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Is it normal or I am doing wrong?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Vanrithy, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Power Member

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    I recently created a niche and monetize it with Amazon. It has 5 pages which has the sum 6,000+ words excluding basic pages such as Contact and Privacy Policy.

    It's been about 2 weeks since I posted the pages, and all pages are indexed. The problem is my main keywords are ranking nowhere in Google. I and using SerpFox to track my keywords. I don't mind if it's 500+ serp, but it's nothing.

    Is it normal or I was doing wrong from the starting point? If so, I'd leave it for good without spending more on this site.

    I'd not mind if reputed members could check my site to make some recommendation or else, and I'm really appreciate their help!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Pm me your site and I will take a look,
     
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    mon3y4me Senior Member

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    Im having same prob here, my site is indexed with all pages, but doesnt show results for keywords in google
     
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  4. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That is pretty normal for a brand new site but it is time you started doing some gentle back linking and begin the process of off site SEO. Be sure to vary your anchor text and spread your links about your pages and do not have them all link to your root page.
     
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  5. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Power Member

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    I have already sent you a private message about my site. Thanks!

     
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  6. MeBeardless

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    After two weeks, you should be safely aged enough to start backlinking. If the pages are optimized well, you'll start seeing results soon from your efforts. Often for easier keywords it only takes a day or two to see the link juice flow from good backlinks. good luck!
     
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  7. Baloo23

    Baloo23 Newbie

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    I'm going through the same exact thing. I have 20+ unique articles on my site with 30 back-links built and indexed, Did all the yoast on site optimizattion, but still not in SERPS.
     
  8. faithjhung

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    It usually takes some time for you to rank. Or your keyword density is too much that google doesn't like it.
    Have you done any backlinking yet?
     
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  9. Vanrithy

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    I am yet to do any backlinking campaign. My keyword density is not reach 1%.
     
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    You might have over optimized. Make sure you used your main keyword diversity and keyword via anchor texts etc. There's a guide on the forums on how not to over optimize.
     
  11. MeBeardless

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    You might have a keyword density that is too low then! Most people suggest between 1 and 1.6%. Maybe do an AB test with that on a couple of your longtail keywords and see if it helps?
     
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  12. wipeitoffhere

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    Aged domains in the same niche can start ranking quicker, for new domains however, it may take a while. You need to build backlinks to make things work for you. To begin with, try social bookmarking on high pr sites.
     
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  13. Techxan

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    The problem is your website's focus is too broad.

    This is currently a "thin" site. The articles are about a subject, but each page has so much information on it that the page focus is lost.

    Not giving away your niche, but if your niche was "Harley Davidson motorcycle carburetors", this sites focus is on "carburetors".

    You have essentially 4 articles, (three articles and a blog), and your primary navigation is Home, Privacy Policy, Contact Us, and Sitemap. This tells Google that this is the most important information on your site, and there is no real value for your visitor in this case. The secondary nav is much better.

    I woud drop the very top nav bar alltogether and leave the one under the header, or move the one under the header to the top bar and drop the one under the header.

    Move the privacy policy, sitemap, and about us to the footer. By the way, you need an about us page.

    Since you have so much content on each page (except the "oil" page), the use of recent posts and articles in the side bar is just adding more content that is not contributing at all the the focus of the page because each of these is about a different subject, and all of it is duplicate from page to page.

    You could do better with headings but I suspect that is a theme issue. You have a typo in the home page description that is I suspect is hurting traffic when your site does come up. In addition, the description is a page excerpt, and an incomplete one at that.

    The description is what people see in the serps, and you need to re-write yours to invite people to click.

    You may think I am saying that your site i crap, but I m not. This is a very well done site in every respect except usability and page count.

    Your content is very good, far better than I expected, but you need to make more pages with less information on them. Lets take the "color" page for example. You have an article about a subject, and 5 products on the page. These 5 products link to an affiliate link for the product. This page has 1600 + words on it.

    If I were you, I would change the description of each product to a summary, and link this to a newly created page about each product. On this product page, I would have the content you currently have on the "color" page, and the affiliate link.

    What this will do is boost your internal linking because the "color" page will now link to 5 related pages, it will increase your page count, the individual pages may rank for the individual product, the site will not be as thin, and it will remove the affiliate links from the "color" page which can help in ranking it.

    Really top notch job on the site, your mistakes are of a "not knowing better" variety, don't let me discourage you. Most sites people show me are not this good.
     
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  14. Vanrithy

    Vanrithy Power Member

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    This means that I should leave the top navigation and replace it with the second navigation, right? I forget to add About Us page.


    I should remove the Our Articles & Recent Blog Posts, right?

    What could I do to improve my heading? I should rewrite my meta description, right?

    No, you give me an insightful comment that it's really useful to improve my site.

    So, I should create more pages which are responsible for each product on that page and remove the affiliate links instead of linking to individual page on my site, right?

    I am really appreciate your comment and recommendation. Thank you very much!

    Your best regards,

    vanrithy
     
  15. SEOnetic

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    you should till the domain become considerably aged.
     
  16. Rajthepositivelife

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    If you get social signals (fb likes / twitter retweets etc) for your blog urls, that can really help in faster indexing of your site.

    I appreciate Texcan's meticulously reviewing your site with minute details, This forum is indeed a great place as the members help each other a lot !! Keep it up Texcan !!
     
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  17. Techxan

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    Yes, exactly.

    I would.
    If you used a h2 heading in the page content that supports the H1, you will be fine.
    Yes re write your description so it is more like an ad for your site.

    I do not understand how you phrased this. All I am saying is to thicken out your site with more content, and that is one way to do it. You need to reduce the amount of content to narrow the focus. You could also
    shorten the pages by splitting the article into multiple parts. The more affiliate links on a page the more spammy google considers it. BY getting them off the min page, and reducing it to one link on he product pages, it is better.
     
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  18. ShotsFired

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    Hey man,

    I'd take a look at your keyword placements - if you own the site make sure you're putting your links/anchor text in at the top of articles.

    This should help your keyword visibility a bit. Failing that: try putting the advice in this thread into action - make sure pages are specific to the keywords. It's all too easy to tangent off when writing...I'm pretty sure I'm doing that now.

    :)