Question: Can a website with only 7 or 8 pages still rank high in Google searches?
Question: In Google keyword tool, what does low, med. and high competition mean exactly?
Question: Aside from the main keyword/keyphrase, how many others
Answer: Google recently penalized EMD (Exact Match Domain)’s like tulsa-divorce-attorney, and especially ‘thin’ websites. So if you have just a few pages, increasingly you will find it difficult especially in competitive markets. So I do not recommend it. I recommend blogging, news releases and other content strategies so that a small business website has at least one thousand pages. If you think about it, if you do one blog post per day, by the end of the year that’s 365. So over time you should be able to get to one thousand.
I don’t pay much attention to competition in the Google SEO / AdWords Keyword tool. I like to look at the CPC (cost per click) and look for increases and declines vs. the average. I find that a more useful way to look for competition.
In terms of optimizing on a page, FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS. Outside of the home page, a good page for SEO should focus on JUST ONE phrase. Nigerian proverb: Man who goes after two mice, catches none. So I recommend that you laser focus your landing pages, blog posts, etc., on just a narrow phrase (one per page).
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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