Best Tool For Silo Sites

by magwoi
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In effort to expand some of my profitable Adsense sites, what is the best tool to build large Silo structured sites. You know the ones with categories and articles under the categories...all automatically interlinked.

Their used to be a tool a few years ago ... "SEO Portal", but that cost like $800 per month and it did do a lot more.

I am sure there are many cheap alternatives these days.

I would be grateful for any recommendations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
    With a bit of tweaking you can create a silo structured site in Wordpress and then of course XSitePro does a good job. The silo approach has moved on a bit to be honest. It used to rely to an extent on using nofollow on some internal links so as to prevent theme bleed.

    With Matt Cutts' admission that even though nofollow prevents PR from being passed to the recipient page, that same PR will just evaporate now. This basically means PR sculpting is a waste of time.

    Just ensure that you interlink articles inside the silo to strengthen the theme of each silo and try to keep all links out of the silo both internal and external to a minimum.

    Originally Posted by magwoi View Post

    In effort to expand some of my profitable Adsense sites, what is the best tool to build large Silo structured sites. You know the ones with categories and articles under the categories...all automatically interlinked.

    Their used to be a tool a few years ago ... "SEO Portal", but that cost like $800 per month and it did do a lot more.

    I am sure there are many cheap alternatives these days.

    I would be grateful for any recommendations.
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    • Profile picture of the author WareTime
      A keyboard, an html editor and an operating system that supports directories are the best tools.

      A silo structure is what those of us that build sites by hand end up with out of necessity. You need the directories to organize content, or you'd have too many files at the root to manage. (I don't build mini sites)

      There are products that can silo. Xsite can, but when siloing first came out it was a bit flakey, seems better the last time I used it. Wordpress can do this with category/postname type configuration.

      The whole bit about distinct silo's where each silo only linked back to the main page is a bit overdone. As we now know, pr sculpting is dead.

      I think siloing is a good technique in that it provides a well organized site that googlebot either likes or understands very well.

      Lest some of you think manually is no way to build a site, try wrestling with your wordpress theme to get the menu's exactly like you like them.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    I honestly think its overrated, its all about internal PR flow, but the real world benefit...?!

    I think you should simply create a good structure with categories/tags on your blog and use a good theme (like thesis) or All in One SEO plugin. Internal silo structure is just another thing SEOs tend to overthink, in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmresources
    I don't know, I went back and have completely redone a couple of my sites, which really took some time, to make them fit the silo structure and with no other efforts have seen an increase in both traffic and rankings. I think it is well worth the effort, and would love to have some kind of wordpress plugin to help create a true silo structure on a wordpress platform.

    Ware time is right, wordpress is a great platform, but takes a lot of manual tweaking to get things exactly how you want them. I've built all my "silo" sites with simple html.
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    • Profile picture of the author JAAffiliates
      The truth is, creating a silo structure can be done manually but it's tedious, time consuming and needs maintaining. For me, Dan Raine's Wordpress Silo Plugin is an absolute boon and it's saved me hours of tiresome tweaking. Granted the $97 price tag is a little hefty, but if like me you have a number of sites, it's a pretty small investment for the time you're going to save.
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