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F*** I screwed up my SEO !!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HostStage, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. HostStage

    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    WTF? WTH? why me ?

    This is a shitty nooby mistake, i've done.

    I used the adword keyword tools to find my niche for my business.

    Few hours later, i found what i thought would be a perfect niche 1 220 000 queries a month in english with few challenging competitors (only natural).

    Failure ! I didn't tick [Exact] in the adword tool, and with this option make it drops to 48 queries a month -_-.

    I spent nights ranking my brain new webiste, and i was doing pretty good, too good actually (20 th in 4 days)

    This is what happens to you when you think you are smarter ....

    Anyone can tell me if [Large] is meaning something ? Does it worth to be well ranked ?
     
  2. nanotechno

    nanotechno Junior Member

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    Google AdWords tool is notorious for overestimating their search volume to hook you into bidding for that term.

    Truth be told, they most likely (for broad search terms) are including the amount of impressions that your ad will display on their content network, in other words how many times that keyword is found on Google's content netowrk of BS auto-blogs and splogs.
     
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    OP: many of us have forgotten to click the "Exact" button on the KY tool...my condolences. Always assume less searches than what the KY tool tells you.
     
  4. HostStage

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    "overestimating" LOL 1 220 000 to 48 is lying according to me not overestimating :D


    Anyway, i'd rather find it now, instead of being top 5 and see 10 queries a month ^^

    The trick is that they don't give you the choice to tick exact before running a KW search ....

    One thing is sure, i'll always remember that episod.

    Unfortunatly, It is the very first time i try to make some serious SEO with some Grey Hat methods. I've read so much that i thought it was time to do thing right.

    First try First fail :D
     
  5. blackhatdavid

    blackhatdavid Regular Member

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    We've all done this (or something similar). You just move one!
     
  6. skohh

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    Yeah OP stop wasting time writing about it.. Move on and learn from your mistakes.

    fuck i'm wasting time even writing this...

    case in point, stop wasting time!
     
  7. jon_xx_x

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    Haha I've done that, but didn't build the site, just wasted money on the EMD.
     
  8. greggggg

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    You can at least use the site as a buffer domain name now though.
     
  9. HostStage

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    buffer domain ? I dunno what this is but we are talking about my money site so dunno if it could apply to it :)
     
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    hey it doesn't mean this niche don't have any traffic,if the phrase match has that many searches that means there are many keywords in that has hig volume of searches,just send me the key word i will look into it.
     
  11. Tdal21

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    We have all done it.. If it's a long tail and any mix of words have any searches, try to rank for it.. I did that and worked well... Example crappy searches fast toothache relief..
    Very good searches toothache relief.. Just anchor the new phrasevif your lucky to have one in there...
     
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    I have done this with a site, I def learned after that and re-check many times before I commit now.
     
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    On the good side, if you have well themed content you will probably be targeting many one-time long-tailed keywords. How much organic traffic are you getting?
     
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    Happens for most of us and for a reason. Now that you learnt it the hard way you won't repeat the mistake ever. :D
     
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    Ok for the end of this epic story :)

    I was removed from the query (i thought i was sandboxed)

    Today on a similar query i pop out at the 2nd spot !! (590 queries a month)

    Not a good keyword, but i think i'm gonna stay there a while to check google intells, hoping for a great amount of ultra targetted visitors
     
  16. kokoloko75

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    I did worse !
    Once, I bought a domain name with a lack of typo...
    Instead of "graphic..." I bought "gaphic...", and I validated and validated again, without noticing !

    So ridiculous.

    Beny
     
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    It gets worse with that tool. I optimised for a keyword getting exact 7000 searches a month and it's at number 2 and not getting any hits. Turns out that this key gets like a million searches in one random month and then nothing for the rest of the year. Be sure to check google trends with your keyword too and ull see if its consistent searches or if it comes and goes in large spurts.
     
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    @Kokolo :) LOL nice fail indeed

    @Blackhat1984 : Nice tips, didn't know that ...
     
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    This happened with me early on also. What free tool would people recommend to use in conjunction with Adwords Tool?
    What i am doing with one of my old sites which this happened with, is i found GOOD keywords that were related to the niche and optimised my pages for those words. Sure the domain name doesnt match the good keyword but everything else will...:D
     
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