Question: why does this site rank higher for a keyword

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by seoguy81, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Senior Member

    May 18, 2011
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    Donkey balls
    I'm trying to figure out the abiguity in regards to a certain keyword (3 letters, 1,870,000 results)

    The site that ranks in #1 position has the following stats:

    Site A: #1
    Inlinks: 363 (Siteexplorer)
    PR: 2
    Indexed pages: 136
    Age of domain 2007

    Site B: My Site

    Inlinks: 927
    PR: 3
    Indexed pages: 3k
    Age of domain: 2009

    The only factor that I see is that Site A targets a micro niche, where as only a category of my site targets that niche. But on a high level my site targets a niche higher

    (ex: i'm targeting the niche 'clothes' of which there is a category called 'skirts' where as whole of Site A targets 'skirts') Could this be a reason?

    Creating a new domain/site isn't quite the way to go. So what measures can be taken in order to get my category to outbeat Site A?

    • Presently, i'm using scrapebox with the '3 letter keyword' as the name and blasting comments.
    • My site has links coming in from Wikipedia (I know i know, there is no link juice being passed)
    • I have my articles published in the same directories as Site A

    What I do notice a big difference is links from squidoo.. But is squidoo only the real big factor in the rankings?
  2. Deviant991

    Deviant991 Registered Member

    Jun 12, 2011
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    first - quality>quantity (squidoo is lot heavier juice than spammed blogs)
    secondly - targeted niche>global niche+targeted niche

    also some would say domain age might have a part in this situation
  3. davids355

    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Apr 25, 2011
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    Yup I agree domain age could also be a factor, and on page seo maybe? Keyword density?