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Site Size In Terms Of Pages
Posted 26 August 2003 - 03:17 PM
My question is this..the existing site is very small. Only 3-5 pages. What's the minimum amount of pages I want the site to be? How do I come up with additional content that's relevant? Iíve heard that larges sites in terms of page quantity do better in terms of maximum page rank. Over time the site will grow as their product line grows - but that may not be for some time.
I appreciate any help that comes my way. Thanks
Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:29 PM
There is no minimum as far as I'm concerned. I guess what you are asking for is an optimum number of pages in order to have a chance to rank well. But this will depend on who your competition is to a large degree.
My question is this..the existing site is very small. Only 3-5 pages. What's the minimum amount of pages I want the site to be?
So use as many pages as your content seems to justify. If you can find a legitimate additional source of content, such as newletters or anything else that is relevant then include it.
My suggestion is simply to do the best SEO job you can with the pages you have and if the site is going to grow overtime let that natural growth or progression determine the final number of pages.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:41 PM
Welcome to the forum!
As Bob says, there is no optimum size. As the product line grows, the site will grow. In the meantime, is there helpful information you can include on the site? Maybe how-to pages or anything else that relates to the product?
You don't necessarily have to get rid of the flash site- just give users an option to view the flash site or the html version. Of course then you'll have to maintain 2 sites, but sometimes it is worth it.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:56 PM
Something important to remember is that building a great site that ranks highly in the search engines is a long-term proposition. Add content as it is warranted. If you've already got content through offline sources start adding it. But don't worry about having a huge site to start out with.
Write articles, create an email newsletter, start a forum! All these things add content. In fact, I just added over 500 pages to my site this month due to this forum!
Posted 26 August 2003 - 05:11 PM
Now the serious part. Until my site grows - even with good optimization - is it realistic to achieve to 20 (or better yet to 10) ranking with a site comprised of only 10 pages? I imagine competition plays a large role in the answer.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 05:14 PM
I have optimized hundreds of sites that are 10 pages or less that rank highly for tons of keyword phrases that are relevant to their business. In most cases, size does not matter. It helps, but not every site needs to be big.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 05:16 PM
It does depend pretty much on the subject matter of your site and the terms you are optimising for. If there aren't too many optimised sites for the subject you should be able to rank well by following the advice throughout these forums even with just a handful of pages.
I guess your limit might well be the number of different search terms you want to rank well for. It's usually not realistic to be able to create a page which is relevant for more than 3 key phrases - well at least that tends to be the case in my experience.
Posted 26 August 2003 - 05:18 PM
Posted 26 August 2003 - 08:51 PM
In most cases, size does not matter.
Good to know. Thanks
Posted 26 August 2003 - 11:26 PM
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