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How Should I Advanced with my Authority-Based Website?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Hieena, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Hieena

    Hieena Newbie

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    I have an authority-based website which specializes in a certain spiritual niche. I use wordpress and create articles which focus on certain keywords.

    I currently have about 20 articles and I use Yoast SEO plugin which for all my articles are Excellent. I also use GSA SER and only backlink on websites which have a PR of 3 or higher.
    After backlinking ~100 websites for each article, my pages have about 20-30 PA (using Moz Toolbar). However, they are ranking at about 50-100 in google results for the keyword.

    My competitors are all at about 20-30 PA as well and I'm really struggling trying to figure out how I should continue?

    My mission is to get my articles at #1-5 for the exact keywords. I want my traffic to come from google results. However I don't know exactly how to continue with this. I don't want to spam backlinks in hopes to one day be #1.

    I really don't understand what to do next and it's left me with lost motivation to continue as I really have no plans because I don't know what to do!!! My competitors are at ranks of 1-10 with only 20-30 PA and I'm sitting at 50-100 with the same... My articles contain very useful information and are made by word spinning forum posts.
    I have a burning desire to succeed but this is my first attempt and I really have no idea what to do next. My website name also contains the main keyword and was an expired domain. It contained a decent amount of link juice and years, and was not penalized by google AFAIK.

    If someone could help me figure out the next steps I would be very grateful.
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Could be penalized and you just can't see it.
    Find your competitors links and copy them.
     
  3. Hieena

    Hieena Newbie

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    Is there any proper way to tell if my website is being penalized?
    I have been copying my competitors by analyzing the articles they publish and the keywords they focus on. It's very annoying because I know they are using the same money making methods as me but are far more successful.
     
  4. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Spun information is not useful, either for your readers or for google.
     
  5. Hieena

    Hieena Newbie

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    I understand where you're coming from. However my spun information is spun by myself and they come from very reputable people posting informally on forums. Wouldn't that make it very useful and interesting?
     
  6. LinkD

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    Build some quality links, that should make the results.
     
  7. manolo12399

    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    check phpbuilt tread probabily you are over optimized, and need time to improving ranks
     
  8. Jack Torrance

    Jack Torrance Power Member

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    Surprisingly, I've found spiritual keywords to be VERY competitive. I guess God is using divine intervention to keep them in the top 10 or something...
     
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