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How difficult do you think this keyword will be to rank?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Freddyjames, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Freddyjames

    Freddyjames Senior Member

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    I've looked at the competition's backlinks and they all really suck. The #1 doesn't even have a single backlink with the keyword in any anchor text, and the PR of any incoming links is not above 2 in any of them. However the domains are all aged in the top 10 with high number of backlinks to the domain, with all of them having massive index counts..

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    That's my site above the top 10 to show on page has been set up right with the keyword in the title/URL/Desc etc.

    Any ideas on how hard it will be? Rank Tracker gives it a score of 38.6 difficulty.

    I think this should be a piece of cake, but I have next to zero experience in building my own links.
     
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    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Citation and trust rankings are moderate.
    Certainly possible, and if the niche is lucrative enough then I would go for it.

    I'm guessing most of the domains there are authority sites as other than position 8 - they all seem to have several million inbound links?
    Strange that their trust is so moderate with the domain age and the inbound link quantities I'm seeing.

    It's the weakness of the top 2 sites that gives me hope.
    Registered in 1997, yet no on page optimization visible and pretty low trust for the page.
    The PR Market Sam gives is Page PR not domain PR - so 4 is pretty good - I'm betting the domain is a 7+?

    I would go with beating it with quality of links AND quantity of content over a period of a few months.
    When the average domain inbound links you are up against is in the millions don't be tempted to try and match that. A few hundred - maybe a thousand or so over the medium to long term - If I was you (and I know I'm not you - this is just what I'd do :) )
    I'd silo the site with associated longer tail phrases on outlying landing pages with clear anchor text links to the main URL I was looking to promote. Then spread the offsite SEO appropriately. Linking slowly over a period of maybe up to 6 months.

    It's getting the balance right. No links or just a few dozen? Not a chance
    Competing with these authorities on raw numbers will get you slapped

    Find the middle ground by starting slow and adding sensibly. And FFS automate.

    Good luck
     
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  3. Freddyjames

    Freddyjames Senior Member

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    Thanks Scritty - yes they are Authority sites.

    I am glad you came up with those suggestions as that is pretty much what I thought: here's what I have done...

    Set up a Tier 1 Nuke campaign over 14 days which will give me around 200-300 links when its done. Mixed in bookmarking, Social Directories, Article directories, Social Networks, Wikis and a couple of Press Releases. I Wrote the articles and bios for the nuke myself and spun it by paragraph, sentence, phrase etc - they will all pass human moderation with contextual links, some with pics/vids etc. Average Uniqueness is over 90%.

    The website I have set up is 5 pages, so the links will be spread across the site and I am targeting some other keywords on the other pages - exact keyword anchor text should be around 30%.

    I started that 5 days ago.

    Once it is finished I'll do some tier 2 over the following 2-4 weeks, then blast them with some spammy tier 3 rubbish.

    Sound ok?

    It's the first time I am attempting to rank a site so I want it done right. I have really done my homework before starting this (I hope!).
     
  4. SEO Power

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    Reduce your exact match anchor text usage to around 10%. 30% is way too much and detrimental to your efforts as it can cause your site to get sandboxed quickly.

    Also, ensure you drip feed all the backlinks you want to build, including the first tier links.
     
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    blahblahblahusername Newbie

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    Looks like solid advice. One thing, what does FFS automate mean?
     
  6. Freddyjames

    Freddyjames Senior Member

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    For F* Sake use software and don't do it manually!
     
  7. alexsutu

    alexsutu Newbie

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    5 pages seems to little. I would do at least 10 pages to start and make sure you have plenty content on all of them.
     
  8. royserpa

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    Everything sounds good. Though i would make my site 300-400 pages before even starting as these sites seem BIG. Thats IMO

     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    I think everyone here is underestimating the comp. based purely on CF/TF. Those are all super old, super authority sites. Some of them have hundreds and thousands of links pointing to the pages ranking. That does not look like the easiest keyword. It is odd none of them have done onpage SEO for it, which means it's either not a competitive term and has no volume or is a variation of a competitive term and will therefore be hard.
     
  10. mlmin2014

    mlmin2014 Newbie

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    It means please use a software program :)