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At What Point Do You Think Your Site Is Ready To Start Getting Traffic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ArtVandelay, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    Assuming your website isn't a sales page, or something without continuously updated content, at what point do you think your site is ready to start having traffic sent to it?

    How many articles? How much content? Whatever unit of measure you want to use, let me know what you think.


    It seems to me that if you start sending traffic to a website before it has enough content to keep your audience engaged and occupied, it's destined to fail. I could be wrong though!

    Let me know your opinion! :D
     
  2. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    You'll want some consistent topics that spark interest. If the content is good, I'll click around a little. I don't care if there's 10 articles or 1000, I'll likely only click around a few times if I've found exactly what I've searched for in the first place.

    I wouldn't build backlinks to my main site with out a handful of quality content, but you could work on tiered backlinking in the mean while. I think consistently and regularly providing updated quality content is key if you're wanting revisits, but I wouldn't worry about not having enough content immediately, unless the site is truly barren.

    The problem is that SEO can take a long time and upkeep after you get it where you want it. Quality content and topics can be time consuming enough.

    If you want to get a lot of content out of the way and it's not of time sensitive subject, that makes sense to do before you backlink.
     
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  3. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    Valid points.

    Typically I would only click around to 5-10 articles on even a very engaging website.

    But a site with more content certainly seems to have a more authoritative image in the eyes of the consumer/audience.
     
  4. dinkish

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    Agreed, and more content to index right off the go would probably seem more valuable in Google's eyes as well.

    You'll have to figure out yourself at what point you believe you've accumulated enough content to not only start, but drip feed it. Backlinking, (unless outsourced), even with an automated tool can be time consuming. You may very well find that you won't have enough time to maintain the standard of quality you established while creating an intelligent linking campaign.
     
  5. dragonrage01

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    I have a site with 1 page of content which is the homepage. The others were just terms of use, privacy policy, about me, and table of contents with nothing in it.
    This 1 page website is making $50 a day from the search engines.
     
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    Artvandelay,

    I think the amount of content matters less than whether or not the website can accomplish the goal you want it to. If accomplishing a goal means having a ton of content, then launching a site before it has enough content would be a bad thing. And if the goal is something else that doesn't involve having a lot of content (say a web based tool that converts decimals to percentages), then that site would be ready as soon as the tool is working and basic design is finished.

    I suppose if the only goal of the site is to keep people there long enough to click on an ad, you should have a pretty comprehensive overview of the topic that the site is about. If you can do that in 10 articles then so be it. I definitely think that there is only so much you can write on any given topic. For instance you can fill volumes of very detailed information on the impact of lead exposure on children whereas you could probably only write about 4,000 words of really useful information on payday loans before any more would start sounding like fluff and be completely useless to visitors.
    I like to think that having a few pages of really good information is far better than having dozens of pages of junk because visitors aren't stupid and they know useless info when they see it.

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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  7. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay Power Member

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    Thanks Shawn. Your posts are always helpful :D

    Yeah, my goal is to get people to stick around long enough to buy something via Amazon affiliation.
    As far as my niche goes, I fill a lot of content with news, current events, top 10s, and how-to articles. This seems to be a nearly endless supply of content and I'm not really concerned with hitting an end point - more with having a false start.

    I have around 6,000 words so far, though my distribution is skewed - some articles are 300 words long and some are 1,500.
     
  8. dinkish

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    I've read a bunch of crap that says you ideally want 600-800 words on average, and no more than 1500.

    I think if it's varied, it's natural, and if it can be intelligently expressed and interpreted in 300 words, then that's a good thing. I doubt Google will value a smaller inner page less if the analytical stats are good.

    Keep plugging away at it, just realize that if you have a lot to be able to type about, and want to keep up with it at a certain standard, that it doesn't get easier once backlinking begins.
     
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  9. chris38

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    Length of article should also look natural so you should use article of all length like 250-word, 500-word, 800-word, 1500 word etc...

    Your site would start getting traffic when it is strong in term of SEO, so if the site is new then it takes time.
     
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    article must have clear content, between 300 - 750 words.