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How far will lots of unique quality content take me?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by obeselizard, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. obeselizard

    obeselizard Regular Member

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    My first few attempts at building adsense niche sites hasn't gone all that well for me so far, had some success. But the sites didn't have much content and it was not all that unique, I sort of gave up on adsense sites for a while, and just generally ranking sites. I have learned so much about SEO in this time, but I still don't think im all that great at it really.

    I have been wanting to build a video game blog for a while now, as video games are one of my passions, it would be a great idea, because it would be on a topic i could enjoy writing about/creating content. But I have had a problem of not being able to find a video game related keyword/s that gets decent traffic and would be fairly easy to rank for and fit for my site. I have spent so much time searching for this magic keyword, and because of that i haven't really decided if I should start building this site without a proper keyword to start ranking for, which brings me to my question. I haven't yet built a site with tons of unique content that is constantly updated, and I know this is really important now for getting traffic. So how far might I go, if say I created 1 unique quality article or more a day for this site but meanwhile don't specifically go out of my way to rank for a certain keyword? I would still do the typical promoting of the site regardless like videos, posting articles on other sites, social, 2.0, whatever else. So do you think I would still manage to get good organic traffic that would just sort of naturally come in from slowly becoming a quality authority site? Thanks.
     
  2. uknowme

    uknowme Newbie

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    I've been trying to rank one of my game sites as well as a graphics card niche site. I'm having 0 luck. I'd appreciate some pointers also. I just started using No Hands SEO and Scrapebox about 3 days ago. I've watched all the videos and such so I'm thinking as of right now it's a waiting game for me.
     
  3. mark27

    mark27 Regular Member

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    Good content will rank you well long term and links provide a boost as long as you can keep it up. With your video game blog I'd suggest including at least 1 image in each post. And for this image you want to:

    1. Crop it/alter levels to make sure it's different from where you got it
    2. Proper keyword filename ex. mass-effect-3.jpg
    3. Give it some good alt text ex. alt="commander shepard from mass effect 3"
    4. Make sure it's relevant to the article.

    If you target large searches with your images you will start seeing traffic much faster so that you can sustain yourself while you work your way up in normal search. Learn some keyword research using google keyword tools.

    Better than following my advice would be to learn all about on-site SEO. What you learn will be invaluable and honestly on-site SEO doesn't change as fast as backlinking methods do so you'll be good for years. Now get out there, experiment, and find out for yourself.
     
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    DamnTees Junior Member

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    Adding unique content will help your site rank higher for more and more long tail keywords and pretty soon your traffic numbers will increase. Pretty soon you will have an AS
     
  5. uknowme

    uknowme Newbie

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    Mark27 Thanks for that info! I have included images in my articles but they're not named properly, and they most certainly are not slightly edited >.< Could you elaborate a bit on the "on-site SEO" you talk about? I'd like to know more about that.
     
  6. obeselizard

    obeselizard Regular Member

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    I know how to use google keyword tool its just that i cant find a video game keyword that has decent amount of searches and not all that much competition where i feel i could rank for it. Cuz if my video game site is a news/review/general topic site i only have so many keywords i can find that are in this general topic that dont have much competition. A main keyword for this site would have to be pretty general and so there is a lot of competition. So should i maybe just rank for smaller specific keywords, like a specific game, even though my blog is about all video games, but also meanwhile try to rank for a big keyword? Any other tips on how to find good keywords?
     
  7. monk13

    monk13 Power Member

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    uknowme if you want a thorough walkthrough of onsite seo, the best thing to do is download a few guides from the downloads section, and after reading them, look for guides that were written here.
    it's just lazy to ask that in a thread when there are a bunch of quality guides here already
     
  8. uknowme

    uknowme Newbie

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    Monk13 thanks for the direction. I don't expect everything to be handed to me and am more than happy to do the research. I just didn't know there was "onsite SEO" and "SEO" so I asked looking for a little more clarification. I'll be looking at those guides.