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Im stuck in the 30's

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Odinsupremacy, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Odinsupremacy

    Odinsupremacy Regular Member

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    So I built a website many months ago for an amazon affiliate profit. The website is targeting an EXTREMELY low competition kw(s). I have a ton of unique content and an awesome purchased theme. At first everything was all good. I actually purchased a few seo packages off here and brought my website all the way up to 35 for my main KW. I have done all on page seo and everything is good. Now out of no where it just stopped ranking. It will not go any further up the chain. I purchased a whole new seo package one of the best ones here on BHW and still nothing. DID NOT MOVE. The KW is way to low competition for the website to not be ranking higher for it.

    Currently stuck at "35" Please Help!

    Does any one have any suggestions for me? I will answer all your questions.

    Thanks Mates. Cheers
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Here I thought this was going to be a thread about how The Great Depression left a lasting impact on your psyche.

    Anyway, here are a few questions I have for you:

    1. How long has it been stuck in this position?
    2. Are these packages for on-page SEO, off-page SEO, or both?
    3. Are you sure the keyword is low competition?
    4. Are you having this problem with other keywords?
    Perhaps you would benefit from hiring an SEO auditor or performing an audit yourself.

    If this isn't an option, it could be possible that the packages you've purchased just aren't good enough.
     
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  3. Odinsupremacy

    Odinsupremacy Regular Member

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    Haha,

    1. It has been a little over 1 month stuck in the 30's

    2. Mainly off page SEO as I do my own on page. (mainly backlink building tier 1, 2, 3 etc.)

    3. Yes I am 100% sure it is low competition. It is on a rise though.

    4. No this is my first site I am trying to rank before I started working on others but I am stuck. The reason it is so low competition because I want to work my way up.

    SEO audit? I think I audit it just about every day lol. Maybe not though ill have to look into it.

    I have done a TON of research in SEO and own many tools. I am all about mastering the art. With that being said there is still a ton that I do not know.

    These SEO packages I have purchased are (well should be) FARR more than enough to at least make it budge. Spent around 400 already just on SEO lol. Getting carried away with it. I just am not into link building my self at this point.
     
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    Odinsupremacy Regular Member

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    I actually had the guy who i purchased the service off tell me the keyword is a very nice keyword and we should have no problem at all getting it to first page. The outcome was not a budge. It feels to me something is stopping it.
     
  5. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    All right, so the keyword is a low competition keyword.

    By "performing an SEO audit" I meant doing the following (it's not limited to this list):

    • Ensuring there aren't any crawling errors
    • Making sure there aren't any robots.txt issues
    • Checking to see if you've over-optimised (yes, you can do that; a common example of this is keyword stuffing)
    • Considering keyword cannibalisation as an issue
    • Removing/no-indexing non-malicious duplicate content
    • Double-checking your internal link structure/site architecture
    • Finding any coding errors
    • Removing/fixing broken links
    • Cleaning up broken links
    • Running site speed tests
    • Using user-friendly URLs
    You want to eliminate as many potential issues as you can and try finding the real culprit(s) in the process. In a way, it's not that much different than diagnosing an issue in an older car, that is unless your older car is like mine and still has a high idle issue even after replacing all of the idle-components with brand new parts.

    Ehem, anyway, here are a few tools you can use as well as resources to help you out.
    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
    https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
    https://moz.com/blog/how-to-perform-the-worlds-greatest-seo-audit
    https://validator.w3.org/checklink
     
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    Try typing your domain name into Google search box and make sure it returns your homepage as the first result (not a subpage).
    If it does then you have no problem with Google, you just probably need to find other service providers here which are "better" than the "best ones" that you have already ordered from.
     
  7. Odinsupremacy

    Odinsupremacy Regular Member

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    I did most of these.
    I do not understand what keyword cannibalisation is.
    My site was extremely slow, I just fixed this issue so it is running much faster now. Do you think this alone would cause my problems?
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Keyword cannibalisation is when you target the same keyword on multiple pages. The following image essentially sums up what happens when that's the issue.
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    How slow was your site before and how long ago did you fix it? If your site was so slow that it caused crawling issues for the Googlebot and usability issues for your visitors, then yeah, it could've been the cause of your problems, but you'll just have to wait and see if the site budges. In the meantime, you can keep correcting any potential problems you find.
     
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  9. umerjutt00

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    So its been a month since you are stuck. To be honest, I have seen sites getting stuck for like 2-3 months. My own sites get stuck every now and then. Like they will appear at page 4-5, after some backlinks move down to page 7-8. After few weeks return to page 4-5 again and stay there for a month or two with little movement (+1, -1, +2, -2 etc). Just keep building links and next time it moves, it will land on a better position.

    Have patience as this is the most important thing in SEO. Google is just messing with you to see how you react.
     
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    You're site is probably crap and Google has ranked it as such.
     
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