Why You Should Use Deep Links In Your Blog Posts

Deep Links

Deep Links

When we look at why we should use deep links in our blog posts we should first be clear about exactly what they are.

A deep link is basically an internal link in your post.  So you might be writing an update on an old post so you can link to that older post, you might be writing about something you have mentioned before, you can link to that post and so on.  I’m sure you get the picture.

So why are deep links important?

Well, having internal links does a couple of powerful things for you and your blog.  Firstly it will keep your readers on your blog for longer as they will click through to read the post you mention to get more information on what you are talking about.  Secondly it helps you to capitalize on search engine optimization.  You will have keywords that will link these posts, they will form a network of related articles that will be better seen by the search engines.

And what is the best way to include a deep link?

Deep links are better when they are natural, not manufactured or put in just because you think you should.  If you are writing about SEO you won’t link to an article about making videos just because in one sentence it mentions SEO.  Unless you were specifically writing about SEO for videos and then you can link back to that previous post.  So always make it relevant to the topic you are writing about.

Remember your keywords are important.  Look for related keywords in your linked posts because this is the tie that keeps the posts together and creates the linked network.

If you want to know more about deep links and why they are good for your blog go and check The Seven Commandments of Internal Links because it really sums the whole topic up nicely.

How hard do you try to put deep links into your posts?  Or external links, do you look for related posts when you are writing?

Enjoy the journey!

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  1. Def! I always do series so I can seamlessly do link backs 😀

    1. Hi Ophelia, thanks for visiting. Series are a great way to include deep links, yes.

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  2. Great tips! I’m still learning different things with blogs and deep links have been really useful in keeping people on my website. 🙂

    1. Hi Tabitha, thanks for visiting. Yes, deep links will do that, it’s one of the great things about them.

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  3. lately I have used inlinkz to drop related posts into another blog post easily. I am not certain if that gives the same results though. You can see how I did it in the Foodie Friday Link Party I attached to this post.
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    1. Hi Elise, thanks for visiting. I’ll take a look at that, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hi Mandy,

    I have toyed with dropping deep links in my blog posts and it sure works well. As long as it is in conformity with the subject I do find that people click!

    -Donna
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    1. Hi Donna, thanks for visiting. I agree, some people put the links there just because they can, they really do have to fit or they don’t work with the algorithms.

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  5. Definitely deep links is great way to keep the link juice flowing within sites. For me, the best reason is the user engagement. I have noticed that posts with a lot of internal links do make users stay longer on site, especially visitors from search engine.
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    1. Hi Odira, thanks for visiting. User engagement is so important and deep links certainly helps with this. You can see from stats and analytics just how well it is working.

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  6. Interesting… I’ll be sure to try this out some time in the future. Thank you for teaching me about deeplinks.
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    1. Hi Barry, thanks for visiting. Deep links are really worth learning.

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  7. great tip for engaging visitors in your blog…deep links really help in linking your blog post to other related post and helps in giving more information on that particular topic….great post…Thanks you for sharing Mandy Allen…!!
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    1. Hi Arvind, thanks for visiting. Yes, deep links will keep visitors on your blog for longer.

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  8. Wonderful sharing! I try to learn how to get more traffics to my site. I found here you provide great information on building deep link. I will go back and build my internal link again.
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    1. Hi Dorado, internal links are very important, do use them

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      1. Thank you Mandy. On your tips now.
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        1. Hi Dorado, thanks for visiting.

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  9. Hi Mandy, great post, internal linking is a must use strategy for SEO along with linking out to authorities on the subject your posting about. Google is really about the exchange of information and Google wants people to find the most relevant information for what people search for. So, internally linking and linking out keeps the flow of information so, in effect, you are helping Google provide the relevant information being searched. Internal linking does take some work though as you have to pop back into old posts, but it’s always a good idea to pop back in to update posts anyway. If you are short on time there are a number of plugins that will link posts together, but it is always better to do it yourself and control the link text. If you’re using Yoast SEO, the paid version will suggest relevant posts for linking, with there Cornerstone content feature… Regards Dexter
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    1. Hi Dexterroona, thanks for visiting. I love to use internal and external links for sure. Sometimes it’s hard to find an authority post on something I write about but when I do I am quite happy to use the source and link back to it. It’s important to recognise when someone writes something pertinent to your own topic for sure.

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  10. Awesome post over here.Deep links help in getting backlinks.Am now learnt about deep links.

    1. Hi Paulah, thanks for visiting. Deep links are important, so are external links.

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  11. Hi,

    It is great to hear that by deep linking , we can engage people in our posts. i am a beginner in blogging and i research a lot about basics of blogging and the methods that can improve the position in SERP. This is a very informative one and i will definitely use this strategy in my blogs. Thank You

    1. Hi Ayur, thanks for visiting. Yes, try anything you can to keep readers on your blog.

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  12. Hi,

    Deep links in our blogs are important because they keep visitors on your blog for longer.Thanks for the Post….!
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    1. Hi Rakesh, thanks for visiting. Yes, and we all want our visitors to stay for longer.

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  13. Wow Deep Links is so amazing.Glad that see this information thank for sharing this.

    1. Hi Rooy, thanks for visiting.

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  14. Deep links are always preferred as strong backlinks in blogging.
    When it comes to our website, Urbaneparent we sell school uniforms, shoes, bags online and also attached blogs to it. So it is important for us to do the same.
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    1. Hi Prasad, thanks for visiting. Thanks for your informed thoughts on deep links.

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  15. I am a beginner in blogging but I know if you want to use deep links you pick amazing traffic. Thanks a lot
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    1. Hi Dev, thanks or visiting.Yes, the traffic will stay with you longer if you use deep links.

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  16. yes, we should use deep links in our blog but we have to need to post strong content to promote a blog. When blog promoted the cause of your good info content then your deep links should be work for your website or blog.
    Thanks for sharing
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    1. Hi Gajendra, thanks for visiting. Yes, strong content is also necessary to engage your readers.

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  17. Nice article about Deep Links as most of people always discuss about Deep Links so this article is perfect for Deep Links

    1. Hi Monika, thanks for visiting. Deep links are good to have for sure.

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    2. Hi Monika, thanks for visiting. Thanks for sharing your insight!

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  18. Hi Mandy

    Love your thoughts on deep links and thumbs up for sharing. Take Care

  19. Hi Mandy! I am newer to blogging, and this information is very useful! I can see how adding some deep links within my posts will keep my readers on my blog for longer. Thank you so much for this!
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  20. Hi Mandy,
    Deep linking has always been a part of SEO. And Writing the similar types of on the same kind of topic can help in deep linking.
    Although,
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a good weekend.
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