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Can't rank any keyword, this is driving me crazy.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spectrejoe, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Seriously. Everyone told me you just need time. Site is almost 5 months old and still can't rank fucking measly 1k MS keywords?

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    Not a single goddamn keyword ranked...

    This is the look of my ahrefs:
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    And the current top ranked page which I've focused on the most:
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    Nice social signs + 216 Links including:
    Web2.0 powered with 301 + spam
    Aged Web2.0
    Social Bookmarks
    ~100 Blog Posts
    Blog comments with low OBL
    Relevant blog comments + article submissions
    1-2 PBN posts
    Almost all the pages ranking in top 10 link to my site even though they're mostly no follow.


    And there's more stuff I'm forgetting.


    Keyword density is always close to 1% and I use h1/h2/h3 tags although not always with the keyword in them.

    Article is 700 words long and I do have some interlinking between my articles.



    #1 ranking for this keyword:
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    Wow what a hard keyword, so many links that ahrefs can't even detect a single one, guess what! Not even a SINGLE exact keyword mention either!

    #2 ranking for this keyword:
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    Indeed a very hard keyword, #2 also has exactly 0 backlinks with 0 exact keyword mentions!



    I don't understand what I'm doing wrong or what else I'm supposed to do. I've done everything people do in their journeys, I do everything people tell me to do. I've built links, I've waited, I've bought some decent hq links, I've been patient, I've indexed the links, I've powered up the links and still.... Nothing...

    Feels like I wasted 5 months of my life.
     
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  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So if I understand correctly, you are ranked #4 for your 1k keyword?
     
  3. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yep I've been #4-9 for almost 2 months now even though I should've been #1 a long time ago already
     
  4. moneymagnet246

    moneymagnet246 Power Member

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    To be quite honest with you I feel the same way. I'm stuck at page 2 for many keywords! I bought an expired domain so I got the boost, it's only been 2 months in and I've ordered 2 PR's, have edu links, a few social signals (about to increase within a few days), web 2.0's, and many good quality PBN post as well, also have good comments made. I'm only 2 months in so I do believe I need to wait it out as well but I believe/hope I can help even though I'm in the same dilemma.

    After reading this article (http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/cheap-seo-guide-a-dolla-and-a-dream.820037/) I added MANY relevant articles to the keywords and maybe that's what you need to do. Also, try powering/boosting your tier 1 with tier 2 and tier 3 links (with cheap PBN post or URL shorteners). I'm no SEO expert but that may help (at least I hope it will as I'm doing the same for my project)!
     
  5. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    at least half of all my links have been boosted with tier 2 already :l will try adding the relevant articles thing if nothing else works but I doubt that'll work tbh.

    All my web2.0 and pbn posts were already relevant
     
  6. davids355

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    Well I would be doing couple of things if I was you -
    1.Start adding in slowly some PBN posts and other highest quality backlinks you can find - just keep this slow and steady, quality over quantity.
    2.Start looking very closely at your onpage optimization - I don't mean the traditional optimization as in keyword density and so on, but optimizing the page for visitors - look at the number 1/2/3 sites, see what keyword count is like, what the main focus of the page is and so on - your aim is to give the visitor EXACTLY what they are looking for. There is a great guide here about optimizing the sales page, but its relevent here as well - http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/ho...s-full-case-study-inside.859651/#post-9082433 - if you are top #4 then google will most definitely be factoring in how effective your page is and how relevent it is to the visitor, if its not as relevent as the top results then that may be what is stopping you from hitting the top spot.
     
  7. redarrow

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    Is you pbn on a diffrent server and is the domain registered with google?
     
  8. spectrejoe

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    Honestly the thing with PBNs is that they're a bit expensive for such small keywords that I'm not even sure they're worth using :l

    My keywords are the amazon type of keywords "best xxx" I talk about the several products that should interest them, talk about their pros and cons and give my personal opinion at the end of my favorite product and that's it. That's what they're mostly looking for, I also explain to them which type of product they should be looking for based on their needs at the start of the article.

    Yes it is for both
     
  9. moneymagnet246

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    It is a possibility whoever is ranked for 1-3 has many PBN post that have blocked crawlers from moz and ahrefs? If that's the case you don't know what exactly you're going against. I do agree with the comment above mine about checking your on-page.
     
  10. spectrejoe

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    Nope, it's a popular forum #1-2 are just forum threads.
     
  11. moneymagnet246

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    Hm, okay. Relevant articles may be your best bet then (I found a couple low comp KW's that were relevant as well which was a bonus - you may run into familiar luck). As I said, I'm still stuck on page 2 for almost everything so I can't guarantee it'll work but worth a shot.
     
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    I just want to ask: what you use software to check keyword rankings? can you send me the link download? thank you very much!
     
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    This right here is the problem "Article is 700 words long"
    Add more to the article and make it at least 2000 words, add about 20 Homepage PBN links with LSI keywords with a drip feed of 20 days and come back and tell us your results in one Month.
    PBN posts might be expensive, but if they get you to Number 1 and you start banking, what's the risk Vs Reward?
     
  14. spectrejoe

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    Not worth paying 200$+ for a 1k ms keyword that gets me 3-5$ per sale
     
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    First you need to work on long tail keywords, after it ranks you should try two words or three words competitive keywords. If want to know how to choose these keywords contact me.
     
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    What I think is wrong - your article - Although this can be debated till eternity....
    If I were you, I will add more articles - Say make the page that is ranking to have at least 2000+ words (The more the better) And see where that will take you to.

    I have been there before and I know how you feel.
    To summon it up; 1. Optimize your onpage properly, 2. Keep building quality backlinks, 3. Patience.

    One of my niche site took almost 2 years to rank.
     
  17. spectrejoe

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    It's product suggestions, kinda hard to get to 1k words let alone 2k >.<
     
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    How about your site's siloing and PBN network siloing? a link from related article or web page is not enough. SE needs refering from entire "knowledgable resource", not just an article.
     
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    Some one mentioned On site optimization.I can help you in this of boost your keywords.Pm me with you skype.
     
  20. redarrow

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    This sounds like the headers are wrong, or the links to the money site are confused mangled.

    Pointing links need looking at and all keywords links sound cross threaded .....