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Where to put "thin"/"fluff" content on site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by karma05, May 1, 2017.

  1. karma05

    karma05 Regular Member

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    Lets say you have a niche site that you've mapped out with a silo structure using pages containing keyword targeted quality content. But you also want to bulk the site up with non-optimized content, and so that you can pull in more traffic from traffic sources other than search engines.

    Where on your site would you put these, and would you want to no-index them all?

    I've seen on some sites they have a separate section in the header menu called "blog", would this be an appropriate section for thin content?

    Also, would you use POSTS as opposed to pages? (the pages are used for the quality content)
     
  2. Nargil

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    Why the hell you want to noindex the content? :) What's the point of fluff content, if it's set to noindex?

    I tend to use separate "blog" sections and take it from there. I use any monetized articles as pages and any fluff as posts, but this really does not matter at all, it's just me being anal. SEO wise, there's no difference between posts or pages. They have just different functionalities, which can also be fixed by a few plugins. Like tags for pages, categories for pages etc etc.
     
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    I want to no-index them, because they'll just basically be low quality content only used for non-search engine traffic.
     
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    Unless it' spun and if it's at least some half decent quality, then let it index. Size of the site is quite an important ranking factor actually, plus you will miss out on some internal links as well.
     
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    Depends how much content, if it's a couple of landing pages then just create separate pages for each and no-index them if you want.

    If it's more than that, you might want to stick them to /blog/ and perhaps flesh out the content so it doesn't trip and Google penalties.