When people say thin websites? Does it include...

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When people say thin websites does it include blogs with 4-10 posts but the posts are thousands of words?



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  • Profile picture of the author FakeItTilYouMakeIt
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    So that's 4 to 10 pages of content total? 4 is definitely thin for me, but I'm sure there are folks on here that get away with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    Might be an idea to break up the 1000 word articles into 3 or even 4 different articles/pages. Thin content is more to do with number of pages of content indexed, rather than how long the articles are
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  • Legoog8,

    I think the standard for a website’s “depth” is very subjective. Yes a site with 8-10 posts f one thousand words each could potentially be considered thin however what if that is all the content you need to serve your purposes? Some sites don’t need a lot of content or text based content because they simply don’t have that much to say or maybe they can achieve their goals with a smaller amount of content. They won’t necessarily be penalized for this however the less content you have, the less opportunity there is to optimize the site as a whole for search.

    Here is a pretty good post about thin content,

    Fat Pandas and Thin Content | SEOmoz

    Hope that helps you,
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  • Profile picture of the author AlstonA
    yes mate the site at least need contain about 15+ pages
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    The best option for me is to always be adding more content at some point. If you find your site is ranking fine, I would still add content even if it is 1 article every month or two. As far as it being too thin? I would think that you would want 15 or 20 articles at least. I know they are long, but that is my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
    Far too many people worry about QUANTITY. Stop right there. Think about QUALITY. You can add 50 posts on weight-loss, but my 1-post with link bait included, promoting social sharing, bullet points, lots of images, relative videos, high user interaction, low bounce rates will bring in far more visits than your 50-pages of content alone.

    "Thin" content refers to XXXX-words of text with absolutely no user interaction. Who the hell wants to read an article with nothing but text? I'm a firm believer that the main ranking signals now being used are bounce rate, time spent on page, time spent on site etcetc..

    You know when you go to BBC.co.uk and read through a whole news article on a murder? That's QUALITY.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoace
    Thin websites = Low post counts. 10 & below.
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
    "Thin" doesn't necessarily refer to page count.

    Thin means that the content lacks value.

    Ideally you want to create awesome content that's thick with helpful information. Look at top sites in any niche.

    It probably helps a little that they have hundreds of pages...but what's MUCH more important is the fact that they post epic stuff day in and day out.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Imo you can better have a site with 4* 1000+ word pages then a site with 40* 100 word pages, to put it to the extreme.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

      Imo you can better have a site with 4* 1000+ word pages then a site with 40* 100 word pages, to put it to the extreme.
      I have sites with hundreds of pages that average around one sentence, my best site is an authority in the niche I target & that's not self proclaimed authority bs, my traffic builds links to my pages & has been for years (at least 6 years). My traffic also searches the SERPs for my domain name/s (not crap EMD keywords).

      There's no magic numbers for text volume on a page.

      The amount of text needed on a page depends on what your trying to accomplish with the content. In my case I do downloads (not articles), I need a short description & image to make it clear to my traffic what they're getting when they download a file from any of the pages on my sites.

      I don't have any problems ranking low text count pages in the SERPs for my regular niche keywords (not domain name).
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        I have sites with hundreds of pages that average around one sentence, my best site is an authority in the niche I target & that's not self proclaimed authority bs, my traffic builds links to my pages & has been for years (at least 6 years). My traffic also searches the SERPs for my domain name/s (not crap EMD keywords).

        There's no magic numbers for text volume on a page.

        The amount of text needed on a page depends on what your trying to accomplish with the content. In my case I do downloads (not articles), I need a short description & image to make it clear to my traffic what they're getting when they download a file from any of the pages on my sites.

        I don't have any problems ranking low text count pages in the SERPs for my regular niche keywords (not domain name).
        After I posted it I already felt sorry cause I knew you would post sooner or later

        Anyway, I've noticed time and time again that when a page has more content, as in proper text with LSI that it ranks easier then a page with just 50 or 100 words content. Now perhaps when you have 100's or 1000's of pages and are an onpage seo expert like you, then it can become a different story but when you build sites with just few pages then the amount of content per page plays a huge role.

        So yeah it's a bit comparing apples with pears.
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