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Is it possible to rank a site without a lot of content

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Blaatje, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Blaatje

    Blaatje Power Member

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    Say you have a website without lots of content(only some, let's say 4 x 500 word articles). Is it possible to rank this website in a low competition top 10 with only on-page SEO done and linkbuilding? And keep it there if competition stays similar?

    It's just hypothetical :)
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    Yes, 90% of ranking is off page anyway. There's no need to have pages and pages of content in minor niches; the 4-5 page mini site is the classic microniche formula.
     
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    There are plenty of one page sites that rank number one for fairly competitive terms. You just need the page to be optimized and some strong off site campaigning.
     
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    ofcourse it is, however good content will always boost your rankings.
     
  5. blackma

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    yeah sure for low comp keywords and especially if your domain name is the keyword.
     
  6. JannuBl22t

    JannuBl22t Junior Member

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    Mate, I have 3 sentences on a website :D and 5 amazon products + adsense.. and that's all and I'm ranking #1. You don't need loads of content if you know how to optimize your website.
     
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    my blogspot blog with only 1 post i created last 2008 is still #1 on various keywords. quality content is the key.....:)
     
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    zalpriest Regular Member

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    Normally you rank individual pages so you really don't update individual pages, there really is no need to. You can indeed rank a site without much content.

    The thing is if you want for your users to come back, you need lots of content.
     
  9. Blaatje

    Blaatje Power Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback people :).
     
  10. djbunch

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    This is absolutely possible. I have an adult blog, that ranks 2nd for its term behind a tube site, it has 5 post of no more than 150 words each. And it converts. Gets about 20k in uniques a month.

    I will say that the keyword research was the biggest factor, by far.
     
  11. nox.hitman

    nox.hitman Newbie

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    Thanks for the info!