SEO strategy of a certain website

by pjp007
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Ok, so there is this specific website percentagecal (dot) com

It has a lot of traffic but it doesn't have that much sites linking in. So I was trying to figure out why this site has so much traffic.
Now I noticed it almost has 2 million pages indexed with google. So it seems like there is a page for each possible percentage calculation (in a certain extend of course).
But yet I can't seem to find a sitemap and the 6 calculation samples on the homepage are always the same (not dynamic upon refresh or something).

So now these are my questions:
1. How does google see (and index) all these pages? Without sitemap, dynamic calculations on the homepage, etc.
2. Do you think this website has such great traffic due to these indexed pages?

Let me know your thoughts.
#seo #strategy #website
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I think you are looking an online 'tool' and trying to draw conclusions that are not logical. But will be interesting to see what others have to say.


    Meanwhile - that's a handy little site for those of us who have to DO the math to get answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreelanceNerd
    Some of us refer to this technique as spamdexing. You are probably right. The traffic probably comes from long tail keywords nobody has ever searched before.
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    • Profile picture of the author pjp007
      Originally Posted by FreelanceNerd View Post

      Some of us refer to this technique as spamdexing. You are probably right. The traffic probably comes from long tail keywords nobody has ever searched before.
      I did this years ago with a pdf search engine too. But google banned that site from their search engine quite quickly. So I don't understand why google allows it for this site.
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  • Profile picture of the author pjp007
    Also, does anyone know if there is a sitemap for this website? As I can't seem to find it.

    And how else does google find and indexes these 2 million pages?
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    • Profile picture of the author Old Molases
      How did you look for the sitemap?

      Did you try looking for it using domain name with the following endings?
      /sitemap
      /sitemap.xml
      /sitemap_index.xml
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      • Profile picture of the author pjp007
        Originally Posted by Old Molases View Post

        How did you look for the sitemap?

        Did you try looking for it using domain name with the following endings?
        /sitemap
        /sitemap.xml
        /sitemap_index.xml
        Yep, I think I tried everything:
        1. Searched for common sitemap locations (and extentions)
        2. It's not in robots.txt
        3. I used various google search operators
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  • Profile picture of the author wellnesszing
    I also did not find any sitemap.
    The site offers a tool to the users that increases the activity on the site and reduces the bounce rate. The site has the domain authority of 21 only which is not too high. You said that the site has a lot of traffic. Please tell me where did you find that this site has a lot of traffic and how much is it approximately?

    Asking because the site doen't seem to have many backlinks, neither a higher domain authority.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Solt
    Google can also find new pages through sites that link to your pages. The bot goes through them and starts crawling the pages.
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  • You can target your traffic with the help of Social media sites. Social media has huge amount of traffic. Post daily on social media and get more traffic for your brand and product.
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  • Profile picture of the author xayara9207
    The bot goes through them and starts crawling the pages.
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