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One site per niche or one site for all niches?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by razorfish, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. razorfish

    razorfish Registered Member

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    Let's say that I have a main niche (e.x. weight loss)
    with 3 subniches related to the main niche ( e.x. healthy nutrition, fast diet, diet reciepis)

    Which is better:
    1) To build one site (e.x. weight-loss.com) and to write articles about the main niche and the subniches?
    2) to build four different sites ( ex. weight-loss.com, healthy-nutrition.com , fast-diet.com ...) and to write on each of them related stuff?
     
  2. jibril2400

    jibril2400 BANNED BANNED

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    for weight loss, you are better off with no 2 because that niche is very competitive and you wanna try out different keywords as you might strike gold with one.
     
  3. AGman

    AGman Power Member

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    Interesting
     
  4. FriendlyCK

    FriendlyCK Newbie

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    You could do the 4 separate sites to increase your chances of one ranking highly and still have them link to each other. They wouldn't be direct subdomains, but you could still link to the four categories from your main page.

    Also, if you plan on buying the actual domain names that you listed (and don't already have them), I would remove those because they are good names and someone might take one (or all) of them before you buy it.
     
  5. tpv88

    tpv88 Newbie

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    Simpler and faster ranking is separate sites. In the long run you should go with One website that builds authority ;)
     
  6. Seuss

    Seuss BANNED BANNED

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    I've always been curious about this myself. Good question and equally good responses that have really clarified it for me. Glad to come across this before I start trying to create my somewhat complicated wheel structure.
     
  7. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    Option no. 3)
    You buy a cheap host at 5 different hosting companies and place a micro site on 4 of the hosts.

    You create 4 micro site and rank them to top 3 in G.

    Then you take your last site and create a mini-site and you rank for all 4 kw and getting links from your micro sites.

    That's G. domination the good way.
     
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  8. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    They both have advantages and disadvantages. In my own case, I build different sites for certain niches while I maintain a mega site for some other niches. I do this in order to take advantage of the benefits of the 2 options.
     
  9. jumpjumper

    jumpjumper Registered Member

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    Number 2 would be easier to rank but personally I would do #1 since since I would rather have a mega site verses small sites.
     
  10. bookmarc

    bookmarc Senior Member

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    on site for all niches - adds more weight
     
  11. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    When I started IM I picked option 2 because it was easier to rank that way... Now I pick option 1 because it helps me to create bigger site... Easy to manage and I can target more sub niche some times 100+... It's tough to manage 100s of different sites...
     
  12. cedomir87

    cedomir87 Junior Member

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    Build 4 sites, if one gets slapped you still have 3 moneymakers and if you build one and get slapped you are left with nothing...
     
  13. deno555

    deno555 Junior Member

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    This is great question and answer...so that's mean, if choose no1...the mega site will get the authority from the micro niche...so, for linkbuliding it will be like this:

    Mega site<<<<Micro Site<<<<Property site<<<<so on...

    Good for long run right?
     
  14. slim_dusty

    slim_dusty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Having one site that builds authority is the way to go.