt anything, besides the .../blog/... isn't even part of the existing silos. In that case it's not really any different than an organic inbound link from an external domain. Assumes your not trying to silo the blog.
      I imagined that to be the case.

      I'm just wondering as TopTenReviews have a blog on each section.

      E.G: juicers.toptenreviews.com/blog/best-juicers-this-xmas

      Perhaps they do it because each hub sits on a subdomain though.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Maybe I'm blind but I don't see a blog per sub-domain. I only took a quick glance at the site.

    Example: http://tablets-review.toptenreviews.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author LJKrooker
    Hey Icematikx - Sorry I can't contribute to answering your actual question, instead I have one for you!

    I am starting a new site and looking into the Silo structure (bit of a newb overall). Was wondering if you had any advice or tips on the process now you've nearly finished. (Anything from resources, workflows, what you built the site in, I'm most likely using Wordpress, if you did, did you use a theme or plugin?).

    Good luck with your site!
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