Lots Of Pages That Don't Get Searched For? Does It Hurt Your Google Search Rankings?

Mar 13, 2020 - 7:21 am 10 by

Tree Fall Forest Google

John Mueller from Google was asked if "having too many non searched pages on website are bad for SEO?" John didn't say yes or no, he instead said on Twitter - "that's up to you." He said what good is it if no one searches for it?

This is more of a philosophical question; he said "From a philosophical point of view, if nobody searches for them, unless they're providing value (to you / your users) otherwise, why do you need them?"

Here are those tweets:

This goes back to two my older posts; If a Phrase Ranks on Google, But No One Searches for It... and the classic big blue pineapple chair post - but those are super old posts that I am a bit embarrassed to share. :)

Forum discussion at Twitter.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 17, 2024

Apr 17, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google Updates

Deepening Google Core Ranking Volatility Hits Yesterday & Today

Apr 17, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Maps

Google Maps No Longer Will Support Draft Reviews

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Console Adds Unused Ownership Tokens

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

New Google Ads AI Generated Image Tool For Demand Gen Campaigns

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Tests Horizontal Lines For Sitelinks & People Also Ask

Apr 17, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Google My Business: Is The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Affecting Your Business?