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Adding New Content - How Much and How fast?
Fish_Texas




msg:3547148
 2:57 pm on Jan 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi, I'm new to this forum and I need some advice from more experienced SEOs. I've looked throughout this forum and fine little regarding my specific question.

My site has been picked up by Google main index over the last few months and doing quite well with new traffic.
My question is about adding content to the site.
Let me give some specifics.

Site is 3000+ pgs, all unique page content. I have a forum, a blog, FAQ page and various articles w/linkbacks I've written, plus I'm adding a few (5 or so) new pages a month. So far I think I'm doing everything right.

With all the above that I'm doing, I'm concerned about individual pages getting stale and being dropped out of the serps.
I've read about adding too much content too fast to my pages. I read that around 5MB per month is about the limit to add to a site. Is this accurate?

My specific question is this...would adding say 1 new link (outbound or onsite) to each of my pages be considered fresh content? OR, if I'm doing all that I stated above, do I really need to worry about individual pages. (They are highly relevant pages and have no need to change).

Any advice about adding individual page content (how much & how fast) would be much appreciated. I'm new to Google SEO and learning.
Thanks in advance.
Fish Texas

[edited by: tedster at 6:37 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2008]

 

tedster




msg:3547273
 6:45 pm on Jan 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

There's no hard and fast rule about how much new content is "too much". If you're adding real content of the written article variety (rather than outputting new urls generated by searching, slicing and dicing a database) then it's almost impossible to get into trouble. You can add thousands of urls at one time without tripping a problem, and you probably cannot write that fast.

In terms of when content is considered stale, that too does not have a rigid definition. Google patents indicate looking at backlink growth and stagnation, for instance, rather than just looking at a published or last-modified date.

Some types of content (say, product help files) are expected not to change very often, whereas other types (like a news site home page) are expected to change frequently. So I just do what's right for the website's users and let Google sort it out however they want.

makpie




msg:3547297
 7:36 pm on Jan 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

agree with tedster, the content is king,the problem is can you write unique content? or, can you publish 1000 pages with 2000-3000 words of unique content on them at once?
conclusion: If you work hard and create 1000 pages with 3,000,000 words of unique content on each page that will be fine IMO.
By the way I write a unique article of 5000-6000 words about, every "new moon" , but the article rank at the top ten after a couple of days. ;)

Fish_Texas




msg:3547377
 11:01 pm on Jan 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thank you for your replies. I realize all sites are different concerning content.
My problem is, all my pages already have good unique content written over the last year. I never worried about it with MSN, but now that the site is in G serps, I'm concerned that the pages will get old in G's eyes. I've read so much about G and fresh content.

#1. I was wanting to know if G would consider a new link or 2 on each page, every so often as new content? In my market, there is really not much I can do to improve the content I have, except to just change the wording.

#2. I do work daily adding to my FAQ, blog and forum, plus a few pages added per month, plus I have good relevant backlink growth. I wonder if this is enough?

Please advise.

Thanks again
Fish Texas

[edited by: Fish_Texas at 11:08 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2008]

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