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local seo confusing the sh*t out of me..

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 7yearitch, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

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    hi bhw

    let's just get to the point. i'm trying to do local seo ie rank sites in my native country but using links from bhw. the links would be in english but since english is pretty much the secondary official language in my country i decided to go ahead anyway.

    so i have a few questions:

    1) how do i rank for broad search? i'm no.5, first page for my main kw but for exact search. i can't seem to get no1 for people who just type in kw without quotes.

    2) i have exact match domain, kw in url, kw in title, kw in article (2 kws in 300 word article) and i have 150 backlinks to my site all homepage links. even with all this work put in, i still can't get no1 in a top10 serp consisting of fb pages, blog posts(not homepage), directories(yellowpages) and just people who do not know seo at all. no PR, and ZERO backlinks. i'm very confused..

    things to note: it's a brand new domain. is this the reason i can't rank? should i just rank a web2.0 instead and do a redirect to my site? suggestions please..
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

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    i think you're talking about organic ranking for a local keyword without a 7 box right?

    i would pay a lot of attention to your onpage and content

    how much content do you have on the site as a whole?

    also, sometimes over aggressive linking will hurt you enough that you'll rank below those under-optimized sites. something to consider.
     
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    ehinoze Power Member

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    All i can tell you safely is that english content will help and work well for local niches in other languages.i've tried it.
     
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    jhakasseo Senior Member

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    Along with On-page SEO domain age is the important factor which plays role in ranking.
    Keep posting quality articles and backlinks. Wait and watch for some days or month it will rank.
     
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  5. 7yearitch

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    this over-agressive linking; could you expand on it? i made sure to vary my anchor text and whatnot, but the site is still not on 1st page, 1st position.

    interesting. i would've thought that content in the native language would get more priority. i'll try this out.

    ok about the domain age thing, if i just threw up a new site using blogger with unique content, will it help in your experience?
     
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    jhakasseo Senior Member

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    as you are saying competition is high for your keywords just creating good content with web 2.0 is not going to enough.
     
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    Local SEO is not as easy as most people think.

    First, don't use web2.0. Use a .com.

    Second, the age of the domain matters but not as much as you think. I've outranked an 8 year old, 500 page local authority site with a 9 month old, 65 page site.

    These days however sites rank a lot slower. Even with network links its been taking me 3-5 months to hit the #1 spot.

    What I've noticed helps... really more than anything is having TONS of unique, geotargeted pages (pages that target locations all around the location you're trying to rank for). I will not build 1 link to a site till it has a minimum of 50 - 500 word articles. And the sites get a nice silo structure.

    I am also careful not to overoptimize my onpage SEO.

    Then I do 1 of 2 things. I will set up a clean, 5 tier campaign in GSA. Even in competitive local niches this is usually enough to get me in the top 10.
    Or I'll do 100% network links. But what has been working best for me is doing a mix of both. I use GSA to do all the back pages and geotargeted content, the home page, and the high pr links usually just go straight to the home page.

    Wait 3-5 months and if you're not in the top 3 by then, you're doing something wrong.
     
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    goodseoman Power Member Premium Member

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    Local Seo needs local links. You must have links at your targeted country pointing to your landing page as well as perfect on page Seo as guys above mentioned