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How do you measure the size of the website?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by agent_mango, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. agent_mango

    agent_mango Regular Member

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    I inquired on an SEO company and said my website is a medium sized website. I just want to make sure that he is telling me the truth LOL. How do you really estimate a website size? Is it the competition? The number of services provided? I have no idea.
     
  2. mikeads66

    mikeads66 Junior Member

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    probably the amount of pages on it.
     
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    Pages, size of the pages.

    You can check this on your FTP.
     
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    rather the content or quality content
     
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    You can't say that website is of any size without providing the metrics you used to measure the size. "Medium sized" site disk space wise is most likely nothing like "medium sized" site content wise - not to talk about "medium sized" site traffic wise.
     
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    How many pages is a small website? a medium sized website? a large website?
     
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    How do SEOs say it then? number of pages? or the industry?
     
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    Rakkimaru Newbie

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    I think they're just trying to smart price you & get as much $ as they can. Is your website new or established?
     
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    No clue TBH, but if you're only told that your site is "medium sized", then they're just pulling your leg. That says nothing without the metrics they've measured the size.
     
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    This question is best answered by the seo company in question. Until then its going to be purely speculation. You/we aren't sure what metrics they used to come to such a conclusion. It could be the # of pages/disk space, it could be your site's ranking in your niche and so on.

    So check with them what they mean by a "medium sized website" and what made them come to the conclusion.
     
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    My website is 3 years old with medium competition according to the keywords on Google Analytics. And I have built over 300 pages to it.
     
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    Thank you for that suggestion. I'm about to do that. But I was hoping to get an answer here on the forum to double check. There are a lot of expert SEO guys here.
     
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    Well, I am using number of pages and their size. But if you look for website quality then you need to go through their content as well.
     
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    Agent mango,

    As noted by other posters, this is a very subjective statement. Saying your site is "medium sized" begs the question; compared to what? There really is no standard measurement of website size but when professionals in this industry talk about website size they are generally referring to the amount of pages that it has. If your SEO professional is saying that your website is medium sized at 300 pages, that is not true comparing it to all website. For example there are some .edu and .gov website with thousands or even tens of thousands of pages. Compared to those your website is small. If he is saying that in your particular niche your website is medium sized, this makes more sense.

    All that being said, I think your SEO company was referring to the number of pages as that can be a big factor in pricing for services. If someone comes to them and says I want you to optimize my whole site that is 250 pages, it will probably cost more than optimizing a site that has a dozen pages (all other things being equal). It would cost a lot less than optimizing a site that has 100,000 pages. For example an entire team of people worked on optimizing the Amazon site. You mentioned that your site is 300 pages. If this is a bit larger than sites in your niche then they are telling you the truth.

    I would focus more on the results that this company is providing you. After all, you are not really paying them based on how many pages they are working on, you are buying results (i.e. getting on page one, x amount of leads, increased conversions, etc). If the results are worth the price they are charging, then I wouldn't worry about how they go about setting up their pricing as long as you can determine that they are reputable.

    Check out this interesting article on a study done of the average size of website (number of pages) for a content auditing project,

    http://contentini.com/how-big-is-a-large-website-planning-the-content-audit-app/

    Hope this helps answer your question,

    Shawn
     
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