Planet13 - 10:26 pm on Feb 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the explanation and the examples. :)
Thanks for the clarification.
If you have 10 product pages and 1000 information pages on the same domain, I don't think the SEs will perceive your site as a shop.
Well, for me it is the other way around, but I was planning on expanding the articles / directory section, so that might change the balance.
But is there any way to test whether the SEs perceive my site as a shop or not? Is it as simple as searching for my generic keywords (let's say blue widgets for an example) with the word buy in front of it, like:
"buy blue widgets"
"blue widgets shop"
and seeing if I come up in the search results?
First, I would look into the content itself, mainly, does it give your website the "aura of trust". I.e., are the articles expertly written without any mistakes...
Well, I can always improve upon them. ;)
They are meant to be easy to read and understand. ehow and wikipedia both cite my articles as a reference, so they have some value.
And I am able to use the for link bait. I do get professors and other scholarly types to link to them (if I ask nicely).
Also, I would focus on advertising my website on those informational pages, rather than the products. For instance, spend some money and have a few nice banners professionally created which would be linked either to your home page or to your main store page, instead of pushing the products with direct-buy links.
Well, I could do that, but I am not sure exactly how much revenue that will help generate :(
If I were to do that, then maybe it would be better off putting it on a separate domain?
Thanks again, everyone.