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.gov site is beating me!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bigfred, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    I am 2nd in google with a .gov site above me. Any ideas how I can win?
     
  2. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

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    i think you have to live with that.. at least i never outranked
     
  3. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    make the tiles / urls and metadescription more eye catching lol ... hard to think you can down them ...
     
  4. neo

    neo Power Member

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    Most probably the .gov site is not a competitor for you in terms of sales.
    So like keinehabe mentioned, use special characters in title or in description to catch the attention of surfers.

    Also you can use web 2 properties to catch the rest of the positions and rule page 1. Thus you will make up for the traffic loss.
     
  5. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    try to get a few links on the gov site lol
     
  6. Lurking

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    Who the hell clicks on a .gov site? I don't unless I'm specifically looking for that govt info.

    Seriously, you'll need more high PR backlinks. That's the only way. Even then you have a tough road ahead of you.

    If you decide to give up, can I have the #2 ranking?
     
  7. n00by

    n00by BANNED BANNED

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    damn govt first rodney king and now your site.

    jk

    but yeah just because you're #2 doesn't mean you'll get less traffic. For instance, I can recall a million examples of searches I've done where my eyes just automatically ignore whatevers is in the #1 position, if its a wikipedia article or something.

    Just because google says something is relevant it doesnt always make the right decision and the traffic alot of times knows this. they also know to click through to your link if - like mentioned above - the title is good.
     
  8. leber026

    leber026 Newbie

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    i like neo's idea. Use your #2 ranking to help pull other sites you own in th 3-10 spots, then if you still want the #1 use those to get it.
     
  9. jamesbelaugh

    jamesbelaugh Regular Member

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    you'll get just as much traffic as #1 so I wouldn't sweat it.
     
  10. mattblack

    mattblack Regular Member

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    where is the best place to get a .gov site ?
     
  11. iglow

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    kilaz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    heck I would be happy with a #2 rank :) Did you compare the gov site with yours to see how many good back links each of you have?
     
  13. bigfred

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    yeah i compared the backlinks.

    Is it possible to get .gov urls? I guess its not
     
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    .gov sites would be hard to outrank but you could do it with a lot of high pr backlinks
     
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    I fucking LOL'd.
     
  17. snake7

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    Not bad my friend 2 is better than 3:)
     
  18. Jared255

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  19. triggershot

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    Haha..if it was only that easy.
     
  20. Jared255

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    We can dream... :rolleyes: