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Huge Problem with Ranking on Google 1st pg

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by StevenTaylor71, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. StevenTaylor71

    StevenTaylor71 Newbie

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    Hi there,
    I've had my website up for about 2 years for a particular tv show (fan site). Each episode, I post a review which is normally every week during the season. Even when there's any information related to the show, I normally post an article for it on the site. Everythings SEO'd in my opinion and the keyword for which I am ranking has low competition based upon Google. However, I am ranked on the 5th/6th page on google for the main keyword whereas another fan site is ranked on the 2nd page for this keyword not having as much content or maybe even visitors as mine. There are 2 other sites ranked higher than mine with less content as well. What could be the problem??
     
  2. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    any backlinks? having content and on page seo isnt worth anything if its not promoted right
     
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  3. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Yea, If they have any links from a related authority website on the topic, they can easily get ranked higher with much less content.
     
  4. StevenTaylor71

    StevenTaylor71 Newbie

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    According to Alexa, my traffic rank is at 2 mill, with 17 sites linking in that it recognizes. I have gotten as many backlinks from relevant high ranking sites as I can. Two other competing fan sites are ranked much less on Alexa with less than 12 sites linking in and a traffic rank of 4 million+. Most of my backlinks have came from blog commenting and very few site directories. Should I be getting the site submitted to many website directories?
     
  5. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    You should be doing anything you can to spread the word about your site. Do you have a twitter account that you can post about your site with? Try that also.
     
  6. cbnoob

    cbnoob Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Sb comments only cannot help you rank high. If you have frequent fresh content, consider installing onlywire plugin (if you use wp), it will automatically bookmark each time you post. In addition, get backlink from article directories, blogs and profile links also
    You can find a lot of good link building service on fiverr. If you have money to spend, get article marketing robot, it's a very good tool
     
  7. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Really depends on the competition. I have ranked many micro niche sites #1 with only some blog comments. One site: Competition in quotes: About 1,890,000 results (0.24 seconds)

    But I also agree some links from all other sources is also a good idea.
     
  8. vampirerocks123

    vampirerocks123 Regular Member

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    did you check on the domain name.. do you or them have the main keyword on the domain??
     
  9. hanggolf

    hanggolf Registered Member

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    My thoughts would be:

    1.) How is your domain and your URL structure? As vamirerocks123 mentioned: do you have your main keyword(s) in your domain?

    2.) It sounds like you've got content on lock down - so it is correctly optimized? Correctly titled and tagged?

    3.) Are you using wordpress? If you are you should maybe look into the Jeff Johnson Traffic Getting SEO pluggin. It cuts through all the BS and it gets a decent buildout of plugins on your site and gets them properly configured. You can also look into the Michelle Macphearson wordpress checklist for internet marketers - also a good fast track to getting wp set up correctly.

    4.) Article marketing, there was mention of AMR above: get that... use that... enjoy that

    5.) Backlinks - there are a few good services mentioned here for various xrumer and scrapebox blasts - I'd look into the linkplow or linkpushing services that are on here. I would do a blast directly to your main age but build a tier or two of authority social/blogging sites around your money age and then blast to those.

    6.) Get Market Samurai - do the trial - and research your keywords and market. This really should be listed first, and in the middle, and at the end - you need to constantly see whats going on in the rankings and the how's and why's of the serp breakdowns for your niche.

    Good luck!
     
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  10. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    the site has blood but no heartbeat.that is the problem.you got to get links.when the links and awesome helpful content come together,you are bound to get awesome results.
     
  11. StevenTaylor71

    StevenTaylor71 Newbie

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    Thnx! for your replies,
    The fan site is named Burn Notice Fanatic. This is the domain name as well. The keyword is 'burn notice'. I'm using wordpress for the sake of convenience and familiarity.

    This is a great point. I use All in One SEO by Tolbert for optimizing posts, however I don't tag any posts using wordpress, instead I use the plugin for them. Each post is titled and described using All in One. I do have a facebook and twitter account for it.
     
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  12. AndrewZapp

    AndrewZapp Newbie

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    I agree with hanggolf, That's your problem right there...