Question about Domain Web Studio Blog Empire Builder:
My understanding was that broad – top level landing page -was the way to develop an initial focus.
But the DWS training from Russell seemed to indicate single silo sites (developing deep first) – is better?
Confused on this now…
I know there are many variables to consider…
But which is ideal? Five top silo pages as promotion focus etc. or 5 article pages under one silo and conquer one full silo at a time?
This may not be a question that is black and white… so perhaps more info on this may be helpful for me and others.
Sue Bell Answer:
Good question – the answer is “It depends”:
In medium to larger markets I tend to promote the article pages first and then wrap back to the landing pages – they are easier to rank that way and I start getting traffic to the easy-to-rank terms fast.
I will throw in a few things like video and tag blog posts with broader silo terms because the social media will drive traffic regardless of ranking.
But I don’t push hard core ranking tactics until I have some traction on the lower levels.
If I’m in a small niche, I’ll probably target the landing pages first – they have more traffic than the article pages (which might have very small amounts of traffic in local markets) and the silo terms in a small niche aren’t that hard to rank for.
Hope that helps.