1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Can't hit #1... What's wrong?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by GoogleMarketing101, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. GoogleMarketing101

    GoogleMarketing101 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    28
    Occupation:
    Guru
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    I can't hit #1, joelgoldstein.com is getting beaten by a lesser website. Ideas?
     
  2. avalon666

    avalon666 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Canada
    change you website title to - Search engine lesser expert.
     
  3. tony5885

    tony5885 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    1
    What KW's do you try to rang for?Why don't you build a website-not a blog-I thing You will have more chances if You include you KW's in Your domain name....Good luck!!
     
  4. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3,092
    Likes Received:
    3,592
    Occupation:
    Local SEOist
    Location:
    TEXAS (you have to yell, its the law.)
    What keyword are you targeting?
     
  5. Ricky Roma

    Ricky Roma Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2011
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    392
    his personal name...MD guy is above him with lesser bls...
     
  6. philly3

    philly3 Power Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    298
    Gender:
    Male
    joelgoldsteinmd.com is 5 years older than joelgoldstein.com

    That's one thing I can think of...would have to look further to find more stuff but that's quickly what i came up with.
     
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    5
    Occupation:
    We sell adwords accounts and vouchers. Contact me
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Keep working at it you should win over time if the old domain is not getting the same juice anymore
     
  8. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3,092
    Likes Received:
    3,592
    Occupation:
    Local SEOist
    Location:
    TEXAS (you have to yell, its the law.)
    My guess in a link penalty (or rather a devaluation of most of your links), thin content, and bad on-page SEO. It looks like you built the site, blew the onpage seo, and just started running links to the site to rank it instead of going back over the fundamentals checking for mistakes.

    You have 300,000 links to the domain. since your domain is 4 years or so old, this is an average of 200 backlinks each day from the first day on for 4 years. Websites don't typically do that, and your site ain't Pinterest.

    You have a tremendous number of links from ufc-sports.com. Only 3 or so actually count. There are multiple occurrences of this many links from one domain in your linking matrix.

    Your anchor text in almost all links is completely not related to your site, especially the higher value ones.

    I only looked at the links MS would bring up, but if what I see is typical of your link diversity, you have been spamming links for a while, but you spammed the same domains over and over. Since search engines only count 3 or so links from each referring domain ( and those are on a diminishing scale) most of these were a waste of time and did harm to your linking matrix.

    You have stuffed your description with 432 characters (it should be about 150 -160) and you managed to stuff your name in there 4 times. That is classic keyword stuffing and it costs you.

    You did the same thing with the keywords, 400+ characters. and while Google doesn't use the keywords for ranking, some smaller SE's may still use them. If a SE does use them, they will penalize you for keyword stuffing.

    You have 971 words on your home page, and this dilutes the keyword saturation to the point the home page appears to be about marketing generally, with "Google" "Social Media" "search" and "privacy" influences. Your on-page SEO is all over the place.

    Your keyword density for Joel is 0.82, for "joelgoldstein", and "goldstein" it is 0.31.

    The most common word on the page is "marketing" with 15 repeats, even then giving it only a density of 1.5 or so.

    Joel Goldstein, as a two word phrase, occurs only 3 times, and it's density is 0.061.

    If that is your indeed the keyword you are targeting, you missed.

    In short, you spammed the hell out of your links, and Google has no idea what your site is about.

    In addition, you have many pages within your site with 300 or so words on them, the content on these pages is thin, and your graphic takes up a lot of the real estate above the fold.

    My suggestion is to build a static home page about you and your qualifications, keep it at around 400 words, and quit putting all the links to other pages on the home page, the anchor text still counts as content and it dilutes the message.

    Move your current home page to the bloghome, and quit spamming links. Start doing individual searches with operators to find high quality places to link from that are related to your niche. Put out press releases when you have speaking engagements.

    I noticed the other JG is a doc, and I also see a lot of medical links in your profile, and I suspect someone accidentally left the "MD" off the domain name when they left the sitename as anchor text while building his links. Damn shame too, these are some high value links. Unless you were also manually linking to medical sites.

    Hope this helps...

    For a nominal fee, I will be happy to build a properly optimized static home page for you.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  9. blackhawk12

    blackhawk12 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    5
    Dont try for #1. Stop with #2. #1 will usually result in a penalty from what i have witnessed or your competitors eyes will be on you.
     
  10. tony5885

    tony5885 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    1
    Some times #2 is better - depends on Your description!
     
  11. calebmann

    calebmann Power Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    541
    Likes Received:
    299
    Occupation:
    FULL TIME INTERNET
    Location:
    Digitopia
    onsite optimization seems a bit.. bland.