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After all this time still some N00b seo questions that bother me-HELP!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bostoncab, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    So here are my questions. First off My anchor text link diversity could be better.. lots better. Does anyone know a way to fix this? Most of the links that are being shown to me in webmaster tools I requested removal of with the disavow tool maybe 4 months ago? That obviously has not worked out. Maybe some gigs to dilute my anchor text? In the attached pie image every percentage except the aqua marine for 22% is a keyword I am trying to rank for.

    I have links built mostly to my root domain which I know I need to dilute with some deep linking right? My other issue here is that lots of those links are spread out as far as what they point to some point to www.domain.com some to http://domain.com some to http://www.domain.com is there a way I should think about this that may solve some of my above problem? Like should I figure out which version of the domain has the least amount of links going to it and then set in webmaster tools and wordpress setting that domain is selected? I never figured out which was important and I honestly never thought it mattered but maybe it does? It does right?

    Over time links have been built to pages that I no longer have on my site. Most of them lead to 404 pages now. Is there something I should do with this? Can it be harnessed? What about a custom 404 page that pulls in incoming search terms? Should I try to 301 them away? Whats the best solution? Is it a problem at all?

    For years I ranked #1 I believe because I had EMD at one point I dropped to under 1,000 then recovered somewhat.. depending on what source/data center is checked. I just started using the yoast seo plugin and they tell you to put your keyword in the url. Which from what I have seen matters as all the pages ranking in the top ten on my keyword have the keywords in the url.

    If my domain is EMD for keyword do I still put the keyword in the EMD or is this keyword stuffing? So my site is citynametaxi.com right? Should I really have urls that are citynametaxi.com/cityname-taxi-cab?

    One of my competitors is ranking in the top 5 but it doesn't seem like his site follows any of the known rules of ranking past or present.

    His site is 5 pages of ugly .html from like 1995 his domain is companynametaxico.com the domain age is only 2.7 years(my domain is 2006) his urls are all companynametaxico.com/index.html, /copuons.html, /testimonials.html etc. The only thing that he does have going for him is a shit ton of backlinks that all seem to come from someone's poor attempt at a negative seo blast (I swear it wasn't me) I think its a negative blast because the anchor text is stuff like moldycuntstix gaytaxi stuff like that.. I think whoever did it (I do have an idea on who another cabbie locally into seo) accidentally created a situation where this shit site is a monster because of tons of referring domains with big anchor diversity? How the hell else would this crap site be ranking? He does have 2 yelp listings both sitting at the top of the serps also I complained to yelp about my competitors having multiple listings 7 months ago. They obviously did nothing about it.

    Any advice anyone can offer would be appreciated.
     
  2. n3wbseo

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    you only really need back links if your on page seo sucks the big sweaty ones!
     
  3. kgrittner

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    to diversify your anchor-text use this free tool i created. http://advanced-article-spinning.com/spin.aspx

    you can use it in the url twice if you want, it's not really going to hurt anything, although i cant say that it will hep either. Maybe include the state instead,
    citynametaxi.com/wi-crazy-taxi

    404's are never good and hurts your sites ranking as a whole. Google says, "I want a good experience for my users, hmm this site has a lot of 404s the user might land on it and get pissed at me, maybe i'll reduce their rank a bit." Having little or no 404's shows that you maintain your site as well.

    for the 404's you can create a custom 404 page, Redirect all 404's via 301 in the robots.txt file to the homepage, or re-create those pages and just 301 them over to the homepage. I would 301 all 404's to the homepage and concentrate on link building. Unless there's very few of them then re-create them and 301.

    As far as your competitor just think about how good it will feel when you outrank him Muhaha.

    I also suggest to aid in your seo you buy some links from a private blog network to diversify you incoming links as im assuming that you're using auto submission software.
    Google will plato the value of links coming from a one domain after a while. Buy yourself some link diversity. It's a good investment.

    Then i would suggest you start building good T1 sites and use them to snuff out your competition.

    And yes you want to use deep linking, I suggest siloing the site.

    Hope this helped.
     
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  4. Bostoncab

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    I think maybe you are right. I just found a website that has 44k pages indexed and ranking for local search. Funny thing is most of the pages are the same page with the keywords swapped out. The same 599 word article used again and again with the keywords changed.
     
  5. n3wbseo

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    i got $1 says i can outrank em all with a single 1 page website with a paragraph and a list of long tail keywords i want to rank on the first page for.
     
  6. kgrittner

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    It all depends on the competition. I bet you can't do that with Viagra.
    And you may get on the first page but you wont be #1
     
  7. Bostoncab

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    So the niche is a local service industry. He made 44k pages all using the same article and each pages keywords target [cityname]+[niche] he has shit tons of page one rankings.
     
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    Is there a private blog network for a decent price you can recommend by pm? Is there an easy way to 301 404 pages to another page?