When a business is trying to implement an SEO campaign, either by itself or by using an SEO agency, the subject of backlinks will inevitably arise. Backlinks are often referred to as the oxygen that fuels rankings, and that is a pretty good analogy given that they are essential for an SEO campaign to deliver high rankings.
Whenever backlinks are being discussed the focus is usually on external links. In other words, the links are all coming from other websites. However, what is often overlooked is the fact that creating links internally can have a hugely positive effect on the SEO of a website and they also offer up other benefits.
The first benefit is that because these links are all going to be within your own website, you do not need to ask anyone’s permission to create them. This means that you can easily generate an effective internal linking strategy that maximises your SEO and subsequently improves your rankings.
One caveat we must highlight here is that there is a risk that website owners go to town with their internal linking and end up doing more harm than good. Simply generating dozens of internal links randomly is not going to produce any benefits at all. Google is wise to just about every shortcut out there and that applies to excessive internal linking. Too many links and links created for no apparent reason are to be avoided.