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    Hello, I really want to publish my website. However, I have a question.
    There are various links to subpages on the home page.
    Are the ones that are not ready to be left clickable. Read More or create a Coming Soon website? Let's say a dozen or so Coming Soon subpages will not have a negative effect on the new page? (Some pages are ready and full of content)
    I read various opinions about the coming soon pages and their impact on the site. Probably a dozen or so pages should not be a problem if I slowly appear there valuable content?

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    Unless you have content ready to put on those pages dont add the hyperlink
    At least this way google sees you regularly updating the site as you add the content to the other pages

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    Agreed,

    If the content is not ready I would not fully link it.

    But if you want to build the navigation, and have defined the page name or slug, you could link to #, but it is not necessary as the navigation could exist without making the hyperlink active.

    I have heard that some think if you have too many pointing at # it could have an adverse effect in that it appears you might be trying to rank on those words unjustly.

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    Thanks for the advice, I will also do that on the main page, as soon as the subpage is ready, there will be a link under the Read More button. And in the sections that are not ready, there will be a "Coming Soon" button without a link to the page.

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    there is no benefit of adding a coming page at all.. years ago it was a fab but now i nevewr see them,

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    No one is going to find you site in Googles index to begin with. Publish what you have so far and then keep adding new content and update what you have. Google will get the signals that the site is active and getting content added regularly. Over time you, assuming you're doing everything else right you should start to see the site and individual pages climb the rankings.

    If you're particularly worried about visitors and keeping them informed of changes you could add a section for what's new on the home page.
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    I wouldn't worry about adding a coming soon page. I haven't seen anyone using them and I don't remember seeing any affiliate using them before, even in the early days of working in this industry.

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    So you're saying the content is done on home page - with the links to inner pages - but the inner pages aren't ready yet.

    I'd say you're biggest worry might be (if you put up blank/semi-blank inner pages) is that G would crawl your home page, filter down to your content-less inner pages.....and decide they are worthless/don't index.

    The problem/unknown here is 'how long is it going to be before they re-crawl something they already decided was worthless...and that might be a long time'

    I'd suggest either.....

    Don't be so keen just to get the home page up and hold on until you've got at least a sensible number of them fully ready....

    or....

    Put up the home page without the internal page links....and add the links as you publish each page.

    There are probably other ways to cut it, of course.

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    U can add the pages if u want even if they are empty - just add a noindex tag but defo dont link the pages anywhere until there is proper content. TBH I would not create pages even with a NI tag if they have no content

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    Quote Originally Posted by karl2602 View Post
    U can add the pages if u want even if they are empty - just add a noindex tag but defo dont link the pages anywhere until there is proper content. TBH I would not create pages even with a NI tag if they have no content
    ...and no indexing anything may not be a good idea...because you are essentially telling Google 'this page is worthless/not important enough to index...so maybe come back in 6 months or whenever you have done the 6 billion other things you have to do and see if it's changed'. Risky.

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    My opinion in short, don't tell and show that you have useless content on your site to Google and don't also create useless pages!

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    Agree with the above. You need content and if you are simply using Coming Soon then Google will hurt you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyx View Post
    Thanks for the advice, I will also do that on the main page, as soon as the subpage is ready, there will be a link under the Read More button. And in the sections that are not ready, there will be a "Coming Soon" button without a link to the page.
    Are you talking about actual content on the HP that relate to sections you don't have? Just don't link it until you have the page.
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    It is better to have fewer coming soon pages, but it is more beneficial from an SEO perspective to publish more pages.

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