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Using a Page Generator to add more content



1:52 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I want to add more content to my website. A programmer has offered to build me a program that I can add additional pages with additional content (a template that I add in the new content and it will then generate a new page). About 50% would remain the same (ie. navagation, logo, some links) and about 50% of each page would be new content (ie. information on certain topic, new links etc).

I thought I read here before that Google didn't like page generators (but they might have been talking just about the Smart Page Generator package)

Surely this is a legitimate way to build your site and add additional content as most sites would have about 50% of the same content on every page (navagation, logo, links etc) and then 50% new content on a particular topic. (News websites etc must add content like this)?

Is it just The Smart Page Generator package people we're talking about or is it any kind of page generation. If so how do I go about adding more content myself.

Thank you for your help!


2:36 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can set up Web Postion Gold, to generate pages for you. It allows you to set up a template with all the elements in your regular pages, but you are able to change the copy, title and metatags.

Probably cheaper than building a custom program to do it, though WPG gets a bad rap on here.


4:16 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Do you really need a program to do this?

I make "blanks" for my sites all the time, with the main navigation and etc in place, then you can type in or copy paste your content, add hyperlinks if appropriate, change the title and metas and "save as".

The thing that takes time is creating the content :)


4:21 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Copy & paste from competitor websites is also very cheap.

It's also good for putting a smile on your face at the same time.


6:01 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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this seems just like what I do with my site. I have a general template for the products and it pulls descriptions, pictures, etc. from the database to fill inthe template. Same thing just dynamic instead of static.


6:04 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Create a template in a text file. 100% free.


6:45 pm on May 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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In general, it shouldn't be about the software, but how you use it. If you're publishing new information content on your topic then it sounds very legitimate.

However, I would be wary of using software that may have a reputation among search engineers for publishing large amounts of keyword-loaded but otherwise content devoid pages. Engines have been known to filter out pages that can be seen to be produced by software that has been used in this way, for example by filename or image tracker.


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