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Authority Sites - Fact or Fiction ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by host32, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. host32

    host32 Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I've been doing some intense keyword research in the last few days, and i came up with great keywords with very weak competition in terms of the PR and the amount of BL.

    But in some of them, i found some of the so called authority sites of the industry, sites that are specialized in that market (health sites for example) but they have something like 7-30 backlinks,

    This kind of cases get me wondering about the possibility of out ranking them with quality backlinks and an exact match .org or .com domain ?????????

    What do you think guys ?
     
  2. Parsin

    Parsin Newbie

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    you can outrank every site in the serps. period. Don't think too much about the (so called authority) site with 30 BL ....
     
  3. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Authority sites aren't like some kind of sticky site in the serps. The authority is built up over time and gives the sites some extra weight in regards to indexing, but that's all. If you continue working at it you can outrank any site. In the process it's even possible that you'll build up authority for your own site.

    If it looks like there's only a minimal amount of seo done on an authority site, it will probably be easier than you think to outrank them in the serp.
     
  4. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    I say DO worry about those sites... just look at most search results, wikipedia is in the top 3 most of the time! Its dam had to outrank them!
     
  5. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Yes you can. I'm competing with another 2 micro niche sites for the first position for a health related keyword. we keep exchanging the first 5 positions. webmd and wikipedia are always under us so the 3 of us did beat wikipedia and webmd.
     
  6. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    SEO is a waste of time and money, cause anytime google can dropped you from the ranking. like they did to me even though I have 471k links in GWT
     
  7. host32

    host32 Regular Member

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    Well i think that the 741k links is the problem .... LOL
     
  8. royce22

    royce22 Registered Member

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    yes you can definitely out rank them authority sites just have been around longer. build your back links and some great content and you can outrank them in time:)
     
  9. websuperman

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    Definitely possible with a good on page optimization. Optimize for ONE keyword and its variations, having the same keyword in all of your keywords. My only link building has been bookmarking the pages to Digg, Propeller and a 2-3 others, as well as submitting a few articles to EZA and 3-4 other directories. Believe it...you can outrank these authority sites.
     
  10. RAGolko

    RAGolko Newbie

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    Seems Google is more concered with 'activity' lately than links or even content. Comment posts mean activity.