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keyword choice for a blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dogclaw1, May 24, 2011.

  1. dogclaw1

    dogclaw1 Newbie

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    I'm using a blog as a means to make backlinks for a another site. Because of this I named the blog the keyword I'm targeting. I'm now in the proceed of building backlinks for the blog to make it a stronger backlink for my website. My question is, If the blog name is the keyword for the other website. Should I use a different keyword for when i make the anchor texted backlinks? Could I use the same keyword and rank beside my website? Any help would great.
     
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    So you made a blog that is targeting the same keyword as your main site? You should usually target related keywords with your feeder sites, but not the same keyword. So what you want to do is for your main site use your main keyword, and closely associated variations for that.

    For instance if your main keyword is "car deals", you'll want your links to be like "best car deals", and have another with a variation on it like "best deals on cars", etc.

    For your feeder blog based on this rather than targeting "car deals" you would want to target something like "where to find bargains on cars" and variations on that, and then have that bump people over to your "car deals" website.

    Hope this is kind of what your looking for.
     
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    hmm ok will my main site lets say the keyword is fast cars

    so the title of the main site is the keyword fast cars

    I then made a blog with the title tag fast cars - learn about fast cars

    each blog post I anchor text the keyword for the main website fast cars
    and then below I also put a hyperlink of the url of the actual blog.

    So two hyper links. What your saying my title for the blog should be super fast cars? Then I would make anchor texts on other sites to rank for super fast cars? I'm geting confused cause everyone saying use the blog title tag as the keyword your targeting for the main site. Any help would be great thanks for the replie man.
     
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    Well what you're trying to avoid is having your feeder blog, compete with your money site. so you just want to make sure that you are not setting up a situation where both are competing for in our instance "fast cars". so you may want your blog going after something like "quick automobiles" and then have it point to your "fast cars" money page.

    This way your blog is related and thus the links show that they are meaningful when they point to your money site, but at the same time they do not compete for the "fast cars" website.

    Of course that doesn't mean don't mention "fast cars" at all on your "fast automobiles" blog, but just don't optimize your blog site for that keyword.

    That give you a little better idea of what I'm trying to say?
     
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    ya thanks debtfreeme your a huge help. So your saying for the blog I shouldn't have the tile tag as the keyword that i'm trying to rank the site for. I should have the title tag as the keyword that i'm trying to rank the blog for. So say i want the site to rank for fast cars. The blog title will be super fast cars. I will post and anchor text fast cars and mention fast cars for relevance? Should I change my title tag then? Blog already indexed but it still new so. If say I wanted to rank the blog next to my website I could anchor text the same keyword and mention it twice within the same blog post. So I would say fast cars anchor text to the main site then fast cars anchor text to the blog site. Would that work? or confuse google.
     
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    Just one element won't really help or hurt, its just that you don't want to focus on that keyword, you'll want to focus on related keywords. I wouldn't worry about this one thing, you can change it if you want and clarify it for whatever your related keyword is.

    Especially since your blog is new, Big G will see this as a normal progression of your blogs life, so it won't really effect you if you want to change it.

    Enjoy...
     
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    It doesn't matter what your blog name is? The only thing matters is that the anchor text you are using to point link to your site. Use targeted keywords when building backlinks. If would be more effective if the links are built within content. Secondly, the links you are getting from blogs should be of same niche. Backlinks generated from irrelevant sites and content don't get much value in Google.
     
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    thanks guys, i'm trying to do everything prefect and i'm over doing it. Just make as many back links that are relevant as possible. Got it:D Everyone says the title tag most important thing to on site and I thought that google sees the title tag and puts alot more relevant to the backlink if it the same. Your saying I can still target keywords for my blog that are close to the name of the blog. So say I target the keyword for the blog super nice fast cars. that is ok. As it is close so google will see the title tag and still find similarly right? Ideally the name of my blog should be the name of the keyword I want the blog to rank for not the website and I shouldn't rank for the same keyword as my website right.. So if I write a acticle for a backlink I will include anchor text the main keyword fast cars "thats the website" then anchor text the word "super fast cars" as the keyword for the blog. I could change my title to super fast cars but it not really needed. That what your saying? The domain of the blog is the keyword i'm trying to the website for. If I change that I lose a couple backlinks. Don't change that ether?
     
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    If you change the title tag you won't lose any backlinks, that would only be if you change the url of your blog and didn't do a forward to the new address.

    Other than that you hit it... Over all and over time SEO is forgiving, minor things here and there don't make a difference, and Big G changes its algorithms sometimes hundreds of times a year, so you will never, ever get in perfect, and if you do today, by next week it won't be any more...

    Just get as much stuff right as you can now, and move on. As you learn a new thing in the future try it out on a test site, if it works for your set up, use it on other sites.

    You'll find a lot of conflicting information on SEO all over the web, and that's because we are all using different set ups, and Big G sees those set ups differently. So, there are things that work for almost everyone, which you should use, and there are thing that may only work for some, and if they work for the way you do them, then run with it, if not, then find the way that works for you.

    Just keep learning and trying, you'll find your own techniques and ways to do things, and as long as they make you money, no one can say your wrong ;).
     
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    thanks debt4me you have been very helpful. One more noobish question. If google indexs a site and you put a anchor text keyword on that site. Should I right away get the backlink for that anchor text keyword. I wrote a page on another site with the anchor text keyword pointing to the main site. It been 9 days it's been indexed but I still haven't been rewarded the backlink to the main site. Does it take a couple weeks? I have been successful with blog comments. Geting backlink and index fast.
     
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    If the link in no follow even page is indexed then you do not get back link.Confirm this if the link is follow or no follow.