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EMD vs Authority site question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Foggy101, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Foggy101

    Foggy101 Junior Member

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    Hi,
    I had a quick question. Is it better to rank 5 EMDs in the same niche separately or make an authority site and have the 5 EMDs redirect to inner pages of my authority site.
    For example EMD 1 would redirect to www.authority.com/emd1 same thing for EMD 2, etc?

    Thanks
    I hope this post is in the right place. Sorry if its not.
     
  2. trustedfire9

    trustedfire9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you can make 1 decent authority site around 1 EMD , you can get related keywords and build around all
    1 authority site better than 5 MNS since your efforts will focus on 1 site and you will save money in seo
    and G rank easier for authority ....
     
  3. Foggy101

    Foggy101 Junior Member

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    But since I already have the 5 EMDs in same niche/keyword related would it benefit to redirect to innner pages of authority site? And if it does benefit, would it be a good idea to do SEO for the EMD that redirects to the authority site of do SEO directly to the authority sites inner pages. Thanks
     
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    tbh i don't have practical experience with this ,but from other ppl tried it yes you can do it specially you said
    it's the same niche ...

     
  5. Killix

    Killix BANNED BANNED

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    as trusted said you can do i i did it a while back for one of my sites seen as EMD small websites are no where near as good as an AS.
     
  6. Ramus313

    Ramus313 Power Member

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    I would go for the ine authority site. It will be easier to rank, and you will save some money.
     
  7. zxlk21e

    zxlk21e Junior Member

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    5 EMDS man, no question. With all these google zoo updates I'd rather rank 5 sites and lose 1 or two in an update than rank one big site and put all my eggs in that basket. Besides, it's easier if you've got 5 specific kwd emds which should still rank overall with less work than 1 main domain for those same keywords, cumulatively.
     
  8. ok888

    ok888 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This qestion have a no wrong or right answer



    If u create 5 MNS it would be safer because if u got one site slapped u still got 4 more
    All u have to do is create another if u get slapped.


    With Authority site u r basically putting all ur money and effort into one site which if anything happen everything will be down the drain
     
  9. nabeelt

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    I would tend to agree with ok888 that "With Authority site u r basically putting all ur money and effort into one site which if anything happen everything will be down the drain".

    You gotta think smartly now as Google has become smarter than ever. You can have all those domains redirected and there's no harm in doing so. However, if in future your authority domain gets into EMD or any other penalty, you'll lose a big chunk of money whereas if you get several domains and one of them get banned you can still earn some money from other domains you own.

    Best of luck with that. :)
     
  10. lpsierra

    lpsierra Regular Member

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    As long as you have actual quality content on your authority, I'd say go for authority
     
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    Transportantes0 Registered Member

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    The authority site would be better EMD has lost a lot of value after the recent Google update.
     
  12. stevejohns

    stevejohns Junior Member

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    Get a brandable short domain, redirect those emds on category pages. Get quality quality real quality content from niche specific writers. Expand your keywords by making a subcategory page choose easy keywords on subcategories, interlink your articles make one outgoing link to an authority site per article, proper on page seo and social blast your site to kickstart it .
     
  13. seoways

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    you made me think a lot.

    Both will work well it seems. If asked, 5 separate domains would be good enough and better than ranking a single authority domain got redirects of 5 EMDs.
     
  14. gohardman

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    I use EMD and authority sites. Both of these can rank very quickly if you are using the right SEO methods. However, if you have time to manage all of the separate EMDs then I would recommend going with those to start off with. They are the easiest compared to authority sites where you have to build out a lot of content.
     
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    I think Google has filtered out EMDs so it's a little risky, but anything you do has to be quality, or you're seen as spam
     
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    If those EMD already ranked then don't go with redirect. If you are thinking with new EMD and Authority then Authority is the best choice.