Does a first page SERP ranking give your page more authority?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Riposte, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Riposte

    Riposte Junior Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    I've seen some people imply that a webpage with a top ranking for its targeted keyword will have "extra" authority.

    What they tend to suggest is this:

    Let's say, for example, your goal is to reach the top position for a keyword with 500,000 results (broad search without quotes).

    What you should do then is:

    - Build ~10 pages that target low-competition keywords (about 100,000 results).​

    - You will easily reach top position for these low-competition keywords with onpage SEO optimization ONLY.​

    - Once you have these 10 pages indexed, you point them all to another page that targets the "end-goal" keyword with 500,000 results​

    Somehow, those 10 pages will have more authority since they are already ranked highly for their targeted keywords? Is that true? Does a page that ranks #1 for a worthless keyword given extra authority in Google's eyes?
  2. crizk


    Oct 29, 2008
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    I cant confirm that G will give relative PRs based on what you're optimizing for... I say this because typically when you search for a random longtail with minimal results, even the first couple results can have a PR 0 or 1. I really think that as always, PR will almost always depend on how authoritative a site is in a more generalized niche, with tons and tons of backlinks, etc. Usually if you're in a tiny longtail niche, you wont have a whole bunch of BL anyway, and youll have a low PR... but you could be ranking #1 or #2! But its all relative, right?
  3. disinfect

    disinfect Newbie

    Jan 22, 2008
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    I somehow doubt that the actual ranking of one page will be taken in consideration. I mean, the serp rankings is just a result of an equation. If the algorithm would have to take that result and put it in the equation it would create an infinite loop, wouldn't it?

    1 + 1 + (result of 1 + 1) = ?