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What is the best No# for a new website

I want to create a few new websites

     
12:52 am on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys, what is a standard number of pages for a new website. I know that Google looks on mini-sites as 10 page websites, but if all pages are fully optimized then can the site see some good traction and page views.

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4:31 am on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for posting this question. I would like to know this too.
1:31 pm on Jan 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I don't think there is a 'standard' it depends on the topic obviousley, for example

A 3 bedroomed bed and breakfast in England could perform very well in SERPS with just 4 pages

Home - Our rooms - Our prices - Contact us

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Understood..... but how does Google view these site...
Mini-Sites or Spam sites if there are very few pages?
5:59 pm on Jan 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have not found that Google considers a limited number of pages (in itself) to be indicative of spam, or as a negative otherwise. Perhaps - I'm speculating here - it might add weight in combination with other factors and contribute to the triggering of a dampening filter.

A dozen of sites that I own consist of only a handful (1-5) of pages. The ones with relevant content are ranked, receive search traffic for their respective topics, and have gained TBPR (up to 5 to my surprise). Their performance has been steady and predictable for several months now.

The ones that serve only as doorways or are being used as placeholders for future content do not receive as much love from the big G.

The structure and content of a site is what counts. Once that checks out, overall traffic volume is likely to increase as the amount of relevant and unique content grows over time.

You should read Brett Tabke's seminal post on how to build a Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone (26 steps to 15k a day) [webmasterworld.com]. While the article was written in 2002, the overwhelming majority of points made are still valid today.