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[Help] Money Gone To Waste

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thinktank1, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. thinktank1

    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    Over the past two years I have had a content farm style of website developed. I hired a company to develop it when content farms were in their peak and doing very well. I put in a lot of effort to design the site but I cannot rank any article anymore. It has not been released to the public but I wrote about 20 articles and threw it up on the site. I have invested a lot of money into this site and I cannot let it go to waste. The site at the moment has many categories such as health, environment, music, etc.

    Personally I used to write for some websites and make a decent bit of money from the effort I put in and this inspired me to start a website which I really regret but cannot turn back now.

    I need your opinions fellow members. Did I just waste a lot of money or is there a way to get out of this mess?
     
  2. travisle

    travisle Junior Member

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    Well how much traffic or revenue does it bring in? Selling it is always an option.

    or with all of the content on there you could offer it as PLR articles to internet marketers of all the different niches. This way your content would not go to waste.

    Another idea is to get into contact with a bunch of article writers and rewriters. If you have really good content on a vast majority of things, you could charge them to be able to rewrite and reference your articles for their clients.

    Just a few thoughts
     
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    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    it brings next to nothing in revenue. I was contemplating about hiring content writers but if the articles dont rank, there really is no point.
     
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    Right so then you could offer the existing articles as a database to other content writers. How many articles are on your website total? only 20?
     
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    You've talked about content and site design, but what about backlinks? If you have not been doing link building then you'll never know the full potential the site has.
     
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    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    all backlinks are to the homepage and they are all social bookmarks as this site is all white hat. I thought about backlinking but how can i create quality backlinks for every article published?

     
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    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    You need good and diverse backlinks. Buy some .edus, .govs, wikis, relevant high prs, etc or learn how to farm them yourself.
    Are you also familiar with keyword optimization? If you're not optimizing for good keywords, you're gonna have a bad time.
     
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    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    I know a ton about blackhat seo but have never done white hat except for social bookmarks. I really dont want to do high risk methods such as link wheels etc.
     
  9. TheViceroy

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    I wouldn't bother with 'High risk" methods, but there are definitely better ways to build your links. If you're only creating one type of link, it doesn't really look that good to google. You want to get some link diversity.

    Consider
    - Blog posts
    - Forum profiles
    - Yahoo answers posts
    - Creating discussions about your site on forums
    - Blog Comments (manual, not automated)

    If you do this, it will improve your link profile and you will do a bit better.

    Alternatively, you could just sell on Flippa.
     
  10. gundamwing

    gundamwing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    better you write "what is hot " trends news
    it will build authority site
     
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    thinktank1 Regular Member

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    that would take ages.

     
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    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Might as well sell it then.
     
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    swi7ch Power Member

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    so youre lazy then. flippa is your answer.
     
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    Expertpeon Elite Member

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    Oh yes... nothing more white hat than pligg and scuttle links only to the homepage.
     
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    Forget your crappy social bookmarks and either get down to some real backlinking, or cut your losses, learn from mistakes and move away from SEO.