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Are Image Themed Websites Screwed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by iagotheinsane, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    If you use a theme with basically the menu and image (no content) on the main page, is your on-page seo gone?

    Can you still get good rankings even if you don't have a whole lot going on in the main page besides image alt descriptions and main title?

    tyia
     
  2. DarkDemon

    DarkDemon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    On page SEO is below par chances are you'll end up not ranking well despite you build many backlinks.
     
  3. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    Depends on your niche. I've had some clients who were wedding photographers with flash sites that had no text content whatsoever and I've pushed them to #1 for "<city> wedding photographer" queries. But that's relatively uncompetitive (~3000-6000 searches, 300ish competitors, most of which are not SEO-savvy)
     
  4. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    So even if the blog has a ton of content pointing to the main page, it would still not help much?

    thanks
     
  5. matei

    matei Junior Member

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    I personally have a friend who owns about 4-5 image based sites (obviously, they contain celebrity photos and so on).He gets about 7500 views per day, and earns only from them around $150/month. However, he writes unique descriptions for each photo in part, fact that takes some time, but according to him, it's quite worthy, once you can manage with a long boring work.
     
  6. wahidpolin

    wahidpolin Regular Member

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    It totally depends on you niche.If your competitors have articles on their homepage they will get extra point for onpage seo.