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Is it possible to steal back top ranking in googlet?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by khend, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. khend

    khend Newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have a site that was previously ranked #1 for our main search term which has high competition (135k global monthly searches).

    Since Panda I have slipped down to 4/5th spot. The sites above me are as follows;

    1st & 2nd spot
    Big 'brand' in our industry ranking in top spot with their home page and also second spot for a url string that contains key term.

    3rd Spot
    A comparison site with a url string made up of /key-term/keyword

    Please suggest techniques I could use to reclaim 1st or 2nd spot. I am probably not as bright as your guys so if you could dumb down your explanations and suggestions it would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Karl
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    What type of site is it? Forum? Ecommerce? Blog? This will help us advise you on techniques to use.
     
  3. khend

    khend Newbie

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    Hi,

    Sorry, forgot to mention. Its an ecommerce site.

    Cheers
     
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  4. Execute

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    If it is an ecommerce site then making a keyword rich artcile is out of the question. However, if you haven't already you could do other on-sire SEO factors such as have the ALT tag for the product image as the keyword. Have H1 tags for the product title then possiblly a H2 tag for the description to break it up or something like that.

    Then just build high quality backlinks and diversity them to many different platforms to make it look natural then you should hopefully climb back up to your #1 spot :)

    Hope that has helped :)
     
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  5. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Is it original products being sold by you, or do your redirect the links to like amazon or other sites where they can buy the products? We will work together to try to come up with some tips!
     
  6. khend

    khend Newbie

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    Hey kick,

    Thanks - its original products sold by us on site.

    Cheers
     
  7. Codythebest

    Codythebest Senior Member

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    The only site I have that is #1 for my keyword, above amazon itself for that product is the only one with 0 backlink. All my others have thousands of backlinks. That might be the secret...
     
  8. eldran

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    do you have an EMD too (exact match domain)? or not? what's the niche? what's the keyword? what's the links pointing to all page 1 sites? what's the number of pages? (all pagerank) how often are you updating your site versus their sites? (freshness) what is your serp CTR vs. their sites? what is your bounce back to serp rate compared to their sites? what is your avg time on site compared to theirs? how many +1s do you have compared to them, blocks compared to them? do you have duplicate content? what is your site speed compared to theirs? (all panda)

    combined pagerank panda issues: what does your backlinking pages look like? lots of spam there? did a lot of those pages just get spam flagged by panda maybe?

    etc.