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Difference between #1 ranking and other positions

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TheExecutioner, May 14, 2017.

  1. TheExecutioner

    TheExecutioner Junior Member

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    So I'm ranking #4 for a CPA keyword and making around $2 - $5 per day with it without doing much work.

    How much more difference would it make moving up to #2 for example? Would it make much of a difference or not? Not sure how to rank any further..What can I do to increase my rankings from #4 to #1?
     
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    I remember reading somewhere some years ago that #1 spot gets like 40-50% of total searches, #2 20% and so on. It varies of course from niche to niche, whether the SERP has ads, images, etc.

    Of course it will have a big impact moving from #4 to #2.
     
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  3. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    This is a stupid question unless you share the keyword so people can do analysis.
     
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    with perfect description and title you can get a lot

    what kind of niches u do @TheExecutioner ?
     
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    You could earn more with top 3 rankings.
     
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    It's a game hack niche. Relatively low competition with 3000 monthly searches
     
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    how hard it was to rank it?
     
  8. TheExecutioner

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    Took me around $100 to rank the main site as well as some parasite pages to the 1st page.

    I've dominated the last few results I. e. #4 #5 #6 and #9

    Just news to break into #1 and #2 positions
     
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    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    Why are the top 3 pages above you?

    Do they have better content? better website? more links? Better on page?

    They are doing something better than you, work out what it is and fix the problem.
     
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    Moving up will definitely increase views, however with the prevalence of Adwords infecting the top 1-4 positions on search pages now I am not sure that #1 position is as valuable as it was years ago. Still, with every higher position will come higher CTs.
     
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    Good point mate! I agree, cheers :)
     
  12. TheExecutioner

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    That makes sense for most online or local businesses where adword targeting is the norm but for a CPA game hack niche, a #1 ranking is lucrative since there's no ads.
     
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    I can't think of anything other than domain age. #1 is a 20 year old domain and the content inside it is spam. Literally just keyword stuffed with tags for the keyword.

    #2 is a YouTube video. I can't check the back links because I use moz toolbar and it shows up as no backlinks which I'm guessing is BS

    #3 is a website for the game but doesn't Target the hack keyword
     
  14. Ste Fishkin

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    You're not looking hard enough then or you're not being honest about how well you're doing.

    Sure domain age is a ranking factor but compared to page structure or site speed it's nothing...
     
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