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[CURIOUS] Why is my 2009 webs.com blog ranking in #1 for its kw?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by royserpa, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. royserpa

    royserpa Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys!

    I am here again asking some questions but this time they are about my 2009 blog.

    I think I should have asked them WAAAAAY before, but I think the timing is still right :D

    This 2009 blog is like my little baby as it brings me around $25-$200/m, which is the money I have used so far to fund my IM attempts :)

    So, what does my 2009 blog has of special?

    > It is an EMD, a longtail EMD webs.com blog
    > It was created in 2009
    > Onpage SEO is HORRIBLE! Really, the only time the KW appears is on the EMD subdomain. The keyword doesn't appear at all on the site.
    > The "article" is a horrible sales letter that is outdated with horrible mistakes and to be honest, I don't know how people keep buying from this site ahahahaha.
    > It has no backlinks of any kind
    > It doesn't have any social signals of any kind.
    > Outranks sites with decent backlink profiles.
    > Obviously there are no anchor texts as there are no backlinks.
    > Again, on the "article", no LSI, or related keyword is present. Let's say my keyword is "how to train rats to eat spiderman with dr octopus" and on my site, the only keywords are "spiderman" and "octopus" without any connection and they never appear on any sentence together.

    I think this is one of those gems that should keep us thinking on what's really working at the moment of ranking.

    Literally, what I remember doing at the moment of doing the blog was:

    1) Create a webs.com account
    2) Make the post
    3) Wait 5 years for it to rank
    4) Earn $20-$200/m :D

    Ohh and other special "feature" of this blog, is that I remember I literally copied the "article" from one ebook, changed some 1-3 sentences, added my paypal button and that's it! :D

    What do you think of this gem guys?
     
  2. midnight_focus

    midnight_focus Power Member

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    why don't you improve the sales copy to get more conversions, or are you afraid to lose your ranking you you did so?
     
  3. tony_d

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    Indeed - work on the sales copy, clean it up, improve the onpage SEO and reach for better results :)
     
  4. royserpa

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    I insist that i am #1 that kw, theres no more competitors above me :D

    I cant ezactly scale this niche as its really tough to deliver the orders but i have managed to deliver them all :)

    Haha if were to know what my site was about you would tepl me to delete it :D

    Also, this thread is to see what people think is the reason my webs.com blog is ranking :)
     
  5. Psychobilly1

    Psychobilly1 Junior Member

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    What's the comp on the keyword(s)? I have several web 2 properties that shoot-up without any links. This usually happens when the comp is low.
     
  6. raglady

    raglady Newbie

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    maybe a low comp kw as psychobilly1 said.
     
  7. royserpa

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    Yes, competition is low but still i cant figure out how this blog is ranked!
    Its the worst blog i have ever built and ranked! Lol

    Why do you guys think it happened?
     
  8. royserpa

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    Anyone with any idea? :)
     
  9. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    Hitman?

    Perhaps the only thing going for it is Age. Google just passes it by considering it's an old fart so it MUST be decent.
     
  10. true_promote

    true_promote Registered Member

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    You are purely asking for a solution without giving the specific problem( i mean the site url)
    Anyways if I were you, then I would definitely get a recheck for backlinks at ahrefs and OSE.You specifically didn't build links but maybe your visitors did! Or maybe that the articles you built were really LSI ones but then you didn't know them!
     
  11. elviswong

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    Happened to me with old domains sitting there doing nothing and didn`t update the thing for years. Go figure...Nobacklinks, no social links i mean it`s something i just can`t understand
     
  12. Techxan

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    Essentially this is it:

    Google has to give a result to every query. In many cases, the choices Google has are poor sites, but at least they are related, and sometimes they serve something unrelated for the same reason.

    Even a poor site will rank high if it is the best of the poor choices, until something better comes along.

    I would also bet thet you do have some backlinks that have been inplace since the early days.

    Aged backlinks really help in ranking.

    And while I would build another site, I wouldn't mess with anything on that one if it is making you money. For whatever reason you have a crappy site doing well, trying to make it better may pull a manual review, and then you will have nothing.

    I killed as revenue stream, a small one, just like that.

    Ifit is making money consistently, dont screw with it.

    NEVER screw with a ranking page.
     
  13. iglow

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    websi s a great parasite - i used to rank them in pharmacy like crazy.
    why it ranks now? some bad luinsk you had got deleted/devaluated while the ones that stayed were good enough to pus h this OLD webs profit up.
     
  14. Biznik

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    Something called relevance.
     
  15. Exaalion

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    IN4 The rankings drop once the OP fixes the site.
     
  16. royserpa

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    Well, its been in #1 for more than a year now, and no i am not doing anything to the blog at all.

    To be honest, i feel really lucky with this blog as it has given me the opportunity of giving too many and i finally got a grasp of what im doing. :)