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Hit a bit of a brick wall...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TeamRoyster, May 12, 2011.

  1. TeamRoyster

    TeamRoyster Regular Member

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    I have a site that is currently sitting 4th, 7th/8th & 9th/10th for my main keywords. It's quite competitive but I believe that I should be ranking higher and I?ve not had much in the way of movement in the SERPS (positive or negative) for at least a month now.

    My backlinking has been slightly one dimensional with blog comments. Although it has been consistent and I?ve been targeting high PR blogs as well as some SB blasts.

    I purchased a 7000 Xrumer blast from BHW and then blasted them with SB and also pinged & RSS?d them but haven?t seen any movement at all.

    In comparison to my competitors I would say that I am probably a little bit light on content. I have around 20 pages while they are well into their 100?s. Would this make a big difference?

    Also, my domain is only 6 months old and my PR is currently 0. I?m up against sites ranging from 2 to 7. Would this matter?

    Do you have any suggestions that would take me forward?


    Cheers in advance!
     
  2. beaglejuice

    beaglejuice Power Member

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    To be able to rank higher in a competitive keyword will take time, very savvy manipulation and lots of patience. Pm me your main keywords so I can send you some long tailed keywords you can rank easily.

    Let's send a lot of traffic to your site first using long tailed keywords.
     
  3. smanaher

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    "I have around 20 pages while they are well into their 100?s. Would this make a big difference?"

    Similar to what beaglejuice is suggesting, I would say that targeting some long tail traffic can aide in building your site's overall authority, which in time could help with the more competitive keywords.

    I have to say though, congrats on the rankings that you have already in just a few months.

    Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint!
     
  4. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Add some articles to the mix! Right now your site needs a little time to add to its authority. Make sure you add new content as well.
     
  5. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    Keep doing your thing. There are always times when it feels like you hit the wall, the trick is not to let that dis-encourage you and the same time not to get too impatient & do too much. Keep doing your thing at the same pace & add some other types of backlinks, it will eventually move.
     
  6. TeamRoyster

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    Gentlemen, thank you all for the words of encouragement. I guess it's easy to lose heart as this is the first time that I've not seen any movement in the SERPs.

    I think that content is the key here, I'll look to add at least 50 pages of unique content a month until I see some movement.

    Regarding using long tailed key words - the problem is that I'm in a financial niche that has a lot of big players fighting over a small targeted audience so the long tailed keywords are in there 100's or 10's per month.