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Micro Sites vs Mega Sites (blogs)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by skylark516, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. skylark516

    skylark516 Regular Member

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    Instead of creating hundreds of micro sites, that each have four articles, why not make one mega site that has all of them?

    Is it for SEO reasons, or what?

    example

    soccer.com
    -soccer balls
    -soccer training
    -soccer guide
    -how to play soccer

    baseball.com
    -baseball balls
    -baseball training
    -baseball guide
    -how to play baseball

    OR

    mymegablog.com
    -soccer balls
    -soccer training
    -soccer guide
    -how to play soccer
    -baseball balls
    -baseball training
    -baseball guide
    -how to play baseball
     
  2. vodkapat

    vodkapat Registered Member

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    I think one reason is putting all your eggs in one basket and if the website wasn't successful for whatever reason then you just wasted a lot of work.
     
  3. skylark516

    skylark516 Regular Member

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    but if it wasn't successful, then what would be the difference between just throwing up a new niche site, or cranking out some new articles for the mega site?
     
  4. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    niche sites have the advantage of being able to rank their top level domain for their keyword.

    other than that... i don't think there's much of a difference since each page is ranked individually.
     
  5. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    it's for seo reasons. if you will try to target both football and baseball without using these words both in your title and domain name, you will have much less % promoting them in SERPs
     
  6. skylark516

    skylark516 Regular Member

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    If I wanted to just make one authority site, would that be putting all of my eggs in one basket.

    I would be providing good content to my readers (though I may cookie stuff them).
     
  7. skylark516

    skylark516 Regular Member

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    K, thanks. That made a lot of sense.