Does internal linking of text to tag archives instead of pages hurt SEO?
My Wordpress category archive pages have a few paragraphs of text that give more insight about the category. Within that text, I am linking various words to their tag archives. My goal is to provide more value to the reader with relevant informational links and increase dwell time on the site. If I get SEO benefit, fine – but that's not the goal. What I'm trying to avoid is SEO penalties.
My main concern is Google's Webmaster Guidelines describe the following as a "Linking Scheme":
Links with optimized anchor text in articles. For example:
On the other hand, SEOs advocate internal linking and Wikipedia, for example, is full of internal links. But they're mostly linking to pages instead of tag archives. And so many blogs have a popular tags or tag cloud section.
How can I resolve adding relevant value for the reader linking text to tag archives while not getting penalized or appear as "keyword stuffing"?