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Advice on SEO for a massive site.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Salvia1111, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Salvia1111

    Salvia1111 Newbie

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    Hello everyone, I've feel that I've hit a stump and I could use some help in figuring out what to do next.

    So I went to G00Gle Webmaster tools and here is what I find:

    email, product, password, friend, account, price, share, review, twitter

    In other words, this is terrible SEO. I'm trying to figure out what to do with it (aren't we all), however my site has a big problem in particular.

    It has over 35 thousand different posts.

    So I'm wondering what to do here. Currently the main page is not optimized and I'm working on optimizing it right now. There are also sections of the site where I exercise a real control (I have a blog). As for the rest of it, it's just thousands of Amazon products with comments and ratings.

    Is it possible to tame this massive beast? If I take control over the front page and do a real swell job on optimizing it, and also perform similar works with the blog, can this turn around?

    Or will the content from the 10's of thousands of other posts totally dilute my efforts?

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You really need to optimize the landing page. That's what will draw visitors to your page and look further. Also, are all of these legit posts or did you create them with a bot? Just curious because with that many posts and if they are legit, you should be making bank.
     
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  3. Salvia1111

    Salvia1111 Newbie

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    Made them all with a bot.

    Thank you, I really am beginning to work especially hard on the landing page. I'll use a ton of graphics and SEO optimize the heck out of it.

    I know Google will recognize this effort however I hope the rest of the site doesn't bog me down.

    I'm really starting to get the hang of this stuff rather quickly. This has just been confusing to me, this particular problem.
     
  4. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sounds like you have a monumental task ahead of you. Remember that it's not just about the graphics. The most important thing is to get the attention of the visitors as soon as they hit your site. You can do that with an attention-getting headline. Then immediately tell them what the site is about in a couple of paragraphs.

    It's ok to have some graphics but don't make it too distracting.

    I wish you luck. I'm sure you will get there eventually.
     
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  5. Salvia1111

    Salvia1111 Newbie

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    I really won't be doing much more optimization for 10's of thousands of posts unless it is something relatively easy like a keyword linking plugin or something that automatically makes changes for me.

    Most of my work will be on the front page with some updates to my blog.

    This should help indicate to Google what my key word is. I will actually have 3 main key words.

    Each post is almost like a mini key word, so I hope to attract some randoms like that, who are looking for very specific items that don't normally have a landing page.

    Thanks for the help. If I am successful you'll hear about it.
     
  6. Salvia1111

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    I've been thinking that placing a widget on the side of the site with the keyword on it might make the keyword appear on every single page of the site. This might be limited in effectiveness however perhaps worthwhile. Thoughts?
     
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    be careful with too many graphics, it slows down load-time and G don't like slow pages...speed is definately a factor google considers.
     
  8. brittany46

    brittany46 Junior Member

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    It seems like you are talking about 2 different things in this thread. SEO and optimizing a landing page for visitor conversion? All those 1000's of product pages should be used to your SEO advantage, probably by having links pointing to your home and category pages. This should be done in your template, like sidebar, footer, and navigation links with varying anchor text KW's. This points the PR you are creating back up to the category and Home pages. Use some side ways linking also to create onsite little
    "linkwheels".
     
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  9. Salvia1111

    Salvia1111 Newbie

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    Thank you, I'll get started right away!!