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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by appliedscience, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. appliedscience

    appliedscience Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    A lot of my SEO prior to Panda was article marketing, because it got results - good results. But now Google doesn't care much for backlinks from article directories which equals most of my backlinks!

    As a result, I've lost my rankings in Google.

    I must stress as well so that all of the content on the article directories was of high quality, I didn't put together bad articles that Google are trying to stop. But ultimately I was still affected because of the location of all of the majority of my backlinks - as the sites themselves where.

    I know this question has likely been asked 1 million times are ready here on BHW, but I wouldn't mind getting some specific advice if possible, or even if someone has a direct link to a previous BHW thread which covers a lot of this as I don't read every thread here on BHW so I may have missed one which answers all my questions.

    But basically what I'd like to really try and understand is.... what do I focus on?

    It seems to me that I need to generate backlinks, and can still do so, through articles but they always need to come from a really credible website, and that credible website can no longer be an article directory - more like someone's blog. I also feel that to get good rankings you need to have a blog which is updated regularly, but unfortunately this isn't what my website is about, I don't run a blog and having a blog on my site is of no relevance to the services that I offer. Not every website can be a blog - and I'm not sure how to rank in the search engines without having a blog because it seems like it's the only thing Google cares for at the moment, and the easiest way to rank.

    I have good on-site SEO, but I think that because so many of my backlinks are no longer being registered by Google it has affected my site a lot, does anyone have any advice on how I can tell Google that my site is worthy of being ranked? Without having to manually comment on blogs and manually perform SEO tasks which won't get me anywhere anyway, for the pure reason that I don't have the time.

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help and advice.
     
  2. ibmethatswhoib

    ibmethatswhoib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think you're over thinking it, there are millions of threads about this. Just get diverse links. Profile, blog, web 2.0 whatever. Just diversify and that will help.
     
  3. appliedscience

    appliedscience Regular Member

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    I think at a time like this I need to over-think the situation.
     
  4. enderz

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    I agree. Those who don't think and just work by some stupid mantra they read are the crowd. In SEO you can't be the crowd you need to be the top, as the top you must think :)

    I agree with the OP most methods are not working as they used and it is time for new tactics such as using unique content on blog guesting, quality site networks and creating your own networks.
     
  5. appliedscience

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    Thanks for the reply. I don't want to just get backlinks and 'hope for the best', I've done that too many times in the past and I get no results. One thing which always worked for me in ranking was article marketing, but now it's not - not the way it used too.

    If anyone has some advice that's maybe a bit more tested or specific, on how I could move forward to get my rankings back would be appreciated.
     
  6. CenTex Hosting

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    stop and look at it this way.

    Do people really come to your site from article sites? NO

    look at where people are out and build links to target where people are to bring them to your site with those links your traffic will go up as well as your rankings.
     
  7. goinviral

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    The problem with article marketing these days is as MAtt Cutts says "you are voting for yourself" What google now wants to see is people voting for you. This means diversifying your links. Article backlinks are still good but on their own they are a red flag to google saying hey this guy loves his site but no one else seems to!!!!!! You understand?

    So backlinking from .edu's, web 2.0's etc etc etc. Will help your site get back up there. The backlinks need to be not only to your top level but to internal pages. Add more content and get backlinks for that also and guess what you will back pretty quick, because your original article links are still quite powerful, just not over powering like they used to be.

    OK on a separate matter, You seem to have a bit of a defeatist attitude about all this. People have told you in this thread get different kinds of backlinks and you have blown them off. If you want help then start listening to people. I understand what it is like to lose your position I have been there alot of times over the years but in the end you get advice and then you apply it. Thats how you end up winning.
     
  8. Longover

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    I have a site or two that rank purely because of article directory links. And they actually rank in very lucrative niches by accident. That was back in my bum marketing days and I decided to use my website as a way of converting the visitor instead of direct linking from my article. So do article directories work for SEO? Yes. Are they all equal? No.

    If I were you, I would focus on in-content links and less on forum profiles. But don't listen to me.

    Go get Market samurai. Take a look at about 5-10 keywords in different markets. Run link analysis on the top 5 sites and see what types of links they are building.

    Don't over think this business. It's easier to copy what is already working that it is to re-invent your own system.
     
  9. bstsystems

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