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Newbie needs serious SEO help

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Vergo Igo Ti, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Vergo Igo Ti

    Vergo Igo Ti Registered Member

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    Alright, so I've got a website that's about a year old. Wordpress blog, with about 76 posts. Alexa rank is around 1,300,000, domain authority is 19, and PR is 2. SEO site checkup gives my site a B.

    It's got a couple adsense banners, no clicks. And I've got a bunch of amazon, cj, linkshare products on there, no sales.

    In short, I've probably sunk like well over $300 in hiring people to write content, to buy a nice wordpress theme, and on fiver seo gigs which did nothing for me.
    I'm even selling some ad space on my site and I'm getting no response from that either.

    I do, however, get guest bloggers who'll usually write 1 article for free, sometime they're good quality and sometimes...I just reject them outright due to incomprehensibility no wonder they're free.

    So, I need someone who can help me get this site ranked so I can start making some money. Because right now...I'm making nothing at all.
     
  2. Adam718

    Adam718 Senior Member

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    Creating a thread asking for help will probably get you nothing but people trying to get you to buy their services. If I were you, and the site was actually well-built with good content on it, I'd make a JV out of it.
     
  3. lancis

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    I suggest to post the URL of the site, and then ask for advice. 1 mistake with niche/on-page SEO/content/off-page SEO will most likely leave your website on the outskirts of the Internet. Without the URL, people can only give you general advices (or, as Adam said, offer you general services).
     
  4. healzer

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    PM me with analytics PDF (visitors, bounces, etc..) & website URL
     
  5. Butazi

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    url of the site would be great.

    How is your on-page SEO though? It's kind of hard to build a reputable website yet have horrible on-page SEO.
     
  6. Lazlo1967

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    Agreed. Provide some details. URL and keywords are a good start.
     
  7. midnight_focus

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    Don't give out your URL and keywords. First, what you should check what keywords you currently rank for?
    Pick up the easiest competition and improve their ranking through high quality diversified backlinks.
    Don't place all your monetizing option at once on the same page. Don't give your readers options. the more options for your readers on the same page the higher the probability they'll get confused and pick nothing. Better option is to rotate them till you get the best conversion.
     
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  8. CandyLand

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    I think you've put your startup money in the wrong place entirely, in buying so much content. Meanwhile, the only backlinks you've built are fiverr gigs (anything for $5 is going to be crap). Why not read over other forum threads, get an idea of what type of backlinks work, and start building them. The best way is to automate the posting, but if this isn't an option now then outsource manual posting or do it yourself.
     
  9. Vergo Igo Ti

    Vergo Igo Ti Registered Member

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    Oh believe me, I've done TONS of manual posts. Seriously.

    Anyway the site is a gadget review blog. So like, for tablets and stuff. The only real monetization on the homepage is some adsense banners.

    The rest of the monetization is in individual articles 'n new stories. So I've got a DSLR review in there that I had to research and do myself, probably over 1,000 words (gets 0 views, go figure).

    Most of it is readership building.

    I have some popular posts like tutorials and how-to's, which get a lot of views (as in maybe 7 in a day, at most). I've tried putting context adsense links in there but, nobody ever clicks those.

    The content that I'm paying for is like... the best that I can buy with my budget. I've got one person doing some full 4-5 page reviews on some new products and I'm really hoping that generates some revenue.

    I'm using Yoast Wordpress SEO for the posts, so I'm doing things like putting my keywords towards the front of the post and sprinkling them throughout the articles. There's a little green light to tell you if your SEO is good and a scoring index you can look at for more detailed info.

    But My traffic is around 60 unique per day via Google organic search. Which is so low, I can't tell if it's the traffic or my site that isn't making any money.

    I'm afraid to go too overboard with the adsense because then the blog just looks unattractive and all spamy. I've asked for reviews from my target market and they all pretty much hated my site and hated the fact that it was monetized. Even with only one adsense banner on the entire site, they said it was all spammy looking. I'm thinking goodness sakes I can't win!
    They even told me they avoid will typical go out of their way to avoid blogs that dabble in affiliate marketing.

    So maybe it's the fact that I've got one...amazingly, tough, market.

    I do have a facebook and twitter account as well as a feedburner for people to connect with my site. None of them are getting any love.

    I don't really know how to read all of the G00gle analytics terms but...anyway some stat shots, incoming...
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  10. Lazlo1967

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    60 unique visitors a day is fairly low. But then again it's about 360 per month. If not one of those 360 have ever clicked on AdSense or any of your affiliate links then at least part of the problem is your site. If there are some clicks, but not enough to suit you then that's a traffic problem.
     
  11. Vergo Igo Ti

    Vergo Igo Ti Registered Member

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    Well, I'm getting an abysmal amount of adsense clicks.

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  12. BottingWorks

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    You do have a domain name right, not just a .blogspot. ?
     
  13. Vergo Igo Ti

    Vergo Igo Ti Registered Member

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    Yeah it's a .com
     
  14. Techxan

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    There are a lot of problems with your site. Your SEO is off, and you site is terribly unfocused. You are trying to be too many things at once.

    Whise this is a noble effort, your onpage SEO is killing you because of all the added stuff you have on each page in your global areas.

    Your home page has articles about flu vaccine, sony walkman, and DNA research. There are 186 words in the footer diluting the onpage SEO, 64 in the "popular" tag cloud, 34 in "popular Posts".

    You home page description is "Electronic gadget reviews, computer technology, learn tips tricks!", 68 letters long, It should be more focused and about 150 to 170 long, and describe the contents of the site better.

    Add all that into the article excerpts from the blog roll and the search engines think that this site (well , the home page) is about "2012 future displays".

    Lets now look at a product page, the page about the oDroid-X linux Mini-PC board.

    This page has a 330 word article about the product, but has 1107 words on the page because of the fluff.

    The highest density you have for any keyword is for the 3 words "future Computer Technology", even then they are .83 density, and .72. You use them 8 or 9 times on the page, and the search engines are probably only sending traffic to this page when it comes up in the serps for that search term. When this traffic arrives, they see a mini motherboard, which is not really related to the search term they used, so they leave..

    If your SEO were right the search engines would know that the page was about that mini board and the customers who wound up there would actually have searched for it.

    If I take only your article and put it on a page and analyze it, I see the search engines would think it was about "Its odroid-x either there's". At least your SEO is more focused with the product in the name prominent, but even still your article is not optimized for the product. It is just information about it. But even so, if all the fluff from the page were removed, it would rank for this term quite well, because the title and desc are well done.

    Your home page does nothing to tell the visitor what your site is about. I can obviously see that the site is a review site, but your categories are too general. Your home page has articles about flu vaccine, sony walkman, and DNA research. Search engines cant figure what the hell it is about and the content changes with each new post. Use a static homepage with a clear website direction , and only put multiple posts on the same page when they are in the same category.

    You do not use page titles or descriptions in internal pages at all, do not have any images optimized, do not use headings in the content for the search engines to hang SEO on.

    Google simply can't figure out what your site or pages are really about.

    Also, an adsense site should be an informational or entertainment site. When you place adsense on a site you are using to sell products from, it hurts your credibility. Either build an adsense site, or a store.
     
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  15. linkmonster

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    If You want some traffic then try the service like Press Release and Squidoo Pages creation. You will get faster Indexing.
     
  16. Vergo Igo Ti

    Vergo Igo Ti Registered Member

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    Techxan, thanks for those tips!

    I had a feeling that was the answer; too broad. Thanks for all that info. Time for me to really get to work.
     
  17. ScripterAlex

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    Remove all outbound links such as "amazon, cj, linkshare" when combined with Adsense it's the kiss of death for SERPs. In the testing we did, we saw on average 100 position simply move by removing Amazon links. Focus on ONE monitization method. Next make sure your ad placements are good for getting clicks. Finally keep writing and build social bookmarks to each new article.
     
  18. Vergo Igo Ti

    Vergo Igo Ti Registered Member

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    Thanks for that tip. I think I'll just remove the adsense. Amazon links look much nicer than spammy adsense.
     
  19. superriku11

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    One of the most helpful things you can do (and it may have been stated before) aside from on-site optimization, is backlinking.
     
  20. Biswasgroup

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    Hello, I mean that I am working in SEO for one year. I have gathered much experience on SEO. I can help you in this case.