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Need some advice on a few things. Slowly beginning to lose confidence

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Hawkster, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Hawkster

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    Wasn't sure which section i should post this in as it covers a few different issues.

    I created news site, a particular type of news, and i was plodding along nicely and happy that i was doing the right things in terms of how the site looks/functions and creating unique written content. But now there are a few things im unsure about. Ive used the forum and google and here to help me but there are a few things that i cant find a precise answer to. Hopefully you guys can help.

    1. Articles. Is writing 2/3 200 word articles a day as valuable as writing one 600 word article a day? News articles cant always be 400/600 words so its a concern to me. Ive searched for an answer to this but there are too many conflicting answers.

    2. Keywords. Should i try to include my site name (my news site) keyword in all the articles i write? Also i see people on BHW talk about ranking with multiple keywords. Im not fully sure how that works. Use keywords that are basically another way of describing the main keyword in my site title in my articles? Again ive google'd but i keep getting lost in all the info.

    3. Ranking. I searched my site today and im on page 7 which im pretty happy with at the moment, but it was my archive link, since then i read that i should noindex the archive in yoast settings. Should i also do this with categories? Again i keep coming up against conflicting advice when reading about this.

    Im not looking to use black hat methods at all, im hoping to rank well white hat only, i know it'll take a while but i made my mind up that this was the way i was going to go.

    So yeah just hoping someone can help a little and help me understand more. My health isn't the best at the moment. Trying to understand even the basics sometimes is a challenge.

    Hope ive made sense, cheers.
     
  2. ThopHayt

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    1) It depends on the type of content/site you have. If other similar sites use 200 words then it's fine. If everybody else uses 500 then you must use 500.

    2) Diverse keywords are better than aiming at just one. If you aim too much with your anchor text you will have more trouble.

    3) If your site is new-new then archives that have been around may show up. But in general having anything indexed is better than nothing. I would be careful with noindexing anything.
     
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  3. BigBangTheory

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    Haha I'm on page 7 too, working my way up.

    I would think that 2-3/200 word articles for news would be fine. I think it is valuable in its own way. If an article won't make it to 500+ words because of a lack of content/information than don't worry about it and publish it anyway. Maybe go back and update it if more information is available at a later date.
     
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  4. race2go

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    I know the feeling,its a little confusing,one month a system works well and then the next it wont because of people like google doing everything to mess it up.
    Remember the key thing is being creative,think outside the box and see for yourself what works,i've learned from this forum is that you don't give up because most of the time anybody does,the solution is just one step beyond your defeat.
    There are a lot of smart people on this forum i'm sure will chime in on the answers you need,listen to them as well as using insightful search functions on this forum.
    Just hang in there,if it was easy everybody would be doing it!
    Take care!
     
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  5. Duffers5000

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  6. Hawkster

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    Thanks guys. Especially Duffers, helped alot, especially the keywords part.
     
  7. seohosting

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    I'm going to agree with Duffers on this one. Focus on creating one great article around the 500-600 word mark. You'll get more traffic from one article that ends up on page 1 for your targeted keywords then 3 articles that don't rank.
     
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