I have often found myself "lost" on site where I browse to older articles / post . What elements is the minimum required to prevent this. Focus solely on this navigation and disregard other elements like breadcrumbs at top and title etc.
Here are some examples: First two images are from same site. As you can see there is only a arrow going left, assuming user understands it as going back. Is this due to concept of western society books, turn page right to go forwards?
Better example from Engadget with description
This type of description confuses me the most, what is the next page? Am I going to older pages p?1 -> p?2 or is it the newer page
Looking forward to you answer. Please advise me if my question or description is not specific enough.