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Do you have to do SEO for every single keyword or does just pointing to your site count..

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ranko Jones, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Ranko Jones

    Ranko Jones BANNED BANNED

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    for them all?

    I mean maybe you'd still wanna do them as well individually but does the work you do in one keyword still pass through to others? Doesn't google just look at how many backlinks are pointing to your site rather than how many are pointing to one page/or maybe both the above?

    I dunno since they say google ranks pages but I'm not sure if that is relevant here.

    Someone else told me that it doesn't count and you have to start from scratch with every keyword.

    Surely if the links are relevant to the other keywords they will still count just a little less for not being the same anchour text?

    This makes a big diff to my SEO efforts since I wanna know where to point all my links to.
     
  2. n25260

    n25260 Newbie

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    When I first started I would backlink my keywords to my main homepage. Pretty much on every site I would notice that more optimized internal pages would suddenly bump up in the rankings also. I took that as a sign that the more optimized internal page was more preferable to Google and since then have been backlinking to individual pages.

    I think both work but you will probably see more benefit if you backlink to the page that has better on page SEO. But, I have also been able rank pages with terrible on page SEO by creating thousands of backlinks and high PR backlinks with the right anchor text... it's just harder that way.
     
  3. SeoGigs

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    you need to make a list of about 10 keywords you want to target, and dont just pull them out of a hat. i have seen a few keyword tuts here on the forum

    basicly your looking for longtail keywords that get a lot of monthly searches but have low competition and then build backlinks using those keywords.

    personally i do them one at a time
     
  4. efwebs

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    generally you want to rank one or two keywords per page.

    i think you will have more success doing SEO for each page because you can target a different keyword. if you want to taget 10 keywords on a site, you can't get them all in the url, title, description, header, content, image tags, etc.

    look at all the results for amazon.com in google search results. The don't link to the main page, amazon.com, they link to the page that is optimized for the keyword you searched for.
     
  5. Autumn

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    There is some flow through of link juice and anchor text throughout the site through your internal linking, which will allow you to rank for some long tail keyphrases that you're not specifically targetting but which happen to be on your pages. However for competitive keywords, you'll have to target and SEO for them specifically.

    Google does indeed rank pages on a page by page basis, but there is also this flow through of PageRank from page to page that gives the impression of a "site" having a ranking. There may also be other factors (like Trust) that are determined on a sitewide basis.

    I suggest you read the original PageRank papers for a better idea of how link juice gets spread throughout a site through your internal and deep linking:
    http://infolab.stanford.edu/~backrub/google.html
    http://ilpubs.stanford.edu:8090/422/1/1999-66.pdf
     
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  6. Ranko Jones

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    Ye some good answers here and pretty much what I was looking for.

    So long as I know SOME juice is going through that is helpful.

    See what I had been doing is just linking to my site with anchour text which was one of my keywords.

    Even if I just link to the site though I'm targeting one of my main keywords since it is in the domain name right?

    What I did notice happen on one site is that I was doing SEO for one keyword but I found that I was actually AHEAD of that keyword I was targeting with another keyword. Thing is though both of those keywords are on the front page and the one that was ahead is the 1st article and then other one the second so maybe that's why?
     
  7. poosc

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    Link to more than keyword definitely. Or else it just doesn't look natural to Google as it's just obvious that your link building. When you get natural links, they wont be all the same anchor text, some won't even have any of your keywords as your anchor text so try to mix it up!