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IM SO FRUSTRATED. Why!!! do these sites RANK BETTER THAN ME

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gurkoboy, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. gurkoboy

    gurkoboy Junior Member

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    if you google my keyword "increase your vertical" the first few sites have 100~ backlinks, the 3rd one doesn't seem to have ANY backlinks!

    http://www.increaseyourvertical.net/ -> competitor site
    http://www.increaseyourverticalhq.com/ -> my site

    i have 510 backlinks, he has 10.

    WHY THE FUCK IS HE RANKING SO HIGH.

    im on the top of page 2 and all the other pages are like ezine article pages and shit, its been like 2 or 3 weeks.. i was at the top of page 2 a few days ago, and yesterday i dropped to the middle of page 2, then i did 20 or so forum comments with my keywords in anchor text hyperlinked on related forums -- then i went back up on page 2.

    why why why why why is it like this?
     
  2. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    good question. hopefully someone that knows will chime in here.
     
  3. Azfiz

    Azfiz Registered Member

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  4. barcodeunit

    barcodeunit Junior Member

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    a lot of things come into play.. first off its the quality of the links, not the quantity.. and don't forget about domain age. and make sure your on-page SEO is perfected.
     
  5. electric

    electric Junior Member Premium Member

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    Your website: Creation date: 2009-12-02
    Your competitor's: Creation Date: 2008-12-21

    He's been gaining SEO rankings for a year. No worries though, you should be able to overtake him easily.
     
  6. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    your assuming he hasnt got a hidden link farm pushing his site up :) they are fun and hard for people to trace MWAHAHAHAHA
     
  7. xpressioniz

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    Looks like age and on-page optimization took part here. See if you can improve your on-page first with IBP suggestions, build backlinks and take a look for a week if you see some jumps in SERP.
     
  8. poisonsembrace

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    What a great niche, I remember back in high-school, so many friends were into different vertical programs (including myself) in order to get those few extra inches in order to dunk. They never worked for me but that's besides the point here..

    First of all, the .com and .org version of the keyword is registered but not being used by whoever purchased them. Not the biggest deal but it's always preferable to have the keyword.com .net or .org.

    Secondly, you're already ranking on the top of the second page for the exact match of your keyword. Looks like a good sign to me so far. Keyword has some nice traffic and competition is not unbeatable but isn't something you're going to top in 30 days.

    Give it another 2-3 months before getting so frustrated. Keep writing your articles and get some good backlinks other than comments and forum profiles etc.

    Just tossed your site into Market Samurai, you need to also improve your onpage factors.

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  9. shaqsquash

    shaqsquash Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Whoa calm down man, breathe. Google is not playing favorites. Theres reasons why he's ranking higher than you. First your domain is new his is a year old. Second Remember that SEO does take time for the most part. You can't just expect to throw a bunch of links at a site and get it to blow up the next day in search rankings. It does'nt work that way.

    According to yahoo link analysis he only has about 45 inbound links in yahoo. You have 463. Just wait for the algorithm to shift rankings again and continue building quality links to your site. You'll eventually outrank him.
     
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    clyde Elite Member

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  11. gurkoboy

    gurkoboy Junior Member

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    click on page 10, you will see google has inflated the results and there are only 39 true results ;)

    cool huh :p
     
  12. shapsp

    shapsp Power Member

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    this can be simple as changing your meta title and description.

    try placing your keyword in the front of your title.
     
  13. cdc515

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    google does not show all the backlinks so dont even look there i know my site has about 800 google says it has 100

    use backlinkwatch.com or yahoo iste explorer
     
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    Time is an important aspect for Google to give you some priority!

    Along with quality links, you should be rnaking top 3 within the next 4-8 months....
     
  15. cdc515

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    what does a hidden link farm mean??

     
  16. Ravager

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    Definitely its the Domain Age
     
  17. the_punisher

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    oh wise one.. teach us your ways
     
  18. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    all of my backlinks are either comments or forum posting.. so what would you call good backlinks?
     
  19. cdc515

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    what is a hidden link farm?
     
  20. green-tea

    green-tea Newbie

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    Like many said before your domain is younger that that of the comp- big factor
    not all links are ever shown no matter what software or free tool you use
    also and not sure how impacting this is but I guess the fact that this URL consists purely of the keyword and no other words added might also be fairly imported
    also..who knows maybe his backlinks are boosted...