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Content Curation And Domain Sprawl


Best Answer Jill , 08 October 2013 - 05:13 PM

It's an entire article devoted to the fact that one should not allow low quality pages of their site to be indexed by Google. Only he's making it sound like something complicated or special. 

 

Yes, you definitely don't want low quality pages such as those of which he writes, but the other gobblety-gook, is just that. 

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#1 PloughBooks

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

I read an article on "Content Curation" on Search Engine Land. I've never heard of "Domain Sprawl" before. Here's a quote:

 

<<Most SEOs that have been in the industry for a while would largely agree that overall domain SEO performance can be generalised to be a balance between the total backlink profile of the site (its “Authority”) and the total number of pages indexed on the domain (the total “Domain Sprawl”).>>

 

Basically he is recommending pruning out old pages of your site, or putting in canonical links to newer pages to trim down this ratio.

It's a new thought, would be a lot of work...can anyone tell me if you think it is worthwhile?  I have the feeling it's a time sink.

 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

Would have to read the entire article, rather than just that bit out of context, but it sounds like more made up SEO mumbo jumbo. Most SEOs would certainly NOT agree on whatever the heck what you posted means. 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

Here's the link

 

http://searchenginel...vergreen-173204

 

I have a pretty deep site, 500 articles or so, so I'm interested in "domain sprawl" if it is a legitimate concept. I hate taking down old articles, though, because for sure it will come up as a 404 on my webmaster tools reports.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:01 PM

I'm not seeing a lot to agree with in there. The first example he gives of pages that should be pruned are pages that never should have been indexed.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:13 PM   Best Answer

It's an entire article devoted to the fact that one should not allow low quality pages of their site to be indexed by Google. Only he's making it sound like something complicated or special. 

 

Yes, you definitely don't want low quality pages such as those of which he writes, but the other gobblety-gook, is just that. 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:06 AM

Strange one all round that article. Surprised SEL have it on their site.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:40 AM

Sounds like I'm ok, thanks very much!






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