There is a theory of site architecture called flat site architecture. It's based on the Banner Design idea that since most links on a website go to the home page (not always true!), all pages on a site should link directly from the home page. welcome. So if you create a flowchart of a flat site's link patterns, it will look like the home page at the top, followed by hundreds or thousands of web pages on the next level, a click away from the home page. . The goal of a flat site architecture diagram Banner Design is for all web pages on a site to equally share the PageRank that points to the homepage.
The idea is that the ranking of all web pages Banner Design will benefit from receiving a share of PageRank that is directed to the homepage from links. John Mueller's answer presents a case where the flat site architecture diagram might not be a good idea. Advertising Banner Design Continue reading below What Mueller said: "On the other hand, if we have to do it on a per URL basis where the structure of the URL is really like we can't tell on the basis of the URL if it's part of the forum or the rest of your site, then we can't really group that into parts of your website. And then we'll kind of be forced to take an aggregate score across your entire site and apply it appropriately. I think we'll have Banner Design a bit more information on that as we get closer to announcing or…when we start using Core Web Vitals in search. "
Google Search Console can show how URLs affect the rest of the site Banner Design John Mueller then recommended using Google Search Console to see how individual URLs affect the rest of the site. “But it's something you can already look at a bit in Search Console. There is a Core Web Vitals report and if you drill down into individual issues you will also see that this URL affects so many similar URLs. And based on that, you can kind of already say… is Google able to figure out that my Banner Design forum is grouped together or is it not able to figure out if these go together. " Advertising Continue reading below To take away An important takeaway from Mueller's in-depth answer is that good site architecture can help Google understand what the different parts of a site are and what they're relevant to. Banner Design His answer implies that a flat site architecture diagram can work against a publisher's ranking aspirations. Sites that make it easier to understand different sections of a site may not experience a site-wide Core Web Vitals ranking effect. Watch John Mueller answer a question about Core Web Vitals scoring