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How much of a role plays time in ranking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dracule, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. Dracule

    Dracule Newbie

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    Hey,

    I've build a niche site for a KW with 7000~ searches monthly in the middle of october. Currently I'm bouncing between rank 12-20. There's a competitor with a site 3 month older then mine and currently there is no big difference in terms of content between mine and his site (both similar but unique content), but I got way more backlinks and better onpage seo then he got. He has only 3 refering domains and it doesn't look like he's doing any offpage seo, while I've build over 30 refering domains in the last 2 month.

    Last month his site was ranking between rank 10-15, now he ranks between 5-10. That's why I'm thinking it should be easy to get a nice spot with a better site.

    Do you think I just should push more content and do more seo to see better results, or are 2 month just to short too see where my site really stands? What's your experience with the time factor on ranking a new site?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
     
  2. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    Hidden PBN links maybe??
     
  3. Dracule

    Dracule Newbie

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    I guess not, from the way his site is build up it doesn't really look like he would use a advanced tactic like that.
     
  4. habashir11

    habashir11 Registered Member

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    theres more that goes into it than just links, google also takes factors like bounce rate into account.

    is his domain more aged than yours? higher pr/ da?
     
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  5. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    My experience is that time does play a role, but it's ability to hold a site back is significantly decreased by strong PR links and social signals.
     
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  6. Dracule

    Dracule Newbie

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    His Domain is 3 months older then mine, regged in July. His DA is 3 points lower then mine, same with (SEOmoz) PA if that matters.
     
  7. charliebrooker

    charliebrooker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    In some niches yes it matters.
     
  8. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    30 links in 2 months is nothing. I build 30 links within the first 2 weeks.

    You just need more links. Its that simple.
     
  9. lovelykitty

    lovelykitty Junior Member

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    I think you should keep up the good PR links, good useful content for user and you will build domain authority with time :)
     
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