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Large Site / Sitemap- Getting All Links Indexed (eventually ranked)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DesignEx, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. DesignEx

    DesignEx Regular Member

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    So I have a large site which is dynamically generated, from a database. It's basically a list of around 30,000 businesses, with somewhat unique content. Internally linked by city name.

    My problem is, I'd like to get all the individual pages indexed (and eventually ranked), and am not sure of the best way to go about this.

    Before now I just left it and hoped it'd get indexed. Very few pages did. I'm now creating a sitemap for the site (no idea if that'll help). But would it makes sense to generate links to all 30k of these individual pages, or even the cities that link to each.

    Don't have much experience when trying to get A LOT of pages listed / ranked, so was hoping someone might have some insight to that.

    Thanks!
     
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    Ummmm, yeah I think a site map will help. :)

    You can always add the site to GWT and call the google bot to crawl your site, if your sites internally links good it will scan a lot of it going from page too page.
     
  3. davids355

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    A sitemap would definitely help. I used to use a good tool from xml-sitemaps.com that can be used for generating large sitemaps. But I guess there is probably a wordpress plugin that will do it for you.

    I believe you can also split sitemaps up for large sites......

    Also you should consider your site structure as well - is it easy for Google to crawl? If the hierarchy is well organized I think that will also help.
     
  4. DesignEx

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    Just finished up the sitemap and submitted it. Site structure not bad, essentially just a directory of different cities with links to each business within (though I could probably include more cross links). Is there any point in generating (low quality) links to the inner pages / city pages. Never dealt with a site of this size and ranking with all the 'money pages' being so numerous.
     
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    How about automatically sharing those generated sites on some web2.0. That will probably do the job

    What cms are you using? (If you are using any)
     
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    I had a similar type of site...a directory of sorts for businesses. When I did this, I added a page for every city/locale. From each city, I would create a page for each listing. I still pulled all of my data from a dbase, but I had a shit load of pages to help for ranking.

    It will help you to keep it organized if you break it down by location/category/business. You could also do it by category/location/business, but I think location will help you the most.