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How to make Google love a thin affiliate site ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bond0007, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. bond0007

    bond0007 Regular Member

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    I currently have a niche price comparison site (for example: Golf Products only) My problem is, For the past month my individual product and category pages are indexed but no longer ranking in search results for specific items (for example: Golf ball, Nike Golf Hat)

    However my homepage is ranking highly for general searches (for example: Golf Equipment, or Golf Products). My homepage has Google Authority Sitelinks and also has high quality unique content from my blog. My 75,000+ individual pages contain product descriptions from affiliate feeds.

    From my research, google would like to see unique descriptions, reviews, and ratings, but having 75,000 + products it's economically impossible even if I hire people to do this.

    Can you guys please give me some ideas on what I can possibly do to start ranking at least my 12 main product Categories or possibly my 700+ Subcategories. Should I do No follow or No index on my 75,000+ Individual product pages? Also should I try to hide/cloak my affiliate URLS? Should I hire someone to do 1-2 sentence reviews, or create an algorithm for fake 4-5 star ratings on top 1,000 products?


    thanks so much. Anyone with great info will receive my personal thanks :)
     
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  2. bond0007

    bond0007 Regular Member

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    btw this site is VERY similar to mine in structure and content

    http://milo.com/
     
  3. bond0007

    bond0007 Regular Member

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    someone help please :)
     
  4. Danny1111

    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    If you draw too much attention to your site you are sunk and nothing will rank.... All you can do it use as much unique content as possible and pick up more longtails

    I'm in same position as you and once your site is identified your sunk.... So now I keep my sites smaller and add content if possible.
     
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  5. bond0007

    bond0007 Regular Member

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    thanks for your response.

    Guys I was thinking of a way to at least salvage my main Categories. (for example golfsite.com/golfballs)

    I will have on the bottom a "staff favorites" or "seasonal picks" column where i will give a review of the top 3-5 best items in each of these categories. This will definitely be a very high quality information for both the visitor and for google to see this is not a blackhat trick.

    I will update this thread with more of my ideas. So far i think this one is just what google wants to see.
     
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    Using highly spinned content on your own website might work.
     
  8. rbbadzz

    rbbadzz Registered Member

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    This might be a shot in the dark, but I do search quality rating for one of the SE. I know when we rate the relevancy of search terms it is important if the landing page addresses multiple queries. For example if a query comes up for a specific product say iphone 4 and the LP just has the iphone 4 with price, it will get a relevant rating for that. If a query comes up for iphone 4 review or iphone 4 info. and it has the additional info. of course it will get a relevant rating for those as well.

    Of course this seems pretty obvious. I guess I'm saying that maybe someone could be rating your pages and it would help to add more info.