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Is ranking a website basic purely on content possible.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Killix, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Killix

    Killix BANNED BANNED

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    So i was curious if anyone had done a case study on this. No backlinks nothing just content posted to a website on a regular basis?

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    I had split tested this. Yes, its possible if you are aiming for pure quality content. But, you will have to wait for a long time. I would say that its better to have such sites in your portfolio which has no SEO done on them. They take few months to mature and then automatically start ranking when people start linking to your site(Please note that your content should be good enough otherwise crappy content won't last long)

    But if you start backlinking the articles then you will start seeing quicker results. So, try it but don't expect quick money. Keep it for long term benefit
     
  3. rchieox

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    IF you add content regular basis i thing it will help you to get PR but to get serp Ranking you must have to do some backlinks

    0 backlinks cant get your site SERP Ranking (My opinion)
     
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    Yes! If the page is well optimized for the keyword, the domain has some authority and there is little link competition.

    For example this page ranks #1 for the keyword "ranking a website purely on content" and has no links coming to it, why? well it's optimized for that keyword, has little competition and is on an authority site.

    SEO isn't hard, it's competition that makes it hard...
     
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    I have the answer you are looking for.

    I worked on a website and targeted four keywords. The only thing I did was build high quality content. It took A WHOLE YEAR but it came from nowhere to number 2 for one of those keywords. Up to this day I still post content on that site. The keywords I would say have some medium high competition to them too.

    If you are curious, I have spent two years doing this same thing on this site. No backlinks. Just content.

    *EDIT*

    These were not longtail keywords
     
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  6. dbyrn

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    It can be done for keywords like "breeding sheeps in Altai mountains" or anothet long tail keyword like this.
    D.
     
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    If the URL has existing authority and the site has traffic then yes. If no to those then it's hard, especially on hard terms. But this may be the case in the future.
     
  8. Martin1971

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    Hi

    Iam trying this for 2 month's now. And yes it is working but it will take a long time to become on first page.
    I ranked 3 high / comp keywords

    All are in top 50 now.

    Only thing i do is ad some content weekly, sumbit 2 articles a week and link it for the 3 diff keywords to my website.

    I started this doing becourse i saw a competitor ranked #1 with only 9 backlinks in high comp. keywords.
    I think there is somekind of loophole to get ranked well with view backlinks.
     
  9. rambolife

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    No.. you'll need to have backlinks.
    the content could help you achieve that though.
     
  10. Martin1971

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    hi

    do you mind to share some info about this subject?
    did only one keyword from the 4 hit the top #10?

    I had also a site with 4 keywords, only 2 came in top 50 soon, and about 6 month's later the other 2 where ranking.

    I do this not to make money i just want to try it out, and want to now more about strange behavior from google :)

    What also helps, i stop adding content for a view weeks, then ad just a little content whitout your keyword and then start adding content again like you did before.

    When i was doing that my site jumped from page 5/6 to page 2, and now it is on page 2 for 2 month's
     
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    Wasn't planning it, mostly just being lazy. Pretty solid content, relationship niche, after two years ~700 visitors per month.
     
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    This statement is wrong for the PR part. PR is directly linked to PR flow from backlinks.

    To answer OP questions, yes it is possible as far as your content is receiving some backlinks as your visitors are sharing it. Unless you are trying to rank for a similar kw as "fruhjtilapus" (where BHW will be your competitor soon ;)), where in that case you cank rank solely on content.
     
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    It can be done and i prefer to build such websites

    this is my latest project - started 4 month ago, haven't build a single link, yet i do have ~240 now (naturally)

    ~700 posts. pretty happy about it and don't give a damn thing about the next google update


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  14. Killix

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    awesome thanks guys, reason for the question is that i have been really busy with other IM stuff that has been going really well for me and before i started i was running an AS with adsense it was going really well but i no longer have time to do the link building that i once was yet i have over 100 articles that are very well writen and extreamly helpful to the nieche that i am in. I was thinking of maybe posting thee posts at around 3 a day or something and putting that through a stricked GSA campaign but my site is mainly whitehat links and is doing well. So was wondering if GSA was worth the risk or if i could just go by content. The keywords are not super competitive at all but im thinking with no links i would be on bottom of first page or first on second.

    Anyone have any advice on this?
     
  15. Killix

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    thats awesome what kind of rankings/traffic are you getting for this?
     
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    Yes! PR depends on getting Link from High PR websites,But PR has a little value to on telling the site is authority site. so its impotent to get PR.

    I researched few website which dont have any backlinks but have PR 2 and PR 3 but those sites are not on SERP results for any keywords!

    I found few sites have only 10 high PR backlinks which help the site to get PR 1 within 2 month.

    To me,
    Both adding quality content regularly and getting relevant backlinks is the key to get Good SERP Ranking.
     
  17. R0meo

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    yesterday i got 14K unique and 140eu

    nearly all my kws in top10
     
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  18. Killix

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    thats crazy with no link building lol well done
     
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    if you manage to find a niche with LOADS of kws and the first google page is something like :

    #1 -pr0
    #2 -pr1
    #3 -N/A
    #4 -N/A
    #5 - pr0

    pure content and social presence would do a job just fine.
     
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  20. Killix

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    yeah totally agree with that, must be interesting to see links that people have done naturally i have done a lot of link building so is hard to see the natural stuff anymore. What do you think about running a GSA campaign on these is it worth it or should i just let the content rank itself?