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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MySeoEmail, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. MySeoEmail

    MySeoEmail Regular Member

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    I have a site that people come to, to leave reviews for dog related products.

    I have:

    Homepage 1
    Homepage 2
    Homepage 3
    Blog

    Most if not all of my content is on my blog and is where I do my keyword anchoring. My question is how do I rank my other pages like Homepage 1, 2 and 3. Right now I am writing content on my blog and anchoring keywords directing the keywords to Homepage 1, 2 and 3. Is that how I will get the other pages to rank? Keep in mind the other parts of the sites are reviews and the only real content is on my blog.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Not Ste Hughes

    Not Ste Hughes BANNED BANNED

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    Firstly, you are meant to have 1 homepage, which I rank for the brand/name of the website.

    the other pages are not home pages... they are regular pages just like your blog posts.

    These other pages either are targeting a tougher keyword, or you're doing a better job with your blog pages than the content pages.

    Do not treat them any differently.

    What have you done in terms of link building?
     
  3. ThopHayt

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    Either add more content to the homepage or simply rank the blogs and then make it easier for visitors to migrate to the homepage from the blog.

    Nothing wrong with ranking the blog for longtails.
     
  4. Skyebug77

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    SEO your onsite pages, and then place good content there and get a handful of very High PR/DA links (best to make yourself with a PBN)
     
  5. MySeoEmail

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    My site is like TripAdvisor. The only content is reviews people leave. The true content in which I control is on the blog. So there is the homepage and the inner pages where people leave reviews and then the blog. I can't make people put keywords in their reviews. So theoretically the only content is on the blog. So what do I do maybe change the alt text for some images on the other pages to stick some keywords in there. If not then the only thing I can rank is the blog.

    Also I do not have more then one homepage I just used that as an example. I have a homepage, inner pages (with reviews) and the blog. I do have a contact us and about us page but I cant stick keywords in there.
     
  6. ChanzGrande

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    Well you can put keywords wherever you want to on your own sites. Some people do it in the more mundane site pages such as TOS, About Us, Contact Page, etc... but I wouldn't imagine you want those pages to rank.

    You simply need to develop effective linking strategies for the pages you want to rank. If you have described your site accurately then you are incorrectly envisioning a linking process in my opinion.

    These other pages where people are leaving their reviews should be linking back to the related threads/posts on your blog - not the other way around. You have asked how do I get links from my blog to these reviews pages, but I'm pretty sure you want the links to work the other way around, and if you choose to do so you could ALSO do some SEO and backlinking based on the reviews people leave for you, i.e. you could build backlinks to those reviews from relevant sources if you choose, and these review pages might also rank, and further strengthen your primary blog rankings.

    I just don't think you are correctly understanding what you hope to do here.
     
  7. MySeoEmail

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    Think of it like dog treat products, etc. Just like TripAdvisor does. You visit a hotel you go on their site to leave a review of the hotel. I am a newbie so I may be envisioning it wrong so thats why I asked. The meat and potatoes of the site are the inner pages and not the blog. But the blog is where the content is. But I want people on the homepage and inner pages because that where I make the money. So you are saying I should link from those innner pages back to the blog post with the relevant keyword in it?

    Lets just use for example the keyword: dog treat

    Could I change the alt text to an image on an inner page to dog treats where people leave reviews on dog treats then write an article about dog treats in the blog and link from that article to that inner page?

    I dont know here so that is why I am asking.
     
  8. ContentWriter

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    You can only have one home page. Lol. You might be referring to other regular pages. However, whatever page you may be trying to rank, the quality of your content will always be the main determining factor.
     
  9. nathan skyes

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    Google goes far beyond the number of times a search term appears on a page and examines numerous aspects of the page's content (and the content of the pages linking to it), to determine if it's a good match for your query.