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How they rank local with just these links?!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jennyxzxz, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. jennyxzxz

    jennyxzxz Junior Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to rank a local site. And 1 of my competitors site that just created on march 2015 and they are already ranking in local 7 pack and page 3 in SERP (even higher than some competitors with spam links and (PBNs with around 10 OBL)?

    From what i have seen and research, they only build links from local ads, classifieds and maybe some directories. All adds up maybe the max is less than 50? Some are from local TLDs, some are .com

    For on-page, they build maximum around 30 pages surrounding with the brands of the products (filled with brochure pics) which is higher than average competitors (maybe 10 + page max).

    So why exactly and how they can rank such high position with such links?? Is it links from local TLDs? or?

    Thanks.
     
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    Ton of citations?
    What about reviews...do they have a lot?
     
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    IamKing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Maybe they are blocking backlinks tracking tools for some high PR links.
     
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  4. jennyxzxz

    jennyxzxz Junior Member

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    Not alot of citations from what i see.. only from citations such as hotfrog, etc. which is really quite low if compared to others.
    Mostly is from local ads where they build maybe 2-3 ads from the same domain.

    Reviews from google local pack is 0... but they are still in local 7 pack. For competitors below them, some have around 4 reviews but still out of the local 7 pack.

    Maybe..? But the amount of local citations is quite less? and they still can rank in local 7 pack in such short period...
    Maybe local ads considered too?

    Are their "way" of doing their on-site helps them in any way? Their on-site have several links pointing to local authoritative site. And many interlinking with anchor texts..
     
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    Did you check the business listings? I guess, they are doing that.
    Ping me the domain names, I'll check the backlinks and will provide them to you :)
     
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    bingo... That's the foundation right there.
     
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  7. jennyxzxz

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    Hello! Able to elaborate more on it?

    For their case,
    1) In home page, they put 1-2 "money kw" anchor text to their home page.
    2) In home page, link to 3 local authoritative site
    3) they link out to several brand distributors website in each of their respective brand page (approx 10)
    4)And in each page, they link several "different brand + product" or "different brand + product + word=promotion" to their respective pages.


    Total pages: around 40-50

    So this is the foundation? building as many pages as possible and link to each other?

    This is same as building as many articles as possible? The logic is the same? Building an authoritative site with many pages?
     
  8. ghackseo

    ghackseo Regular Member

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    I can assure you it's possible. I'm outranking sites that has over 16k backlinks and my new site (started January) has only about 200. Most of the sites in the top 10 SERPS with me has over 10k backlinks DA / PA above 30 whilst mine is the lowest (DA / PA below 20). My personal opinion would be that it's my on-page SEO, it's WAY better than my competitors, they don't care for alt tags, title tags, rel tags or anything, these sites has been coming a long for years so their link profile is quite strong but their on page is useless, so theres the gap to beat them :)
     
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