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Can Too Much Sub-content Degrade Your Rankings For Your Main Content?


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#1 MangoSango

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 04:11 AM

I have a website of which I'm adding a online magazine. But what if the magazine (in sub folder) becomes 100x as large as the main website itself? Will Google see my website as a informational magazine instead of my main services? And lose ranking for my main content?

#2 Jill

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:21 AM

No.

#3 Michael Martinez

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:05 PM

I agree with Jill. I cannot remember ever seeing such a thing happen. Content is judged on its own merits in the search algorithms.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:03 PM

Both replies are correct unless you put and credence on the controversial "Theming" theories

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE(piskie @ Jan 27 2011, 04:03 PM) View Post
Both replies are correct unless you put and credence on the controversial "Theming" theories


I don't.

#6 MangoSango

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:39 AM

Thank you Jill & Micheal!

QUOTE(piskie @ Jan 28 2011, 01:03 AM) View Post
Both replies are correct unless you put and credence on the controversial "Theming" theories


Can you explain this piskie?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE(MangoSango @ Jan 28 2011, 03:39 PM) View Post
Thank you Jill & Micheal!
Can you explain this piskie?


"Theming" is the ridiculous idea that every page on a "site" (hostname) should all be on the same topic, and it is so obviously incorrect that it is beyond belief that anyone give it's credence!

Some of the largest collections of pages on a single host name are testament that it is pure speculation.

eg:

ebay and all the tld variants.
Amazon and the tld variants.

Wikipedia
Dictionary.com

etc, etc, etc.

#8 piskie

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:15 PM

christchurch
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"Theming" is the ridiculous idea
Me mentioning "Theming" is almost as serious a sin as referring to the "Alt Tag"

#9 MangoSango

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(Michael Martinez @ Jan 27 2011, 09:05 PM) View Post
I agree with Jill. I cannot remember ever seeing such a thing happen. Content is judged on its own merits in the search algorithms.


Google now sees page speed as a ranking factor. So if my subcontent would go be a lot slower then my main content, so could my maincontent suffer from my slower subcontent?


#10 Jill

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:01 PM

No, that's such a small factor, I wouldn't even consider it.

#11 copywriter

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 03:13 PM

You seem to be under the impression that your entire site is ranked by Google as a whole. It isn't. Each page is ranked.



#12 rolf

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 04:34 AM

My experience is that more pages = more pages indexed = more places for people to land on your site = more traffic = more sales

The caveat to this is that the pages must be unique(ish), useful and/or interesting in their own right in order to attract indexing and clickthroughs, and your internal navigation needs to be up to the task of guiding your visitors to your really important pages. Get these things right and adding more pages almost directly equals more traffic.




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