joined:June 3, 2014
Hi, everybody. This is my first post. I have written very long story, but then realized that nobody will read it and decided to be more specific. If somebody shows interest, I’ll post the original story later in this thread.
My site is a kind of hierarchical directory/encyclopedia of geo objects. Majority of pages are ‘thin’ (title, a few words and numbers, static image map). Some are ‘rich’ – article, photos, etc. In addition each geo object has separate ‘map’ page (title and customized google map). ‘Rich’ pages are only 1-2% of total pages number. ‘Rich’ pages are easily accessible (2-4 clicks from main page). I keep adding new photos and articles on regular basis (2-3 articles and 20-30 photos per week). Each page has three language versions.
I see no explicit signals that my site is considered to be ‘low quality’. Googlebot indexed all pages (270.000 total) and re-indexes (3-5.000 per day). All pages receive some organic search traffic, including ‘thin’ and ‘map’ pages. I have never experienced sudden changes of traffic. I have never received messages from Google.
But the site got stuck. Though I keep adding new unique content, and it is indexed, my ‘rich’ pages get negligibly small traffic. Overall site traffic is just 2.000-3.000 hits per day (40% of this – from Google organic search)...
Here are some questions:
1. Provided that everything else is done properly, could killing (nofollow, noindex) my ‘thin’ and ‘map’ pages (and thus reducing indexed pages volume to 10% of original amount!) increase overall rankings and draw more traffic to high-quality pages? Sometimes it seems to me that pages of my site are competing one with the other?
2. Can having 3 language variants of each page and automatic language redirect on main page hurt overall rankings?
3. Maybe some other suggestions?
Thanks everybody in advance for advice and suggestions, and please excuse me for my poor English.