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My site has been picked up by Google main index over the last few months and doing quite well with new traffic.
My question is about adding content to the site.
Let me give some specifics.
Site is 3000+ pgs, all unique page content. I have a forum, a blog, FAQ page and various articles w/linkbacks I've written, plus I'm adding a few (5 or so) new pages a month. So far I think I'm doing everything right.
With all the above that I'm doing, I'm concerned about individual pages getting stale and being dropped out of the serps.
I've read about adding too much content too fast to my pages. I read that around 5MB per month is about the limit to add to a site. Is this accurate?
My specific question is this...would adding say 1 new link (outbound or onsite) to each of my pages be considered fresh content? OR, if I'm doing all that I stated above, do I really need to worry about individual pages. (They are highly relevant pages and have no need to change).
Any advice about adding individual page content (how much & how fast) would be much appreciated. I'm new to Google SEO and learning.
Thanks in advance.
[edited by: tedster at 6:37 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2008]
In terms of when content is considered stale, that too does not have a rigid definition. Google patents indicate looking at backlink growth and stagnation, for instance, rather than just looking at a published or last-modified date.
Some types of content (say, product help files) are expected not to change very often, whereas other types (like a news site home page) are expected to change frequently. So I just do what's right for the website's users and let Google sort it out however they want.
#1. I was wanting to know if G would consider a new link or 2 on each page, every so often as new content? In my market, there is really not much I can do to improve the content I have, except to just change the wording.
#2. I do work daily adding to my FAQ, blog and forum, plus a few pages added per month, plus I have good relevant backlink growth. I wonder if this is enough?
[edited by: Fish_Texas at 11:08 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2008]