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How Does Page Depth Affect SEO Performance?


Google uses PageRank to determine a page's importance by counting the number and quality of links pointing to it. Pages deeper within a site have less internal PageRank because they are linked less often.

It refers to how many clicks you need to take to get to a specific page from the homepage using the shortest path. A page directly linked to the homepage has depth 2 (the homepage itself is always 1!).

An accessible page only takes one click to reach, so it performs better than a page that requires more than three clicks.

Because deep pages are difficult to find, crawlers won’t check them as often as pages at depth 2 making them less likely to rank.

A tree graph can help you visualize the overall structure of your website and identify problematic pages.