More Routes To Content
Searchers now have more ways to find more and more of our content.
Businesses continue to come up with novel ways to expose content to
searchers. Developing their Ecosystems and creating doorways. Sometimes it
works, sometimes it doesn’t.
We need to know how this content is performing.
Given the current rate of change it is more important than ever to closely
monitor the SERPS and the organic performance of content across your entire
Live Demo: A Tale Of Conflicting Assets
And just incase we lost the connection or didn’t have time - here’s the example:
A site (sub-domain) that was on page 1 for a popular term suddenly loses
With this conflict is in play,
neither page gets to page 1
The effect in this instance
● These sites while working in isolation still cause conflict
● One site effectively pulls the other down
● We’re still in the SERPS but we are lower than we were
● Page 1 is lost
● The new lower positioned SERPS doorway may no longer be appropriate
a drop from ‘above-the-fold’
While on the surface this looks ‘fairly’ normal, a
review of the SERPS doorways reveals a bit of
On occasion these doorways coexist in the
SERPS - leading to potential confusion.
What appeared to be a single line is made up of
Even if the position switch is like-for-like, monitor the
returning URL and the SERPS doorways.
Each URL generates a unique doorway in the
SERPS Ecosystem. Each has a different
Given all this, what do we need to do?
● Bear in mind that semantic search is revealing more connections
● Be more vigilant in monitoring positions and returning URLs
● Monitor SERPS doorways - are they coordinated and coherent?
● Ensure that we create appropriate migratory pathways between assets
● Make it easy for people to stay in your Ecosystem once they find it
● Allow them to discover things that are new to them
● If conflict or flux occurs, find out the cause and deal with it immediately