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OK, you're ranked #1.....what do you do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by reallife, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Your site has been #1 for a while without adding content.

    Now, post-Panda, do you start adding content to stay there?
    Or do you not touch a thing, for fear of breaking it?
     
  2. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    Just monetize.

    If your already #1, focus on how well your website converts the traffic. Try different methods of monetization, and see which one works best.

    Since its already #1, just start a new website and let that one go on autopilot.
     
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  3. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    If it ain't broke, don't break it.
     
  4. Krazie

    Krazie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Leave it where it is, and focus on getting more sites to #1 until you see a drop on it.
     
  5. morehits

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    Keep an eye on it to make sure it stays there. You will probably want to do regular backlinking to cement its position.
     
  6. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for everyone's opinions - just so you know, I'm just throwing this out for discussion; it's not my first #1 and I *always* take the position of not breaking something that isn't broke. Just wondering if others agreed with me :rolleyes:
     
  7. jon_xx_x

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    I'd try for legit white hat quality links.... like a few a week even. If not, I'd leave it until it fell back.
     
  8. bigballin6161

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    I dunno man mine has been #1 for like a year and for the first 6 months i did nothing but add new posts. But now I am building links constantly to maintain my position as it is my main money maker. Cant lose it!
     
  9. drogon

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    Don't do anything except as suggested white hat backlinks here and there.

    I have had sites at no.1 lose ranking after i added content or did a xrumer/scrapebox blast or just simply changed something on page.

    Best to leave it alone but if you have web 2.0's pointing at it you can keep blasting those and also keep adding social bookmarks and edu links.
     
  10. pathart

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    Id keep slowly adding content and trying to improve conversions within the site. Maybe even try some split testing.
     
  11. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    After you've reached the #1 spot, you shall continue building them backlinks to not appear as you were just looking for top ranking. Also continue with manual link building plans.
     
  12. alex-19841

    alex-19841 Regular Member

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    Concentrate on improving conversion to the product that you sell or advertise. Other than that go to Mexico for a vocation.
     
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  13. dizz

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    I'm not totally down with the leaving it alone but you might want to add some stuff but with being a number one you should have a great amount of traffic so you should be worried about monetizing that traffic until you do slip from number one. But not knowing what kind of site it is specifically it would be hard to tell you what to change or to add content. But adding back links to sites you already have that don't have such a high PR might be a good practice to put in place.
    Dizz
     
  14. Abstroose

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    Do keyword research and frequently add articles to hit long-tail keywords. Maintain steady link-building.
     
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  15. flx89

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    focus on adding regular content, LSI content it's recommended. also monetize it, cuz that's what you have to do
     
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  16. redstone.1337

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    I second that. There are lots of long-tail keywords to pursue and rank for. Moreover constantly adding content and backlinking will only help increasing domain authority. Also, you won't have to panic comes new panda updates come.
     
  17. cloakndagger

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    Slowly and with high pr comments etc do some quality deeplinking to get your PR up which will make it even harder for you to lose your top spot.
    Naturally add some decent links to the home page but slowly.
     
  18. Midrash

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    Try to rank #1 for another keyword to get even more traffic
     
  19. sprice

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    Monetize it and keep an eye on its rank. Build some white hat links if you want to, ones that won't dance it around.
     
  20. Riseing

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    I'm currently ranked one for a keyword at 27k monthly...working on a related keyword at 87k monthly. Just keep adding stuffs