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    Question Business Model for a Niche site?
    I have a question. What's the basic practice of creating sites/pages/posts using niche keywords?

    Is it best to create an entire site around a niche keyword?

    Or is it best to have a broader subject site and create niche pages or blog posts within that site?

    Example:

    The niche sites are "How To Repair A Mountain Bike", "Where To Mountain Bike" ect....

    The broader subject is "Baltimore Mountain Biking", or "Mountain Biking".

    If the domain name "Mountain Biking" were available, would you create the site "Mountain Biking" and then create pages for all the subdomains "How To Repair A Mountain Bike", "Where to Mountain Bike" etc...

    Or, would you still create individual niche sites more targeted on the exact search?

    Which model would bring more traffic?

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    Let me just add a reply to my own post

    I would think, that "Mountain Biking" would have the best chance for return visitors to browse through the other niche pages. BUT, the niche page domains might grab more of the initial traffic.

    So, which do you think will gain more traction?

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    It's your content that brings traffic based on what has been indexed and what is being searched for NOT the domain name.

    The more narrow the targeted keyword/phrase, ie: Mountain Biking the more content / density / relevancy your content has to have.

    Long tail / keywords/phrases start becoming more exact to what the searcher is looking for. So Baltimore Mountain Biking, which is more obscure, less results, less searches, higher chance for that page to be found.

    Spring Mountain Biking in Baltimore is even more exact -

    SEO is per page, not just to the main page of your site. Internal pages can outrank your home page.

    So in choosing a domain for Mountain Biking, while having "mountain biking" in the domain helps somewhat, it's the pages/URLs after the domain name, the content on them, and the meta description that gets you found for particular keywords/phrases.

    IE:

    • www.MyMountingBikingGuide.com/how-to-change-a-bike-chain-while-mountain-biking.html
    • www.MyMountingBikingGuide.com/mountain-biking-in-baltimore.html
    • www.MyMountingBikingGuide.com/best-places-to-mountain-bike-in-kansas.html


    Your domain could be anything -
    • www.andysramblings.com/how-to-change-a-bike-chain-while-mountain-biking.html
    • www.andystravelramblings.com/mountain-biking-in-baltimore.html
    • www.andyshavingfunontheweekends.com/best-places-to-mountain-bike-in-kansas.html


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    Yes, actually that pretty much clears it up.


    The site name should be "Mountain Biking Guide"

    The Pages or Posts should be "How to Change a Bike Chain While Mountain Biking". Based on your example.

    and...

    You could name the site "Baltimore Mountain Biking Guide", but that would alienate your visitors to mostly Baltimore, unless of course that's your targeted keyword "Baltimore" because of niche search volumes. Of course, you could just create a page that said "Baltimore Mountain Biking Trails" and show up for the keywords "Baltimore Mountain Biking" within your "Mountain Biking Guide" site.
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    Yes, actually that pretty much clears it up.


    The site name should be "Mountain Biking Guide"

    The Pages or Posts should be "How to Change a Bike Chain While Mountain Biking". Based on your example.

    and...

    You could name the site "Baltimore Mountain Biking Guide", but that would alienate your visitors to mostly Baltimore, unless of course that's your targeted keyword "Baltimore" because of niche search volumes. Of course, you could just create a page that said "Baltimore Mountain Biking Trails" and show up for the keywords "Baltimore Mountain Biking" within your "Mountain Biking Guide" site.
    Right! You would want to create a site based on a niche, in this case "mountain biking" and then your content would be everything and anything about mountain biking. You can further narrow it down to a sub-niche which is mountain biking in Baltimore. So you would add content as it relates to/applies to biking in Baltimore like popular trails and that sort of thing.

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