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Need advice... multiple sites or one for a general term?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by majordude, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. majordude

    majordude Newbie

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    Let's say I own furniture dot com (I don't). I rank on the first page for "furniture", "new england furniture" and "custom furniture".

    But I want to sell more foam beds.

    Is it better for SEO and traffic to make several pages on furniture dot com and try to target these beds or make a new site, say foam-beds dot com. And maybe have that link to the first site if necessary?

    What are you thought? Thank you!
     
  2. DaveNL

    DaveNL BANNED BANNED

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    I would use a sub-domain and build on then a complete new site on foam beds, so it is still connected to the site but then again it is also separate.

    I am building now on a review site that does all kind of review and i build tit the same way, every product of niche gets its own sub-domain, did it once with a eBay store site and got great results, but then Google started to crack down on low content BANS sites and i got my ass whooped :)

    But i think that is the way to go.
     
  3. majordude

    majordude Newbie

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    Like foambeds.furniture dot com? Google treats that as a hole new domain right?
     
  4. woodstuck

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    IMO - You should make all your unique content 'foam bed' pages within your existing website.

    It is still beds - Let's remember one thing, search engines rank pages NOT websites.

    You already have some 'juice' on your current site for your topic, use it to include your new pages. Consider a press release dedicated to the new line and webpages...(for the links)

    Make sure your sitemap has all your pages and link and anchor text them accordingly... you'll do great!
     
  5. majordude

    majordude Newbie

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    Hmmm. Never thought about it that way before.

    Hey, have you noticed if a straight html site or a WP site does better with SEO?
     
  6. woodstuck

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    Hmm, my belief would be straight html with a minimum of scripts... even in the navigation (if I could help it).

    That's just my opinion, but I don't do WP blogs...
     
  7. imfh

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    Ideally, you want to create an authority site. By staying within your niche and keeping all of your content on one site (via subdomains for example), you will, with time, be able to achieve this goal. Focus on providing unique, high quality content...