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Is it best to have one content rich website or many?

sharon69
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Is it best to have one content rich website or many?

Hi,
I am new to this and wanted to know whether it was best to have one content rich website
ie
    http://www.motorsrus.com
with several pages relating to different parts of the car or is it best to have lots of different sites such as
dealsonwheels.com for the wheels, exhausts.com, engineoil.com which relate to the items separately.
Thanks for anyone's help!
Sharon.
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splork
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Maybe you could have both. Have one portal or large main site, then have other tight niches pointing back to your "money page".

Cars.com (MAIN SITE)
-carwheels.com
-carstereo.com
-etc.

Maybe find niches within the niche:

carstereo.com (NICHE)
-satellitecarradio.com (SUB-NICHES)
-xmcarstereo.com
-sirriuscarstereo.com

carwheels (NICHE)
-blackcarwheels (SUB-NICHES)
-silvercarwheels
-disneycarwheels
-etc.

So the niches point back to the main site or portal. All the sub-niches point to their main niches.

Get crazy and build all the niches on different host providers.

I've seen this diagramed before. Made sense to me then.
Hope how I explained it makes sense.

Have I done this? No. I probably should.
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markling
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I find quality works best, over quantity. I also don't believe in having all your eggs in one basket.

Try 3 sites, and make them quality.

see my post here: http://affilorama.com/members/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36

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Mark
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splork
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Very confusing because you hear it both ways. John Reese comes out with his VRE report and tells everybody to get busy building. Blog software builders tell you to build as many blogs as you can.

And I have built as much as I can. But it's really gotten me nowhere.

What I have discovered is that over the last month, two blogs that I built (one in the sig below) have gotten tons of spider activity and almost instant indexing in Google. My latest blog on cycling is actually getting hits from search terms found in Google, after only two weeks. These two blogs are manually written and as of today have no ads. I realize that the power of blogs and SE is no secret, but what I discovered is that my "auto" blogs (PLR articles posted with RSS2B on a schedule, RSS feed posting) do nvery little anymore for me in the SE's, yet these two are doing really well.

Maybe quality does trump quantity. Very interesting. I've got two out of three :)
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marclindsay
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There are two completely different method's and mindsets here.

Quantity, or Quality, or why not both?

We do both Quantity and Quality.

Our goals are this first.

Put up review sites on as many profitable niche's as we can.
Start SEO on every site.
Monitor traffic and sales ratio of sites.
Review top sites and build them into communities.

So what you have effectively done is started the aging process on many domains that are ready to be built on whenever you like.

You will find the real winner websites which you will want to build on quickly.

So this way you hit both method's.

Then of course you can just go straight into a community/portal site ifyou know it will be profitable.

Of course another way is to setup review sites and use ppc traffic to drive traffic. If you know it is being profitable then do a full fledged site around it.

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markling
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That's a great method that works very well too. I do that also sometimes and it works very well. If you have the money to do the PPC, then review sites are a fantastic way of testing a market before jumping in with a full size quality article website.

I can see that there is a clear need for multiple roadmaps, depending on what path the affiliate wants to take, so I'll do a few different ones so you all have different options.

Thanks again Marc, great advice.
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