Hello to you all,
This is my first post in this wonderfull forum even though I have visited this place many times for up to date information about SE:s and promotion.
Now I have a dilemma with multiple sites issue as I just decited to start building a set of 31 sites in the same theme. Now by theme I mean that all the sites would be linked together in a way or another and that they all start with a combining element(mikes). So the sites would be like:
...and so on up to 31 KW:s
Now there are some big differences between the keywords, but there are some very similar like ones that differ only because they use "online" before the KW or that the KW is used in the plular form.
Now from the SE:s point of view should I go through with this or should I just build one big site or just a few sites? Or could I perhaps build one big site and link the other domains to the relative directory or subdomain?
The first plan was to create 31 sites in the range of 6-30 pages each, but now it seems that this type of behaviour could get my sites penalised... so tell me - Did I waste my money buying all these domains?
The keywords and phrases I plan to target are very competive and when I look at the SERP:s there ain't "generic" big sites that manage to get into the top spots with targeted pages. Now that in mind I would feel that using multiple domains would be the way to go.
So please tell me your honest opinion;
- Should I go for multiple domains? And will SE:s "punish" sites that clearly show their intentions and do not try to hide behind unique IP:s?
With Thanks, Mike76 :D