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Unique design for MNS: important or not

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by toptoptop, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. toptoptop

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    So I wonder if the unique design plays any role when creating micro niche websites?
    Also I want to know if it is good or not to create a page with embedded Youtube videos related to the niche (videos not mine), e.g. can it add some relevance to the site or not?
     
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    Thinking from a user's perspective, content is of course the most important. However, if there was a lot of competition in a certain niche, I would be inclined to look at a site that has a unique/appealing design.

    As for embedded videos, I personally think those are better suited for product affiliate marketing pages. I would stick to articles as they would have higher impact on searches than video embeds.
     
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    I'm talking only about the effects on ranking. You can use a design from another niche, just changing some pictures. For me as a user unique design doesn't play a big role as long as it is useful, also I can't remember every website I've ever visited and recognize a non-unique design. Also many websites like vbulletin forums have the same design.
     
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    So I wonder if the unique design plays any role when creating micro niche websites?

    It's always good to have unique design, it's just safer.

    Also I want to know if it is good or not to create a page with embedded Youtube videos related to the niche (videos not mine), e.g. can it add some relevance to the site or not?

    Yes, it helps.
     
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  5. toptoptop

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    How critical is that? Also what are the parameters of the "uniqueness"?
    Also can I somehow check if my design is unique.
     
  6. WSOTesters

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    As long as you have a decent looking site, you'll be fine. I haven't seen it affect our rankings, but it does affect CTR.
     
  7. Bloodhat

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    Depends on your intentions somewhat. I've found that for some of my sites literally mimicking what the user expects to see (vaguely copying authority sites, or the general look for the niche) works well, but then for pretty much the same keywords the cleaner, less distracting look works equally great. My gut feeling is it's good to conform to the overall theme, yet not be distracting, and let your ads or product stand out, with the latter being more important than the look.
     
  8. Irukichan

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    It depends on the niche. Some users are smarter than others! I find that having a unique design is a big boost in technology oriented niches. As a user myself, I recognize certain theme templates and are pretty racist against them if I see them out in the wild. I get better conversions with unique designs, but I'm not sure how much it actually helps with ranking.