Is there a Minimum Number of Pages Required for Decent Organic Rankings?

Jun 30, 2008 - 9:55 am 4 by

While SEO becomes more and more important, people try to find angles that they can exploit or take advantage of so that they can achieve good rankings. In one specific instance, High Rankings forum post asks if there's a minimum number of pages that need to be targeted to achieve decent rankings.

It's important to note that in general, a site as a whole is collectively not ranked. Each page ranks individually. Therefore, you need as many pages as possible to say what you need to say in a manner that is understandable by your visitors.

Of course, this means doing keyword research and then writing content in such a way that benefits the visitors in as many pages (or as few pages) as possible. There's no set number.

But what about theming? Does Google look at similar pages and throw a site in a single category? It's an ongoing debate, where some people say that Google does this, while others say that they don't.

In general, it's agreed upon by all to perform diligent keyword research and to write from the start with keyword phrases in mind.

Forum discussion continues at .


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 23, 2024

May 23, 2024 - 10:00 am

Google Robots.txt Parser Updated In GitHub

May 23, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Referral / Affiliate Program

May 23, 2024 - 7:41 am
Bing Search

Bing Search Is Down; Takes Down DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, ChatGPT Search & More

May 23, 2024 - 7:35 am

Google Tests Replacing Related Searches With People Also Search For?

May 23, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Search: Sources Across The Web Without Images

May 23, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Search Engine Optimizers Should Back Up Their Statements!