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We have our sitemap submitted to WMT. But we have a lot of Orphan pages on our website, and it seems that they do not rank or do not appear on search, therefore, hardly have any traffic or no traffic at all.
My theory: why would Google rank the pages that the own website do not link towards them. So we should add at least one link to each of those pages. (Because they are relevant pages to our website)
But how does it really work? Is it enough to submit a sitemap to WMT to have orphan pages indexed and ranked?