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how does this site rank high

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by coolseo, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. coolseo

    coolseo Regular Member

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    Hi

    Can anyone explain to me how this site below ranks high for the keyword

    dating

    http://www.datetheuk.com/

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    I searched Google for dating and the site is nowhere on the first 3 pages.

    So it's not ranking high in my opinion if it's not even on the 3rd page.
     
  3. ptsniper

    ptsniper Newbie

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    why? because it's got a chunk of links... granted quite afew spammy ones at that.

    i love the bolton council parasite result near the bottom (google.co.uk)
     
  4. coolseo

    coolseo Regular Member

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    I get the site listed number 4 on the first page for the word dating when browsing via google.co.uk though this end


    Any more ideas please?
     
  5. tbootz

    tbootz Regular Member

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    Google uses geographic targeting in some cases to deliver relevant results, so while that site may rank high in your area it is most likely simply because of it's relevance to you. In general, it doesn't look like it ranks that well at all.
     
  6. QuantumCat

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    I saw it at #10 @ google.com and #3 @ google.co.uk and I'm using central european IP... so I'd say it does rank well...
    At the moment I can't even load it up via SERPs, getting a redirect loop error. Maybe someone was sucking the PR juice from other sites, so yeah, must be external links and some redirects to boost it even more.
    Can't say anything about on-page optimization, cause above...
     
  7. Yukinari84

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    If you're in the UK and/or using Google UK, that's probably why you are getting those results.

    That's just Google using geographical targeting.
     
  8. ptsniper

    ptsniper Newbie

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    any more ideas other than what? links? that's why its ranking well.

    and to others, don't dismiss the level of traffic from google.co.uk
     
  9. blackdan

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    Why wouldn't it rank high, it have got 30,000 > backlinks.
     
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    dddjjj Newbie

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    Agree! this site get a lot of backlinks from UK websites, and a lot of Google.co.uk's spiders grab these links. :p
     
  11. coolseo

    coolseo Regular Member

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    Thanks guys,

    I was wondering if it was the content that was the main factor in its ranking, Am i correct in thinking that it is the amount of backlinks the site has from relevant sites that is the main way the site is doing it
     
  12. QuantumCat

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    backlinks are probably the most important factor. Content helps, but you can find many sites with good content that don't rank well, as well as you can find sites with crappy content that take top spots.

    Then you have the rest of on-page and off-page optimization factors. I suggest checking out some seo tutorials - will give you a better idea of what's going on. It's good to know some basic white hat seo so that you know what can you tweak on the dark side... :scool: