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SEO for a small business website - Can you hide article posts?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mqs1000, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    Made a nice package for a family friend who owns a business including SEO, Social Media management, and reputation management. He's rich and knows I'm still learning SEO so he's paying me anyway. He's more concerned with someone to update his social media pages and to post updates on the website.

    Here's my question. As I'm reading more and more I'm seeing the importance of writing a lot of articles and spreading them around on your website, web 2.0 sites, etc. The thing is, I don't want to spam this guys website and social media / web 2.0 pages with 10-20 articles a day, especially if the article is spinned and the keywords are blatant. I want to update his website / social media pages once a day with a quality article. Can I still add these articles to the back part of his website that isn't linked and that no one sees? Will Google still be able to pick these up if I don't have a link to them?
     
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    You can edit the publish date if you're using wordpress.. if you are using static pages, you could rename the files differently to hide them from the search engines.
     
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    Adding new content on a website on regular basis is a big plus from SEO point of view. So do it.
    Even if you hide those articles from the main section of website, just make sure that their URLs are included in your xml sitemap. Also do some link building for these articles to get them indexed.

    If you are using wordpress as CMS then their are tonnes for plugins available to hide individual pages/posts from main navigation and for generating xml sitemap.
     
  4. mqs1000

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    Can you give me an example of a plugin that does this?
     
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    You better stop right now before you mess up, and study Local SEO if this person has a business that is not internet only.

    If he has a brick and mortar business, Local SEO is slanted in his favor drastically if it is done right. You will be doing hm a disservice if you run a bunch of spam articles and backlinks at his site, not to mention opening him up to an eventual rankings penalty for unnatural linking.

    If you ruin his business website he is probably not going to be your friend anymore, and may file a pesky lawsuit if he finds out you did improper SEO.

    Doing IM seo for a small business is not the way to go.
     
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    If your clients website is static one, the install the wordpress in a sub-directory and don't link it from your main website. You stated that he's rich, then why you try to post spun content on the money site? Hire an article writer to write 2-3 posts per week for the blog around the nature of business, if the content is unique and readable, then there is no need for hide.

    You can use spun content for web2.0's because they are just passing the link juice.
     
  7. mqs1000

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    I'm not gonna spam anything. I'm making quality web 2.0 pages and social media pages with unique content, and I'm just linking these pages. It's not like I'm buying a package that spams the site to thousands of pages and what not. I'm following the directions in the SEO 2013 Guide thread. And I'm sure my girlfriend's father is gonna file a lawsuit against me. Also, I made his website. It's my risk as well. TheMoreYouKnow.jpg
     
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    "And I'm sure my girlfriend's father is gonna file a lawsuit against me" dude walk away, you're asking for trouble ...
     
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    if you are still going to do it, have a plan rather than just do it...1] focus on social awareness, like FB, twitter, In, G+, Pinterest, Flikrr etc, and have regular updates on G+, FB and Twitter... 2] Have google local business listing, and paid directory listing like yell and local news papers etc 3] backlink profile as you mentioned web 2.0s, socail bookmarking, articles, (diversity is the key, engines and the keyword, and make sure to drip feed) hope she's worth it!
     
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  10. mqs1000

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    I'm not gonna do anything until I research and have a plan. This is why I'm asking questions on a forum.
     
  11. mqs1000

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    I appreciate this post. But what is different in all these things you listed and what I said I'm planning on doing? I said I was going to focus on social media, web 2.0s, reputation management (like Google local), quality articles, and backlinks on these social media and web 2.0 sites.

    So first you tell me to walk away, and then you tell me to do the same exact thing I said I was gonna do... Everyone loves to tell a noob to "walk away" or "You better stop right now before you mess up" instead of pointing them in the right direction