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[Question] Starting an authority website

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tritina, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. tritina

    tritina Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I want to know more about authority web sites. I have many articles and I want to invest them in a good way, they're actually talking about different subject but about the same domain.

    I need to clear some questions before I start, so please if you can answer my question I'll be very thankful :

    - Do I need to do offpage SEO for authority website ?
    - Does my keyword density matters ? ( I have a EMD domain )
    - Is copying some content from Wikipedia counts for duplicate content ? I mean, something like a definition - 2-3 lines.

    If you have any advices to give me about authority websites that's will be great.

    Thank you.
     
  2. moorish

    moorish Junior Member

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    hi , tritina

    I am in the process of building my own authority site and will tell you its alot of work!
    Hopefully in the end it will pay off :) to answer your questions

    - Yes off page seo will have to be done depending on each keyword difficulty more or less backlinks will be needed for each page on your website. I have been ranking for low competion keywords on first page in hours. These are the latest added article's to my website.
    Having build authority in my niche for the last 3 months I find that ranking new pages now is alot faster and less backlinks are needed.

    - about keyword density I think it matters alot! I would not write articles targeting 1 single keyword I have had alot of problems ranking these "1 keyword" article's. I have the most succes with targeting only the LSI's of the keyword and not the main keyword itself. These pages eventualy rank higher with less backlinks then the main article I was targeting the keyword with. I couldnt break top 50 with the first article targeting 1 keyword. 2 months later I publish a article on my website targeting 3 LSI's of that said keyword couple of days later this article was ranking on spot 9 of the first page. When I then started to interlink those 2 articles I went top 3 and this with a article that had only 20 bookmarks from my personal accounts and internal links from the first article.


    on the 3rd part I couldnt give a definitif answer but first guess stay away from cpoy make everything unique!
     
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  3. tritina

    tritina Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot, I just Pm'd you : )
     
  4. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Hi,

    Get some good info from this thread http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...brief-building-authority-site-make-money.html

    In my experience I have built authority sites without much off page except from other sites linking in to me,purely whitehat. Some peoples idea of what an authority site is varies from mine.. My idea of an authority site is tonnes of relevent , helpful content that is well written.

    Dont do any Keyword stuffing it can get you penalized at the moment. Some people say aim for 2-3% but I think that is way too much. On an average 1500 word article I would be looking at 0.5-0.7% and drop in some LSI words (niche related) Keyword density also depends on your niche.. If your niche is "football" then it will be hard to write an article without using the term football several times. If your term is "Garden furniture bargains in Miami" it will look odd if you repeat the phrase more than twice. Aim for Human readability.

    Attribute any sources you use especially wikipedia. But even with attribution try to write as much unique content as you can. Spiders will crawl your page and penalise it if they are finding chunks of copied content on it. Basically if you are writing a unique 700 word article and using some citation at the end of the article this would be okay
     
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  5. tritina

    tritina Regular Member

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    That's what I was looking for ! Thanks