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competitor taking up 3 spaces on first page

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by nonai, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. nonai

    nonai Power Member

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    competitor's inner page example.com/inner-page is #1
    #2 is competitor's homepage example.com
    AND he is in google places

    I am #3 AFTER google places. so it's
    competitor inner page
    competitor homepage
    google places
    me

    its not fair, how can google let this happen? the same site should not appear 3 times!

    if google is going to let this happen, then how can I do the same as my competitor? I dont think the answer is backlinks because I have better, and more backlinks than him!!
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For a charity site I used to contribute to, which was banned this week as part of the Ebola Update, there are 5 results from the same site on the front page...subdomains like

    spam1.whatever...com
    spam2.whatever...com
    ...
     
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  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    It is not uncommon for me to have 2 spots on the first page in Google. It is a combination of copious content, proper interlinking on my site, with a bunch of pages targeting similar KWs and strong off-site.

    Usually it is my root page and an inner page but periodically I get 2 inner pages doing that.
     
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  4. nonai

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    Thanks man, I think you just solved the puzzle. It must be internal linking structure because I didn't pay attention to that when I made the site. so the inner page I want to rank should be in the top navigation menu so the bots start thinking that page must be important?
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That kind of depends on your site; my sites are all 400 + pages so I can't do that but a smaller site you could get away with that.

    If you are using WP there are plugins for interlinking - nrelate is one - but I prefer to do that as I build the site. Granted it is a pain but it gives me more control over what is linking to what.
     
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    It's not about fairness but rather professionalism.

    If i were you i would send him a mail seeking his powerful knowledge, you may be lucky you know.
     
  7. jcd1006

    jcd1006 Newbie

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    I am sure if the roles were reversed you would think it is fair. But like BassTracker stated content/useful pages with a good linking system is what works the best. Some sites will get "lucky" and achieve the multi listing search results but most are tied into their pre-site planning.
     
  8. wisdomkid

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    Maybe your Competitor had a "link building scheme that is both solid and authoritative. You can check the inner page ranking and the sites linking in, this will give you an ample knowledge about what's he is doing.

    Goodluck
     
  9. partymarty4870

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    maybe your site is just shit and his is better?