Hallway Pages and Doorway Pages

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Hello Warriors,

I am little confuse with these two type of pages which shows in SERP.
Is there anyone kindly explain me about hallway pages and doorway pages with example?

Also want to hear expert views on it which one of these are good from SEO point of view.
How can I show such type of pages in SERP?

Thanks,
#doorway #hallway #pages
  • Profile picture of the author arindamroy
    Hi,
    Doorway page is that page which is very well optimized for high search rankings but when user clicks on that page, he will be redirected to another page.

    On the other hand, Hallway page is a page having all URLs of website. You can say it - HTML Sitemap. It's a technique of fast indexing.
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  • Profile picture of the author affilliate-script
    Originally Posted by jhakasseo View Post

    Also want to hear expert views on it which one of these are good from SEO point of view.
    How can I show such type of pages in SERP?

    Doorway pages are out-of-date by about 10 years

    Not only will they not work anymore - they'll get your site de-indexed by the search engines
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    • Profile picture of the author jhakasseo
      Originally Posted by affilliate-script View Post

      Doorway pages are out-of-date by about 10 years

      Not only will they not work anymore - they'll get your site de-indexed by the search engines
      Thanks but I know that.
      Hallway pages that I want to show in google.
      Would you have any information in this. What kind of SEO implementation I need to do?
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      • Profile picture of the author affilliate-script
        Originally Posted by jhakasseo View Post

        Thanks but I know that.
        Hallway pages that I want to show in google.
        Would you have any information in this. What kind of SEO implementation I need to do?

        I'm biased, as I sell a WordPress silo solution - but previously I used the bloggingunderground.com method of "pages not posts" - and that was/is an excellent method - just that I found something better
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  • Profile picture of the author ibarena
    Doorway page is black hat seo so it should be avoided.

    Hallway pages has links to all your SEO optimized pages. So it will have all URLs of the website. You submit this page to search engine, when spider crawls it, all the URLs get indexed. It is a technique for fast indexing.

    But I heard somewhere that their is some policy of max 100 URLs on the page.
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    • Profile picture of the author jhakasseo
      Originally Posted by ibarena View Post

      Doorway page is black hat seo so it should be avoided.

      Hallway pages has links to all your SEO optimized pages. So it will have all URLs of the website. You submit this page to search engine, when spider crawls it, all the URLs get indexed. It is a technique for fast indexing.

      But I heard somewhere that their is some policy of max 100 URLs on the page.
      THanks for the tip again can you tell me how can I show hallway pages.
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      • Profile picture of the author ibarena
        Originally Posted by jhakasseo View Post

        THanks for the tip again can you tell me how can I show hallway pages.
        Let's take an example from an electronic website with several category and subcategories. The typical hierarchy can be:

        Home Page > Electronics > Mobiles > Mobile-Cases

        This means a user clicks 3 times to reach Mobile-Cases page. Now some search engine algo say that more the number of clicks for a particular page (here Mobile Cases) from Home page the less important it is.
        This means we are telling SE that Mobile-Cases page is not that important.

        To counter this, Hallway pages are created. So it can be:

        Home Page > Hallway > Mobile-Cases

        i.e. we are trying to persuade SE that Mobile-Cases page is more important.

        I hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak09
    Doorway pages are used for spamindexing and hallway page is used to crawl the whole pages of a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author DizenSounds
    As others have said hallway and doorway pages shouldn't be used anymore. Yes you can rank them but its only a matter of time until they drop in the rankings.

    Mostly these are used to control the first page of a search term so that your website gets all of the click throughs.

    Hallways/doorway pages are easy to setup and is the reason that Google doesn't like them. They don't offer value to the searcher as the redirected page should be the page that ranks, not the doorway.
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    • Profile picture of the author jhakasseo
      Originally Posted by DizenSounds View Post

      As others have said hallway and doorway pages shouldn't be used anymore. Yes you can rank them but its only a matter of time until they drop in the rankings.

      Mostly these are used to control the first page of a search term so that your website gets all of the click throughs.

      Hallways/doorway pages are easy to setup and is the reason that Google doesn't like them. They don't offer value to the searcher as the redirected page should be the page that ranks, not the doorway.
      The thing is client is so much influence by other competitors website and he wants to see his website when someone search for megavenues in google want to show city pages like pune, mumbai etc other than contact us, careers, about page.

      I just want to show like this in SERP thats all I am looking for now.
      I will be glad if you can tell me how can I do show this? what methods or techniques need to apply for same.
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  • Profile picture of the author promo87
    Banned
    Doorway pages : created for spamdexing page.
    Hallway Pages: It is like a sitemap of website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery Moss
    A hallway page is usually nothing more than a list of links or anchor text links on a page. Once the search engine finds the page, it will index all links on the page. To make the hallway page look more relevant, you could add a full length article, RSS feed and other updating content along with some links (rather than mass links) and link to other pages which replicate the same effect (but with unique links on each page). That could negate the negative site map type effect you get with a hallway page.
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