Question about multiple sites in same niche

by Joe J
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Hi

I have a question about Adsense.

Is it against the TOS to have a bunch (6-12) of sites (all on a HG reseller's acct) all in the same small niche and use Adsense?

Example: redbike .com
largebike .com
largeredbike .com
largebluebike .com
greenbikesrock .com
ilikebikes .com

Maybe a bad example but pretty close to the idea I'm trying to convey.

They won't be MFA sites, all will be relevant to the cause.

Thanks, Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author retsek
    Not exactly against Adsense rules, but it is frowned upon by the webmaster guidelines.

    Not to mention you would probably have better SEO success if you just made one site with sub-directories for each topic since they are related.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    No offense but why would any one want to do this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe J
    Thanks for the fast reply retsek.

    What would cause it to be frowned upon if each site held it's own with regards to the keywords it was trying to rank for? User friendly and helpful, unique content, etc.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    I don't think it is a good idea. I think one site that you use and get it up in the rankings. Concentrate using your "on page" and "off page" SEO to get more notice and if you know how to do that you will definitely benefit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe J
    outwest,

    It was just a matter of jumping the gun and picking up domain names before learning that it wasn't necessary. Rookie mistake!
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    I would not waste more time and money trying to backlink that many domains
    just put all the kws on an authority site as pages

    www.maindomain.com/largebike.html
    www.maindomain.com/largeredbike.html

    etc
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe J
      Originally Posted by outwest View Post

      I would not waste more time and money trying to backlink that many domains
      just put all the kws on an authority site as pages

      www.maindomain.com/largebike.html
      www.maindomain.com/largeredbike.html

      etc
      Wouldn't it be the same amount of work to backlink another page on the site as it would the home page of a separate site?
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      • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
        Originally Posted by Joe J View Post

        Wouldn't it be the same amount of work to backlink another page on the site as it would the home page of a separate site?
        The issue is not necessarily backlinking but building and maintaining authority sites that Google is seeking. I am sure thin sites are still ranked all over the place, but it is quite easy to see the future - authority sites, tons of related content, social media interaction, user experience, etc. - not sure how much you can do with "Big Blue Bike" as a single website.....
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe J
          Originally Posted by Focused Action View Post

          The issue is not necessarily backlinking but building and maintaining authority sites that Google is seeking. I am sure thin sites are still ranked all over the place, but it is quite easy to see the future - authority sites, tons of related content, social media interaction, user experience, etc. - not sure how much you can do with "Big Blue Bike" as a single website.....

          I definitely see where the larger sites would be where the effort should be more appreciated. Maybe the best thing for me to do would be build them all up to a small degree, try and flip most of them and let someone else run with them and concentrate on just a small few myself.

          Another thought: would trying to rank some of the lesser traffic domains with the least competition be worth using as sales pages?

          Thanks Again

          Joe
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  • Profile picture of the author iSchmuck
    With the Google algo changes this year, they are looking to return sites of value in search results instead of 'thin-affilate' sites and made-for-adsense sites. That's how a solid website is worth more than one that was just made in order to try to grab rankings.

    Deep links (those that link to inner pages) are valuable. If people are organically linking to your inner pages, then you're doing something right and creating pages of value.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Joe J View Post

    Hi

    I have a question about Adsense.

    Is it against the TOS to have a bunch (6-12) of sites (all on a HG reseller's acct) all in the same small niche and use Adsense?

    Example: redbike .com
    largebike .com
    largeredbike .com
    largebluebike .com
    greenbikesrock .com
    ilikebikes .com

    Maybe a bad example but pretty close to the idea I'm trying to convey.

    They won't be MFA sites, all will be relevant to the cause.

    Thanks, Joe
    No, that's not against the TOS.

    I have 3 larger Adsense sites (around 1K pages each site) that are in the same niche. They don't all target the exact same keywords, but they are still 100% related to each other.

    Works good because you can pass traffic back & forth between sites, since all the sites are related.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    I have 3 sites in the tanning niche.
    All 3 kickin butt til Oct 13 when one got put in the bowels

    Other 2 are still $30+/day sites
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucas Becker
    It's not against the TOS of AdSense, but I think a better solution would be to have one domain and create subdomains for each of your keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author retsek
      Originally Posted by Lucas Becker View Post

      It's not against the TOS of AdSense, but I think a better solution would be to have one domain and create subdomains for each of your keywords.
      Subdomains is not the way to go for SEO. Things like domain authority and links juice dont flow the same way they do with with subfolders.

      I would reserve the use of sub-domains as a way to separate DIFFERENT types of content on a large site. For example, you have your main site with thousands of 1,000 word articles and you put you user-generated forum on a sub-domain. A user-generated space might have things like thin content (profile pages), less than ideal outgoing links, duplicate content copied from other sites, and more. Having a sub-domains puts a slight buffer between things like that. Plus it's Panda approved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Juvv2096
    i wouldnt use subdomains, just use other pages like bikeniche[dot]com/secondkeyword

    most of my inner pages rank better than my darn root lvl domain lol.
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