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Will this affect SEO ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bestfriend2, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. bestfriend2

    bestfriend2 Newbie

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    Hey,

    Basically I'm going to have lots of single pages on my website for clients to have their customers leave reviews on. There is nothing I would gain from hosting it on my own website, as all the pages will be only accessible via direct links (so no menu's).

    Will google pickup on these hidden pages, and would they negatively affect my ranking?

    Obviously it's a benefit for me to host them myself as it's less cash, but I don't want my website to be brought down in rankings because the pages aren't navigable!

    Thanks,-

    bestfriend2
     
  2. aakon7

    aakon7 Regular Member

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    We would have to see your site in order to give you an answer to this, what really concerns me though is that you are doing ORM without knowing even the basics of how search engines work. Good luck with that.
     
  3. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

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    Tell Google not to index the page. It probably won't effect your SEO but there's no need for the pages to be indexed anyway is there.

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex" />
     
  4. Tosmekop

    Tosmekop Supreme Member

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    ^ What he said. Just in case, I'd moderate these hidden pages to make sure nothing detrimental gets posted & remains on site, if I were you. Ypu may have quite the task on hand... Go for it & see how it goes!
     
  5. bestfriend2

    bestfriend2 Newbie

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    I'm a photographer taking photos for google local pages, I'm not offering any sort of SEO or ORM services. Offering them the platform is just a way of helping to sell the photography service :)


    Thanks, I didn't realize it would be so simple :)
     
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  6. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

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    No problem and great idea with the photography service for companys who don't have images on Google places.
     
  7. mickyfu

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    If you are using wordpress there are many plugings which allow you to select if a page is noindex.