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About authority niche sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by forwardedlandlines, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. forwardedlandlines

    forwardedlandlines Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    People often say that authority sites should focus on a (broad) niche for Google to consider them an authority, but my question is, is this true? I can't make a website with exceptionally good content aimed towards satisfying the searcher (with enough material to keep them around for a bit for retention), but... for very random (niche unspecific) search terms/keywords, without losing authority/rankability for those terms? Can this be confirmed?
     
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    Of course you can. Wikihow is probably a close example of what you are trying to say. However, to retain a searcher and to satisfy him/her, you probably need a niche anyways otherwise you are just shooting arrows in the dark and hoping they'd be interested in that unrelated thing (if I understood your question correctly).
     
  3. forwardedlandlines

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    Well no, the idea is to have the subjects random, but to satisfy the searcher. Example, 'what ketchup brand is the best?' could be a topic and it could have a review of the most popular brands and information on the contents and different viewpoints or whatever to cover the subject, and then another topic could be 'is someone else's cigaret smoke dangerous for me?', basically aimed for that exact search term, or 'buy ecigarette' could be a page with either an internal shop or advise on the best places to buy them online.
    So the only unrelated thing is that the site has no central topic.
     
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    A lil bump, hope to get some more insight in this..
     
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    I will give you an insight:

    Find a problem that people are looking and provide them the solution. This is how niche websites were born... and niche marketing for that matter!

     
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    Wonderful, Buddha. A little irrelevant to the actual question though..
     
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    Of course you can use this method. I have used this exact type of method in the past and can tell you it works without a problem if you have the authority. Your site can rank for all kinds of things without a central topic. However I recommend focusing on a centralized topic in more recent times because unless you are a big brand, it can be tough to maintain what you are trying to do.
     
  8. forwardedlandlines

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    What makes it tough? Isn't the authority gained by the retention, social activity, and quantity rather than the topic centralization?