Cross-link Pages to Help Ensure Google Can Discover Them to Decrease Reliance on Pagination
Focusing on improving internal linking across product and blog post pages is a good strategy for ensuring Google is able to find these pages on your site rather than relying on pagination.
Google Picks Link With Most Relevant Anchor Text to Understand Context With Multiple Internal Links to Same Page
When Google detects pages with multiple internal links to the same target page, it tries to pick the link which has the most relevant anchor text to understand the context.
Anchor Text is Used as a Ranking Signal to Understand Link Context
Google uses anchor text as a ranking signal to help understand the context of a link. John recommends implementing more useful anchor text which provides more meaningful information than "click here".
Internally Linked Parameter URLs Might be Indexed Even if Canonical Points to Clean Version
When using parameter URLs for internal linking, it isn’t always guaranteed that the clean version of the URL be indexed if there is a canonical tag to this version. This is because Google has to weigh up which URL should be shown in search.
Internally Link to Seasonal Content so Google Will Index It
Publish seasonal content far enough in advance for Google to index it for the required period, and also internally link to this content so Google knows these pages are important and relevant to users which will improve indexing.
Don’t Nofollow Links to Standard Pages Like Terms of Service
There is no need to nofollow links to detail pages that exist on most sites, like Terms of Service. Google is good at understanding the content of pages and recognising these standard pages that most sites have.
Google Doesn’t Select Homepages as the Most Important Page by Default
Google doesn’t automatically decide that the homepage is the most important page on a site. This is an effect often seen because Google’s signals indicate the homepage is important e.g. through internal linking and backlinks.