A directory page is added to website to create a network of links. By adding various links for pages on the same networks, a sophisticated framework of links to other websites in the network is then created.
Having a directory page signals to search engine robots that the website forms part of a network of related content. It also means that users who visit the website, will have a wealth of options to choose from in terms of content, information, and related websites.
It is important to establish a network you can link on a directory page. But that is not all. You must ensure that the content that is linked is related to the content of the actual website. Therefore, do not index unreliable links on the directory page.
A directory page may not be easily visible on the website, but its value to search engine robots is immeasurable.
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