Question For The SEO Experts

by g2114
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I'm putting together a site with ten different topics. I was told by another marketer that I should create a site for each topic and then link it all to the main site because google likes a more niche site than a broad site.

Anyone know if this is indeed true? Of course I don't want to have to create 11 sites if I don't have to. Love to get your advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author dremora
    Well, it is better to make a site for each different topic than put them all on the same site. If you can't afford domains and such, you can make different topic categories in the main site. It is no good for SEO, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author netkid
    Hey Gina,

    Although it is true that if you have several websites up that focus on each keyword or keyword phrase, it can help your SEO, but it is not necessary. Actually it is up for each person's interpretation.

    If you have one website but write articles or content that contains each keyword and keyword phrase and direct it back to your main site, it is just as effective. That will cover all bases to grab traffic for all keywords and phrases.

    As a matter of fact, the trend now is to make videos and upload to public video host sites with tags on each keyword with links back to your main site, and submission of articles to article directories, and bookmarking your site to social media sites and the like, are more effective on getting the same thing done. Making many sites, in my opinion is a LOT of work!
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    • Profile picture of the author mikey21
      Originally Posted by netkid View Post

      Hey Gina,

      Although it is true that if you have several websites up that focus on each keyword or keyword phrase, it can help your SEO, but it is not necessary. Actually it is up for each person's interpretation.

      If you have one website but write articles or content that contains each keyword and keyword phrase and direct it back to your main site, it is just as effective. That will cover all bases to grab traffic for all keywords and phrases.

      As a matter of fact, the trend now is to make videos and upload to public video host sites with tags on each keyword with links back to your main site, and submission of articles to article directories, and bookmarking your site to social media sites and the like, are more effective on getting the same thing done. Making many sites, in my opinion is a LOT of work!
      That's right, good advice in here. I would do both though. If you're outsourcing most of the work, then it's not that much work...
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    Originally Posted by g2114 View Post

    I'm putting together a site with ten different topics. I was told by another marketer that I should create a site for each topic and then link it all to the main site because google likes a more niche site than a broad site.

    Anyone know if this is indeed true? Of course I don't want to have to create 11 sites if I don't have to. Love to get your advice.
    I'm not an seo expert, but I have had a good deal of success with it. Anyways, well it depends how much the topics vary.

    I think you should center a website around keyword, unless you are trying to create a brand name, and just have supporting content.

    That's a microniche to me.

    For example, I'll target the keyword "yoga mastery", and then buy a domain name at www.yogamastery.com.

    Then I'll center my website around tips and videos on how you can master yoga.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by Chris30K View Post

      I'm not an seo expert, but I have had a good deal of success with it. Anyways, well it depends how much the topics vary.
      Exactly. No one can really tell until they know how related or unrelated the topics are. If they are generally related then I build ONE site. Aim keywords to particular pages and try to grow it as an authority site under that general topic. If they are entirely different then yes multiple sites
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      • Profile picture of the author g2114
        Thanks everyone for your input. Now I am really torn on what to do. Topics are not in the same niche.
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        • Profile picture of the author seojedi
          You could use sub-domains.

          TOPIC1.yoursite.com

          TOPIC2.yoursite.com

          TOPIC3.yoursite.com

          etc. etc.

          This way, each TOPIC will be treated as it's own URL within the GOOG and you can interlink the "sites" etc.

          You will need to fully develop these areas and "prove" to GOOG that they are in fact legit sub topics with good unique content.

          If you're trying to build equity for ONE website/url, then use subfolders and store the different TOPICS info in these.

          If you want to build separate properties (with their own equity) that all link back to your main site, then using sub-domains is inexpensive and a workable solution.

          Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author num777
    I also recommend, creating a site on one specific topic. You should also consider that getting good rankings, many visitors, happy visitors that come back again and again... takes a lot of time. So, why don't you just get started on one single topic first and once get good rankings, visitors, subscribers... you start a new site?
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    • Profile picture of the author mikey21
      As someone else stated, this is definitely one that has for a long time been and will continue to be "up to interpretation".

      What I like/find works best is to dedicate each site to one niche. Plugging your main keyword in the domain name can also prove beneficial. I have gotten good results this way
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      • Profile picture of the author ske11
        If the topics are related I would go for the larger site with sections dedicated to the 10 individual topics, keeping 11 sites updated and getting new links to all of them regularly will be a pain.

        Where as adding some content each day to a main site and getting some links each day to just one site should be easier.

        It should also make it easier to be seen as an expert in the topic you are covering rather than just another small site owner and this can help when you are trying to be accepted by affiliate schemes and when you are trying to get links from other authority sites.

        Plus the added bonus of saving on domain names, yahoo directory listing costs and design costs.

        I have over 100 smaller sites that I am in the process of selling off so I can concentrate on just 5 - 10 larger sites.

        but as stated above it is one of those topics that everyone disagrees on, the answer is probably what ever you decide.
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