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How did this site get to #1 in 8 days?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tekstorm, May 1, 2014.

  1. tekstorm

    tekstorm Registered Member

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    Was doing some research for themes for mini niche sites when I came across this,

    Search Term "best free wordpress themes 2014"

    This site comes up wpulti dot com/best-free-wordpress-themes/

    Looked up the URL in backlink watch and it says it only has 22 backlinks. Is it really that easy to rank for that search term? I assume so since Traffic Travis says it only gets 1,000 exact searches.

    I'm not in the blogging niche, so if it is that easy someone could get some quick traffic!
     
  2. kacperp94

    kacperp94 Regular Member

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    Could you please delete URL and other info?
     
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    thedomainkings Junior Member

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    According to SEMRush, its not a competitive keyword. So I'm not surprised they are ranking with 22 links.
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    That's not a competitive keyword and also different tools gives you different result.

    Don't assume what tool A says is 100% accurate, besides, SEO is no longer about quantity but quality.
    10 quality links can outweigh 1,000,000 worthless spammy links.
     
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  5. 92booba

    92booba Newbie

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    footer links on high pr websites .
     
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    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    BHW "The home of negative SEO"
     
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  8. ikilledkenny

    ikilledkenny Junior Member

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    nice things going on there by digging further, but then again nothing new
    op you're a complete moron, not just for outing a site / full network. because you have no idea what you're talking about.

    "got only 22 backlinks".. god
     
  9. tekstorm

    tekstorm Registered Member

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    I wish I could neg you for being an ass, I understand that different tools have different spiders. Backlink watch shows 22, it was a quick lookup.

    Thanks to everyone else who provided insight.
     
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    anthonywales Junior Member

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    keywords: best free responsive wordpress themes, best free wordpress themes, free wordpress themes, top wordpress themes, wordpress themes

     
  11. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Lets also be clear, sites may rank for something a while and then next update be gone. It has probably happened to everybody here. Especially in projects that go heavy on the black hat links. If you are looking for insight from this legitimately you should be picking at the on site optimization and seeing if they did something that you are not. Onsite is more important in longtails than most people think.
     
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    saberniyazi Newbie

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    Its longtail and easier to rank.
     
  13. cordovalandry

    cordovalandry Newbie

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    i have experienced low competitive keyword got ranked very quickly. so am not surprised