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    How many pages is Ideal for a website?

    I was wondering. How many pages do you think is ideal for a typical website? How does the number of web pages help you in SEO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmsptyltd View Post
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    How does the number of web pages help you in SEO?
    it doesn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    it doesn't
    Then 1 would be ideal. Less work, same effect!

    Nice hitchhiker reference.

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    There is no "ideal" number of pages for a website. Add as many pages as you need.

    In terms of SEO, it'll help to have more pages because it would mean there are more pages the search engines can index. In other words, the more content you have, the greater the chance of ranking.
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    but each page would rank for different keywords, so if "the more content you have, the greater the chance of ranking' is true, then your best strategy would be to have as many pages as, say, wikipedia
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    If you increase the number of pages in your website then it will good for SEO. If you increase the website pages then it will also increase your website contents. Search engines loves website those who have good contents. And we cannot stick with a specific number or pages it varies according to the website topic.

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    The greater the number of quality pages the better if there is good navigational structure and internal linking between pages in your website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infonote View Post
    The greater the number of quality pages the better
    the better for what?

    and where do you stop?

    seriously, all you seo experts seem to be making a logical case for increasing the size of your web site to wikipedia proportions

    and that's just silly

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    There is no limit of pages, but i guess it would be better if you have more pages in your site. Your site will be content rich and that is something Google really love. Try to make proper internal linking and this thing also give you benefit from SEO point of view.

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    The number of pages is practically irrelevant. What really matters is the CONTENT of those pages and the quality of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john orton View Post
    ...Your site will be content rich and that is something Google really love...
    Seriously, that is like trying to say in order for you to get to the top your site has to be the one with the most pages against 345,000 something competitors, right? No. Having more pages than the rest doesn't guarantee you anything in Google's eyes.

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    The number of pages does not necessarily help with SEO at all. It is not the # of pages a website has, but the website's footprint across the world wide web.

    There is no idea number of pages, but it certainly helps to keep in mind which kind of website you are starting. A personal website typically contains 4-10 pages, a corporation's website might have anywhere from 10-50, and an e-commerce website might have anywhere from 25-(unlimited) number of pages based on the number of products/services/feature.

    Hope this helps!

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    The search engines consider each page separately so as far as SEO is concerned it doesn't matter whether you have one page or ten million pages.

    A web site should have one page for each piece of information that deserves to be on a separate page.
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    I think number of pages doesn't matter. Google look at the page not in the entire website.

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    There is no Limit for number of pages, But Navigation of URL have to be done good. It is Necessary!!!

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    Well what you do ideally do is to limit # of pages on your main site to 5-10 and then create a separate sub-directory and set-up blog, and then keep adding 1-2pages/week to your blog.

    This prevents the PR to flow from your homepage to new pages of blog!

    I guess this is what all the corporates do, and it makes a lot of sense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by omthoke View Post
    Well what you do ideally do is to limit # of pages on your main site to 5-10 and then create a separate sub-directory and set-up blog, and then keep adding 1-2pages/week to your blog.

    This prevents the PR to flow from your homepage to new pages of blog!

    I guess this is what all the corporates do, and it makes a lot of sense!
    No, that is not what the corporates do, and I have to say, it is a thoroughly unhelpful suggestion.

    The answer to the original question is there is no answer. Different types of sites will have different requirements. You can't say that sites should keep adding new pages to their blogs, because many sites don't have blogs.

    Splitting your site over multiple domains and subdomains is not usually a good strategy, it dilutes your brand, confuses people as to what site they are looking at and makes your site maintenance much more complicated. A prime example is Design Festival, which is a branch of Sitepoint, although you wouldn't know it from a first or second look.

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    See designfestival is NOT a sub-domain or directory of sitepoint, so how on earth is anybody going to figure it out?

    However, if you have xyz.com and then xyz.com/blog, with SAME theme, it's quite obvious that's they're SAME! (very few ppl know that if you install wordpress or any blogging software on a separate directory, it's treated separately by search engines!)

    And, I didn't mean that everyone should do it!

    There's definitely no clear answer to this question, but I suggested a work-around since updating your site weekly helps in keeping content fresh, and in turn getting better SERP, provided you do good KW research and link building!
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    You can have as many pages as you want but one thing for sure, these all pages should have to have unique contents. Similarly I think according to your business services you have pages. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by omthoke View Post
    See designfestival is NOT a sub-domain or directory of sitepoint, so how on earth is anybody going to figure it out?

    However, if you have xyz.com and then xyz.com/blog, with SAME theme, it's quite obvious that's they're SAME! (very few ppl know that if you install wordpress or any blogging software on a separate directory, it's treated separately by search engines!)
    Sorry, I misread your post, I thought you were talking about setting up separate sites.

    In terms of SEO, if you have a subsite, using a subdomain or directory, that is essentially self-contained and without a lot of links to and from the main site, search engines might well treat it as a separate site, because that's the way it's behaving. On the other hand, if your navigation goes essentially across both sites, search engines will treat them as one. (That's true whether you're talking about blog software or any other type of pages).

    But why would you want to set up a subdomain that was deliberately designed to keep the link juice from your main site out? All that means is that people will be less likely to find the subdomain/blog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmd View Post
    More number of pages attract more visitors for your website.
    This is clearly wrong, but I welcome you to clarify this statement.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmd View Post
    As every page contains a keyword of its own.The number of backlinks also can be increased by Submissions.
    I would have thought that adding new links would always increase links, so that's a pretty redundant statement. However, to make another redundant statement, adding hundreds of weak links will still make your site weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmsptyltd View Post
    I was wondering. How many pages do you think is ideal for a typical website? How does the number of web pages help you in SEO?
    More is better. Facebook has 2.6 billion pages in Google index. Of course the content must be good/unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokra View Post
    More is better. Facebook has 2.6 billion pages in Google index. Of course the content must be good/unique.
    That's misleading as I wouldn't characterize Facebook as a typical website, and the content isn't related to a specific topic. That'd be like counting each of SitePoint's thread topics as pages - it's flawed logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmsptyltd View Post
    I was wondering. How many pages do you think is ideal for a typical website? How does the number of web pages help you in SEO?
    Search engines are like fresh content. If you have update more pages with unique content regularly then it's very easy to crawl your website with daily basis and produce more traffic.



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    i think you can add many pages.Search engine index your page if and only if your content is unique.And you can get the best traffic if you proper optimize your all the pages of your website.


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