Linking to Your Own Articles

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  1. Jule Romans profile image94
    Jule Romansposted 3 years ago

    I have checked out most of the new style guides, but I am still confused about one thing.

    If we have closely related content that would be useful to our readers, AND we use appropriate anchor text links, how many times is it appropriate to our own articles within a single network site?

    I have some articles that would work well as a series. I know the previous guideline was no more than two links. Is that still the case?

    1. Kyler J Falk profile image90
      Kyler J Falkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      From my own experience: So long as what you are linking is on a niche site, and the way you link to your own article is aesthetically appropriate and relevant, then a link or two is fine. However, I also know that even if it is all perfectly acceptable, it is still frowned upon. It is especially frowned upon if it becomes repetitive, like a series quickly begins to copy itself to the point of seeming spammy.

      Basically, I'd avoid linking your own articles unless it is absolutely crucial to the info you are presenting and there is no way to include excerpts in an acceptable way.

      Then again, I've seen many successful authors here include links to multiple unrelated articles and still get transferred to niche sites, so my knowledge on the topic is best called incomplete.

    2. OldRoses profile image94
      OldRosesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think that there is a limit to the number of links in an article.  I write on gardening and often link to other articles I've written on plants or gardening techniques that are mentioned in my articles.  I have never had a problem with multiple (more than two) links in any of my articles going to other articles that I've written on other niche sites.

    3. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are mixing up the 2 links to external sites guideline. There is no limit to the number of internal links as long as it is done in a way that is beneficial to the reader. Anything that is unnecessary or badly formated would probably be edited.

      I always make it a point to link out to anything that I have previously written that is related to the topic as this helps the article being linked to rank better on search engines in addition to pointing readers to another helpful resource.

    4. Jule Romans profile image94
      Jule Romansposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you guys very much. That clears it up. Appreciate it.

  2. Abby Slutsky profile image92
    Abby Slutskyposted 3 years ago

    This was a great question and something I hadn't thought about. Thanks for the info.


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