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Outrank IMDB

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ttrox, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. ttrox

    ttrox Regular Member

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    Hello all,

    I was wondering how possible it would be to outrank an IMDB webpage for a certain series given that you use the correct keywords.

    Thank you,
     
  2. Ash2012

    Ash2012 Regular Member

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    Outrank them with the same KWs ?
     
  3. meannn

    meannn Supreme Member

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    You need to have link from very valuable places like wikipedia etc.
    For example, for software keyword, you need to get software keyword link from wikipedia.
     
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  4. ttrox

    ttrox Regular Member

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    I mean, for example, if I were to show the episode list for, let's say, Family Guy. Do you think it would be possible to appear before imdb on those terms?
     
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    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    The thing is that people tend to write a lot of reviews and link to those pages that it is too difficult to outrank them.
     
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    sudorank Power Member

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    I second this, the problem with IMDB is similar to Wikipedia ie: People will link voluntarily to it. Especially for the kw Family Guy which is a hugely popular program amongst the very demographic who are most likely to share websites and stuff.

    Unless you are clever enough to come up with a smart viral campaign or something I'd leave well alone. Work on something possible in your budget / technical levels.
     
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  7. ttrox

    ttrox Regular Member

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    Well f###, you guys are totally right, I guess I screwed up getting a domain for a purpose like this. But I figure I won't lose much more at this rate by at least trying to do this. Who knows, I might learn something else on the way. Thanks for your insight :)
     
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    It's possible in other ways though.Tossing in an extra word can get you above IMDB.Just don't try and rank for searches where IMDB is probably the default #1.
    Create a lot of anchor targeted backlinks(mix of ******** and nofollow)to your website/page and you can outrank IMDB for your targeted keywords. I have outranked codeproject (high authority) for product keyword phrases many times.
    Most of these big websites rank because of the domain authority but they generaly don't have a lot of good backlinks to specific pages so there is a chance for us take a shot.
     
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  9. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Remember that search engines are not the only source of traffic.
     
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  10. ttrox

    ttrox Regular Member

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    You're totally right, although I feel that if I don't start with the right foot with google it might get harder afterwards.
    I'm going to try anyway and I'll make sure to report you guys my results (I'm a complete newbie anyway though, so I don't know if it counts much).
     
  11. ttrox

    ttrox Regular Member

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    Well I said I would try. I have yet to do offsite seo but the site appears sometimes #1 and sometimes #3 on both Bing and Yahoo search (for all that matters). When it's on pos.3 it's below Wikipedia as I thought.
    While according kw research with google it has around 13k searches per month I have yet to have any organic traffic through Bing or Yahoo search (maybe they suck that bad?). Will inform if I see anything relevant.
     
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    fullwall3t Regular Member

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    I know this is really old thread, but have anyone of you success with outranking imdb?
     
  13. Nick Pearl

    Nick Pearl Newbie

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    Outranking IMDB for a tv show or a movie is almost impossible to achieve... it takes money, a lot of money....