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How to Beat Out Tumblr Blogs?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MeBeardless, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. MeBeardless

    MeBeardless Registered Member

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    Hey friends,

    I'm currently digging into my first bit of White[read, Gray] Hat Microniche site keyword research. I found an evergreen keyword with small ranking competition, high traffic, and high CPC bids - I'm excited!

    In my niche, the whole front page of Google is Tumblr results. None of them are higher than PR2. There are a couple things I don't understand, though. My questions are:

    1. When I did ahrefs/majesticseo checks to look at Backlinks, none of the sites had more than like 10. The Tumblr blogs themselves, though, had a couple hundred reblogs. Do reblogs not count as backlinks?
    2. How tough would it be to beat out low-PR Tumblr blogs in a high-search-volume niche? Meaning, does Google give Tumblr 'a hand' in ranking or are they treated as any other Web 2.0?​

    Thanks so much! I appreciate any help in advance.

    Best~
     
  2. WinningIO

    WinningIO Regular Member Premium Member

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    You can also create your own Tumblr blog and rank that too you know. ;)
     
  3. MeBeardless

    MeBeardless Registered Member

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    I know! But I think for my first attempt at this I want to try and beat'em, not join'em ^^

    Thanks for the advice
     
  4. ca3orca

    ca3orca Newbie

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    You can first "JOIN" them, learn their process so you can "BEAT" them later. I think G prioritizes reputable sites when it comes to SERPs. One of my sites (EMD) is nowhere to be found in G's top 10 result pages when searching for its keyword but this site's Facebook page is no.2.
     
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  5. zz2crazy

    zz2crazy Newbie

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    Join then beat them sounds fair plan. :)
     
  6. Randize

    Randize Newbie

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    If serp only shows tumblr pages and these pages aren't showing any backlinks, my guess are they have tons of social links, which could be from tumblr's reblog and like. It's hard to evaluate your competition with just the information you gave, but my hunch is that you should be able to beat these sites pretty easily.