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How to Rank a Website Without Using Backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gary2, May 5, 2017.

  1. gary2

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    Numerous articles have been written on SEO and its practices, including the ones on BHW SEO strategies. However, it’s imperative that one has to understand every small detail surrounding the SEO strategy for making their website rank good.

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    We’ve all heard the Google’s drumbeat saying, marketers around the world should stop focusing on building links. It’s pretty much accepted that you should avoid manipulative link building to rank higher in search results. This is because external link isn't important in Google's ranking algorithms and link building can be safely ignored.

    Here are a few ways that could help you get a good ranking for your website in the search results:

    Ways to rank without backlinks:

    There are several ways to rank a website without the use of backlinks. Here are a few popular SEO strategies without involving backlinks:
    • Focus on zero competition words: Sometimes, you might find certain keywords that are too weak to be found on a search result. Use such keywords along with their exact matching domains for optimizing your articles. This will surely put your website on Google’s front page. However, it‘s rare to find such weak keywords that have zero competition in the world of SEO.
    • Use keywords with good search volume: When there is no weak keyword in your domain, the next best option is to look for a keyword that has a minimum of 500-1000 searches in a month. Once done, optimize for this keyword and see where your website ranks on Google’s search page. One thing to note is the focus shifts from competition to volume.
    • Come up with unbelievable content: There are a lot of websites on the internet with impeccable content and SEO friendly articles. However, these sites often don’t feature in the top of a Google search result. But, you also need to know that creating exemplary content is not something that can be done on a daily basis, especially when the goal is to rank the website without using backlinks.
    • Ancient domains bring in more traffic: Are ancient domains still a good thing, or just something of the past? The answer is yes! Ancient domains continue to gain traffic till this day. In case you come across an old domain and use it further as a niche website, there’s a possibility of ranking high because you get more visitors.

    • Make use of country codes in domains: If you have a country code in your domain, it will definitely help your site rank well in that targeted country. This methods works extremely well for reaching out to a targeted geographical location.

    A step-by-step guide to SEO without backlinks:

    All the above mentioned ways have been combined to form a strategy that would essentially allow a website, or any website for that matter, to rank well without the use of backlinks. If you’re new to SEO, these steps might help you work your way through ranking your website:

    • Search for a keyword that gets at least 1k search volume for a month. This particular keyword can be used in your article. This volume is low enough to keep things from getting too competitive, but also ensures that you get significant traffic on the website.

    • The next step is to pick a domain that you have already registered, or go for one that has been abandoned and registered for a long time period of at least a year. Here, the strategy is to simply make the website rank without using any backlinks.

    • Next, create at least 20 high-quality articles, each of at least 500 - 1000 words, focused on comparatively similar keywords. The main goal here is to create some exceptional content, without going overboard on any other fronts.
    You would probably need to follow these “Page On-Level Factors”:
    1. Always remember, the title tag is a webpage’s second most important content, next to a keyword.
    1. H1 tags are mostly “second title tags” that send another relevancy signal to Google.

    2. Keyword density is something that helps Google to determine the topic of a web page. But, don’t go overboard because it might affect your websites safety.

    3. Each image on the web page sends the search engines, like Google, important relevancy signals through their file name, alt text, title, description, and caption

    Once you are familiar with all these ways and methods, you can start working your way through your own SEO and make your page rank well without any backlinks. Now it’s time for you to try out all these methods and make your website a star in Google’s eyes!


     
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  2. MisterF

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    Nice share.
    I've said for a long time you can rank through great on-page and great content, but be realistic in the keywords you are trying to rank for.

    Also you ideally need a good amount of content of decent word length too, none of your 3 articles of 400 words.
     
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  3. gary2

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    What do you mean?

     
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    I mean you can't expect just to throw up 3 poor quality 400 word types articles and think that is sufficient.
     
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    It's also implies that you cannot rank highly competitive keywords with just content and on-page SEO.
     
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    I think that's why he stated in his article that you should put up high quality articles for the keywords and not poor quality..
     
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    Also try to use Keyword Density with latent semantic indexing (LSI)
    You must have heard that content is the king. Unique and good content no doubt ranks well but besides that one need to do On-Page optimization perfectly if you want to rank on google without backlinks. Then your article or post must have an ideal keyword density. The density of the keywords must be appropriate, it must not be less or more than enough. If you will use a keyword many times, more than actually it is needed then google will surely put your article or post on the list of spammers.
     
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    Yes good share! keyword density is major role in ranking. Need ti place the keywords in H1 & H2 Tags & meta title & description. It must be more natural & convenient for users!
     
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    Good guide, the only thing I would mention is that you would be surprised how competitive are those keywords even in the 500-1000 searches/month volume, depending on the niche.

    Also keep in mind that even if the keyword gets 1k searches per month, you'll be getting roughly 40% of that being in the top organic spot, because the rest will be going to PPC ads. If there are no PPC ads for that keyword, then count yourself lucky......Although, that could also indicate that the keyword has no commercial value, so you have to be careful with what you choose.
     
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    I doubt it will work with just 20 articles, unless you do find a really easy keyword. But with 100-200 article on site even just 500 words long, it should work for even more diffucult keywords.
     
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    If you drive signals to the site via adwords (one keyword + $ 100 -> site) and get lots of shares on twitter it'll rank without any html links.

    Behavioral signals are worth a lot these days.
     
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    Another great way to do that, USE GOOGLE PPC for your keywords :-D
     
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    On page seo is great method.
    However, it is not enough for competitive niches.
     
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    A lot of pages, especially in more informational niches are just awesome method for seo and making money .. however this costs a lot, or requires using a HQ article spinner. And still there is a chance to fail as in anything.
     
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    Your article is very good!
    Let me ask you a bit. So with the new site, how to make pageview / visiter increase?