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Low Competition KW Ranking - My Startegy (need feedback)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DiscoDax, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. DiscoDax

    DiscoDax Registered Member

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    One of my sites is ripe for linkbuilding. I built this website only to rank the inner pages. Homepage doesn't target any keywords specifically.
    Anyway, all targeted keywords are very low competition. The majority of the top 10 sites have 0 backlinks, the others average around 8. So my strategy to tackle these keywords is this:

    Phase 1 - Start a white hat backlinking campaign to the homepage for about 2 weeks. Also a few inner pages will get some links but nothing major, just to avoid suspicion.
    Phase 2 - After 2 weeks of building homepage links I'll start dripping high quality PBN links to those inner pages. I won't be using exact keyword anchors for these

    What do you guys think? I know building only PBN links to inner pages doesn't sound logical because there would be no link diversity and stuff but I'm not going to build more than 60 - 70 links to page for a kw where the competition on average has 5 backlinks. Another thing I'm quite confused about is that all competitors are e-commerce stores like amazon and ebay. I don't have an e-commerce site and some say I don't have a change with these types of keywords, then again others say I do?
    Thanks
     
  2. avalon1981

    avalon1981 Regular Member

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    Such competition in nothing to worry about. You can rank your key'ws without any backlinking strategies - only with onpage seo. Your articles should be not less than 500 words and good optimized and that will do the trick
     
  3. SEO Power

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    You cannot rank for any keyword without backlinks unless It's a keyword no one is targeting that gets 0 searches per month.

    @OP Your strategy is solid. Drip feed the PBN links as you may not need up to 60 per page to rank each page.
     
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    naskootbg Power Member

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    0 backlinks do not means easy anymore. If the pages with 0 backlinks are linked on the domains with huge authority, than it is very hard task to rank before this page (amazon, yelp, wikipedia...). Also the date creation of the page and domain's age, how regular this page is updated, the quality of the page are more important factors than backlinks quantity.

    It's very important the homepage to be optimized for all keywords - or at least to the niche, because the bots almost always starts from there.

    About the link building strategy - I will suggest relevant backlinks instead any other. There have tons of pages ranked in go0gle right now with just 1-2 such links even they are forum profiles or comments.
     
  5. DiscoDax

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    This is what I was afraid of.. Amazon, Ebay and all those others are hard nuts to crack if I have to believe what everyone is saying
     
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    Each of these are factors in ranking, but they all have tipping points, some higher and some lower, that if your efforts with links overcome them can permit you to surpass the competition. Buying a domain that is more aged than competitors can counter that issue, just as improving the on page SEO and quality of the information can help.

    Overcoming the date creation or other factors can be countered depending on the quantity of quality, hi-authority links that are applied to your webpage. Some factors will require more such links, some less to work. About the only issue backlinks can't solve is competing with wikipedia or amazon type pages (unless you somehow get a durable link to your own webpage on those pages).
     
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    Tbh high quality PBN's would be a bit of a waste if you are not using them for your main keywords, sometimes it can be a good idea but your keywords don't sound very competitive. Other then that your plan looks solid.
     
  8. DiscoDax

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    Well these are my main keywords, I'm just targeting them with inner pages. They are all + 4k monthly searched kw's and about the competitiveness.. Apparently passing amazon and ebay isn't that easy (if not impossible) so I think I have no other way to go then PBN's
     
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    Don't forget that google has some kind of filter that prevent young sites to rank high.
    So, be patient at first!
    Start slowly with mix of different links (social, related blog comments, press, guest posts, posts on local forums, etc...) and just increase it slowly over time.
     
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    This. Do it nice and steady, do not forget about social signals.
     
  11. DiscoDax

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    That's the whole point I'm struggling with.. Normally I would go that way but building so much and such divers links for keywords where competitors only have 5 links at the most will look suspicious imo. That's why I wanted to build those links to the homepage
     
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    If you truly have access to high quality or even decent quality pbn links then just do that. Decent pbn links should only be around 10 a pop. Anything under $5 a link I wouldn't recommend.
     
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    If you need 60 links per page to rank for a low comp keyword than something is wrong.

    Seriously, 1 link is often enough.
     
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    Google not letting new sites to rank instantly !!!

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