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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nabeelt, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. nabeelt

    nabeelt Junior Member

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    I have started working on a website which has more than 100K pages and most of them are working on dynamic model. Let's say many of them (around 5K) get updated based on query strings my developer has written. It generates quite a long titles, Heading tags text etc and the content is quite generic apart from the keyword variations that vary from one category to another dynamically.


    What exactly do you recommend in this regard? Shall i keep using the same tactic or should get everything done manually? Keep in mind that doing that manually is going to suck a lot of months and resources. On the other hand, doing it this way gives it quite a spammy look.



    There are hundreds of websites with such large numbers. Not sure, if they dedicate sufficient human resource to put everything up manually! Of course, dynamic saves you a lot of your time and money.

    Let's have a positive debate over it.
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Nabeelt,

    I would say you should weigh the benefits of doing the work manually with any potential business benefits. If you will see significant benefits, maybe its worth the work. If not, its probably wiser to find a solution that won't suck up resources.

    I guess I'm still sort of confused what your question is.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  3. nabeelt

    nabeelt Junior Member

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    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks for the response. My question is pretty simple and let me put it in better words. Imagine you've a website of 10K+ product pages which get expired quarterly and vice versa. They all are running in dynamic mode like whenever the semester starts those pages automatically go live with course name in titles, meta descriptions, heading tags etc which can be quite long (250 characters in title) at certain times. Similarly, the content on all those pages is generic with slight differences of course names.

    That's actually thin content which is quite similar at times besides a couple of keyword variations. So keeping in mind the PANDA scenario, is it recommended to follow the same practice or one must change the system and update every page manually. Keep in mind, updating every page will suck months of time.

    Hope this makes my point clearer than before!
     
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    soothsayerpg Power Member

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    Base on my understanding to what you are trying to say; If you go manually editing each and every one of it would really super suck. Now, if you really want to change or should i say renovate every one of it then you should be ready to clean old URLs, give it a new 301 redirect to the new one, plus with those amount/count of pages you'll take ages, but if you really like then you should know programming language that has been used, to what you are saying with the dynamic, might be php or asp, as i understand, you want to on-page optimized, title, url of the page and everything, its easy and efficient when you are a programmer.

    On the other hand, why bother, even if each and every services/product pages are thin, its an e-commerce so don't be alarm by that, plus G seeing the site with that amount of pages would easily think the site is legit or authoritative.

    Lastly, it would really help to rank by having permalinks and optimized title, etc. etc. but it doesn't matter, if you really know how to rank even if its not url and meta optimized/friendly, it can rank. It doesn't matter.

    I hope this make sense to you, and also to me :D
     
  5. linkatwork

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    Considering the no of pages you have. It will surely consume hell lot of time and resources. You have been doing good by now, i would say stick to the same. Keep updating your system according to the recent trend. There are very less chances of you to get hurt.
    Gud luck
     
  6. nabeelt

    nabeelt Junior Member

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    And what if i say I've been hit by a penalty. Not manual but it is Panda most probably!

    But you know it is never confirmed either you've been hit by an algorithmic penalty so i don't want to start writing all those pages with little to no return.
     
  7. CredibleZephyre

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    would it be possible to no index some of those pages? This would entirely depend on the context of course but using you example of courses and descriptions is it necessary for those courses to rank? Or could you just rank specific department or category pages that lead to those course descriptions? Again, that entirely depends on the context of your site but it might make sense to remove some from the SERPs and focus on the stronger pages that convert.
     
  8. nabeelt

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    In my case, pages don't convert in fact widgets do! I've some widgets which is embedded in left nav for a user's convenience and it converts well regardless of the pages where a user sits in.

    By the way, thanks for the suggestion. I don't think no indexing will be a good idea considering hundreds of pages are this way. No indexing most of them will trim down my website's traffic ultimately and i am not really looking for that at the moment.
     
  9. brucecastro

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    Try to focus on the main navigation of your site that needs to be optimized. Manually editing the whole site will just consume a lot of time. In this case, it will be better to set a limitation or try to generalize the other sub navigation for each products you offer.