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Does having more pages means more traffic or not?

Discussion in 'Google' started by wondingcd, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hello here.

    I have an important question for you guys. My website (a commercial website) has been thriving very well for about 10 years with something like 1,500 item pages indexed on Google until 5 months ago when we gradually begun to add new items (as well corresponding webpages) until today having more than 70,000 pages indexed on Google.

    The fact is: traffic is NOT changed at all. Despite now we have over 70,000 indexed pages on Google, traffic is still the same as 5 months ago (or one year ago during this time). How that can be possible? We expected that having more pages indexed on Google, targeting more keywords, would have brought us more traffic, instead that doesn't seem to be the case. Same issue on Yahoo! and Bing: same traffic as 5 months ago.

    Looks to me that no matter how many pages you have indexed, your site get always the same "total" amount of traffic, just distributed on more pages.

    Is that really the case? How do you explain that otherwise?

    Please, note that the Panda Update hit me back in February, before we released the new item/pages, but we recovered enough to be almost back on track, so I wouldn't take it into consideration.

    Any thoughts are very welcome.

    Thank you in advance for any insights!
    SEMrush
     
    wondingcd, Aug 2, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Tachyon Informatics

    Tachyon Informatics Member

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    #2
    more pages means not more traffic, the content quality means more traffic
     
    Tachyon Informatics, Aug 2, 2011 IP
  3. Misha3d

    Misha3d Peon

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    #3
    From my little experience about this i found that the content is the key to more traffic, advertising your website to the right audience too.
     
    Misha3d, Aug 2, 2011 IP
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    mr moro Member

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    yes more pages mean more traffic but you need quality content, more backlinks and more time
     
    mr moro, Aug 2, 2011 IP
  5. Abhik

    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    #5
    More indexed pages doesn't mean more traffic.
    If the newly index pages do not rank, they won't send you any traffic.
     
    Abhik, Aug 2, 2011 IP
  6. lesole

    lesole Greenhorn

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    Could it be that your products are so niche that you are dominating and getting the majority of all traffic for the niche?
     
    lesole, Aug 3, 2011 IP
  7. C.Rebecca

    C.Rebecca Active Member

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    I don't think having more pages will get you more traffic, every time.
    Instead of getting more pages, focus on quality of each and every web page... that will give you more conversion.
     
    C.Rebecca, Aug 3, 2011 IP
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    If more pages then not important that you can get more traffic. But its depends on the pages- content and indexing scheme on these pages. How long you index. 
    Secondly, Most important thing is Content - If your content is unique , good and user friendly then you can get high traffic.
     
    vermadenish, Aug 3, 2011 IP
  9. Jesse12

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    Hi

    According to me more pages means more traffic because if you have more pages you are able to target the more keywords, But to clear this thing you have to make your content unique and have to work for your keyword to rank it then sure you will get the more traffic.

    If you are making the page and indexing them bot the enough you have to rank your page with your targeted keywords.

    Hope my suggestion will provide you some help.
     
    Jesse12, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    GunCalledHate Peon

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    You may have added these new pages a little too aggressively, which could have triggered an alarm with their algorithm.

    Try to write fresh, unique content and don't be to aggressive with new pages because it looks a little odd to me after 10 years, nevermind Google...
     
    GunCalledHate, Aug 4, 2011 IP
  11. mubashirnisar

    mubashirnisar Banned

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    according to new algo,i would be very careful about the quality of pages over the quantity of pages
     
    mubashirnisar, Aug 4, 2011 IP
  12. Dale Rodgers

    Dale Rodgers Guest

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    #12
    Depends on their quality. Quality pages will attract visitors, nonsense won't.
     
    Dale Rodgers, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member

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    Well, basically you will get more traffic if you are doing well on both onpage and offpage seo on both homepage and inner page.indexed don't bring good traffic, you need to have good serp to gain traffic
     
    lifeplayer, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    It definitely can mean more traffic. I just think of it as more passages to reach your website. But you still have to do SEO to get people to enter those passages.
     
    ConcreteRose, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    moustafa Well-Known Member

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    #15
    If you have more pages and they are all of unique content then surely the more pages you have, the more traffic you will get.
     
    moustafa, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    Not all the time, some may have less pages but gets more traffic than a site with a lots of useless pages.
     
    ContentWizard, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    holkapolka Well-Known Member

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    Maybe those new pages are optimized for keywords that puts them in the sandbox cause of high competition..
     
    holkapolka, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    i agree with the others low quality pages are just a waste and will not get you traffic. If you have 70,000 pages? they are probably spun or duplicate content.
     
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    One -really- well written and targeted page will get more traffic than 1,000 pages of crap. Now, 1,000 pages -not- crap would probably increase your ranking. The rate at which you add content matters too. Too much at once can trigger the spam flag.
     
    kyescontent, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    As per my knowledge more pages is not means that more traffic. For getting traffic you have to write quality and original content and use high PR sites.
     
    leonidasblaze, Aug 6, 2011 IP