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Question regarding beating "authority sites" in the search engine rankings.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by planetadam, May 30, 2014.

  1. planetadam

    planetadam Newbie

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    My question is regarding a particular search term and if it is possible to beat any of the sites in the rankings on the first page for this term.

    if i was to search in google for:

    uk land registry

    pretty much all the results are from the same .gov site and one of the results is from wikipedia. My question is if someone was to already have a site would they be able to rank above any of these first page results given they used a good seo campaign over the next 3-6 months?
     
  2. john1444

    john1444 Elite Member

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    It's very much possible.

    First you will need to analyze the competition.

    Secondly, your offpage strategy plays a big role too.

    Don't get enveloped with the social bookmarking,
    blog commenting, article submission, profile e.t.c
    kind of backlink because it doesn't work. Also
    avoid spammy or public blog network.

    If you can setup your own network made of high
    quality domains you will surely get on page one.
     
  3. jay yadav

    jay yadav Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    High PR Links Is Very Powerful To Rank..
     
  4. planetadam

    planetadam Newbie

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    thanks for the input, sure is a start.
     
  5. mamamiyaseo

    mamamiyaseo Newbie

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    Yes its possible but with good quality backlinks and probably a well optimized website.
     
  6. meln

    meln Junior Member Premium Member

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    Honestly I think you could find better niches to be in than one that competes with age-old .gov sites. If it's for a client site though, yeah it may be possible but it won't be easy. It has to be a very high-quality site, and ideally it'd have a bit of age too. I just checked the SERPs and without looking at actual metrics I can already tell there are a whole bunch of people competing for the 2-3 spots that are "left" on page 1 after .gov and wikipedia has taken theirs. Tough!
     
  7. PerryThresher

    PerryThresher Newbie

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    SEO implies that everything is possible. The fact that the constantly changing algorithms tell us only that we can not predict the outcome in the long term, but quit at the top it will be possible in any case. But in your shoes I would not pay full attention to the achievement of top-1 for a single word. Modern SEO involves creating efficiency over a site's visibility in search results.