Multiple Service Area Pages: Not in 2021

Remember that song, “One thing leads to another?”

When you create mega amounts of city, location or area pages with the sole intent to show up in the search results…. it breaks one Google guideline and then another one.

Erroneous location pages goes against the guidelines for:

  • Doorway Pages
  • Duplicate Content
  • Irrelevant Keywords

It 2021 man…. not 2015. Google a lot smarter.

More than likely your website won’t get a manual action penalty for the above, but Google will filter them out of the results by not crawling them.

Google Search Console Coverage

Check out the Case Study:  More content is not always better for ranking in Google

https://searchengineland.com/case-study-more-content-is-not-always-better-for-ranking-in-google-348324#.YIwaxn0Q0uw.twitter

Additional Sources

https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/guidelines/doorway-pages

https://www.seroundtable.com/google-city-landing-pages-doorway-pages-28670.html

Google – Irrelevant Keywords.

The more cities, the more likely a site appears to boilerplate to a user. https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/guidelines/duplicate-content?hl=en