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Whats the BEST way to add more Pages to my Site?

     
7:44 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have a couple new sites with very little (but s-l-o-w-l-y increasing) traffic.
Adding my own content is a daily practice, but it seems like too slow a process to build meaningful pages the site.
Can anyone suggest the best ways to add MASSIVE numbers of pages to a site (forums, blogs(?), newsfeeds, etc) so that I can get noticed by the search engines and build incoming links?
Thanks to all!
7:46 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)



scrape

other than that I don't know of a way. If you can't do it yourself hire someone who can...

7:55 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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:)) That's a funny , but darkly comedic answer!
Not that I would do it, but how would one go about finding a professional scraper?
7:57 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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scrape

Don't. If you really want to "get noticed by the search engines" don't do that. Google already started using algorithms to filter out scraper sites. But most importantly, scraping is immoral.
8:03 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A non-scraping cheeseball approach to a ton of pages is using product feeds -

If you slice, dice and categorize properly so your view of the same feed doesn't appear to the search engines like anyone else's view of the data you can rise thru the ranks doing this.

It also helps to use a redirecting URL so the search engines don't see all the links going to Amazon, CJ, etc. and then block the robots from following that redirector link in robots.txt and NOFOLLOW in the links themselves.

9:01 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not that I would do it, but how would one go about finding a professional scraper?

Of course you wouldn't.

(Why is it that so many people seem to want something for nothing?)

9:09 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)



:)) That's a funny , but darkly comedic answer!

Really? Nothing comic about it. You want content - develop it. You're looking for shortcuts and if you're intent you'll probably find them. I wasn't trying to be funny and I certainly wasn't trying to be dark. If you want more pages you need to build more pages. No one here will tell you how to scrape, presumably anyway.

9:28 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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wyweb,
You are right.I've wiped the smile off my face. Time to get serious and keep building pages, and get some Adsense revenue.
Thanks :)
10:07 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)



Can anyone suggest the best ways to add MASSIVE numbers of pages to a site (forums, blogs(?), newsfeeds, etc) so that I can get noticed by the search engines and build incoming links?

You're more likely to get banned by the search engines (or by Google, anyway), which won't be helpful to your AdSense revenues.

10:11 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Another way to add lots of content is to hire a few people to write content for you.
10:17 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Another way is to encourage your users to add their own content somehow. Incentives help move this process along.
10:46 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You mean, like giving them different "titles" depending on the number of posts they've made in your forum? ;-)
10:50 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Precisely.

Furthermore -
... creating a way in which they can upload pictures of their widgets.

Then create a "Most Popular Widgets" or something along those lines to showcase the most viewed widgets.

This gets people to not only create content, but advertise it too. Win/Win.

11:26 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Put a ad in the paper for a contest....have people write you articles on your broad topic, the winner gets some sort of cash prize....you'd be amazed how many out of work, old people there are, that want to write....heck they may start doing it free because you are putting their work on a website....sky is the limit...use your imagination..and just do it.

btw....i've never tried that idea, so if it works let me know, and send me a cheque!

2:31 am on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've been reading all the suggestions coming in, and just want to say thank to everyone who has contributed so far.
Keep them coming!
I hope we can ALL use these ideas to help drive traffic to our widget sites!
11:48 am on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you slice, dice and categorize properly so your view of the same feed doesn't appear to the search engines like anyone else's view of the data you can rise thru the ranks doing this.
It also helps to use a redirecting URL so the search engines don't see all the links going to Amazon, CJ, etc. and then block the robots from following that redirector link in robots.txt and NOFOLLOW in the links themselves.

This idea (incredibill's) looks great. but will I not be penalised in any way for duplicate content?

 

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