How serious is Google about internal linking report? Considers the links from sub-directories too?

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Hi community members,

It's been clearly said by Google to interlink the important pages across the website and they give top interlinked pages in "Links report".

They do consider the links from the sub-directories like example.com/blog, etc. to sum up the internal linking .

But we do employ multiple sub directories and link to various pages which may not be that important to rank, example "terms of use" page at footer section. So, obviously these non-important pages might be over linked as per the search console "internal links report".

Will this make Google to consider the highest linked pages as most important and they try to give ranking importance to them? How about links from sub directories?

Please clarify and share your opinions.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by michealtech View Post

    Hi community members,

    It's been clearly said by Google to interlink the important pages across the website and they give top interlinked pages in "Links report".

    They do consider the links from the sub-directories like example.com/blog, etc. to sum up the internal linking .

    But we do employ multiple sub directories and link to various pages which may not be that important to rank, example "terms of use" page at footer section. So, obviously these non-important pages might be over linked as per the search console "internal links report".

    Will this make Google to consider the highest linked pages as most important and they try to give ranking importance to them? How about links from sub directories?

    Please clarify and share your opinions.
    In better than theory, you are going to have pages like "Home" and "About us" and "terms of use" that are over linked. As a single variable... how many internal links does a page have? is not the only way Google determines a pages "Weight"

    If you look at a pages ability to match a searchers INTENT and then apply a pages weight and the context of the internal linking to that page, THEN you are getting somewhere. Think about the last time you saw a "Terms of Use" page in the serps... unless you were specifically searching "terms of Use" its not to often.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Somehow these kind of important pages in footer section sometimes will be important because when your new visitor search about your brand Google will provide the needed page of information to the user.
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  • Profile picture of the author codyhay
    I guess interlinking the main page, contact us & about us page will give your users some insight about your business and is good for SERP too.
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