Will Removing Thin Pages Increase Ranking Site Wide? – SEOForLunch Issue #52

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Issue #52
October 17th, 2017

Hey, lunch buddies.  You know its officially October when you start seeing pictures of people’s crazy pumpkin carvings.  Yes, that’s a “dog-o-lantern“.

For those who missed it, the State of Search conference took place in Dallas TX.  It’s a conference I’ve always wanted to go to but haven’t yet been able to pull off.  There was, however, no shortage of online coverage including an overview from the folks at AKvertise.

You’ll notice a fair amount of updates this week come from last weeks conference.  Enjoy!

What You Must Know

Article: Removing Low Quality Pages Won’t Result in Sitewide Google Rankings Boost

What’s important?
Jennifer Slegg asked Gary Illyes if any thin content on a site were no-indexed if it were possible for the remaining pages on a site to see a holistic ranking boost.  The short answer is NO.

Nick’s take:
Reading between the lines it sounds like Google is getting pretty good at ignoring/not ranking what they deem low-quality content.  So while you might not see a site-wide bump by no-indexing these pages, nobody can deny that it could help your sites crawl budget.  This is, of course, assuming your site is large enough to keep crawl budget in mind.  In the end, keep low quality and or thin content off your site.  It’s not going to do you much good.

SEO Tips & Advice

We all love Alexa, right?  Now imagine if you could order your medication through Alexa?  The crew at NowRx are doing just that.

Owners of Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home in the near future will have the ability to order their prescriptions and even have it delivered within hours.

I’ve mentioned that voice search is coming and its definitely a market everyone should be paying attention to.

Interesting Reads in Your Spare Time

That’s all I’ve got you guys this week.  Enjoy the rest of your lunch and as always, please feel free to reach out and say HI!  You can find me on TwitterLinkedIn or by just hitting REPLY to this email.


Nick LeRoy
Nick LeRoy
Nick has 10+ years of SEO consulting experience building and executing strategies for clients ranging from multi-billion dollar consumer packaged goods to fashion entities with hundreds of physical store locations. He also writes the weekly SEO newsletter #SEOForLunch that allows you to stay up to date with industry updates in the amount of time it takes you to eat your lunch.

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