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Ranking a long html site vs a site with lots of pages

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by turdface, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    A while ago, popular websites looked like this


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    The streamlined way is to do it as illustrated next:
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    Every site like this only has one page. Google likes sites with lots of pages. How do you rank something like this?
     
  2. judaculla

    judaculla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Are those re-directs on the second diagram?
     
  3. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Can sites be set up like this to show more pages?
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  4. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    They are parts of the same page. You choose a link and it takes you to a new section of the same page.
     
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    judaculla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    OOOh, I see what you're getting at now.

    like homepage.com/#section1

    If you're referring to the type of content that is loaded after you scroll to the bottom of an article, and the next article is loaded, that's done through a script that actually loads another page. So, while that page loads below the article you just saw, it's still technically a separate page, will trigger separate analytics views, and has a unique url of it's own. While it is presented on the same page, it's really a separate entity. It helps sell advertising and entices people to stay on site longer.
     
  6. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Yes.

    Hey, they are multiple pages?! Now, I saw a page the other day that I scrolled down and it definitely showed another address at the top. But what I'm talking about is when you have the buttons at the top and you click one and it travels down the page, which I think is all the same page, but it all loads at once.
     
  7. judaculla

    judaculla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, the one's that you click the button on them and they scroll are just a single page.

    Those would be ranked as a single page, and are usually used as landing pages, sales pages, company pages, etc... where an overview of service is shown, features, testimonials, etc.

    I don't know why you'd really want to rank one of those pages, except for a home page, as the best approach would probably be to just funnel your ranking pages to that single page. (if you're trying to funnel).

    I use them for sites that I just need to have something publicly shown, but don't need it to rank because they are a bit easier to create than separate posts & pages. If you think about it though, most homepages have this type of structure, they just don't use the dynamic id linking. They still have an overview of the sites' different sections, categories, etc with some of the latest content from each. It's a good starting point for many people, but should probably only be ranked from broad keywords. (unless you have a specific plan)
     
  8. redarrow

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    One page website wont really rank very well .

    Your need inner links for sure to get anywhere

    If the website above you got 10 links internal straight away it heigher then you in google.

    The only way you can do this is finding how many internal pages you need from computition then use links via keywords your niche,and add articles via them keywords on the internal pages .
    Then use 2.0 blast.

    Then maybe 10 pbn to get to top of google.


    Tell the truth why not just use a one page website, and use socail traffic so much easer and so quicker ...

    For the long run one page websites dont work sorry.
     
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    Steatem Junior Member

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    A lot of new websites are coming out as the single page format with the .com/#jump setup. They look good. Maybe the new update will influence these types of sites?
     
  10. turdface

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    I'm conversing with businesses that have sites like this. They are one page, and they look super cool, and they are asking me how to rank them, and I am not familiar with sites like that that don't have various pages.
     
  11. judaculla

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    Just rank their homepage, just beef up the content to a reasonable amount. Lot's of those sites appear to have a lot of content, but if you just took the visible text from the page you would only have a paragraph or two.

    If you want to segment out your ranking, you could target various sections of the homepage.

    For example, related to a business that provides food storage containers:

    the sections would be food storage container reviews, benefits of food storage containers, about our company.

    Use an html id tag for the section elements like id="benefits-food-storage-containers"

    You could link to that particular section of the page like foodstoragecompany.com/#benefits-food-storage-containers

    I have NO CLUE what the implications of that segmented method are in the eyes of Google though, as I've only ever tried to rank pages like that as a single page; companywebpage.com.

    I imagine they are just targeting a handful of closely-related keywords?
     
  12. turdface

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    Is it intelligent to have them publish more pages like this in order to make the search engines find more than 1 page like this?

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  13. VijaySEO

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    Google currently favors pages with more content, so you should create a single page that has lots of information about a single topic. You can divide up using H1, H2 tags and anchor tags. Be sure your long page has a good table of contents with links that jump straight to anchors in your doc.
     
  14. Silverandblack

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    Just to be clear , are we talking about parallax sites here?
     
  15. General Melchett

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    If I have to click more than four times to scroll to the bottom of the page I found it very annoying.
     
  16. turdface

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    I don't know. Do you mind giving me more info about a parallax site?
     
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    General Melchett Newbie

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    Oh dear, now I have to make two swift post so that I can add links to my posts. :)
     
  18. General Melchett

    General Melchett Newbie

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    Here is an interesting article you might find helpful. https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgttheses/27/
     
  19. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Thanks, but can you describe a parallax site to me?