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Ranking many local low comp sites - 1 domain or multiple domains

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by willinabox, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. willinabox

    willinabox Registered Member

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    Greetings,

    I'm rolling out a number of sites, all in the same field/genre but different locations/cities/states. I was wondering, should I make one authority site and target local keywords using individual pages, or should I create multiple domains.

    Creating individual websites with individual domains would allow me to get additional seo benefit from having keywords in the domains, but would loose the benefit of receiving a boost from the large authority site.

    Keywords are low comp/500-2000 searches per month sites.

    Would love to get your guys feedback. Sorry for such a generic question.

    You can also PM me and I can get a bit more detailed for you.
     
  2. Eagle Eye

    Eagle Eye Senior Member

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    This implies you are building a number of sites but then you ask if you should build just one or many. This is confusing to me
     
  3. willinabox

    willinabox Registered Member

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    Yeaaaaah true sorry, I guess I meant "looking to roll out" a bunch...I have about 25 with content written but would like to scale. But starting to rethink my strategy.
     
  4. Moriarty79

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    I would advise one site with many pages.

    For example:

    yoursite.com/new-york
    yoursite.com/el-paso
    yoursite.com/houston

    etc etc

    Google likes content. One site with loads of pages is going to be easier to build authority with and promote as a brand. It will also be easier to manage and cheaper than buying hundreds of domains and renewing them each year.

    Make sure you have an XML sitemap to help Google crawl all those pages.
     
  5. willinabox

    willinabox Registered Member

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    Thanks appreciate it!