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6 months old website, still no google rankings?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by UnDerDoG81, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Power Member

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    Hi,

    I have a problem. I made a new website, registered it in June, put on very high quality content, created a few backlinks (no spam, links from reddit, forum, PBN, Web 2.0 - no single KW anchor text, only linked to URL´s). Yet I still have only 1 keyword on #12 in google. Thats for a subpage. And no other keyword is ranking. Not in the top 100. Main keyword is nowhere, it was on ~90 a few weeks ago but now its gone nowhere.

    I put over 100 hours work into that site but I don´t get any reward for all that hard work.

    The domain has 8 pages, each site has articles, carefully hand written with over 1000 words. I wrote each article myself (in German, my english is not very good, so don´t think my articles have low quality only because of my poor english :) )
    and put hours into just 1 article. So google only indexed 5 articles out of 8. I really wonder what I did wrong. Or is it normal that it can take so long to get some rankings?

    I know I did some stuff wrong at the beginning. Was off from SEO for 3 years so I did wrong there. I had a keyword ratio at about 1,5% and think that was a bit too much. I also used the main KW on the sub pages a bit too often. I changed all that 1 month ago.

    I found a niche in German language in the porn niche and there are only 2 competitors in German. So I thought this will be really easy to get at least on #3. I have no porn videos or clips on that site. So no google violation or anything. I only write about the different porn studios and compare them. I have some (with wordpress pretty link cloaked) affiliate links. Some outgoing links to HQ sites like Wikipedia etc.

    In Biing and Yahoo I am already on page 1 for months but that brings me 1-2 visitors a day since they don´t count here in Germany. From google I get every 3-4 days 1 visitor.

    The only explanation I have is, in the google webmaster tools, my site language was set automatically from google to "United States" (because of the US server IP?). I changed that to "German" last week. But I can´t imagine that this is really the problem?

    I don´t know if it´s worth to put more work and money into that site. So what do you guys think?

    I am in SEO and IM for 7 years, started 2009, ranked a few domains with medium competition keywords on #1 in google.de.
     
  2. validseo

    validseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Google usually doesn't give you credit for backlinks until the website is around 6-10 months old. The problem might be that you haven't waited long enough.

    Search Google for: link:mydomain.com
    This will show you backlinks Google is giving you credit for. If nothing shows up you probably just need to wait a bit longer.

    Search Google for: +"mydomain.com" -site:mydomain.com
    This will show you all the backlinks that are indexed. You can see they are there and that you just need to wait long enough to get out of the new website sandbox.

    Google knows that most web spam sites give up in less than ten months. They use that to get the fly by night sites to self filter out of the indexes simply by quitting. So the solution here most likely is to not give up.

    You have a website. You have backlinks. And now you have time. Perhaps use that time to create interim traffic from clever social content.
     
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  3. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Power Member

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    Thanks for your reply!

    In the google WMT google shows me 7 links out of 10. When I type link:mydomain.com it does not show any result. This +"mydomain.com" -site:mydomain.com shows pretty much every backlink available and also some whois stuff.

    So you mean there is a 10 month sandbox? I´ve read about something similair and about 6 months. But here on BHW or in the web, I see many people saying "ranked a 3 month old site on #3 - making 1k month" etc. so I was worried that my site is already flagged as spam from google. I mean, 10 backlinks in 6 months is not that much. I really did no spam, was super careful.

    What makes me not give up is the fact that I already had 3 sales with only 5 visitors a day. Not much but it keeps me motivated. I simply have no idea how to drive traffic to my site without google. I was only fixed to google the last 7 years.
     
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  4. walterhartman

    walterhartman Newbie

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    If your keywords are German and you don't have many competitors, maybe not many people are searching for those keywords.

    3 sales on 5 visitors is outstanding for porn. You are obviously giving the people searching what they want.
     
  5. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Power Member

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    Google said over 10k searches for that KW in Germany. 3 sales out of 5 visitors is not correct :) I said 5 visitors daily and 3 sales in 6 months. Thats maybe 3 sales from over 500 visitors. I probably communicated that wrong due to the lack of my english.
     
  6. validseo

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    Yeah... for a new website... 6-10 months is what I typically see in terms of new websites getting credit for backlinks... Anything less usually applies to already established websites.
     
  7. powermax

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    I do agree with many others on this. In many cases, I have seen waiting period of 3-4 months. However in some cases of seasonal keywords (with no history in GWT), it ranks up within 2-3 weeks
     
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    ok... now you are scaring me. Im in the process of creating a website. Spending hours on this shit. Feel your pain main.
     
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  9. fastlinks

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    have you create some high authority backlink pointing to the site?
     
  10. Fab1j0

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    I'm on the same boat :)..
     
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    It is very difficult ranking good before 3 months. After that, it is hard up to 6 months. After 6 months web sites usually start to get serious traffic. It is really weird, especially cause it is a low competitive keyword and you have over 1.000 words. I'm German, too. In my experience german is really easy to rank even with harder keywords. Maybe it's the porn niche, haven't tried that...
     
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    Google is not giving you credit for links already there. That means you'd have to wait it out. Maybe you can start focusing on social media for the time being.
     
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    there are many factors why Google is refusing a certain website to get ranked, first is your domain age (new website will most likely get a little or no showing in the SERP for 6months up to 1 year). Your content should be not just unique, what's important is that it should also be relevant, informative and useful to your target audience. Learn bout the basic SEO and target the right keywords, incorporate your site with simple yet beautiful design and make sure it is search engine friendly, content should be well-written, grammatically correct, and well structured. Update your site regularly (by adding more quality relevant content). Build quality and relevant links and get involved in different social media platforms.
     
  14. UnDerDoG81

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    Are you sure about this? For my 5 year old domain, ranks for #2 for the main KW, google does not show 1 sinle result when I type that in. How is that possible? I tried this for one very big player in Germany and it does not show one single result for his site too.

    I really don´t know where to get such one, especially since it is in the porn niche.

    Really easy in Germany to rank even harder keywords? Sounds too good to be true :)

    Well thanks for that post but I did not start yesterday and have 7 years experience.
     
  15. jamie3000

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    What's your bounce rate like?
    Do you have an bad neighbours on the same IP address?
    Is it a fresh domain with no penalty?
    Does it look ok when you crawl it as Google?
    Is your main content hidden behind a locker or other js type thing?
    Check if the links pointing to your website are on penalised domains.
    Have you build links at a sensible rate?
    What are your website's load times like?
    Is your website cluttered with affiliate links?
    Do you have sensible low keyword density?
    Is someone else stealing your content and causing duplicate content issues?
    What is your favourite colour?

    Btw I have a free bad neighbours checker on my website supagrowth.com if you are on shared hosting.
     
  16. UnDerDoG81

    UnDerDoG81 Power Member

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    Seriously? :D

    Guys I am not new to SEO and know all this stuff as I mentioned it on post one. Don´t talk to me like I am a newbie :D
     
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    Ha sorry man, didn't mean any disrespect :)
     
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  18. UnDerDoG81

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    But the bad neigbourhood ip is an interesting point. I checked that with an ip lookup and the result is this:

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    Do you guys think this could really have an impact for google rankings? Or even a reason for a ban? I pay a lot for this hosting and never expected such a thing :eek:

    EDIT: I checked it with an other tool and it says that 780 sites are hosted on that IP. I checked the rankings for an site on the same IP and they rank in google. So I guess its not a problem of the IP.
     
  19. bhatav

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    how much money that you had spent?

    With your 7 years experience on this industry, how much money you spent for this niche to got rank and how much money you could expect?
     
  20. UnDerDoG81

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    Since this is the first time ever I made a porn site, is there any thing I have to consider? I have no "are you 18 - yes - no" buffer on my site. Do I have to do that for google? What about an "about us" site or an "contact" site? Do I have to do that?