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Keyword cannibalism question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by danbarqami, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. danbarqami

    danbarqami Junior Member

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    What's the problem with keyword cannibalism? Isn't it good that many of my pages are on page 1?
    yes or no, please elaborate.
     
  2. DKolen

    DKolen Registered Member

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    Well, in some cases you can manage to rank several pages well. Still, this basically makes Google to decide which most relevant page to rank, and leads to competiting against yourself. The most widespread belief about focusing several pages around same keywords - is that each page partially loses the benefits to rank well; the content quality and uniqueness start to suffer as you are writing on the same topic over again, the backlinks that could fully back up one most relevant page are also being spread between several pages, as well as the internal links (this may turn into a mess in the end).

    I guess there`s no problem if you wisely optimize your homepage and some other page for similar keywords, or category and sub-category; but you`d better not over-optimize some 6 pages for the exact same terms as it`ll only be confusing. It seems better to rank for several keywords than to rank for one keyword several times and (perhaps) lower than posible, due to pages stealing significance from each other.
     
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  3. Ding Dong

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    There wouldn't be any problem if, you did the proper optimization with same keywords in the different page.
    Search will rank a page as per best result related to keyword, it wont give result as per the website. So there is no problem using same keyword in multiple pages. You have to ensure these keyword are not over optimzed.
     
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  4. spectrejoe

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    Never had problems with "keyword cannibalism", in fact I believe it helps with rankings by increasing relevancy on that specific topic if you interlink the articles well enough
     
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    its not a problem ..... its just sometimes you create pages for some like "best kw" and "kw list" and then goole don't like to take the page you created. it takes the other one because of the backlinkin structure ......

    except of that no problem
     
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