I have a website like Digg, Reddit etc.

I don't want SEO traffic for internal single pages like ( Ex : https://www.reddit.com/r/SEO/comments/6f4zy6/what_a_sweet_link_thatd_be/) because I know that those are very low quality.

I am expecting SEO Traffic for categories pages. For example the Reddit page: https://www.reddit.com/r/SEO/ What should I do to optimize this page? If it is a blog I can write quality posts and do many things. But I have no idea what should do for this type of page to get SEO traffic.

Update : I don't expect answers like "Use Title tag", "Use Meta Tags" etc. The problem is my site is lack of quality content. As a example if you see https://www.reddit.com/r/SEO/ link it has just 30-50 links. But that page is useful for readers because they can find best resources for specific topic. So that is a useful page. But unfortunately because of lack of quality content it is really hard to get SEO traffic. I am looking for solution for it.

  • I don't see Reddit in the search results very often. I doubt there is very much you can do. Jun 5, 2017 at 11:29
  • That is my problem. That means I should use other marketing techniques like social media marketing instead of SEO................................ Jun 6, 2017 at 3:35

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Category pages are not very good for SEO. Those pages look a lot like search results themselves. They have lists of links from which the user needs to make a choice to get to the content they want. Google has said that they don't want search results pages in search results and that they will even penalize sites that index their site search results. Category pages aren't going to get your site penalized, but they aren't much better for users than search results. Google would rather send users directly to the page they are interested in rather than send them to a list to choose.

Which comes back to quality content. If you don't have content that is going to satisfy users, it will kill your rankings. Google notices when users skip over your site, or return to the search results quickly after clicking. That type of user behavior will push your listing off the first page of the Google search results very quickly

Social bookmarking can add value, but I've rarely seen it satisfy users on its own. Users typically need other features such as discussion, reviews, images, or video too.

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