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Does creating pages based out of keywords sounds good
Question of keywords based pages
kumarkumar




msg:3709126
 12:41 pm on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)
Hello,

Had this little doubts and wanted to check if we right in all aspecsts if we do the following.

We are thinking of creating pages based on keywords which have been performing as knowledgebase. Each keyword or a set of same keywords with little varitations will be described in that page. So we would be creating say aboout 50 new pages based on these keywords which have been happening in our field.

So my questions are :

1. Does this effect any search engines or ist treated as spamming.
2. Is there any easy way to do such pages
3. Hope these are not doorway pages
4. Will this be helpful in improving our search engine listings

Kumar

 

Marcia




msg:3709179
 1:48 pm on Jul 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is there enough PageRank in the site to support the addition of a lot of new pages?

Robert Charlton




msg:3709989
 5:53 am on Jul 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hope these are not doorway pages

kumarkumar - There's no problem targeting the pages according to commonly used keywords, but, that approach, coupled with one of your questions makes me think that they are intended to be doorway pages.

I posted some comments on the subject of doorway pages a while back that may be helpful here....

When is a door not a door?
When it's ajar. But seriously - about doorway pages...
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Every page on a site is potentially a doorway page, and IMO that's OK as long as the pages are well-integrated into the site, enough so that Google will see that they are important pages. This means that they've got to be prominent in your site's linking structure, which also means that you've got to make them useful for users, with substantially unique content (they can't just be cookie cutter pages with keywords dropped in).

The point that Marcia raises is very valid. If you've got 50 new pages integrated into your site, they are potentially going to be diluting PageRank that's going to other pages on the same hierachy level... and that could cause the other pages to fall in ranking.

My tendency would be to pay attention to target-phrases in which users have demonstrated interest, but to add them gradually. I realize that 50 pages isn't very many, but used the way I think you're planning to use them, they could be quite a lot.

kumarkumar




msg:3709995
 6:17 am on Jul 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks sounds fine, but if they are linked as a knowledgebase content links and user can find them from all our internal existing pages, will that be resolving the issue.

Just a lame question, the page ranking will be applied for all pages of a website even though its newld added

Robert Charlton




msg:3710624
 8:38 pm on Jul 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

...if they are linked as a knowledgebase content links and user can find them from all our internal existing pages, will that be resolving the issue.

That would integrate them into the site, but that's not necessarily the wisest navigation system. You don't want to link to that many pages globally, as that can dissipate PageRank to other optimized pages and can lose focus for the search engines. I suggest some sort of hierarchical navigation structure.

See this current discussion in the Google Search forum...

The "Mega Menu" Problem and Google Rankings
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Just a lame question, the page ranking will be applied for all pages of a website even though its newld added

When you say "page ranking," are you confusing ranking in the serps with Google PageRank? They are two different things.

Adding a lot of pages does not automatically add PageRank to the site. That's a common misconception. What adding a lot of pages does, if they are good and useful content, is to make your site more attractive for inbound links... and to offer more opportunities for them. Whether knowledgebase content is linkworthy depends very much on your topic and your niche market.

If these pages do start ranking well and do attract inbound links (and that's important), then they can help the site as a whole by distributing "link love" throughout the site. A lot depends on your internal navigation and how your pages relate to each other.

But, rankings are query specific and page specific.

Study the home page navigation on DMOZ to see how users and linking influence are channeled to the most important pages. Your site may not look like DMOZ, but the way the navigation from the home page is prioritized is an important lesson.

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