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How to rank a product review site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Spuffed, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Spuffed

    Spuffed Power Member

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    I was just wondering how as to how you would go by ranking a product review site?

    I've got:
    - A main keyword(s) (eg. iphone apps/iphone app reviews)
    - Product/App reviews (eg. Clash of Clans, Spotify)
    - Articles and News about certain Apps

    So how would I go about ranking my main keywords? Or do I not try to rank my main keywords but try rank the keywords in the articles, eg. "Spotify news" or something like that?

    Basically the site is like a cnet.com just on a smaller scale. For my product reviews, do I have to try build links to each article separately or do the products rank based on the strength of my main site?

    I'm sorry if my wording is horribly put but it's 3:12am here.

    Help would be much appreciated.

    I've found this thread (http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/white-hat-seo/335934-ranking-product-review-site.html) but it wasn't everything I needed.
     
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  2. mahamad3

    mahamad3 Regular Member

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    If your domain is strong enough, you can rank low competition keywords with internal pages without need to build backlinks to these internal pages.
     
  3. TokyoDesu

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    Use 3 tiers of backlinks easy
     
  4. innosoft

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    you need to build reputation in googles eye. Make sure g+ is setup and fan page as well. Have atleast 1.5% of kw density. And Provide good Quality content. Now for backlinks, don even try to spam. Just build good links from authority sites.
     
  5. Spuffed

    Spuffed Power Member

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    I've got a Facebook page going but not yet a g+

    The content is provide is actually decent! Considering it's from Fiverr.
    But do I build good links to the articles or to the main site?
     
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    First of all, get some sleep.

    Secondly, ensure your content are all unique.

    Thirdly, optimize your home page and pages for your terms.

    Fourthly, send top notch links to your respective pages using your keywords as anchor.
     
  7. patco

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    Unique content is the most important thing to pay attention to. Backlinks are just like a boost! With every article you can optimize your website for different long-tail keywords easy! ;)
     
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    I would say the best option is,as the keywords are related to iphone so you should do forum postings on iPhone related forum so that you can collect a good amount of traffic.Forum posting may be done for ranking of the site when it is doing in niche wise forum.
    Another good option is,do QnA in Quora and yahoo answers.
    All The Best buddy :)
     
  9. Spuffed

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    I'd love sleep haha! But I currently work 1-8am's so atleast i'm making money whilst on the BHW forums!
    My content is unique i'm pretty sure, they all pass Copyscape.
    How would I optimise my homepage though? If my homepage just consists of links to product reviews? I can't use my main keyword, can I?

    Hmm okay! So don't link my main page? Link the product reviews..
     
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    It really depends upon keyword competition, but having a niche domain with proper authority helps rank your internal pages with ease.
     
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    You shouldn't be too concerned about optimizing the hompage unless this is the aimed traffic landing page suchas a static page with your target keyword.

    Otherwise just make navigation easy for users and that bitchbot.
     
  12. Spuffed

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    Okay, so pretty much just optimise my articles/product reviews. I'm just monetizing it with ads from adsense at the moment...

    Navigation is actually very easy and i've sorted each post with categories, but I have no clue what a "bitchbot" is lol.
     
  13. Zwielicht

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    I would personally do more keyword research and rank for those keywords by keeping my keyword density at 1.5% and creating related and interesting images with the keywords in the alt tag (to help it rank in Google Images as well).
     
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  14. Spuffed

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    Please elaborate on "keyword competition".

    I do have a problem though, I can get hit with copyright infringement if I just go to Google images and type 'product' and grab a photo, the problem with that is very minimal results in terms of actual quality photos.
     
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    Sorry, I meant keyword research, not competition. :D

    However, if you want to do more "keyword competition" then you could use a variety of tools such as the Google Keyword Planner to find good keywords, and then checking out your potential competitors using Majestic SEO or the Moz Toolbar (I personally use Moz since it's quicker and the results appear in the SERPs when the toolbar is enabled).

    As for the copyright infringement issue, I wrote an article in September about how to avoid copyright infringement notice when you use images from Google Images. To sum it up (in case the website is down for database maintenance), there is an option to search for images using the "labelled for reuse" filter in Google Images. You should still double check to make sure the images are indeed labelled for reuse, but they usually are if they appear when the filter is on.

    I also did originally mention "creating related and interesting images" to rank in Google Images, not taking images from Google Images and using them on your website.
     
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  16. SEO Power

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    Try to rank the product review pages first since they are likely to havr less competition than your main keyword. By the time you're done with ranking your product review pages, your site will probably have enough authority to rank for your main keyword or will only need a few more links.
     
  17. Spuffed

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    I use Long Tail Pro, so I mean... I am using my Keyword research quite well I think.

    As for the "labelled for reuse", in my post I actually forgot to mention that's what i'm doing which doesn't give back very good results! haha. My bad. I guess sometimes just gotta do it all yourself hey! Can you just say, grab a photo and modify it a bit? Or even give the owner credit?
    Ohhh okay! I see, so rank my product reviews.. then start maybe building some quality links which will hopefully get my site ranked.
     
  18. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I prefer creating the images myself. Not only do I feel that I am creating useful content for other people to see, I'm also given the nice opportunity of suing them for $10,000 if they use my images.
    :joke:

    Actually, sometimes when you check to make sure the image is labelled for reuse, some of the content owners will request a backlink back to their website (you see this often with bigger blog websites). You can also modify the images that are "labelled for reuse with modification", or you can modify the regular "labelled for reuse" images.
     
  19. Spuffed

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    Haha, I would love to do that! Shit thing is, I can't quite afford to say buy a Samsung Galaxy S5 just to review and take photos of, then just have it sitting here doing nothing all for the sake of a product review haha!

    Yeah, i've found that "labelled for reuse" and "labelled for reuse with modification" yield almost the same results. Plus all the photos are on flickr using a 1mp camera haha.
     
  20. Zwielicht

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    Luckily for me, I don't have a product review website, so I can usually get away with screenshots most of the time. :D

    I do get unlucky with the "labelled for reuse" filter sometimes by getting clipart, but I occasionally find decent images and then I Photoshop them to make an original image when I need one. Here's an example of one of the images I created for an article I posted the other day about Churn and Burn SEO with an image of fire and a churn I found with the "labelled for reuse" filter (I obviously added the "SEO" text).
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