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Have a high ranking site, but no content pages, where to start?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by DesignEx, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. DesignEx

    DesignEx Regular Member

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    I have a PR6 site, that ranks pretty well for a few tough keywords in my industry. The problem is the only page that gets any traffic coming in is my home page. I'd love to expand upon the site, and write articles surrounding the content, but every time I've ever tried, it hasn't gone so well.

    Right now the site just has the normal, home, about, clients, services type pages. Only the homepage gets incoming search traffic. I was thinking about creating an articles page and writing a bunch of articles, but wouldn't the look spammy... and also, search engines don't seem to like it when you list tons of articles on a page.

    It is a XHTML/CSS static site. Any recommendation on making this work?
     
  2. bstsystems

    bstsystems Regular Member

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    I would say the same advice that a lot of people give on here. Read this forum for about 30 hours, then you'll know what to do.
     
  3. ericbenson81

    ericbenson81 Junior Member

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    you can outsource article writing. there are many freelance article writers here or go search fiverr.
     
  4. DesignEx

    DesignEx Regular Member

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    I've definitely spent more than 30 hours on this site... I'm really just trying to figure out the best way to go about it (with a static site). I planned on writing the first couple myself, seeing how that goes, and then outsourcing much more.
     
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    Have you tough of building a blog with content related (maybe even with the same template) to your main site?

    If your planning doing this, just don't create a subdomain, make the blog on a folder inside your already existing domain, like this 'mypr6site.com/blog/'. If you create a subdomain, it will get less benefit from the popularity of the domain as the search engines would think that the subdomain were a new site/blog. This way I told you to do, hopefully se's will only think your adding content, not a new site.

    An example of this is that not evey blog you make on wordpress.com or blogspot.com ranks on the first page nor get a high pr without some backlinking effort :p

    After that you should have a place to put your articles and don't let the home page of your site get messy, I feel just like you about the layout of a business site.

    Good luck with this!
     
  6. milian

    milian Power Member

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    Have you also tried deep linking to these other pages?
     
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    shoaibahmad9999 Power Member

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    Write some content for sure, or outsource it.
     
  8. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'd just link the articles off the main page if it's 10-20 of them.
     
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    Hey Dude, Right now for the time being2 things came to my mind. you can simply expand it by writing content and new pages to your site. But it that looks spammy then create a blog on subdomain and post articles there and drive traffic by getting them ranked as it wont be tough and then you can simply redirect those traffic to any of your homepages you want. Creating a blog on subdomain will keep your site clean. Hope that helps.
    ~regards
     
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  10. bstsystems

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    You say you've uploaded various pages to your site and tried to rank them? How did you try? Did you build a link pyramid to each page?