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Is it better to have 1 Authority site or 3 Micro Niche Sites

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CardiffDesigns, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. CardiffDesigns

    CardiffDesigns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi all,

    I've got three individual Micro Niche Websites that I am working on and they are basically 3 different variations of the same product.

    For example a red version, blue version and a gold version, but I am making a Micro Niche Site for each of them.

    Would I be better off continuing with the 3 individual Micro Niche sites or combining my efforts and make one Authority site that targets the three individual keywords.

    Let me know what you think would be easier to get ranked using all White Hat Techniques.

    Would it matter if I did an Authority site without an exact match domain?

    Any advice is very much appreciated!

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    Go with the three Micro Niche.
     
  3. CardiffDesigns

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    Cheers mate, is there any particular reason why you would pick Micro Niche sites over Authority?
     
  4. sitestem

    sitestem Registered Member

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    I suppose the term 'eggs in one basket' could be relevant here. If the micro-niche sites are of decent quality, I'd continue going for all three.
     
  5. aka sam

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    Go with three Micro Sites...There's Nothing called Authority site until and unless you pay for Adwords.
     
  6. SeanAustin

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    Completely disagree. There is nothing called an Authority site until you actually are providing enough value to your audience, that they prefer you over the competition.
     
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  7. Zaalah

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    I would go with the MNS for short-term gain, but I feel that MNS are flaky when it comes to Big G updates. While they can rank quickly for a specific keyword, it might end up coming back and biting you if G decides to change their algo.

    I'd personally go with an authority site. It's not that much harder to rank than an MNS (in my opinion) and if you do it correctly, it'll pay off in the long term as it's less prone to falling prey to G updates. It may take a while to get up and running, but with quality content and a few solid backlinks, you're golden.
     
  8. mickyfu

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    When Google updates is it better to lose everything, or just a third?
     
  9. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Someone else just posted this same question. Here's my answer: DO IT! Google loves brands, they love authority sites, and they love sites with lots of pages. This is by far a better approach than using an EMD, unless you're flipping sites, which it sounds like you're not. You just have to do your onsite SEO right. Seriously, analyze the first page, how often do you see EMDs? Not that often. Build the brand site.
     
  10. Beven

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    The way google is heading, autority sites are going to be the way forward. They love that branding shit.
     
  11. FUBSZ

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    I honestly prefer authority sites, they are sleeping giants. When done correctly you can make some good long term passive income.
     
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  12. Jason Wolfe

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    Authority sites all the way. If you're going to do something, think long-term.
     
  13. everythingred

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    If you don't have a lot of money, why not make your micro niche sites rank quick for easy keywords, flip them on flippa, and have money to invest for quality content for authority site
     
  14. CardiffDesigns

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I really appreciate it!

    I think I'm going to build an authority site.

    I think it would actually be a lot easier to do than several Micro Niche websites as I'd only have to administer one website and have all the articles relating to the individual products, running through one place.
     
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    Definitely a good choice for that. You'll need quite some money to do some SEO on the website if you're going to do that.
     
  16. CardiffDesigns

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    What would you spend the money on mate?

    I was hoping to rank by writing good quality content and promoting the site via Social Media.

    I have quite a visual niche, so I was thinking of utilizing Pinterest mainly.
     
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    You need to spend some money on keyword researches and SEO services to rank your website so you can actually reap in some profits. Social signals is also another thing that is important. Hence you would need to spend money on all these things.
     
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    I guess 3 mini websites would be better for you.
     
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    All four.

    Why settle for the provinces when you can dominate the continent?
     
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  20. CardiffDesigns

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    This is actually the best response I've ever received.

    I think your're right.

    I'm going to get after all of them!
     
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