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Keywords you were not targeting - Had any surprises?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by JonnyBorneo, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. JonnyBorneo

    JonnyBorneo Regular Member

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    Hello folks, made a topic so I could ask if anyone else has had this happen before.

    Early this year I made a casual sub-domain MNS targeting 6 different longtail keywords.
    The site and the keywords were intended to be small scale 500-2500 exact searches. Basically the average 5$ a day site.

    By now I rank #2-4 with all of them. But something wasn't right as I was getting alot more traffic than I should've been getting. Well I did some research and by my surprise landing page was ranking #8 for the 2 word term (my intended keywords were 4-5 words each).

    Here's an example.
    my keyword: spicy ketchup super lasagne
    #8 mystery ranking: spicy ketchup

    The 2 word term is 74 000 exact searches so....LMAO
    maybe too much link building haha