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Problem ranking EMD

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jon_xx_x, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have an EMD with 90k exacts, I got on backorder, it only has a couple links to it, but I'm wondering if it's possible it has some kind of penalty. Now of course with no links to it you shouldn't expect it to rank. But I have four other websites that didn't even directly target the keyword, and they're in the top 30. Just seems strange.

    I guess the best bet is to start building links to it, but I'm just worried that it's a waste of time if I have other sites that ranked in the top 100 with no links to them.
     
  2. cybersage

    cybersage Regular Member

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    I've read of people getting nailed buying expired domains because they picked up a site that was penalized (either sandbox'd or de-indexed) in the past.

    Meaning that I think your concern is legitimate. You don't want to have to be trying to build your way of the sandbox from day 1.
     
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  3. MrE

    MrE Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What type of time frame are you basing this lack of ranking on? Is the site indexed and being spidered regularly?
     
  4. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah all pages are listed, but just brutal rankings.
    Time is probably six months, maybe more.
    I'm just used to having EMDs jump into top 100-200 within a week or two with no backlinks, and since I have other pages for the same keyword that have with little work, it's a bit strange.
    I have
    authority site, no links to the page, ranks #56
    niche site, couple years old, about 50 low quality links, #24
    nichesite, about six months old, main page has keyword in it, 15 links to the site, about 2 of them for the keyword, and it's #19
    then keywordsite.net, which I started building links to because it was ranked the highest out of all of them before any links were buit. And it's #5 now.