Question: What is the threshold for a “small” website?
Answer: My goal is to get at least 1000 pages to show on the site: Command in Google, as in site:jm-seo.net. Now that is not technically necessary; you can do OK with a smaller number of pages, but I think it is good to realize that BIGGER websites do BETTER on Google for two reasons.
First, more pages means more opportunities to show up on narrow long tail searches. It takes many long tails to add up to significant traffic, but many many searches are two and three word searches… So the more pages you create the more opportunities you have to focus EXACTLY on what they are searching for. Secondly, BIGGER websites by definition have BIGGER PageRank and Google takes them more seriously. So bigger is better in a total sense; it helps ALL pages.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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