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Does lack of content make SEO harder?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CountStacula, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. CountStacula

    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    I am creating a website and I can be very straight forward with just having a few steps on how to do something, but I was wondering if just having the steps will make it harder for me to do SEO work on it. I can provide information about the niche if necessary, I just don't really feel like doing so, if it isn't necessary.
     
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    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    simple.


    yes.
     
  3. GreyWolf

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    Yeah, it'll be harder.

    Search Engines love content. If there isn't enough content that the SE can understand, then it won't know how to index it properly. That's why graphics based websites usually have to figure ways to add content for the SE without detracting from the site design.

    That doesn't mean SEO can't help a website with minimal content. In fact it's even more important than for a content rich website. It's just a lot more work.
     
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    It will largely depend on how many keywords you need to target. If all your site does is act as a loan calculator you may need tuned landing pages for the 500 or so choice keyword searches that are targeted to that audience. In a case like that... build a unique industry terms glossary. Provide a dedicated page for each industry term and have the loan calculator on each page. Below that show 5-10 recent headlines with article summaries mentioning that industry term. Provide the definition. Examples. Link to the appropriate wikipedia page for the term etc...

    Ideas like that will get you unique targeted content that changes over time where each page is highly tuned for relevant traffic. Link build each glossary page to PR3...A lot of work, but that's probably what it will take to get decent results. Also see my posts regarding spiffs to ensure you have enough keyword matches to be competitive.
     
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    Depends on the competition. I have some 1 page seo wonders ranking on #1, #2 (using whitehat) but the competition isn't that big...
     
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    alejandro p Registered Member

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    If you don't own the exact match, and you don't have solid content, you're in a tough place.

    Be creative and find some way to get at least 1 paragraph of text with an h1 tag. If you don't have that, unless your links are colossal, you're f'd (assuming your niche has any competition).
     
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    I can provide unique content at low rates. PM me for more info.
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  8. DimaKritchevski

    DimaKritchevski Registered Member

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    as a general guidelines you want atleast 300 words per page that you want to rank

    (500-800 is better.)

    And you want regular posts and activity on your site... in other words a blog or an articles section.

    Google likes sites that are active with regular fresh content and lots of pages.

    You're not screwed if you skimp on one... for example I've seen sites rank high were they had lots of content on the inner pages but a home page with little to no content (just big fancy flash banners).

    On the other hand I've seen sites with very little content on any other page besides the home page also rank well.

    But no content on the page you're trying to rank plus no content elsewhere on the site is a recipe for shit rankings.