We have two websites whose content align with each other:
Site #1 - Industry editorial website that provides high quality, original and current content. This site is mature and has high authority relatively speaking.
Site #2 - Industry resource website that educates general public and insiders about the industry. Content is professionally written with fantastic art and basically breaks down different manufacturing processes/materials and walks people through the benefits.
Would it be a sound approach to add anchor text/link within articles on site #1 to site #2? Below are a few scenarios:
1) Article on site #1 is about using [manufacturing process] to make something and site #2 has a page that describes [manufacturing process] in great detail.
2) Article on site #1 is about using [material] and site #2 has a page that describes [material] in great detail.
3) Article on site #1 is about why it's beneficial to use a particular [material] or [manufacturing process] and site #2 has a page that describes all benefits of [material] or [manufacturing process] in great detail.
Obviously, these links will only be sprinkled in here and there and not in every article. It should provide users with more insight but will search engines see it that way?