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Does it Matter Which Comes First? on/off page SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Aware, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Aware

    Aware Newbie

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    If for example I start a site called flying cars and the landing page says coming soon, with no on page SEO or content what so ever, and I got millions of back-links because of the idea of a flying car, and after I launch the site a few months later I put in the tags, and keywords... etc.

    my question is does it matter which comes first?

    I looked around BHW and haven't found anything related to that matter.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. alex-19841

    alex-19841 Regular Member

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    With coming soon on the page realistically in the most cases it will be hard to get millions of backlinks. But if you are planing to build those backlinks yourself then I would recommend to not to do that, because Google will most likely see it as a spam and apply penalty to the domain.

    Returning to your main question I would recommend to create a content on the site first, the content that will make visitors interested. At the same time think about search engine bot make it easy for them to read your content and navigate through your site too; include "h" tags, make sure that there are no broken links I would not recoment to worry about keyword density too much but obviously if the page is about "white flying cars" you gotta have those words on the page repeating few times, write content for users.

    Once its done I would recommend doing of page SEO, but stay away from blasting your site to a thousands of websites. Your site's subject sounds pretty interesting and it should not have many problems of getting natural links.
     
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  3. jascoken

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    You don't need to wait till a site is completely finished until you start building links - you should start as soon as possible...

    But only build links to proper pages: Not to 'Under Construction' pages.

    Build links as you have some content. I've used 'placeholder' content before. i.e. not particularly well written - but contextual and relevant on AdSense groups of sites before. Then I only go back and build/improve upon sites that start to rank and provide income.
     
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  4. SEORasta

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    If your going to build links to a "coming soon page" put up a 500 + word article as the coming soon page to explain in those 500 words your ideas for the website. That way the links will be built around the keywords and when you go live you should (hoping you have more content when you go live) those keywords will already be in motion to be ranked.
     
  5. hpv222

    hpv222 Power Member

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    on-site seo first, then off-ste, otherwise you are wasting your time
     
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  6. flx89

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    well...you can't rank high without both.

    I would say On page SEO it's the most important, because it really is essential
     
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  7. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    First thing, this is certainly not possible to get million of organic backlinks to a coming soon website.

    If you are getting some, Google will definitely track your link building practice. And there is huge possibility that your domain may get ban before your website get live.
     
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  8. sparky9999

    sparky9999 Registered Member

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    Ideally you would finish all on site SEO first before even thinking about spending any effort on off site SEO, that would be in an ideal world in which the one we live in is way too far from, so yes you can compromise.

    The first thing you need to understand is that when you're building back-links to your site all sort of web-crawlers are going to come to your site much more frequently, building a profile of your site. If they're going to end up at pages with thousands of back-links only to find an under-construction page that's going to be way to obvious that the link building is un-natural..

    Just make sure you have decent content on your pages, do some basic optimization and then you can start to move to link building and re-visit the on site stuff later on.

    Sx.
     
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  9. Amaya521

    Amaya521 Registered Member

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    Both on page seo and off page seo are helpful to ranked your site.... It does not matter which come first but you need to do it both
     
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  10. jacky8

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    Having a ton of backlinks but no content is a little bit like having a great golf swing but no clubs. In other words you may be bringing a lot of power to your game, but you have nothing to harness it with - and that's not going to go unnoticed. You should apply on-page SEO first, so when traffic is driven to your site there will be something for those people to see.

    It's better to have a page with content and no visitors than the other way around, from a monetizing point of view. If you have a bunch of backlinks but they're not giving the visitor anything, then you will be penalised by the search engines and that's harder to recover from than a standing start.
     
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