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    Default one site versus multiple sites please help!

    I have often been thinking about this, and a user brought this up and decided I would make a post about it to see other peoples thoughts.
    Ok what would be better
    100 sites with 4 keywords each and 1 article per keyword
    so basically 100 sites = 400 articles or 400 keywords

    or 1 site with 400 keywords/articles

    If its only 1 site its less to maintain, you save money on domains/hosting. and can always outsource/spin/write articles to add more content. Now let me do another quick comparison

    If you got 20 backlinks for 100 sites thats equal to getting 2000 backlinks for the 1 big site.

    So overall wouldnt 1 site beat having multiple sites?

    ONE more thing I just thought of.
    if each one of your 100 mini sites gets say 20 visitors a day thats 2k visitors a day youd get to 1 big site and would improve alexa/page rank


    Tell me your opinions on this please



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    Cons: Alot of hard work, and need content daily
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    Default Re: one site versus multiple sites please help!

    One site is the way to go long term but they need a lot of hard work and YOU MUST add new content EVERY DAY
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    Default Re: one site versus multiple sites please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by steelballs View Post
    One site is the way to go long term but they need a lot of hard work and YOU MUST add new content EVERY DAY
    May I ask why they need more work. Im not disagreeing just wondering your views.

    because I see it if i have to worry about getting 20 backlinks every 2 weeks for each of my 100 sites and not forgetting any or adding too many would be harder than getting backlinks for 1 site.

    Also why do you need new content every day I was thinking just trying to rank high for all the keywords then just posting a short article descriping that product based off other product reviews

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    Default Re: one site versus multiple sites please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by CynicZ View Post
    May I ask why they need more work. Im not disagreeing just wondering your views.

    because I see it if i have to worry about getting 20 backlinks every 2 weeks for each of my 100 sites and not forgetting any or adding too many would be harder than getting backlinks for 1 site.

    Also why do you need new content every day I was thinking just trying to rank high for all the keywords then just posting a short article descriping that product based off other product reviews
    Well we can only relate to our experience but many of our new articles often gets picked up with many new back links, but if you are going big go VERY BIG hence more work

    New content daily means new keyword traction which means more traffic which means more revenue $$$
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    Default Re: one site versus multiple sites please help!

    I would suggest doing something between your two options.

    Having 1 site: Dangerous. Might be super-successful, but what happens the day Google bans your site, you get hacked, your hosting account goes down or someone out-competes you? You're loosing 100% of your business.

    Having 100 sites: Extremely hard to maintain. Just tracking your daily statistics will take you hours. Linking them together might also cause Google to ban your whole "site network". There's a very low risk as you'll loose 1% of your sites if one is out of the game but still way too much work. So, that's positive I guess but still too much work. Not to mention you'll have to create content and allow your sites to grow over time.

    Another side effect is that you'll need a kick-ass one-of-a-kind admin system to update all your sites at the same time. And believe me, when you find a new strategy or want to change something on all websites it will take you forever to do it on a 100 different websites. Not to mention if you have a few pages on each site. (Example: Implementing a re-tweet button or facebook like button. Or adding a Disqus comment box.).

    3'rd option:
    5-20 websites: I currently run about 10 websites myself, and it's a very easy job to maintain them all. Takes me about 30-60 min per day.

    I started out building 1 website (at the time getting about 300 unique visitors per day (my goal was to reach 10k unique visitors per month), and quickly found that I was freaking out every time I made some changes and tried new SEO-strategies...

    Why? Because I knew that I would loose 100% of my traffic if my site got messed up. I was afraid of failing because it would actually destroy what I had built up.

    So... I started another website.

    The first website took a month to build, this time I did it in a week. And the same day I started the second website I knew that I had cut my risk(s) in half.

    If one website went down I would still have 50% of my traffic left. I now allowed myself to be more creative and as a result increased traffic on both websites. Fear of loss = gone.

    So, I started another website. And another one.

    With 10 websites up and running I now have 10 different "playgrounds" where I get to try new stuff. If I mess things up totally or get too hard competition in one market I'll just loose 10% of my traffic (hopefully.)

    And when you don't put all your eggs in one basket there's never a risk of loosing your business over night. And, as i've built a decent admin panel I can easily run updates on all 10 websites without spending days doing it.

    Now, as a result i've now grown my daily unique visits from 300 to an average of 4600. And that's in about 1.5 year.

    On these 10 websites, revenue is divided 60 (adsense) /20 (Affiliate network 1) /20 (affiliate network 2.) meaning i've also divided my risk into 3 baskets. Sure, if adsense goes down i'll loose about 60% of my revenue, but will still be able to pay my bills with the other 40% (while obviously replacing adsense with them or finding a new cpc network) .

    My advice:
    Build one website, then another one, then another one. And make sure that what you're doing is scalable.

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    Default Re: one site versus multiple sites please help!

    There is also the benefit of exact match keyword url's with lots of mini sites, which gives you an advantage.
    Personally I see nothing wrong with a mix, both can work if executed properly. I simply research until I find a potentially profitable niche... then develope it to its potential
    That last part is actually not true as I have not developed any of my sites anywhere near to what I consider their full potential.
    However, there are only so many hours in the day, therefore I would suggest trying a mix (perhaps 5 small sites to 2 larger sites) and find which of the 2 directions you prefer/enjoy doing more.
    I personally cannot stand having to continuosly update a site that doesnt interest me in the slightest, it is boring and takes me a lot longer than it should. Mini sites are fairly easy to handle even if you arent interested in the topic, simply because they are more along the set and forget setup.
    Like with anything you're looking to persue as an income source:
    "do what you enjoy adn you'll never work a day in your life"
    if only that were true....

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    Default Re: one site versus multiple sites please help!

    Going off what superman above me said, I agree that you should not inhibit your own growth by staying a single site operation, but only work on one site at a time so you do it right. One website making $50 a day is extremely profitable if you sell outright. 50 websites making $1 per day is not as liquid, and your buyer is going to certainly bitch about when "domain renewals come around."

    Also in my experience, content is only important in the adsense game for the ads it aggregates for your site. If you've got a well-written article for human readers and a well written-article for adsense, then you may or may not have two different things. The goal of course is to have the balance between the two-- a well-written article and high-paying, relevant ads.

    From there, if your site's content produces the ads you want, then it's a matter of getting TRAFFIC. The content game is won, for me, as soon as my ads are good for the content on the page. You can decide on how many pages you want to make per site (generally on a keyword basis), but the majority of the adsense game should focus on traffic. Generally speaking, you'll make more money that way.


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