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Does the number of pages on your website count for SERP?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sandiegodude, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. sandiegodude

    sandiegodude Registered Member

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    I am beginning a website but I do not think it will have over 5 pages of content.
    Will this affect it's ranking?

    if so, Can I fill it with fluff links?
     
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    glovek77 Power Member

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    Yes, the links need content though. Its called internal pages.
     
  3. sandiegodude

    sandiegodude Registered Member

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    It only has five pages total though:
    homepage
    about us
    products
    contact us
    testimonials

    What else can I put to increase internal page content? add a forum of some sort?
     
  4. hannspree

    hannspree Registered Member

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    yes. gooooooogle loves updated webs. blogs, wikis and forums. goooooogle wants to give search results that contain new recent pages. for example if this year is 2011, pages from 2005 will most likely not be displayed. that's why webs contain static pages are harder to rank.
     
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    hannspree Registered Member

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    no need forum because you need members to post. just add a blog will do the trick.
     
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    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP

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    You can add a privacy policy, terms of service, and any other kind of page you can think of. You should always try to get a content filled site. The chances of you getting more traffic increases do to having more related keywords. You should also backlink your internal pages and not just your home page.
     
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    A few years ago there was a study about that question; The result then: It counts for about 30%. Don't know if that study is still valid, but it makes sense. As more pages you have as more they are interacting and that would help in the serps. Usually, I try to make a site between 20-30 pages, but yes I did 5 pages as well. The larger sites always brought more traffic (naturally) and my sites went up in the serps because the number of incoming backlings also increased in a naturally way. Always optimize your pages if possible.

    For even better ranking, you might add some G. wonderwheel keywords and also link your pages together within the body text you have. Be carefully with too much footer links however, they might be seen as kind of spam.

    R.
     
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    Whats the difference btw backlinking internal pages vs homepage? Dont the site crawlers crawl the entire site when they come in
     
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    yes, but the more the better :)
     
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    You could have hundreds of pages on a site but it will make no difference if you have crap content on the pages.
    Besides this fresh unique content needs to be added to a website how would you keep the site updated with lots of pages?
    Surely better to have less pages with fresh content!
     
  11. IbetUlol

    IbetUlol Newbie

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    with a blog or a cms...
     
  12. ianvictorgabon

    ianvictorgabon Junior Member

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    I agree on this. I saw a site that is number 1 position with just 4 articles on it. so for me... as long as the articles are unique and your page is optimized you serps will climb.
     
  13. polomint

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    It's very doubtful that you can rank a site with just back linking the front page since in Google eyes I bet is unnatural so wouldn't be surprised if you get cock blocked by Google for doing so.

    Weight on other pages means you will overall get better domain rank though I believe. But I could be talking smack :p
     
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    Of course. Google is being more and more oriented towards preferring authority sites in recent upedates...
     
  15. Master-x

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    I put backlinks to internal pages too. And change the anchor texts. Never use just 1
     
  16. theorbital

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    Fraser over at universetoday.com doesn't build any backlinks and he makes 5 figures just off the massive amount of content he has on his site.

    Pretty amazing stuff what quality content will do for a site.
     
  17. ianvictorgabon

    ianvictorgabon Junior Member

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    Right.. =) Content is relly something that we need to spend time writing quality articles and uploading it to our own website. Just optimize the content and we are ready for climbing up serps. Oops. If we want to reach first place of course we need to combine on site and off site seo.
     
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    I agree with him and authority sites are having advantage of this google policy also.