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How To Increase Your Content's Visibility In A Search Engine - Cross linking your articles to increase readership

Updated on December 26, 2013

One of the great ways to increase readership for your published articles is to cross-link or connect your published works. This not only helps readers to browse your other contents with ease but also helps to increase the keyword density of your contents thereby increasing the visibility of your articles in the search engine rankings. [P] . The ensuing article will provide an insightful guide on how you can cross-link and connect your contents to increase readership.

You can cross-link your works by placing link of published contents either in between the paragraphs of the current article - most specifically after paragraphs that make mention of a particular idea which has actually been elaborated in another article you have written. You could also put the links below the page - just after where the current discussion ends before the comment section. Readers would be able to see the link after reading or when scrolling downwards to view the comment by other readers .Another way to put links to other contents on the page is to just highlight some particular keywords or points within the current content and link them to a related article that provides detailed explanation on a particular point or idea.

You can also crosslink your current article to the other contents by placing article links above the page (i.e. between the title of article page and the introduction of the content). This strategy is very useful when the article is very long. After reading for a while, a reader may decide whether to continue reading or not. When the current content doesn't really answer the exact questions that reader would like to be answered on the topic , he or she may want to click on another title that he or she believes would provide the answers he or she actually wants on the particular topic . When the links are on top or the side of the page, it becomes a lot more easier for the reader to click and go to read your other articles than scrolling all the way down to find other links when the article is long. In simple words, placing article links on top of the page helps to make the rest of your content easily accessible on very long articles .It helps the readers to see other interesting related articles that they may want to read.

However, you could also put links to the same contents above your content as well as below the page (before the comment section). When you have a very interesting article written, most of your readers may want to finish reading it before they even decide to click on any other link to read more. When you put the links on top as well as below the page, your readers are easily able to access your other related articles contents after reading the current content without having to scroll all the way back to the top. This is very good for very long but interesting articles that you are sure of holding its reader from start to finish. When they are not able to complete the whole content, they could also easily go to click on links to the other contents just on top of the page. In simple words, placing links to your other related contents both on top of the page and below, makes them easily navigable depending on which side of the page the reader is closer to. Once they see it the links on the top of the page, they would which one of them to click on after reading or when they have got to the bottom.

Make sure that the links you place on the current page are closely related to the current page content and that which provides detailed information on particular point within the current one - for readers to read more to understand your ideas better .You can make the links to other related articles more apparent by titling the link capsule.

Please feel free to give your comment and suggestions below. You can also contact me if you want to write articles for your blogs, website or for any proof reading service. Contact me for also advice and tutorials on SEO or how you can upgrade your website in order to gain more traffic.


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      Don Levine 5 years ago from Rochester, New Hampshire

      Great article, thanks