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    Does the size of a website matter???


    Does a website with 100 pages.... have an SEO edge on a website that say, has, 5 pages?

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    If you were google, would you rank a website with 100 great articles about widgets higher than another website with only 5 great articles about widgets? Sure you would!

    But, which would you rank higher? Five ounces of gold or 100 tons of ****?

    Now... in most cases both websites have all crappy articles and Google will filter both of them.

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    Are the google spiders really that complex?? (they can identify crappy article text from good ones) ------- or do they use different ways, such as counting repetitive keywords, identifying links, photos, etc.???
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    They can see how many links the articles have and if those links are from great websites that have lots of high quality links of their own.

    And... don't think that google is not watching how visitors engage those websites. They can tell if a visitor clicks through their SERPs and then returns after seven seconds because they stepped in the ****.

    Google knows lots about websites. They own google bookmarks, feedburner, they know how many domain queries your site gets. THey know how much money you make from Adsense. They know who owns websites.

    If I was the boss at Google they would use a lot of that info.
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    Originally Posted by EGOL
    If you were google, would you rank a website with 100 great articles about widgets higher than another website with only 5 great articles about widgets? Sure you would!
    Google ranks *pages*, not *sites* and so: I would give the best article the best rank, no matter whether it is on site A with 4 others or site B with 99 others.

    Still, if site B contains 99 articles about 10 topics or aspects of topics and site A covers only 1 topic, then site B will most probably receive more backlinks in general. If that link juice is distributed correctly between the article pages, then the good article on site B can rank higher than the article on site A.

    Bottom line: Build a site about a topic and cover it as completely as possible.

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