Links: Pages Without Internal Outlinks

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Pages Without Internal Outlinks

Pages that do not contain links to other internal pages.

This can mean there are no links to other pages. However, it is also often due to the use of JavaScript, where links are not present in the raw HTML and are only in the rendered HTML after JavaScript has been processed.

If there are no links that use an <a> tag with an href attribute to other internal pages, the search engines and the SEO Spider will have trouble discovering and indexing them.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Links’ tab and ‘Pages Without Internal Outlinks’ filter and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

Enable JavaScript rendering mode (‘Config > Spider > Rendering’) to crawl pages with links that are only client-side in the rendered HTML.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when pages lack links to other internal pages.

For example if a page on the following website:

Did not have an internal link like:

<a href="">SEO Spider</a>

How To Fix

Review the pages and whether there are links in the raw or rendered HTML.

Switch to JavaScript rendering mode if links are only in the rendered HTML. While Google is able to render pages and see client-side only links, consider including important links server side in the raw HTML.

For pages that simply don’t link to any other internal pages, consider linking to other pages to help users continue in their journey and pass PageRank onwards.

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