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Will Search engines read paginated content as distinct pages?

  1. 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

  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. 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

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

  6. 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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