Doing a lot of research on “SEO Silo Structure” for websites. It seems to have quite the high amount of controversy whether this works or is just a theory. To me this seems like a logical way to outline a website. With good SEO techniques and every possible SEO feature included such as meta description, Google Schema’s, etc I think it is a valid option for ranking and having a clear path for visitors to go through.
SEO Silo Structure for Landing Pages
This is an infographic I made real quick to help me understand how to lay out an SEO Silo structure. The homepage of your website gives a clear path for each Keyword – each main keyword is a navigation link. Think of it as a category. Then within each keyword page are multiple posts, which modify the first keyword. For example, your first page is “Peanut Butter” and then your inner post pages would be modified on that keyword. Post titles like, “How to Make Your Own Peanut Butter” and/or “Alternatives to Peanuts”
Taking your first keyword and expanding it – however for each “keyword page” or Silo you have to be specific on that keyword. If you have three keyword pages, make sure to link all relevant modified keywords to the specific page keyword. That sounds confusing, but mainly keep a good flow or path for your visitors to follow.
Why Follow a Silo Path?
You are doing this to optimize for two things: Search Engines and Collecting Leads! You do this by making a specific landing page per Keyword. So, each modified keyword post links to a optimized landing page for that specific keyword. This helps you segment your mailing list AND increase optin leads by speaking directly to their keyword (that they found through searching).
May seem like a lot of work however with some good implementation this could work very well.
The debate about SEO Silo Structure is all about whether it works and who it’s designed for. It’s designed for visitors coming from search engines. Not just for search engines. You want a website that still provides value, has clear navigation and optimized for search engines.
Redesign The Wheel
I have been doing some PHP work and slowly working on my own SEO Silo CMS. This will allow people to install a script on their hosting – much like WordPress – but specifically to create this SEO Silo type website. I have been working on this and feels like I am trying to recreate WordPress – however this is different! Without the clutter and annoyances of installing many plugins to get a structured website going. I am doing it all within one CMS.
When will this software be available? Will it cost money? To be announced !
The Video That Inspired Me
Watch this video that explains how using the SEO Silo Structure to optimize for highly converting landing pages.
Wynter Jones develops web software. He has created over 30+ Wordpress plugins and been apart of a few large Internet Marketing launches.