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Confused by google rankings

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by imhappy, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. imhappy

    imhappy Newbie

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    I'm very new at SEO, so please forgive me if the answer to this question is very obvious. But I looked for a keyword on Google. Then I went to TrafficTravis (which is very addicting) and noticed that the second ranked website has more backlinks and is older than the first ranked website. So I was wondering why. Does the first ranked one have better quality backlinks? If you owned the second site, how would you outrank the first one?
     
  2. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    There are a ton of factors that go into ranking. Quantity of backlinks is one. Quality of backlinks is another. Domain age, also important to a certain extent.

    On page SEO (title tags, meta tags, headings, content) are also important.

    It's a combination of all of these, and many others that make up the reason of why a site is ranking in a specific position. Hope that helps.
     
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  3. imhappy

    imhappy Newbie

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    I appreciate your answer! Is there any way to improve the second websites ranking?
     
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    Just improve on factors suggested by "englandrm" and second site could go up in ranking.
     
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    Simas9 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I`d also recommend to download a software like Market Samurai. You can find a link on this board.