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EMD Gone - Here is what to do now!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RodMar, Sep 29, 2012.

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  1. RodMar

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    ---- THREAD CLOSED 08/06/2014 ----
    Yeah! I saw it too!

    Woke up in the morning with the Matt Cutts tweets. It wasn't any surprise to me, as EMDs were becoming less powerful these days. And I expected something like that. Thus, few months back, I have sold many of my EMD sites to Flippa as a bulk pack. Although I have few in the basket which was doing pretty well.

    I had a quick look at my SERPBook dashboard, and saw them gone! And also had a look at my other couple of sites (authority sites) which had just two word domain, can't tell EMD actually, they are absolutely fine till now. Maybe they have 60K-70K words content. I am confident enough for the site as they have gained ranking, one EMD was above me which is gone now :p And the rest of my authority sites are dominating their niche, they are absolutely not EMD sites.

    But what can I really say, the good day is coming. Why? Because till yesterday, most of the people were after EMD & was talking as if no other sites other than EMD sites can rank well in SERP. EMDs were less powerful for several months now, and most of the people till yesterday still thought EMD is a must have. However what's gone is gone.

    So, is the niche game is over? Absolutely NOT!

    I have pointed out several tips for you:


    • Forget Exact Match Domains to target a single keyword with 1000+ searches
    • Get a domain within the niche (Non-EMD), and play with it. Definitely it will win the race
    • Don't build a 5 page site with typical 400 words article.
    • Don't build thin sites having a default look and feel & put up your adsense ads there. Google keeps trashing these thin sites & will continue to do so.
    • Don't just write your articles on one keyword and publish. If you're after one long tail keyword to rank your site, you won't be ranked.

    Domain Branding - a Good Idea:

    As far Google continues to update it's algo, you must have noticed, it's going to a pin-point goal, making SERPs user concentric. Thus, take one second and think, when you search for a info, what you're after? The information! Make your site informative everywhere possible. Couple of month back, I have tested two different domain for same niche, one with niche specific domain, and another I have used branded approach. A domain my user will remember, and will easily come back when my readers are in need of similar info.

    Surprisingly, branded domain worked great. Why? Because of the branding I have done for the site. Users could easily recall my site & returned later for more info. What was the effect?

    Return rate, Time spent, User engagement, Page view per user increased & Bounce rate decreased! You may already know Google now calculates these factors while ranking your site. They have positioned their own browser, Chrome, used by millions. Don't you think they track data given by Chrome, and can use it as ranking factor? Yes they can, and already using.

    Thus, I think branded domain approach works great now. All my branded domains are now turned to ultimate authority sites & running and ranking absolutely fine.

    Lastly, content matters, and really matters. Don't make your space short by choosing a 1600 searches niche, a day or two, you will be slapped. Work big, and let your sites expand on the broader niche. A broader niche sites can earn 50X more of your 5 paged site. The broader the authority site, the more you look good to Google, and the more the money :D

    Have your EMD got hurt? What you plan to do now?
     
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    Was thinking the same ;)

    Although the OP is exactly right.
     
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    Wrote the fact now. Not an intentional one :)

    And giving some suggestions for people who were hit by EMD algo.

    As the suggestions intended to help the newbies, it isn't a promo indeed.
     
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    Your talking like some self professed expert on the subject. Can you outline things we dont know and how you came to these conclusions? I mean, nobody but Google knows whats going on.
     
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    You should have actually disabled your signature within this thread. Specially as the thread is about something your actually selling in a BST. ;)
     
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    Neither said I am an expert nor said I know better that you. You may know, but many may not. It's for them.
     
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    Done :)
     
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    Lmao, don't pwn the poor guy for trying. At least he pointed out some good quality advice even if it was in the form of a sneaky slum infested advertisement.
     
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    Closed Thread. Will Post With No Sig.
     
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