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Will Search engines read paginated content as distinct pages?

  1. dominicambrose
    Member

    I have a long page that is a glossary and the problem is that it has 90 links on it, attracting the ire of Yahoo. I have been advised (here) to break it up into several subpages. I would like to do that by paginating, rather than setting up separate pages, but I don't know whether that will solve my Yahoo problem (which regularly banishes my blog to limbo). Will a paginated glossary appease the gods of Yahoo?

    The blog I need help with is dominicambrose.wordpress.com.

  2. So far my experience has been that it doesn't matter whether you use pagination on a single long page or Parent/Child Pages, they all have to be interlinked for search engines to pick them up. In addition to pagination, on my Copyright FAQ I also used "previous" and "next" links in a table added in the HTML editor. My KnitNatterings are Parent/Child Pages using "previous" and "next" links via a table.

    Whether this will appease the gods of Yahoo, who knows? Regardless, everything I have shows up in search engines.

  3. dominicambrose
    Member

    Your KnitNatterings page is something I would like to do elsewhere on my blog... so I found it interesting. However, for this problem I will just paginate. I don't know if I made it clear, but my problem is that Yahoo reads this page as spam because of the high number of links that appear to be disconnected. I am hoping the pagination will break them up so that Yahoo search engine will no longer find them an appalling breach of netiquette.

  4. Ah, I see now where that could be a problem.

    Unfortunately, I don't know of any method to let webcrawlers know that your Glossary page is "legit" and not a link fest trying to up search engine ranking. All they see are the multitudinous links.

  5. Here's the post that jiggled my memory about serving up multiple offsite links
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/featured-blogs-let-people-vote?replies=13

    Food for thought certainly, but I don't see any way around it. tsp? rain?

  6. dominicambrose
    Member

    Yikes, that post is scary. I republished one glossary with far fewer links, and the other glossary as four pages of pagination. I got advice from raincoaster orginally on this, but I don't know how to make it rain again. Maybe I should have continued to comment on my original thread. Just call me Major Screw-up.

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