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PMD - rank home page or inner page for main key words?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Zombie Pop, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Zombie Pop

    Zombie Pop Regular Member

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    Hey

    I'm still learning SEO, had some successes but a lot of failures. Right now I am experimenting with domain names. I have a PMD, and i need some help.

    I'm wondering if I should try to rank the home page for my main keywords, or if it would be better to rank an inner page with an exact match URL?

    If it would be better to rank the home page, should I still build an article with the exact match url and just link back to the home page from it?

    Thanks
     
  2. ddederick

    ddederick Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I haven't seen any real difference between targeting homepage and inner page. It depends on your site, though. For example, if your homepage has some good backlinks targeting your (or similiar) keyword already, then go for it. Otherwise I'm mostly going for inner pages as I like to let the homepage to be "clean" without much optimisation.
     
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  3. Adam718

    Adam718 Senior Member

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    Which ever is more relevant to the search queries and user needs is what you should focus on ranking.
     
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    DiscoDax Registered Member

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    Completely agreed with this! Google ranks pages, not websites. Not saying good DA can't help you overall though. The thing is people that rather rank their inner pages often forget to build links to their homepage as well.
     
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    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Send links everywhere. Legit links from authority sites are likely to be from an innerpage of your site, interesting articles or whatever. Looks suspicious to have a site with a bunch of links to only the homepage.
     
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    Rank the homepage but send links to inner pages too like jon_xx_x said.
     
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  7. Zombie Pop

    Zombie Pop Regular Member

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    Thanks guys

    I've had pretty good results so far just ranking the home pages. Never been number one though. Usually lower on the first page or page 2. Thats why I was thinking about ranking an inner page this time and not focusing on the home page, with the exception of branded links etc. No kw anchors this time.

    I'm still learning and experimenting a lot. It's not really about making $ as much as it is learning and gaining exp right now. So im always searching for you guys that put out the good tib bits. Still split testing all the time with fresh domains.

    Thanks again for any help or insight.
     
  8. alberickmegres

    alberickmegres Newbie

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    Hey guys. After reading all the comments i would like to ask if there is a number of backlinks that you should get to rank inner pages to the first page? If so How many backlinks do you need for your homepage?
     
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    It depends on the competition of the keywords and the quality of the backlinks you will be building. Backlinks are not equal. You need high quality editorial backlinks to stay on top of SERPs. If you need more on this why not PM me.
     
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  10. SEO Power

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    The same number of backlinks that would rank your homepage would also rank your inner page. However, if you decide to rank your inner page instead of your homepage, and you build links to your homepage, you will need less links to rank the inner page. No one can tell you exactly how many links you will need, though.
     
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  11. alberickmegres

    alberickmegres Newbie

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    Thank you all for your advice. Question where can I find editorial backlinks and how many would I need. My business is in electronic cigarettes and getting the homepage on the first page is going to take sometime. So it is easier for me to rank the products that I have on the page 3 and 4 of G. If I get 30 PR9 backlinks pointing to my product pages will this help to get them on the first page?
     
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    ushadeep Regular Member

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    hey
    In my OP is improve the home page url with your main keyword and use the backlinks for the inner page url
     
  13. alberickmegres

    alberickmegres Newbie

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    Thanks for your reply Do you mean that I should use the backlinks for my homepage for my inner pages?
     
  14. Snowfallvictim

    Snowfallvictim Newbie

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    EMDs and PMDs dont really matter these days for Google. Just take care of both onpage and offsite factors and you would start ranking in no time.
     
  15. ice41

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    Not to highjack OP's thread, but I have a question.

    Do you need to put an article for the homepage that you wanted to rank for? Or usual homepage layout with different blog post can still rank?

    Is it ok to 301 redirect a penalized site to a new domain?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  16. aussiejack

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    deleted, wrong thread