Google Raises Red Flag for Quickly Adding Tons of Pages

Quickly Adding of Tons of Pages

Archives can help a lot especially if you want to trace your previous published articles. That would be effective for me because my blogs are posted one at a time. Upon looking back I can see that it has been a while since I haven’t posted a video session with Matt Cutts. Such action is just timely for a new video that will answer queries of newspaper companies whose articles are expectedly hundreds, thousands, or even tons. This question came from John Mueller. Does the name ring a bell? Well, you should be he is a fellow Googler too. Let’s see what he is concerned about.

question from John Mueller

If you were Matt Cutts and have a large background about SEO and its algorithm, will you prefer one at a time or once in a time? For me, really, I think it won’t matter provided that the contents are qualified for the standards of Google for quality contents. However, Matt Cutts in this video may have a little difference though. Watch it first.

Matt Cutts said it is fine but it would raise a red flag and would compel them to look over it manually. One at a time adding of 200 thousand pages may not affect search rankings but it can be an “unusual activity” (quickly adding tons of pages) and so Google Web Spam team will manually handle it on their end. It’s not that they can do it, they can, but Matt Cutts would prefer that you would do it in stages. So, what does it raise? I believe there are two things implied by Matt Cutts response:

First, consider the nature of the business. You can expect a newspaper company to have such plenty of pages because by nature it has to have it. However, this should not be applicable to all businesses. Adding 200k pages can only be done by businesses that operate under such procedure. Under circumstances where your business is not expected to do the same, you will be subject to Google’s web spam team keen eyes for manual watch over- raise a red flag and warrant for manual review. But you. Don’t have to worry if you achieved the second consideration.

Second, content quality all the time. We all know about Panda being incorporated in Google’s algorithm. It’s now a part of it so wherever the algorithm goes in the pages, Panda carries over. When you have fresh, unique and quality content, even tons of pages can’t be penalized because it is perceived to be helpful for users.

So, he suggested that if you can do it by stages, you must do it. But if you can’t, Google is fine with that but someone from the team will manually review it. When you are confident that you have created quality contents for pages that are unique and of good quality, Matt Cutts said its rare but not impossible.

Just a tip though, if you don’t want Google to manually review your website, you must not release too many pages overnight.

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Al Gomez

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