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authority sites as competition

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by emerica1184, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. emerica1184

    emerica1184 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So I found a great keyword but the number one spot is an about.com article. Are sites like these easy to outrank? Another keyword has wiki pages at the top are these also easy to beat out? thanks
     
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    reinie Elite Member

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    yes I find them much easier to outrank
     
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    deesee Registered Member

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    yeah. im outranking amazon for a couple things. i think its because authority sites typically don't spend time on targeting individual keywords
     
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    I believe you can after a good bunch of quality Link building and if the niche is competitive along with the keywords then it will take some time but with the growing age of the domain and quality SEO done on it you can surely out rank others..
     
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    dowser Power Member

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    Exact keyword domain always helps...
     
  6. emerica1184

    emerica1184 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    so If I'm trying to rank for something like "Iams pet food discounts" I shouldn't have much trouble with outranking the Iams website?
     
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    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    You can out rank them but it will take a lot of effort on your part, someone mentioned about having an exact domian name match... That seems doable, I also outrank Amazon for a few products that are originally placed on my own site.
     
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    You need quality backlinks,then you can easily outrank them...actually its just a page..so you can beat them in on page SEO as well apart from backlinks...I outranked a youtube video and wiki page on page 1...and then the other also did the same :D YT n wiki are now at page 2 for that keyword...thats the power of a hat ;)
     
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    You have the advantage of actually trying to rank your page and working on it, as opposed to the authority competitor site who doesn't...so yeah, you can outrank them with some work on your part.