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One of my blogs isn't ranking!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by pr0xy, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. pr0xy

    pr0xy Regular Member

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    I did all the research, put 4 unique articles on it. Web hosting related. The keywords are sure to put me in the first page, yet they're not even in top 1000, I'm sure theyre indexed though. The domain is an old site that I bought expired, it's DMOZ listed and still has 112 backlinks... I've even done some pinging and indexing from scrapebox. I've tried it all!
     
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    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    there is more to SEO than just that , analyze the sites that are ranking for those keywords and you'll get an idea why you arent ranking, many people tend to forget that age is important for ranking too google trusts older sites more.
     
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    pr0xy Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice however the domain I have is 12 years old, hence the DMOZ ranking, it was a foreign .com though. It's not a EMD though. I think it has to do with what type of site it was before, and the transition to it. Any thoughts?
     
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    You mention no link building. Build relevant diversified links. You'll get there.
     
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    I've done some link building, compared to the amount I've done on my other sites, with the same type of competition, this site should atleast rank SOMEWHERE. I can't seem to get it in top 1000, but the keywords aren't competative, I've made sure. I did lots of linking to web 2.0, forums, some great SENUKE stuff. Even scrapebox to the teir2 links.
     
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    Might be a case of buying a domain that has a penalty enforced on it.
    I have heard of people buying domains that they can't rank because of a previous penalty.
     
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    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    yep its an old domain maybe but a new niche site so ranking against already established sites is harder but if you have good content and some good quality links it should put you on top.
     
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    It could be a Panda duplicate content filter.

    Put your URLs into copyscape and you might find some autoblogs or something have scraped your content. Copyscape isn't Google but if CS thinks you've got duplicates, the big G probably does too. If so, no amount of backlinks will rank until you fix it.

    The panda filter is additional to Google rankings and only gets update about once every month (so far based on the preceding updates anyways). If that's the case, you could be in Google pergatory for a month. You could also have built too many do-follow links (without no follow links) or over-optimized your anchor text. In which Google knows you're trying to game it (even though EVERYONE does it) and will hold you back as a result.

    Check that those are in order first. Then start building some high quality backlinks. If you've gone for a really generic high traffic keyword like say "weight loss", than 112 links might just not be enough to be in the top 1000 since so many other broad matches will rank above you.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Thanks for the reply man. I've ruled out the last 2 possibilities b/c it's not that general, and it's got very low competition according to my research. Anyway, I suspect it has something to do with it being an old site and it used to have content. Even though that was months ago. I think I'll wait it out, thanks!
     
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    I still can't seem to get this to work for me, my domain won't rank for the keywords, but ISWEAR IT SHOULD BE SUPER EASY.
     
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    whats the keyword and whats the domain? well its harder now to check competitions links because of yahoo so its harder to analyze it so all you can do is have good content and links and pray:rolleyes: