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How to Rank

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pugtk, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. pugtk

    pugtk Junior Member

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    I'm using a non keyword domain for car sales website.

    How can I rank the site when people search for cars for sale, car classifieds etc.

    Is there a way to attach keywords to a domain? for search purposes?
     
  2. conrulez

    conrulez Power Member

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    You need to read BASIC and i mean BASIC seo guides. Do a search on google for seo for newbies and read and read and read.
     
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  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I hate it when other people on this forum say this, but "read the forums". You'll learn nearly everything you need to know. This question is too general to answer since there are so many methods you could use and factors that could affect how your website ranks. To sum up what you need to do, you basically:
    • Do keyword research
    • Build quality backlinks (use tools such as Majestic or Moz to determine the quality)
    • Create quality content
    • Remove/fix/spin duplicate pages
    • Drive traffic (organically, with PPC, etcetera)
    • Maintain your website
    • Analyse your website
    • Disavow/remove backlinks that are hurting your website
    • Create a Google+ business page (mostly for local search)

    But again, this question is too general for me to give you a good answer. The best way to rank will depend on your preferred methods (black hat or white hat), niche (general cars can be quite competitive), domain history, backlinks, and more factors. Typing them all out here would be time consuming, so I'll just give you a link to 200 ranking factors (some proven, some not) to give you an idea.
     
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  4. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Zwielicht just gave probably the best advice you're going to get. It's a lot more difficult to rank now than it used to be. So many things you have to watch out for that might have a negative effect instead of beneficial.

    :ranger:
    Also there is a big difference between "How to rank" and "How to Rank?"

    "How to Rank" implies you are about to share some method on how to rank.

    "How to Rank?" lets people know that you're looking for suggestions on how to rank.

    Just sayin..... there's a difference. lol
     
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    Mahalsingh Regular Member

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    Zwielicht has provided the best info for you to get started. Follow that & your site will rank.

    Keyword research is the first basic for ranking sites & engaging relevant traffic.

    Do keyword research for your website & build high quality, niche relevant backlinks with proper anchor text ratio & also emphasize on On-Page factors. Good Luck! :)
     
  7. himanuzo

    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    You must know about competition level and other factors of a keyword that you want to target for top ranking. If you are inexperience in the SEO, I suggest you choose "easy keywords" to rank and get traffic.
     
  8. pooja121

    pooja121 Newbie

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    You need to analyze your competitors and post your website on their backlinks. This will help you to rank your website.
     
  9. Poly Hossain

    Poly Hossain Registered Member

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    Do your initial keyword research
    Check out the competition
    Think long tail keywords
    High quality content
    Optimize for your keyword
    Publish and promote
    Share your content social accounts
    Build links to your content
     
  10. KingServers

    KingServers Newbie

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    You just need to follow search engines rules to get website ranking. Website content is most important part. SEO activities like forums posting, blog posting, backlinks generation, PR submission, guest blogging are equally important. Social media business page needs to created on major social media websites. You also need to keep these pages updated. I would recommend you to use Google webmaster tool to check whether website content proper keywords, website links, does website crawl, sitemap etc.
     
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    funkyfeast Newbie

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    Learn more about meta tags, keyword density and anchor texts.
     
  12. iSagani

    iSagani Registered Member

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    1. Keyword Research
    2. Analyze Competition
    3. Create EMD site
    4. Create quality content on your site
    (Best thing to do this is, go to google KWP then put your main keyword and click keyword ideas then if you see some longtail KWs use it, create content under that LTKWs and put it on your site, be sure that those LTKWs do have your main KW in it so it will get rank good as well)
    5. Look for niche related HIGH PR sites
    6. Create backlinks with those sites
    7. Create Social Networking sites that allows you to post your MS link
    8. Contribute to those SN sites by liking, reblogging, posting, commenting and etc
    (This will make your links to be passed on different SN profiles)
    9. Wait for those links to be indexed naturally
    10. RANK and BANK!
     
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    jojogiuffra Newbie

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    You should start at Zero, first of all, your industry seems to be very competitive. You should calculate your Keyword Opposition to Benefit(Amazing Keyword Research based on the competence)

    Keyword Research:

    First you will need a keywords lists, you can get awesome queries based on Search Volume from Google Keyword Planner and Ubersuggest, both free. Or use a paid tool like Semrush that gives also information about your competence.

    Google Keyword Planner will also gives you the Search Volume and CPC from each keyword. This is very important because the Benefit of a keyword is = Search Volume * CPC.

    Okey, with that info you will get a normal Keyword Research, if you want Rock, you will need to analyze the Opposition Score of each Keyword, and you can do it with Moz.

    The opposition score show you how much difficult is rank for a keyword on Google, based in the competence.

    When you have the opposition and benefit score, you finally can calculate the real benefit of keyword = Benefit/Opposition.


    Tools: Ubersuggest, Moz, Google Keyword Planner and Semrush.

    SEO Best Practices:

    With your keywords, you should SEO optimize your website:


    • Images: You can get traffic via Google images, use the alt tag with some description of the image
    • Meta Description: doesn't help with Google but is what users see at Search Engines and may define if they click or not.
    • Content: is one of the primary things that make your site rank. your pages should have 500 words

    • Robots: If you have products on different pages that the unique difference is the color, you should don't allow index those pages. You can do it with Robot.txt
    • Sitemaps: XML sitemaps helps Google Bots with the indexation presenting a logical architecture of the site.
    • Title: Is the first thing that an User see at Search Engines, use your keyword.

    With this, you can start rocking with SEO! But you should take a SEO course if you want the best results.
     
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  14. yogyogi

    yogyogi Registered Member

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    SEO will be needed here.
     
  15. FreeSEOTips

    FreeSEOTips Newbie

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    Read about onpage seo, you dont need to have your keyword in your domain to rank.
     
  16. hmeister

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    Can't believe someone said "set up an EMD site". Jeez.
     
  17. florre

    florre Newbie

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    Do you have some tips exactly for this step?
     
  18. Commoner

    Commoner Power Member

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    Let's say you need to start with longtail kws, the later part almost all primary kws will begin to rank.
     
  19. jamilaG

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    You need to learn more about meta tags and keyword density.
     
  20. todman2112

    todman2112 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It depends on what industry you are. I don't think you are in "car" industry because that was more like an example to see the level of competition. A type of campaign would be to start planning the content, to know before what to post. That's always a good strategy. You need to have a good list of keywords to use, but don't focus on the keywords, topics are gold now. Good, and important content on the website and spread all over internet can get you some big results and better than other techniques.

    Quality content will always be appreciated by niche sites and influencers can share it. It's all about quality rather than quantity. It use to be the same before, but now it's in vain if you write about the same "poetry" on the site. You need to come with good analysis, good content which will target your audience.