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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wexzone, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. wexzone

    wexzone Regular Member

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    I have a site with really high quality content. It is a decade old, and is currently PR3. We get decent traffic from other sites linking to us, and have thousands of backlinks, but we don't rank very well for very many keywords.

    One problem is that our content/site spans several niches/keywords/audiences.

    So, I have decided to hire a firm or freelancer to help. The problem is, they all want like $300/mth per url, and I have a ton of sections in my site, each with a different niche and set of keywords. I currently make less than $100/mth from the site, but I know if we could get some good SE traffic, that would increase.

    Does anyone know of a firm or service that does whitehat stuff that can help me for a reasonable cost? Are there any fiverr gigs that are worthwhile?
     
  2. Jiggz

    Jiggz Registered Member

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    you should post this in the hire a freelancer area
     
  3. wexzone

    wexzone Regular Member

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    why? I want suggestions, recommendations, not people trying to sell me their service.
     
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    PM sent, globolstaff can help u
     
  5. wexzone

    wexzone Regular Member

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    $400/mth? no, sorry, I need something a lot cheaper
     
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    You should probably segment your bigger site into smaller sections or subsites, in order to separate them better to hire freelancers and such. You'll probably get better results(lower prices per section) if you make it into smaller sections.
     
  7. wexzone

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    yeah, that's the problem, though. Trying to rank each section, and we have several sections, it would cost a fortune, but we only make $100 a month from the whole site as is.
     
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    Your not going to get much seo with such a small budget

    Id recommend you buy GSA ranker about $100 bucks one time fee
    capcha sniper, again a one time fee
    2gb vps monthly fee for this but you can get a pretty awesome one for 30 or 40 a month check out the sales section

    when you have some spare cash, buy capcha breaker service.

    you have tons of keywords obviously and loads fo categories and posts

    set it up with a filter for PR1 or higher
    You wont see instant results, but as time goes by, your traffic should grow
    naturally and safely.

    BTW I have no affiliations to any of these products, I believe this is probably the cheapest, easiest and best solution for you
     
  9. bartosimpsonio

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    Yes but you'll find that you don't have to work all the sections. Some will rank better than others. By segmenting you can focus on fewer.
     
  10. wexzone

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    that all went right over my head, to be honest.

    It sounds like inserting backlinks all over the place, bot style.
     
  11. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's like cooking. It sounds like throwing a bunch of food in a pan, but it's more than that.
     
  12. wexzone

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    oh, ok, I see what you are saying, focus on the ones that have the best ROI
     
  13. Techxan

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    An umbrella site with unrelated sections cannot effectively have SEO done. Especially if you are using subfolders for all the divisions instead of sub domains. Worse still if they are all the same domain, but just a siloed site.

    Umbrella sites are easy to brand and very hard to SEO. Put another way, sites that are too general are harder to do SEO for than a site that has a clear focus.

    The search engines have to understand what a site is about. Even a tenuous connection can be exploited, a carpet cleaning site can bring in upholstery cleaning and hardwood flooring, because Google can have high confidence that this domain is about these house hold chores. When Google has more confidence about the contents of a site, the site ranks higher.

    Having a site about Fitness that has a section about how to build rabbit cages is going cause google not to have much confidence concerning what the site is about. If you have fitness, rabbit cages, gourmet popcorn, and the NFL, its a mess.

    If it is set up on subdomains then everything is simple, sub domains will be treated as separate entities.

    With subdomains your way is clear, pick the one that your market research says will be the most profitable, go as deep as possible in this niche until this subdomian ranks an generates revenue, then pick the next most likely success, and so on.

    Splitting the site up into some new urls and using 301 redirects to rank them, while keeping the aged site with a few core services that can be profitable is another course.
     
  14. bartosimpsonio

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    Yes, and on the ones with good potential. As someone else pointed out, doing SEO for a very horizontal site is hard.
     
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    Already when you talk about Search Engines, you are talking about people searching.. searching for what? It seems even you don't know. What do you want to rank for? When Google looks at your site, what searches is Google going to match your site up with?

    Also if you have so many niches, you should be pulling in much more than $100 per month. For decent white hat SEO services, you will either have to DIY, or spend the necessary bucks to ensure a proper service that will be a good investment, its not just a lump sum.
     
  16. wexzone

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    they are not unrelated sections, and are very much related. They just fall in a variety niches and have different keywords. But, they do relate to each other.

    this may be a good possibility, I will definitely look into that.
     
  17. wexzone

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    right now, it matches our site up with a whole list of different keywords, none of which are very popular, so they don't generate much traffic. But, we are very relevant to other keywords in the same niches that are popular and have relatively low competition.

    well, a lot depends on traffic, and we get virtually no SE traffic right now. We get organic traffic from referrals and social media, and we tend to get a 1-2% conversion with adsense. So, yeah, it is not huge, but I think we could definitely increase our revenue considerably with some decent positioning.

    I have talked with a few firms, including ones from this forum, and basically, they want a lump sum per month for 1 url and like a dozen keywords. That just doesn't work for a site like mine, and the prices they want are not really within my budget.
     
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    Why are you guys saying it's bad to have a website spanning several niches?? Sites like about, ehow, ezine and hundreds of others cover articles in very broad niches and rank. What Texachan said about the subdomains is spot on and you should move your to subdomains and organize your content into a categorical structure(Ie cars>sports cars>ferrari>ferrari model X). I don't know how you get the content but you should look into finding longtail keywords you can monetize and writing articles targeting those keywords. Maybe you can get more links/authority if you can get industry experts/bloggers to write posts for your site. You can think of the ways to give them incentie
     
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    If you can't invest on large scale then i would suggest you to look around on fiverr. Talk to some sellers and deal with them according to your budget.
     
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    If you would like to find freelancers who are willing to do quality whitehat SEO for you on a low budget, you could outsource your work to odesk.com. There are a lot from India or Philippines users there who will accept the work for a reasonable cost.