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How often should I add content to a new site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nilomas, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. nilomas

    nilomas Regular Member

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    I have a pretty new site, not really doing much linking to it all yet. It's about 2-3 weeks old. My question is if I had maybe 2, 500 word articles everyday this can't hurt me right? If anything this will benefit me a lot? I'm really passionate about the niche I'm in and writing about it really isn't that difficult so I can make so much content just takes effort. None of its spun all unique and I add about 5 pictures to each article.

    I just don't want Google to see it as "unnatural"
     
  2. JimmyConway

    JimmyConway BANNED BANNED

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    As long as it's related to your site, adding content cant really negatively affect you. Although, after rankings have already been reached, adding new content has had some people drop in rankings. I update my sites once per day and it has treated me very well.
     
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    Do it. It will benefit you. Don't be so scared :p
     
  4. nilomas

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    I wouldn't think that it would negatively affect me, but I have added content to some sites and it negatively impacts it, but then again it's on sites I rarely touched. I would think if you continually added content to your site maybe 2-3 times a day even eventually Google will notice and give you props.
     
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    peerless2acme BANNED BANNED

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    It's my personal experience that adding quality content benefits. 2-3 articles on a regular basis is just perfect.
     
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    madr1727 Registered Member

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    Don't just add content for the sake of adding content. Make sure the content you add is of high quality and keep it directly related to your site. If you are just spitting out a couple 500 word articles every day and the content is not that good, it could end up having a negative effect on your site.
     
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    Just one noob question. How do you determine if the content you are adding is of good quality? What are the basis for high quality content?
     
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    Don't restrict your posts to just 500 words.

    Anyways, contents would never hurt you so you can add as many articles as you want.
     
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    Don't forget to include relevant images with alt tags.
     
  10. foxmulder

    foxmulder Newbie

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    G***** algorithm probably have millions of lines of code and small change in some variable can drop or lift a site in serps. I have also noticed that adding new article seems "sometimes" to have negatice effect in serps. One of my sites in health niche has #2 position in G and i have not added content for 6 months and i'm also kind of affraid of adding content to this site.... Computer operating systems can also crash for no obvious reason it's just too much code and it takes forever to write patches to a large system in order to make it completely stable. I mean maybe we should not fix something that's not broken.
     
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    It always helps to switch up the length of your articles every once in awhile.

    Instead of making 10 500 word posts, make a couple 300 posts, 700 word posts, and maybe a 1000 word post as well.
     
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    3 articles per week, at least 500 words each article.
     
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    I do 1 a day at most, and 2 a week at least. Depends how bust I am. Quality is more important than quantity.
     
  14. Lithin

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    Make content for the future. At some point, you will be going on a vacation or just dont feel like doing anything, have drafts ready so you can schedule them to autopost in the future.
     
  15. markhenry121

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    Yes, you can add articles but I will suggest at particular interval because it's good for your site.Image also helpful for fast ranking that's good idea to add image as well. 2, 500 word articles everyday is not good, I will suggest just add 1000 word means 2-3 article fine.
     
  16. Typlo

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    You don't need to update content at all, it's one of the biggest misconceptions in IM.

    There is only 1 good reason to add content, and that is cause you want to target more keywords, but to do so you need linkjuice, so the more juice your site gets the more content you could add, at least that would give you a reason to add content. Another misconception that everyone seems to adore after panda / penguin updates is that content ranks out of itself, well let me tell you, it does NOT.
     
  17. infoasian

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    I agree, it is not necessary to update your site as a general rule. I have created various one-page domain sites over the years with no updates and some of them have been growing traffic in silent mode by adding link juice to them on and off.

    On the contrary, I do see positive movements on some of my sites when adding new articles, but sometimes there is no effect at all.

    The most annoying part of adding new content is when you kill popularity for a certain keyphrase. Sometimes I notice a new keyphrase adding good traffic to my sites, althought I don't even target such phrase. Then I write an article for that phrase and all of that new traffic slumps to zero. Go figure.
     
  18. NeoPat

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    I do it atleast once a day, just by adding niche specific relevent content, iv managed to get over 400 UVs per day
     
  19. rickstar

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    For a new website, you should be posting everyday with article lengths between 300-600 words.

    Cheers,
    Rick
     
  20. queenmery

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    No, only one article of 250 word will be enough for your site, I think. But make sure that all your article must be original. If you can write those articles by your own then it would be better.