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Gambling-related content on otherwise 'normal' site

Discussion in 'SEO' started by ev4me, Oct 18, 2015.

    Oct 18, 2015
  1. ev4me

    ev4me Newbie member webby

    Occupation:
    Programmer
    Location:
    UK
    First post to this site - hope you guys can help! (Btw, I've posted this elsewhere because I'm hoping some of you can shed more light on it, thanks to the previous limited response).

    I have a personal website/domain which is host to all sorts of things; graphics, articles, software, an art gallery, my own music, and much more.

    Thing is, I have created a (commercial) betting simulator utility (on the punter's side), and I want to add a sub-page dedicated to the program on my otherwise non-casino orientated site.

    I'm worried that Google may generally rank my entire site/domain lower as a result if they're against casinos generally. Is this a moderate possibility? I also have Adsense, so would that be jeopardized too?

    If I instead registered an entirely new domain, put my casino utility on that, and only linked to that from my existing non-casino site, would that be okay in Google's eyes?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2015
  3. mathsboy1975

    mathsboy1975 Senior Member webmeister

    Occupation:
    software engineer
    Location:
    UK London
    Irrespective of how Google view casinos (not sure why you think they are against casinos) they still need to respond to user search requests for information on them.
    Google change their algorithms from time to time anyway (and never release the exact details about how they work) but there is plenty of information out there about how to structure your site layout and content in order to progress your pages up the rankings for specific search topics/keywords. If your site is a complete mix of many many things though, you might have more success registering a new domain and targetting your new content at this area - if of course high google ranking is your ultimate goal.
     
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  4. Oct 19, 2015
  5. ev4me

    ev4me Newbie member webby

    Occupation:
    Programmer
    Location:
    UK
    I meant the casino/gambling industry in general. Perhaps Google have been more favourable to them over the past few years however.

    Thanks. Well, the thing is; putting it on my main personal site (which already has good reputation) may enhance the profile of the program. It's also less maintenance and cost to stick with my existing site. I just want the reverse to happen where the program brings down the rest of the site.
     

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