Best Pagination Examples
In web development, pagination refers to the process of dividing a large set of data into smaller, manageable sections called pages. It is commonly used in situations where displaying all the data on a single page would be impractical or overwhelming for users.
In layman's terms - you've probably noticed when browsing the web, if you scroll to the end of a series of blog posts you'll see options to navigate to older pages.
This is an example of paginated content, where these buttons (prev/next) or 1,2,3 etc all allow you (and search crawlers) to navigate to other pages that contain links to content.
Why Pagination is important for SEO
There are many reasons why pagination is super-important when it comes to SEO. First of all, if you don't have a way to navigate to pages that contain internal-links that point to existing/old content, how is Googlebot / other crawlers going to find those pieces of content? Without any meaningful internal links pointing to that old content, when it forms part of a blog series, the content will exist in it's own silo. The only links pointing to it may be from an XML sitemap or from external sources on the web. Therefore, pagination gives you a reliable method of linking internally to all your old content.