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I need your opinion.
If I got a site that the content keeps on changing ( not new content ) , do you it think it would help in attracting spider?
The index page just take content from other sub folders and display it on random basis. So, it makes the index page keep on changing.
Do you think it work? Any comments?
I'm not certain about the example you suggest, but if there are enough files being rotated I would think it would help spidering.
Personally, I would not do it just for SE reasons unless it's a cool thing for users, especially if it's on the homepage. If, for example, the site is about famous quotes, then randomly showing a different quote each day may be sorta cool. Ditto recipes, definitions, featured products, etc.
I am not designing it for search engine purpose but also want to retain visitors on my site. In fact, I use this method, and it increases my Adsense CTR by at least 100%.
When I use RSS feed from other news site but it will create a lot of external links and exit points.
[edited by: caveman at 4:03 pm (utc) on Sep. 6, 2005]
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In the index page, there are 3 sections that talk about a specific niche. In each of the sections, i take 3 articles from each category and display in the index page.
Then, each time the index page was accessed, 3 articles from each category will be shown. Everytime it is random.
In each article, it contain, a link + article description.
Here are my questions :
1) Will it help to attract spider?
2) Will it help to make my page looks updated always?
We figured we wanted to appear as if we more like a news or blog site. Those sites don't have random content, but they do have content that regularly updates.
Plus, if a user sees two articles they want to read and click on the first article, then go back and don't see the other article, you haven't helped your visitor (which should be goal #1 IMO).
Usually, when a client wants content to change on the home page, eg, I negotiate a section of the page that will remain constant... and we also agree to pay attention to some core target phrase optimization in the part that changes.
If it's just a quote a day that's changing, that's not going to throw off a lot, but you need to present a static enough picture to the engines that they know what the page is about.
Yes, I do believe that onpage optimization counts.