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How to dominate serps for personal branding?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Trevor J, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Trevor J

    Trevor J Junior Member

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    I want to domain the serps for my name, I would like to get some press releases about me on the home page and other stuff "about me" and what I am doing. Anyone have experience or tips for this? Some of the main things ranking for my name is linkedin dir page, another companies profile my old google plus etc.
     
  2. Veyron

    Veyron BANNED BANNED

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    Just create some high quality Web 2.0's and perhaps purchase a "Press Release" service here on BHW if your budget permits it.

    Veyron
     
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  3. motzart

    motzart Power Member

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    I've got a similar question/problem.

    My domain "myfulldomain.com" is ranking correctly for myfulldomain.com, myfulldomain, but NOT for "my full domain" searches.

    I'm assuming this is because google thinks the phrase is different from my domain -- because one of keywords in the domain is a super-competitive term.

    But it amazes me that my site which has pretty strong metrics, 36DA 47PA PR2, doesn't rank for that last search.

    Anything I can do -- other than normal SEO/linkbuilding -- to help with showing up for branded-searches (that google doesn't realize are branded).

    That search I'm talking about used to be fine -- but got hit with the latest penguin refresh... which makes no sense, since that's a branded search.
     
  4. 0_00_0

    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    Like Veyron mentioned above - build some web 2.0s.

    The first ones that come to mind and rank really easily:
    Twitter
    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    Google+
    Vimeo
    Blogspot
    WordPress
    YouTube
    Pinterest

    That should cover most of first page. This is the first thing I do when I am doing ORM for a client. Shouldn't take you longer than an hour or two to have all those set up. If you need more then just find a list of popular web 2.0s. Another thing you can do is search for a brand or person - see what is ranking best for them.




    Unfortunately I don't think there is much you can do aside from link building. Obviously if your page isn't optimized for "my full domain" then that is step 1. Try using the anchor text of "my full domain" sparsely throughout your link building. Not too much though (obviously).
     
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  5. SPQR

    SPQR Elite Member

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    Create a Facebook 'fan-page' and a Google+ profile. These usually tend to have high authority, and rank high. Heck, even do some Yahoo Answer's. Get a few level two accounts, and a few proxies, to do a rigged Q&A. Also, follow the other advice before me.
     
  6. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    This is great info, from all of the above members.
    With my ORM journey I obviously don't need things from 2007 involving my name popping up when clients search for me.
    I'm not the OP but thanks to all of you haha.
     
  7. Trevor J

    Trevor J Junior Member

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    the social profiles are a good idea. What about keeping press releases in the serps is that possible for extended time frames?
     
  8. Nerevar

    Nerevar Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If these are not enough, here's a list of more: http://knowem.com/