Msg#: 4514259 posted 5:36 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
If you have a site that is about multiple unrelated or semi-related interests, <snip> how is the site holding up in search results? Is one subject ignored or hard to rank for? Are both subjects suffering in your opinion?
It's a bit hard to search for multi-topic sites online since most are about one subject. If you have any results to share I'd love to hear your opinion.
Basically the larger, or big brand, sites can write about *how-to everything* but can the smaller 2-3 topic sites do the same?
[edited by: goodroi at 1:00 am (utc) on Nov 1, 2012] [edit reason] Let's be careful to avoid specifics in this thread :) [/edit]
Msg#: 4514259 posted 1:12 am on Nov 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
I can think of several blogs that cover multiple topics (imagine a blogger covering his business & personal hobbies) on the same site. Also there are some news sources that write on different topics. The news source that I work on keeps growing but all of the different categories are still related so a user is likely to visit multiple sections.
I would encourage people looking to add new subjects to their sites to make sure it compliments their existing content and ideally builds synergy between all the content. For example if you have a widget e-commerce site, maybe add a widget repair section or a used widget marketplace.