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Do Numbers of pages really matter on SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by terry75, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    It seems there are divided opinions about if numbers of pages on the website/domain affects SEO. Some say that the more pages you have on the website/domain, the higher authority the domain gets hence the better for SEO. But there are some people who say it doesn't matter and they can still rank with a website with less than 10 pages (tough the quality has to be good).

    It's not technically a blackhat topic, but I'd appreciate it if anyone could share your opinion/experience on this.

    Thanks!
     
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    fxphil Senior Member

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    As long as the content answers a question and is unique (a 2nd opinion of the answer works as well) it doesn't matter. BUt why not capitalize on the the targeted traffic and get them to jump to another page? If you have one page they will read it and leave. Why not have many relevant pages and posts to keep them coming back and browsing longer. (and eventually clicking an ad or signing up for something)

    What does it take to build trust?

    Time normally, with time you can quickly decide whether something is is to be trusted or is full of shit. So keep them on your site and build trust.


    Ohh yeah TRUST = $$$
     
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  3. terry75

    terry75 Registered Member

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    Thanks!
    Good old days, I was selling an info product with that Looong sales letter and it had only 6-7 pages. I got #1 with the target keyword for a long time (3years) and it made me good amount of $$$. However after Penguin it flew away.

    I gave up for a while but I re-joined the game recently.
    A lot seem to have changed and I noticed that more people talking about numbers of pages...
     
  4. noseo

    noseo Regular Member

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    The refrain is to design for the visitor.

    Are there additional pages that could benefit the visitor? Usually there are.

    As to the SEO bit, Google's algorithm is basically statistical: it takes a bunch of factors that it can measure and tries to reward the sites that have those factors that are correlated with relevancy. Google can't actually know that a site is good, but it can know that it has a number of factors in common with sites that are good (or, for that matter, bad).

    There are lots of "thin content" sites: spam sites with less than 10 pages or sites that try to scrape and mash content also found online. This is why you can get some benefit from creating a larger site, one with 100+ pages of unique content. That's not as common for spammy sites, so you're benefiting from the halo effect of having a factor in common with other sites that have been deemed relevant when Google performs its studies with users and asks them which sites are relevant to their query.
     
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    In my opinion numbers of pages really matter in SEO. If you have more pages you can get more visitors for your website. But remember this is not fix that more pages can give you more visitors.

    For getting more visitors you will have to promote all that pages in proper way.