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[Help Please!!!] Can someone please help me out - Analyze my Site, Why am I still PR 0!!!

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  1. bigg_capp

    bigg_capp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Can someone who really knows what they are doing look at my site and tell me why I am not moving up in page rank.
    I've been using ahrefs but I have some authority links that are not showing up for some reason: My Google Plus, My twitter, Pinterests - none of these backlinks are showing up.

    It's a news site that used to be a PR3. Back in April I received a unnatural backlink penalty. I never removed any links and didn't resubmit my site. The only links I ever really purchased were some forum links. Since April I have added 468 posts. 100% unique content with pictures and videos. I have gotten on press release and have been social bookmarking each post in about 15 different social media sites. MANUALLY MYSELF!!

    Can someone who knows what they are doing help me out??? I have put a lot of work into this site and I'm no sure what to do.....

    The URL is www.tvsmacktalk.com Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    -Capp
     
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  2. mightyjack

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    Come on in order to build a strong linking that will stick you have to submit to directories, if spending money is your sort of thing then submit to pay directories and do it wisely. I had a website reach PR3 and I never spent a dime, It was over the summer and I was constantly submitting to different directories and the link stuck for years.
     
  3. bigg_capp

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    Hi Mightyjack,

    No spending money is "not" my thing. I have done everything after I recieved he penalty myself with the exception of the press release. I did pay the $300 over a year ago for the Yahoo Directory listing as well as using ankur from BHW to submit the site to 100 directories.

    Do you think there is value in doing that again with a few select high PR directories?

    -Capp
     
  4. srb888

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    Put this in Google:
    celebrity gossip site

    Then see the top 5-6 results...

    Do you see how they are really captivating their visitors?

    Your site looks dull, sorry to say, and you have Adsense all over!!!! That's a crazy mix..:D

    Somehow, I feel, you don't want your visitors to stay on your site. Why be happy with G$0.02 (Google Dollars)?
    And the clever Adsense is actually helping your visitors to get away -- it's backstabbing you... lol.


    IMO, your site needs captivating content, mind-blasting celeb photos, brighter site, real high-end gossips, and whatever SEO you can do to beat those top sites.:)

    It's too dark and dull to my eyes atm.

    P.S.:

    Brighten it up. Have plenty of great eye contact (eye contact of great celebs), great butt-vision, and great bust-vision. People are also interested in the star families and star babies, apart from those everyday star fights, star breakups, star hits... Take the visitors to their star bedrooms and kitchens... It means give the absolute latest eye-popping gossips in that special star world, and not some dull 2:30 am NEWS which nobody ever watches!

    Give the visitors what THEY want, and not what you think they want. Flash those to them and they will revisit...

    Whatever amount of SEO you do is of no lasting value otherwise.:)
     
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  5. bigg_capp

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    Hey Srb888,

    Thanks for the great feedback. Believe it or not, my bounce rate is really low for this site and the average number of page visits is over 2 since I changed to this layout, so it does get great engagement. I think you are totally right about the darkness. The darkness is from t"he Man with Iron Fists" Background. I got $250 to run that for 30 days which ends Friday so I will be able to go to a lighter background.

    My concern is not my content but my Google Page Rank. Assuming I "spiced" up my site as you are suggesting, do you think this would get more visitors which would then increase my Google PR. I'm not concerned at the moment with my search engine ranking but my authority.

    -Capp
     
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    Authority mean snatching visitors from other competing sites and making them stay at your site. They will bring in others if they feel good about your site. Then the word 'authority' will be your slave and so shall be the google rankings.

    Star gossipy site is a special kind of place. There are lots of hungry people out there who want to read about what's hot atm. They run to you expecting great things. But they won't come back later if you disappoint them. The site content + the looks is also secondary. The pics are the most important. They tell The Story. I would love to see my star looking at me, smiling at me, showing a bit of skin ONLY to me;)... I am a dreamy type, you see... like all those star gazers!

    I also want to see how their homes look like -- not just their cars and dresses, how their children misbehave or behave, where their real-life partners are sleeping and dining, how they eat? Do they eat with their toes?:)... and other things too which I am keeping very personal! (Just an example of what people want in these sites) :D. Give that type of content... they want to forget the reality, so why not give them the free visit to the Stars!

    Content, you see, is a special thing presented in a very special way for this star world especially...
     
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  7. stockbob55

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    There are ads directed towards internet marketing such as Hostgator and Sendgrid email on a celebrity / gossip site. Those ads are not congruent with your target audience TMZ type demographic.
    From an seo point of view your title tag, Television | TVST, should probably be more relevant, you have no meta description, no meta tags no alt text on over half of your images.
    i hope that this helps.
     
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    Sorry I forgot to add that sometimes it helps to checkout the source code on you competitors sites, especially the top 10, to see what phrases that they are targeting for their keywords and make some adjustments to your own.
     
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  9. bigg_capp

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    Hi stockbob55,

    Those ads are from your personal cookies. Did you realize they are internet marketing related ads, and you are an internet marketer.

    This is one of the challenging things with gossip and humor sites. The ads are not targeted s you have a low ctr. If I write about someone getting caught with drugs and arrested, the ads are either about drug rehab, or about the last thing the visitor visited before they came to my site. Even with a low CTR this site in total does about $250 per week from various things. Click Bank, T shirt sales, Amazon sales and adsense.

    That's why the PR is important. Everyone is telling me tips on how to get traffic. I get that, I'm more concerned with back linking structure or penalties in regards to getting my site back to a PR3/5.

    I've been writing celebrity gossip for three years. This site has well over 1700 posts all written by me. So I know how to write, I know how to engage the user.

    What I don't know is how to increase the PR of if it's possible. Should I abort this site because of he penalty back in April? Should I only try and get PR 6 - 8 back links. This is the sort of advice I'm looking for.

    Good Point about the Meta Tags - I filled out the SEO All Premium plug in, and I'm manually updating the photos with meta tags in between writing content.
     
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    One of our super moderators can help you with that kind of very high PR back links if you want to know just about that angle. But you will have to find out his thread on your own as I don't think I should be doing a PR job for him which may also go against the rules of this forum, and he would be the first person to disapprove even my sincere initiative.:)

    P.S.:
    I could have given some basic and advance tips about the SEO, but I wanted to give my impression about the site as I saw it.

    To such a site, the content is the foundation. Engagement with small bunch of readers is as important as with global traffic. I would even have suggested on how to focus on local tastes globally -- to make your site all-round authority! But that wouldn't have been too smart to do in the initial stages when the content is good for many but the presentation is not. The readers still won't stay if their eyes feel the soreness due to the periphery and they would of course compare with the top sites they have already seen. You need to see the site from stranger's eyes/viewpoints.

    :)

    Sites such as these need some lightning-speed SEO done to the content as the content is all about live-wire news of celebrities. Come tomorrow, and the news is already stale. The day-to-day SEO measures wouldn't come handy in these cases. You need fast targeted content, fast real traffic, fast conversions... and an unwritten promise to them about supplying more good every time a news happens or is happening. One way of getting the fastest targeted traffic for your special niche is through super active social media management and smashing presentation.
     
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  11. phr0zt

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    It seems to me like you're caring way too much about PR. The only reason you should be concerned with pagerank is if you want to sell links on the site. Otherwise, you should focus more on MozTrust and Domain/Page Authority. Toolbar PR has absolutely no correlation with how high your site can/will rank... it's all about the authority and trust score these days.
     
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  12. Norman Bates

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    You should try to make your website go viral. You need to break a news or a scandal. I know it's hard and needs perfect timing. Heck, you can even go black hat if you want. It's all up to you.

    But if your website is being shared on Facebook or Twitter and is going viral, eventually your PR will increase, and you will have more visitors hanging out on your website.

    Focus on content and marketing first, the PR rank will follow.
     
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    Thanks for all the input guys. It's appreciated.
    This site has been around for a long time, 3 years (I think). There have been several viral stories, I've received blogging awards and have gotten a lot of love in the Celebrity gossip industry. It's ranking for a lot of long tailed key words. Remember there are over 1700 good indexed pages.

    This isn't some site set up by some newbie who is just posting crap. It has an organic fan page, and over 7,000 twitter followers. It's ranked #9 in Celebrity Blogs.org, and has a pretty decent technorati score. It's a money earner right now as it is.

    To answer your question Norman - I'm interested in a High PR because if I write the same story, for instance about Lady Gaga donating $1 million dollars to Hurricane Sandy, I will be ranked higher in the SERPS over the 1 million little girls on their tumblrs writing the same crap. Then for the stories that are too small for the big guys to cover like, TMZ, Gossip Cop, AceShowbiz I will be on the first page.

    I know this business. I'm not looking so much on How to get traffic. I have 30 websites. I know how to get traffic. I write content for 90% of them, I know how to write content.

    What I'm looking for is some help from someone who has some SEO experience as it relates to PR's, penalties, and obtaining a higher PR. We get so many newbies asking questions in this forum that when a question is asked, people tend to give other answers. While I greatly appreciate all the feedback and will make some of the suggested changes, with all due respect the fact that I know why I'm asking about PR, and why it's important to me. When the site was a PR3 it earned a lot more money.

    Again, I'm open to all critiques and suggestions like the above info, but I don't want someone to arrive to this thread and think that the question I'm asked has been answered. So far my take aways are: Better content, Better site layout. Will that increase my PR?
    Is that my answer?

    What external things do I need to do?

    Thanks again for all suggestions / advice.
    -Capp
     
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    Delete bad links, "call" Google and let them know you're a good guy now. Site looks good, fresh and so on...articles seem to be nice as well, just the type of trash people like to read. Design might be a bit better(a lot better), but who am I to say this, I ain't freekin designr. The bounce rate is too high, this is red alert when it comes to PR, but I guess you know that. 30,000 visitors per month is just fine, but 37,000 page view out of those 30,000 visitors is far from good.
     
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    HI SkyRocket SeO

    According to my Google Analytics for the past 30 days...

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    Visits: 40,300

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    Unique Visitors: 39,395

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    Pageviews: 66,771

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    Pages / Visit: 1.66

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    Avg. Visit Duration: 00:00:43

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    Bounce Rate: 60.62%




    The bounce rate used to be a lot higher but I did some reformatting and removed links going to other places.
    The design / format is more functional then anything. The left side column gets more clicks for some reason. The banner placements are a result of months and months of placements and tracking stats.

    I might just take your advice and notify Google. I never did that before. All the spammy links are gone - and I've added over 400 pages so the combination of both should help. Thanks for the advice.

    -Capp
     
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    Get some high PR links and beware of those crappy links, they do not help you ;)
     
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    From looking at your Link Metrics through Open Site Explorer the majority of your backlinks consists of 0PR pages, with the exception of one PR4 and a couple of PR1 and PR2 d0-f0llow pages. The rest all seem relevant to your niche, which is good, but are low PR so won't contribute to your page rank.

    I wouldn't be bothered at all about your PR. You seem to get a really good amount of traffic and most people other than those who understand how PR works won't be bothered, at all.

    I'll PM you a link to a full report of your incoming links. If you have a look through say the top 20 page URL's (not domain url's) you'll notice most of them don't carry PR.
     
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    Thanks Pooinmyloo!!

    I have downloaded the report. Rep and thanks given!!

    -Capp
     
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    Get some High Pr links and you will get PR3+ for sure.
     
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    Do some backlinking ;), you will get PR in the next update.