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How much time and money to rank niche ecommerce site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    What do you think it would take you to get a site on page 1 for keywords that get 500-1000 searches a month and some of the sites ranking are staples amazon and a few niche sites ?

    Curious what people think. My SEO guys are driving me crazy. We are stuck on positions 12-9 bouncing around the past month and around 7-8 months into our campaign. It's hard to judge if they are doing a good job or not. Their links have decent metrics but I think they may too focused on a few keywords. Average domain has around 20-28 trust/citation flow.

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  2. accelerator_dd

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    If you are just looking at majestic metrics, that might be your problem. I've seen tons of domains that have 1-5 referring domains and high TF/CF. What are the backlink profiles of those domains/links linking to your moneysite? 8 months for a low-medium comp seems a bit much.
     
  3. plausible

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    Difficult to judge by only a few metrics, there are several other factors to consider. But try it and see where you start ranking, then push it further.
     
  4. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    I think that is likely the problem. I think this seo company is too focused on majestic. I noticed some of the domains have a few links like you mentioned. I think I'm gonna call them out on it. I have gotten some solid editorial and authority links on my own as well so my link profile may still be alright.

    i think I may ditch the company and go with some people on here that can probably get me more sites for way less and pay attention to more metrics than majestics.
     
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    OP: You may be your own problem. You said you are targeting 1 keyword primarily. If you are indeed making your "SEO guys" build everything around trying to get this one keyword at all cost then you may be encouraging them to build a lop-sided campaign that will be easily spotted by Google AND is so limited that it will have trouble bringing in max traffic. Stop judging your site on rank, this is moronic. Judge it based on Google impressions and traffic. If you get impressions and traffic within your niche who cares what keyword its from?
     
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    If you want, I can take a closer look and tell you what I think. Drop me a PM.
     
  7. Anonoptimization

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    To clarify we are targeting five keywords but a few primary ones the company is focusing on. Also we always throw in some natural/random anchors but I think the company may be too laser focused like I said and they aren't linking my inner pages much.

    Also my google traffic has not gone up much since working with them so that's why I'm thinking of taking a different approach and I am looking at the whole picture which is why I'm bringing this up. Also it is costly so you'd think 7 months in we might see some ROI. From two authority links I think I saw more of a keyword boost than from multiple PBN's.
     
  8. Anonoptimization

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    Thanks. I'll send you a message on skype.
     
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