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Link building for local keywords

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nerfsmurf, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. nerfsmurf

    nerfsmurf Junior Member

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    I have an EMD and it is for businesses within a medium sized city here in Texas. I'm about to embark on link building so I was going to make my first ever link pyramid (yay). I noticed that on most of the guides I found, the top tier include sites like ezinearticles and squido. To me, these sites look like they target a global audience and I feel that it may be overkill for my local sites. Anyone have any pointers for link building a site with very low competition? Or would I just go ahead and do the full pyramid structure.
     
  2. makeitWORK!

    makeitWORK! Registered Member

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    Nerf, I'm not quite sure about what strategy you're planning on taking for the business. Are you actually planning on helping them market in the community, or are you only trying to increase their SERPs for relevant searches? The approach for each would be a little different.
     
  3. nerfsmurf

    nerfsmurf Junior Member

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    The idea is to rent a limited number of pages on a high ranking site, I have damn near the best domain name for the niche and shooting for 10 UVs day. Traffic is the on issue, I have bought a fiverr pyramid for now and testing it on another domain. Hope it goes well!
     
  4. codo3500

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    I've got some sites like this, and what you need to look at is how many links your competitors have.

    Think logically - how many links could a site possible accrue that only has 1k people a month searching for it - especially in the niche you're in. I.E. there wouldn't be 200 people blogging about it.

    Logically though, a press release might happen - so I done one of those.

    I then done 20 super-relevant PR2+ DF blog comments. Took me ages to harvest on Scrapebox, but worked a charm. That punched me straight up around #5 within 2 weeks.
     
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    you can rank one of this webistes with just some web 2.0, comments and press release
     
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    Allocate your resources from most effective to least effective, and from least time consuming to most time consuming. Building link pyramid(s) is not done immediately, but developed naturally over a period of time. If the competition is low, you may not need it anyways, and there are plenty of things that can be done that require less effort, and have greater payoff.
     
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  7. nerfsmurf

    nerfsmurf Junior Member

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    I love you guys! Thanks, I will do.

    @Codo, hows this method working for ya :D
     
  8. codo3500

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    Only just hit the #5. Dancing a bit, seeing some traffic now. Decided to build some more variety to push me to #1. I plan on being there within 2 weeks. I just bought a couple of packages for diversity, but I'm confident when coupled with the power of the Blog Comments it'll work fine.
     
  9. Kaithe.Clarke

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    Being a local advertiser I would advise you not to go for such tactics. Its better to go for local optimization.
    You need to employ local optimization techniques to get ranked. Here?s some help:
    - Add your website to local search engines
    - Add your website to local directories
    - Get listed on Google places, bing local search and Yahoo! local
    - Get listed on local classified websites
    - Get backlinks from target country
    - Get active on niche related communities which are popular in your country
    - Get citations for your listings

    *I use Keyword Country to find geographically active keywords and social media sites. I am all for it!
     
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  10. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Have you actually tried this and cross-tested it, or are you simply spouting something you heard on SEOmoz?

    1. Local search engines are useless. They provide no help to the only SE that gets traffic these days - Google.
    2. Google has heavily devalued local directory links as they're easy to get.
    3. Google places is a totally different ballgame, and hasn't been proven to assist natural search engine rankings. If he wants to rank in Google Places (generally because they show on Page One) he would be doing Google Places Optimisation.
    4. Local Classified sites generally only keep links for a short period of time, are no-follow, and are generally useless.
    5. Targeted country backlinks are yet to be proven to be more powerful than international ones. They're also MUCH harder to obtain - risk Vs. reward says don't bother.
    6. Getting active on forums and communities doesn't equal sales - not for the effort involved in 99% of cases.
    7. Once again, citations relate only to Google Places. Most keywords this is still useless for local keywords, especially if you're running purely online
    8. Keyword Country IMO is a POS. Any 'tool' that submits to '150+' sites is useless junk - this isn't how SEO works. We play to impress Google.

    Not to tear you to bits - but this is the kind of mis-information that wastes the time for all of the newbies on the forum.
     
  11. massonspy

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    I dont know where do you get these info. Local search engines are not worthless. It helps you with google places. I have tried it and i am #1 my main keyword on places. If you are first on places and maps you dont need anything else.Most people go for places coz it shows them your phone number and your address right there. Thats all they want. 80% of my hits come from iphones
    I am not saying that pyramid links dont work but when you have a legit business and you care about your site you wont risk it with Blasts and automated services. Sooner or latter you will get caught.
    If there were services here on BHW that offer manual backlinks for a long period of time then i would be interested. So far i havent found anyone here. They all want quick money. I would rather find those relates blogs my self then pay someone to screw my entire business. I rely on online clientele.
     
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  12. jollymonsa

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    Simple man especially if your in a low traffic, easy competition niche. How to do it right for damn near free.

    1. Get Traffic Travis
    2. Go to gooooogle, enter you desired KW
    3. create 5 projects, one for each of the top 5 organic relevant sites, with that keyword in TT. Select just google. let it run
    4. Evaluate the # of pages they have.. this is #1. Match or beat this. Most pages in CMS's are over-counted like some calendars make thousands of pages. Pretty easy.
    5. Evaluate the # of backlinks they have and unique IP addresses. Click on backlink and examine the quality ect.
    6. "Hunt" their backlinks. Look for low hanging fruit they have harvested. Pick it also.
    7. Fill in the rest with various hard work. Only do quality, fiverr is not a great idea. ESPECIALLY if you're domain is new.

    The pissing war above holds both goods and bads. Main takeaway... It is different how you opt for places (which you need to do if that's showing in the organics first)

    What niche ya in? I'm always interested in who on these forums is also from Texas :)
     
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  13. BleuMunkiGraphics

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    for something with very low comp. , you should just do your on site seo and your link building as normal. You will rank locally easier anyway.
     
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