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A few SEO-related questions

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by aspe_heat, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    I've recently read that I should actually rank pages, not the website as a whole. I should focus on page SEO amd build backlinks to the pages which I want to rank well.While this makes sense, I'm not really sure if it's true. It would basicay mean that whenever I submit new content on my website, I would need to rank it...it would be both money and time consuming.

    Also, what's the purpose of PA and DA? My DA is 32 and my PA varies from 18 to 40.

    Next question - I get 50+ visits from search engines every day, yet I haven't build many backlinks to my website or done much off-page SEO. I think 50 visits is quite good for doing...nothing. Speaking od visits, is it bad if 80-90% of my visitors come from social networks?

    And the last one...according to WooRank, my website has 99 Facebook Likes and 96 Twitter Retweets...but I don't know how I get those likes. My website's FB page has 1.8k likes and my Twitter page has 600 followers...why does it say 99/96? I suppose it's not a Facebook Page like, but rather a website like. However, I don't have any like buttons for my website, except ones for articles.

    Any answer will be appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Anyone? :)
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Aspe_heat,

    Good questions here. Yes Google does rank pages and not sites. For example when someone uses a query to find something, Google will search for the post relevant document (i.e. page) that contains what the searcher is looking for. Google won't return the home page of a site just because one of the other pages on the site has the information the searcher is looking for.

    So yes if you have pages that you want to rank for different things, you will have to focus on each of them if you want them to rank on the first page for their respective terms. Yes you are right it will be a lot of work.

    Page authority and domain authority are measurements to indicate the authority of pages and domains in terms of how valuable they are as a website and/or resource.

    More on that here, http://moz.com/learn/seo/domain-authority

    That's awesome you are receiving 50 visits per day. Note that if you are receiving traffic from social networks that you do in fact have backlinks on those sites that are sending you traffic. Any link on the web leading back to your site is a backlink.

    I'm not familiar with Woorank so I can't speak to your last question. If I had to guess I would say that it is counting likes on widgets or buttons that it pulls data from and that source obviously is not Facebook directly. Otherwise the numbers would match up.

    Here is a thread talking about a similar issue, http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13430706/facebook-likes-and-shares-not-registering-on-woorank

    Hope those answer your questions,

    Shawn
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Thank you very much for this detailed explanation, Shawn! You answered all my questions, so now I've learned many more things thanks to you!

    I just have one more question - SEO I do for my website (homepage) affects pages, as well? For example, my pages will rank better if I have 100 backlinks pointing to my homepage, rather than having none?

    Thanks again, once more!
     
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    The short answer is yes, but the longer answer is that for the time you put in, those 100 links will be less targeted and take longer to get than links you get to individual pages.

    If I were you I'd just focus on content. There's no practical difference between likes and links, so if you have fans on facebook already you can get more juice just by putting up some good content. The stats you're showing already should make anybody else jealous so build on that and ignore all the nonsense on here.
     
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    aspe_heat Power Member

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    Thanks a lot for your response and advice - I'll keep getting content and hopefully the website will keep growing as it is right now.