We have some branch pages, but these are not linked directly to our category pages.Is that a problem if we want to rank those categories to rank for those branches, or can Google work it out?
JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):
Not completely sure what you mean with. But in general, if these are pages within your website that aren’t well linked with the rest of your website, then it makes it really hard for us to figure out what the context is of these pages, and to for example, that they exist, or that they’ve recently changed, or that we need to go off and crawl them again and index them again. So the easier we can reach all of your pages within your website by starting anywhere within your website, the more likely we’ll be able to crawl through everything without having any problems, and the easier it will be for us to see those pages as well, because we understand the context of those pages a little bit better.