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Am I building landing pages?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by biks, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. biks

    biks Power Member

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    So I'm building a travel site which is a labor of love at this point and I don't want to screw myself while optimizing the site for SEO.

    I've got tons of pages that are about specific locations and I guess I'm calling these my long tail keyword pages.

    My basic keyword I'm promoting on the index page is something like "travel guide". I realize that's such a broad keyword category to get a descent ranking. I was going to create a new page for every keyword variation on "travel guide", spin the content and give fresh pictures and links for each variation.

    All these pages will now link INTO my site. They will be orphan pages because nothing will point back to them. The only way to find them will be on the site map or a direct google search. Are these indeed "Landing Pages" that I've created?

    Once Google indexes my site, will it figure out what's going on and give me a penalty or is this perfectly legit? They'll all be similar, but not exact duplicates. Should I be concerned that nothing links back to them within the site other than the site map itself?
     
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    as long as they are not too similar and you use LSI words there you should be fine, make sure that your pages do not only target the main keyword but also related keywords, a good place to start finding the related keywords is from the google adwords tool, it actually makes sense to start a small adwords campaign to see what converts and then optimize around those words and not the other way around.
     
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    Right. I've already got all my LSI words all lined up. My site has around 50 pages at this point, but I can easily make 50 variations of my keyword/LSI combination. I'm wondering if this a typical thing to do in the whitehat world.
     
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    I would highly recommend you find yourself a copy of traffic secrets, that course should answer all your questions :) I am sure there is a thread about it here somewhere.
     
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    Grabbed it from bittorrent a month ago. I'm now rummaging through the download section with my paid for rapidshare connection. :) I can't believe it took me this long to find this place!
     
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    There's also the stompernet collection around, I think it was on demon0id, that one is also extremely good :)
     
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    Holy crap! 9 gigs for Stompernet! I've never downloaded 9 Gigs in one go. Now grabbing disk one. I'm taking this in parts. Hopefully the seeds hold out.