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[Case Study] Page title and rank effect

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jon_xx_x, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I am a big believer that besides a H1 tag, filename, and page title, onpage SEO doesn't matter too much, it's mostly about the incoming links.

    I have an innerpage I have been working on lately, it is www.site.com/keyword.html. Keyword gets 14,000 exacts per month. 1.5M results in google. I currently have a PR4 on it, and it was ranked #9 in Google, then fell back to #13. As I write this it fell out of google, but will bounce back.

    What I just realized is that I created the page using my testimonial page and I haven't changed the title of the page, the keyword is not in the title. So I am about to change my page title and see if it has a dramatic effect on my SE rankings for that keyword.

    Also to note, the page has about 100 words on it. And I am going to expand that to 400-500 in a week or two.

    I just thought I would share this with everyone to see how much the keyword in title will effect the ranking. My opinion is I'll get back to around 10. A big jump would be nice!
     
  2. SuperLinks

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    Assuming that there wasn't a penalty on the page, then I'm gonna guess it'll bounce back to #9 or heck, even #7.

    Depending on how it sits on the first page i.e. how many people click on the SERP and stick with it, it may even go higher now that you have a targeted title.
     
  3. phluid

    phluid Power Member

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    Relevant inner pages with properly SEO'd URLs and content rank just as easy as a main page URL in my experience.
     
  4. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Back to 13 today. Surprised it didn't go up any more.
     
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    What you believe is not true. You don't believe in the basic On Page SEO rules so that pretty much takes the fun out of it doesn't it?