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Golf Tee Times at TeeTimes.net

I have been hard at work creating more than 1,000 pages of unique content for my golf reservations project over at TeeTimes.net. Most of this has involved creating unique descriptions for each of the golf courses within the system (a detailed list of golf courses and golf course regions can be found here).

Why have we done this? The present descriptions that we were using as part of our booking engine would be what the search engines call “duplicated content”. The content was not original and it was being fed onto sites allĀ  across the web. By creating our own descriptions of the golf courses, our content should be treated as unique.

I will keep you posted if this makes a difference.

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December 10, 2008 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Optimizing TeeTimes.net for Search Engines

This is more of an open pondering on my recent TeeTimes.net project, you know… the one that enables golfers to book golf course reservations from the golf course down their street, or around the world.

I am now in the midst of optimizing the site for search engines. I have submitted to Yahoo! Directory, DMOZ, Best of the Web, eLib.org, Lii.org, and a few others. I have been StumbledUpon and ‘slurped’ by Delicious. I have even retained an SEO rep to help me source some highly-relevant links … the white hat way.

But here is my question. I have just received a link from a legitimate site that has a PR8 ranking (It is a very well known and respectable site and the content that was created for me on this site is keyword rich). The thing is, given the very nature of the site and the products that I am offering, I am confident that I could get multiple links from this same site (let’s say… 1 per week). Each link is on its own page whereby the only external link goes to the TeeTimes.net website. So does the math for the search engines and page rank work like this:

“1 site, 1 page, PR8 rank, 1 link”

equals…

“1 site, 2-10 pages, PR8 rank for each, 2-10 links”

In other words, is 1 equal to 10? And will it help book golf tee times for those who are looking for the golf course down the street?

John

[EDIT: And before you comment on it… yes I know that having 10 sites, each of which has a PR8 link is better.]

September 11, 2008 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment


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