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Are 5 page Amazon Review sites ranking well after panda?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by coop99, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. coop99

    coop99 Junior Member

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    For those who do 5 or 10 page amazon product review sites, are you still able to create and rank them post panda?

    I've heard some say that it is very difficult to rank a small site like that now and that google is wanting more large authority sites. Is that true?
     
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    SyZygy Senior Member

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    Have two blogger blogs with two posts.
    Each post is in top 20, and I only blasted them with scrapebox because they were my 2nd tier for some projects.

    So, practically, it may be possible
     
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    Why not just post a lot of relevant and quality content to increase your index count.

    Google will then see your are some what authorative

    just my 2 pence
     
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    depends on the competition
    yes you can
     
  5. coop99

    coop99 Junior Member

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    That is what I was thinking, and I've done a little more research and it seems to be the case. If the competition is low enough, even a one page crap site will rank.
     
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    biks Power Member

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    I've got a bunch that are exactly 5 pages and are ranking reasonably well. (Many were #1, now bumped down to #3-4) I lost half my traffic to Panda. I'm certainly not making any more of them at this point.
     
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    Longover Power Member

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    This is just more chatter in SEO. Things haven't changed too much post Panda.

    I have created a few sites this month alone and they are already on page one. I think the difference now is that I have noticed...
    -Google is indexing sites more slowly
    -I sometimes have sites get sandboxed for what I like to think of as "over optimization".

    The most common sense way to approaching SEO is to...
    A) Go research top 5 sites that are ranking for about 5-10 keywords.
    -write down what they have in common in the different markets. Title tag, meta descriptions?, keyword usage, media, social stuff, etc...
    -EMD ranking or lots of authorites?
    B) Use a tool like Market Samurai to get a general idea of what types of links the sites are using to rank. You can also just use Yahoo explorer

    You'll get some good data on what is working. Sure beats following what "that guy says" or "guru bob is teaching".

    I could tell you what I've found, but I think that it's much better for you to go out and do the research. You can learn so much by watching what people are doing.
     
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