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    Microsites - Alive or Dead

    How do Search Engines view micro-sites?
    Given that they are only one page how do they compare with multi-page sites as far as the spiders concerned?
    Are micro-sites still relevant and if so are there any useful tips for setting them up? Thanks

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    I would not get into them. Creating a network of minisites will surely get you in hot water.

    Their are exceptions to any rule, but sounds like your a newbie so I would not get into them.

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    I have to disagree.

    If you plan your design as well as your content, you can design a 1 page microsite that can pull in ungodly amounts of orders.

    If you are going to use a microsite to sell a specific product, why worry about seo? Run you ad through Yahoo Search Marketing or Google Adwords.

    My latest site is based on the idea of former microsites. It's a whole 5 pages. The morning it launched, I ran ppc ads on Yahoo, Adwords, and Adcenter and pulled in over 200 orders.. We are a small seo firm. I WILL not do that again.. :P)

    Chris

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    Re: Microsites - Alive or Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by digisel
    How do Search Engines view micro-sites?
    Given that they are only one page how do they compare with multi-page sites as far as the spiders concerned?
    Are micro-sites still relevant and if so are there any useful tips for setting them up? Thanks
    It depends on what you do with them.

    If you intend to cross-link the pages to inflate the value of "linking" for SEO, you need to erase fingerprints, such as whois info, server/hosing/IP addresses, no affiliate tracking numbers in common, etc.

    However, if each site is a seperate entity, then there's no limit to the number of sites you can own and as seomagnate pointed out, a variety of ways to market each.
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    Re: Microsites - Alive or Dead

    Please educate me on the topic microsites.

    What are they? How they are used? Why they are required?

    I am not that familiar with the concept.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Microsites - Alive or Dead

    Thanks for the articles.

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    Re: Microsites - Alive or Dead

    We use them with a mix of content from the main site and unique content for the microsites. They seem to work well as they are very targeted.

    Arthur

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