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Can You Get First Page With Just Content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dotte, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Dotte

    Dotte Junior Member

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    Basically, can you SEO a website with just content and no link building?

    I'm not even assuming 'natural backlinks' - nothing but content. Can you get first page like this?
     
  2. ankit03

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    Yes. You can keep on adding content and slowly you will start getting traffic and rankings. So yes it is possible
     
  3. Dotte

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    Is it possible in the sense that 'anything is possible' or is it a viable strategy?
     
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    It depends on what type of keywords...

    For anything of value (read that othrs are targetting it as well), if your site has no backlink then chances you be in top 3 are very very thin.
     
  5. Juneja

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    Yes, it is very much possible.
     
  6. neilbhabuta

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    It depends on the keyword mate. Analyse the top 10 and see. If they have no to very few links then your chances are good if you do correct optimisation. If they are well optimised and have links then no chance
     
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    I'm sure there are lots of keywords out there that you could get first page for but ultimately you won't be ranking for any really valuable keywords without some backlinks, whether you make the or they come in naturally.
     
  8. Young Padawan

    Young Padawan Registered Member

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    Use google adwords for perfect keywords.
     
  9. Trina Mathews

    Trina Mathews Newbie

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    It is possible especially if the keywords your targeting aren't that competitive.
     
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    Unlikely for any keywords that are popular. You need at least basic link building.
     
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    Yes you can even rank keyword like "Payday loan" with content only seo.
     
  12. Dotte

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    How do you analyze the top ten. Is there a program you use?
     
  13. Dotte

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    As I understand it the ingredients to SEO are

    Content + backlinks + _?
     
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    +luck i would say
    you can use same strategy with 2 websites for the same keyword and have different results :
     
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    Making backlinks wich goes to your homepage or for each article/post on the site ?
     
  16. knowing25

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    yes it's possible but the possibility is very low, moreover if you target competitive keyword.
     
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    but how long would it take to make it to first page ?
     
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    NO YOU CANT RANK WITHOUT BACKLINKS.

    Great content have great backlinks.

    Disclaimer:
    Yes its possible to rank on 1st page without links on search terms with low to no competition. Often long tail keywords with 50 or less search per month.