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Help me rank my first business! Im stuck!?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Middollo, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Middollo

    Middollo Newbie

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    Hi everybody this my first post on this forum.

    I am trying to rank my business for top positions like everyone else i want organic traffic. My industry is hardly the most competitive one out there, not to mention that it is only local not global which makes things much much easier to rank for in Google as far as i know...

    Anyway the problem i have come across is this. I have done some research on my competitors back links and i discovered that I have about twice as much back links as my competition. Not to mention that my website reputation score is about twice as high since i put in a lot of time thinking my design and content trough.

    Yet when i did some research on my keyword rankings i am nowhere near my competitors, most of the time i am not even in the top 100 for the most important keyword. Can anybody try to help me figure out why my website is not ranking? I am pretty sure it must be a simple reason as i am fresh to SEO and i must be overlooking something important yet fundamental o_O

    I do not want to post any links or data publicly about my website, but i am more than willing to share everything in private.

    Any help or opinion would be much appreciated!
     
  2. sigmateerer

    sigmateerer Newbie

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    You are not ranking because of lack of appropriate backlinks which is the most common reason. Look at what backlink types your competition have and try getting similar. You should start ranking.
     
  3. Middollo

    Middollo Newbie

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    It seems like a lot of my competition is using paid local business directory listings. They are something like €50-300 a year per link or so. Would you say it is a waist of money? Or am i better off looking for alternatives?

    My plan right now is to get my top 5 competitors and try to replicate as much of their back links as possible. It should not be that hard as most of them don't have much more than 40 back links or so o_O
     
  4. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    Sending you a PM with contact information.
     
  5. sigmateerer

    sigmateerer Newbie

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    Get similar niche related backlinks from relevant websites and you should be good to go.
     
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  6. Middollo

    Middollo Newbie

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    So you are saying its about the quality of the links, not the quantity.
     
  7. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

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    he's saying that the most obvious thing for you to do right now is to look at what your competition is doing to rank and just copy the whole thing lock, stock, and barrel.

    then you can figure out what works in your industry specifically, and you can take it from there. if they all buy expensive links, then you might have to start some side projects and earn ca$h so you can afford those links. good luck mate