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Onsite SEO success! Never underestimate onsite SEO.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theironlemming, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. theironlemming

    theironlemming Junior Member

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    Hey all,

    Just thought i'd like to let you guys know of something I discovered today.

    NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE POWER OF ONSITE SEO.

    Sorry for the caps, that was more or less a reminder to myself. ;)

    The story: back about a few months ago I came across kind of a cool niche (17k per month search volume) and relatively low competition. I made a half-assed static site with about 3 pages. Wrote some sales copy, did a article blast and some SB runs. Blasted about 10k worth of shitty links really quickly. I was a bit strapped for time which is why I didn't spend more time on it.

    Site sat down at page 30+ on the SERPS for about 4+ weeks.

    I then decided to give this site a little love and see what I can do last week.

    I moved it over to wordpress, installed the following wordpress plugins: SEO search terms, All-in-one SEO pack, Privacy Policy, XML sitemap, Sexybookmarks, WP-o-Matic and threw up a terms and conditions page with a generator (found here http://www.bennadel.com/coldfusion/privacy-policy-generator.htm)

    Set wp-o-matic to scrape an rss feed related to my niche once a day and post about 3 articles (wp-o-matic is an autoblogging plugin) and basically forgot about it until I checked my rankings today.

    My site moved all the way from #300+ all the way to #26 with no offsite SEO!

    I just about shit my pants.

    Anyway, just would like to remind everyone that onsite SEO is pretty darn important. For awhile there I came from the school of thought that onsite SEO helps, but really it's the backlinks that are king -- and although that might be true, onsite SEO will definitely help you achieve those higher rankings with much more ease.

    Lemming out.
     
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  2. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Nice - good reminder of the importance of the "basics". Plus rep for the post.
     
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  3. GreenGoblin

    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    I agree it's the corner stone of SEO
     
  4. marrrko

    marrrko Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Agree, currently working onpage SEO on my 10 new blogs.

    Hope to get good results after that.
    Also i will push i bit with xrumer, just to remind google to check my blogs again ;)
     
  5. lamavridis

    lamavridis Newbie

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    Thats awesome I can't wait to make a post like this one. I think I would fall of my chair myself if I went from 300 to 26. Good to know the importance of SEO thanks
    Lisa
     
  6. phuningenji

    phuningenji Junior Member

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    Yeah, on-page SEO is a must I think. If you truly want to dominate serps anyway. That's why I think you should attack every aspect of SEO with full strength.