The number of 'follow' links pointing to other pages on the same domain located on a page. This metric represents the amount of follow internal links on a page.
Within the column for ‘Outlinks (Follow)’, there is only one type of value returned for this which is as follows:
A number between 0 and infinity
This number is the total amount of follow links pointing to a different URL on the same domain or sub-domain, regardless if any of the following is true or not:
- If the page being linking to is indexable or not
- If the page being linking to is canonical or not
- The link returns any status code
- The link is redirected to another URL
The only requirement is that the link is set to ‘follow’.
The examples below show how this data can be used for SEO.
Pages with very high numbers of internal follow links distribute that authority in smaller packets than pages with fewer follow links. You can use this metric to identify these pages, for manually review.
This can also provide a good indication of the minimum amount of follow links on a page based on the templated links.
The list of guides below might be useful if you are analysing this data and want to know more about it:
Related column headers in Raptor website crawler reports:
- External Links (Follow)
- External Links
- In Links (Nofollow)
- In Links (follow)
- In links (Unique Follow)
- In links (Unique)
- In Links
- Outlinks (Unique)
There are several benefits to analysing internal linking data, such as those listed below:
- Identify follow out link Issues for SEO
- Identify all follow out links
- Identify a site’s follow out linking Structure
- Audit a site’s follow out links profile
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