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Adding Large Amount of Content

Is it possible to get sandboxed/penalized?



2:26 pm on Mar 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone,

I run a 700 page site that has a great deal of content written by me. It is a niche site and doing fairly well. It is currently a PR5 with about 1300 backlinks from other sites. It is about one year old.

Recently I finally came out of google's "sandbox". I moved from 150 to #4 for my top targeted keyword.

I have found a way to add several thousand pages of content to my site. The content makes logical sense, and is not spam.

I have read on here before (and of course I can't find it now) that there is worry that adding too many pages at once can get you penalized. Can anyone share their thoughts on this?

I am looking at around 15,000 pages here. Should I break them up into segments as I add them? I really, really do not want to visit that stupid sandbox again.




11:27 am on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You know, if you "gotta add it", you gotta add it. I can't wait until people start calling Google for permission to change graphics on their website.


6:23 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If the contents do not reflect the current topic of your site IMO it can lead to problems similar to the sandbox.

BTW, why is it anyone's job here to let someone else know that they are producing "spam" pages.

Why not simply say, "If you're adding a large amount of pages make sure they are meaningful, and non-duplicate... something that adds value"?

That's a much more constructive comment than, "ahahahah you are a spammer because you are adding 23million pages which no human or corporate entity could ever possibly do as I have calculated all possibilities within the realms of human and machine output."

Since when are there people here with such strong psychic abilities that they would rather insult a fellow member than make a constructive comment in-case they might actually help someone from doing something foolish.


6:39 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member beedeedubbleu is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

No one can debate it takes time to create content.

I think you may have meant to say that no one argue that it takes time to create content? Well ... apart from Giga ;)

You could be a firm that has thousands of documents, and decides to publish them all on the net for the first time.

I would have no problem with that but this is not what the spammers are doing. Oh, and by the way Giga, why don't you sticky me a link to your site. It must be extremely interesting with all these thousands of pages of real content. Is it something like the BBC's site?


8:56 pm on Mar 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I wanted to thank you all for not assuming that my pages are spam. I still cannot believe how strong the sense of community is here. I really don't know where I'd be without Webmasterworld. Not in the search engines, that's for sure!

Yes, to reiterate, I realize that what I am putting on my site is similar offerings to what some other sites already have, but the whole idea is that I have people coming to my site, and want to keep them there. I want to offer them more under the same "roof" per say. I do not question whether or not it will help my visitors, I know it will.

Google is one strange beast, isn't it?


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