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Best way to launch wordpress site with 25000+ pages

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by smokestakks, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. smokestakks

    smokestakks Newbie

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    Hi everybody!
    I've been working on a project the last few weeks and am about to launch a wordpress site with lots of non-unique content. I know that Panda et al dislikes duplicate content but my site will be more of a reference source/database and it will have way better on-page SEO than my competitors. Also, it's in a niche with lots of buyers so it should be fairly easy to monetize through both Adsense and affiliates.

    I won't go into detail but think of it as similar to all those music lyrics sites. LOTS (short and non-unique) content but very good interlinking, searchability and navigation. Besides categorizing my content in 150 categories, I have every post tagged with 5-10 tags in 5 custom taxonomies. In all, there are over 1000 unique tags.

    Total posts/pages: 21000

    I use my own HTML5 theme that has most of the good features from the Wordpress SEO plugin installed in the theme itself. The only plugin I use is Google XML sitemaps. On-site SEO should be close to perfect and the theme is built to load as fast as possible, Thesis-style.

    So fellow black-/whitehatters, what is the best way to launch this site?
    This is not my main project so I want organic growth and good ROI over time.

    - All at once or dripfeed pages? At 1 page per minute, it would take a week. At 5 posts each day, it would take 11 years! I want most of the content right way so I'm thinking a month or so.

    - I will do organic link building at relevant forums and pages but will also use Senuke X, any ideas on strategies for that? I will not optimize for a major keyword but rather have 20000+ specific long-tail keywords, most of them that will probably never have traffic.

    - When the main content is in place, I'm thinking that maybe a blog on the site would be good. That blog could target more related, specific and traffic-generating keywords. I will not commit to writing a lot but maybe one 5-700 word article each month. Could my page benefit from that?

    It's the first time I launch a site like this so please enlighten me :)
     
  2. smokestakks

    smokestakks Newbie

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    No one?
     
  3. climertech

    climertech Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Absolute best first,then dripfeed in intrevals,wordpress pings so expect google to be crawling quite a bit
     
  4. smokestakks

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    Ok thanks, I'm going to take this site live after Christmas, I'll start the core content, and dripfeed the rest for a while.
     
  5. mohnikinsiz

    mohnikinsiz Regular Member

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    I don't really know how I would use Senuke X. At the top of my head I would probably sent the post out with #randurls# tag that are targeting lets say 10 of your inner sites so it will pick one of those. I would probably add 2 #randurls# tag in every post (remember to put #keep# in front if you are shrinking the post to 300 words and the original post is longer than that).

    Spin the anchor text with relevant keywords that you want to rank for.

    EDIT: And It could be a good idea to add 1 blog post/month if its a related buyer keyword for your niche and a keyword you can't rank with any other of your posts. But If you can rank that keyword with another post I'd say its probably just a waste of time and you are better off setting up a couple of campaigns in senuke x instead.
     
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  6. dsick

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    I know you acknowledged panda, but are you thinking good on page seo is going to satisfy them if you have non-original content up?
     
  7. smokestakks

    smokestakks Newbie

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    To some extent, yes. I'll try to leverage Wordpress' good SEO functionality. There are a few (3-4) competitors, all of which share the same content and their onpage optimization is poor. If mine is better, I'll have an edge.

    My idea for this site is mostly to have massive content and get lots of low-volume long tail visitors rather than optimizing for certain keywords and trying to outrank well established competitors landing pages..
     
  8. smokestakks

    smokestakks Newbie

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    So, I launched my side around January 10 and it took until today to get some visitors, I struggle with some unexpected problems, for example, according to Webmaster tools, Google has only indexed 200 out of the 19000 pages in my xml sitemap.

    I had the site Silo-structured but because of the poor indexing, I added 10 extra internal links to all pages (still Silo-ish). This helped a bit but still, my archive (category) pages are higher than my actual posts in the SERPs.

    Has anybody got any ideas?
     
  9. edgematch

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    mate, hire a freelancer to do this for $50-$100. or if u know mysql a bit you can arrange dates to be published.
     
  10. jr_sci

    jr_sci Senior Member

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    What you can do is schedule your blog posts to a Past date, month, year like in 2005, 2006 and so on..............
     
  11. smokestakks

    smokestakks Newbie

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    Yeah, I've done that, my posts are dated 1993-2012 and properly tagged with the HTML5 <time> attribute.