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I have this 'wannabe' authority site and never dropped SEO, but maybe it's time?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Madruga, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Madruga

    Madruga Senior Member

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    I have this 'wannabe' authority site that I care a lot, its domain age is 9 years and 9 months old but the site's age is around 1 year, more than 130 articles, also left some articles scheduled to be posted, on-page SEO done right etc

    The site is in a quite interesting niche, it doesn't rank in top 50 for any of its major keywords; I monetize it via related affiliate virtual & phisical products, and every now and then, I have sales per month but never reached the x,xxx mark , just xxx (100-500)

    Got about 200 UV per day which is not much at all..after all this time, although conversion rate is wonderful mostly because of my monetization technique. (lots of conversions, but small %, that's why it didn't crossed the x,xxx mark) But I never promoted it, never did/ordered off-page SEO. It was more of a side-project.

    My question might be kinda dumb, but what would you suggest me? Should I drop a fancy & expensive SEO on it and keep building, or simply go with something that is very diversified & also drip-feeded? Should I drop SEO at all since I don't know if I care more about its revenue than it's 'health'.

    Thing is, for my other sites, I know exactly what I want to do/achieve, what kind of seo to do etc care more or less, but for this one.. it's different. Should I start with a press release service before dropping SEO?

    I think I neglected this gem of mine and now I'm trying to fill it up with McSEO instead of letting my site go to the 'gym' and progress naturally. I don't want to promote this site the same way I do with my other sites due to various reasons.
     
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    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    You need to promote it. Just don't spam it.
    Ideally promote each viable URL for whatever it is focussed on (and with 200 plus that could be a days work each - for a year) Maybe use Buzzbundle to jump in some niche related conversations - and a few links as well. nothing spammy - and you're good to go.

    Scritty
     
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    Could you please explain this? What exactly are you looking to achieve with a press release service? Have lots of experience working with them, and I should say that at the most basic level they'll give you nothing but links (mostly irrelevant) and some exposure in Google News.
     
  4. Madruga

    Madruga Senior Member

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    My idea was that it would be more natural in Google's eye for a website to start getting SEO campaigns after a press release was done, such as the site itself has a reason to be 'popular' all of a sudden.. even if it's drip feeded SEO etc , Google will look see the site with a good start up. But maybe I'm wrong, however this theory was approved by quite a few seo 'experts'.

    I'm just trying to take care of this with gloves on.
     
  5. YellowHats

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    If it's something you want to be around for a long time but still want to promote then try tossing it some of the more expensive high quality links (Alexa 10,000 type sites - you can find some BSTs that offer them). I have found they help a lot, but they're very "whitehat."
     
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  6. maheshsingh

    maheshsingh Junior Member

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    A well planned guest post campain may be something that can help.
     
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    I second that opinion.

     
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  8. masterjani

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    You can start with social signals to get referral traffic. As the site is already aged and authority one. Each new post will rank in no time. Having some quality tier1 web2.0 for the newly created posts that are targeting a less competition but targeted keyword will rank quickly.
     
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  9. Madruga

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    Thanks guys. I think I might start with a Press Release, followed by social signals (I know them in terms of what lq, mq and what hq is) & YellowHats's advice to go for HQ links. On top of that , I do agree that some guest posts can be effective too, but I'll have to be careful tho. And of course, there must be the usual random diversification, to appear natural, and I'm not sure, but maybe some linkpushes (service in here) can cover that, but I don't know yet regarding that.

    On a second thought, if all of these would be done, I could predict that it would me a nice profit that if it would rank my site for 5-6 months without getting slapped, I wouldn't be unhappy because I milked enough. And after that, I'll just start over and do a 301 redirect also, but meh.. it should last more than this worst case scenario of 5 months.