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Questions Regarding My Niche Review Site

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Elin Dotsya, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    Since no one responded to these questions on my journey thread, I decided to make this thread a standalone.

    Some Questions For YOU:

    1. Should I bother with all those copyright/disclaimer/privacy policy pages? If so, couldn't I just copy them from my competitors and change some of the info around to be relevant to my site?

    2. Do I HAVE to use my real photo and name in the "About" page?

    3. Is there any other way to help prevent Google from lowering my site rank other than using the proper keywords?

    4. When focusing on a certain keyword, is it a bad idea to repeat the same title keywords in the post?

    5. When adding photos/screenshots does it matter which file format I use (BMP, PNG, JPEG, etc)?

    6. If I decide to add YouTube videos to my site do I need to credit the uploader?

    7. Which domain and hosting site/s would you recommend?

    8. Even though this method is fairly White Hat, do I need to worry about the proper proxies and bots?

    9. Do you have any tips to prevent me from doing what other newbies have done when creating a niche review site?

    10. Does my domain name need to be exactly what my niche is about? Ex. car auction would be "carauctions" or "auctionedcars".

    Other questions: Would I get an infringement for things that are trademarked? Can a niche name actually be trademarked? Like if I were doing about health then I would put health as the domain name. Could this still get me in trouble?
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    1. Yes, yes.

    2. No.

    3. It's called SEO, read, test, read, test, read, test.

    4. Not if in moderation.

    5. No - but choose JPEG or optimized PNG for them to load faster.

    6. Nah.

    7. Anything that doesn't have a bazillion other sites on the same server and makes your site crawl.

    8, 9. Haven't read your method.

    10. Not much, least of your worries.

    Other: Theoretically, you can always get in trouble with anything. The question is - is there any probability in happening to you with this. Not realistically, don't worry about it.
     
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  3. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    Thank you for your response.

    Just one more question remaining (at the moment): Could you please give me a link to the best thread concerning SEO? Seems that there are many things out there, but I would really like to learn exactly how it works.

    This is the method that I'm using - http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/easy-100-a-day-perfect-for-noobs.359445/

    I'm also following the steps on his site - http://feinternational.com/blog/how-to-make-six-figures-a-year-without-seo/

    People say that it's too saturated and that isn't really a problem for me. This will help teach me how things work.

    I have decided to go with Bluehost's Plus plan and then see where it takes me from there.
     
  4. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You may want to know that spoon-feeding is frowned upon here, so the answer is "read the forum".
     
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  5. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    I disagree with the assertion that asking WHICH of the threads is best for learning to be spoon-feeding. What is the use of reading through countless threads when I have no idea what to look for when I could just ask someone with far more experience to guide me to the right thread?

    Spoon-feeding implies no work on my part...
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    In all reality, there is no "best".

    There are a lot of very good ones and you would be well served by getting a broad view from a variety of members as to what works in SEO.

    SEO is not a science as much as it is an art so there is no surefire way to operate in that arena.
     
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  7. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    I agree with your points. What's troubling me is picking up useless information that will only be a stick in the wheel for further advancement. I'll do the research, as long as I learn something that is REAL. It's as though the entire system was designed to cause us to fail repeatedly until we eventually rise from the ashes to greatness.
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Blame google for that I suppose.
     
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  9. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    Don't worry, I'll get my butt in gear and learn this SEO thing until my eyes are red and making popping sounds. Dotsya will figure it out.

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    There is a thumbs-up button at the bottom right of a post that allows you to show appreciation for the things people write to answer your Google-able questions.
     
  11. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    I'm oddly polite whenever I do what needs to be done. I prefer to say "thank you" instead of clicking that weird...thing. I guess I should give him a thumbs up because my questions have been adequately answered.

    A few questions for you though: Back when I had my old site half of the traffic came from people living in my country (then Ukraine). Why is this, despite doing everything to attract an American audience? How do I prevent people who don't understand English from visiting my site? It was such a wasted effort.
     
  12. CommandobotStudios

    CommandobotStudios Registered Member

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    Intentionally promoting to them is a wasted effort, but if they came frome nowhere without effort from your part, then it doesn't matter.I suspect that you dropped a link accidentally on some ukrainian website or vk and that's all, there's no other explanation for this.
     
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    Just write in english
     
  14. CommandobotStudios

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    Your other questions got their adequate answers, so I'll help you out with these:
    8. Unless you want to spam social media or build low quality links with GSA/scrapebox, then you don't have to, tho using at least a VPN to browse shit never hurts.
    9. Just use common sense and try not to reinvent the wheel: look for other review sites to get ideas, do not copy content, but don't be afraid to learn from them.

    You are lucky, your english is flowing well, I can't write like this even after 10 years of learning, use that to your advantage.
     
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  15. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    Could it have been because my ISP was Ukrtelecom? Even here, whenever I browse a site the default settings change the language to Romanian. What's odd is that whenever I create a .com blog using Blogger, it automatically converts it to an .md extension.

    I pretty much always do, even when talking to Russians. P.S. I approve of One Punch Man.

    Spending 15 years in the US certainly helped, lol. Oddly enough, my English IMPROVED after I moved back to Ukraine with family.

    I've tried TOR before and then thought to myself, "what am I trying to hide here?" and just said screw it and always use Chrome now.

    I was checking out my competitors the other week and the one who is at the very first spot on page 1 actually has fairly generic reviews and site theme. That person probably has some crazy SEO skills, lol.

    Anyway, back to Steven Seagal's Under Siege movie I go.
     
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    If it was a hosted wp sites or smth I really doubt your ISP could have been the cause of the ukrainian visitors, but if it was a blogger.com site I guess it could have been the reason. I've never really used blogger, but my ex-gf had a blog there and random people from our homecountry always popped up and commented , and it was only a personal blog, she didn't promote it anywhere. If somebody is familiar with blogger, please confirm this.

    And don't be fooled by a shitty site design and some not-so-useful content, maybe it'll be fairly easy to beat or maybe not, you will see hundreds of site like that one on the serps later, impossible to tell why they are ranking without doing deeper research.
     
  17. Divination

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    Blogspot does not change your blog's URL, it just redirects you based on your IP. Try typing yourblog.blogspot.de or any other subdomain and it'll still work.
     
  18. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    Yep, it was a WP site using Hostgator and Namecheap as my hosting and domains, respectively.

    After reading about SEO I think the person who ranked 1st probably had high quality links. I wouldn't know anything else about it.

    So then, it really doesn't matter which extension it uses, right? Does this affect the traffic I get?

    More questions for you lads:
    1. How do I optimize my site to work better with mobile, or does this depend on the theme I use?
    2. How do I check which theme my competitors use? Will I be able to see it somewhere if I right-click and inspect?
     
  19. Divination

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    Blogspot URL is the same for everyone, don't worry about it.
     
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  20. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    I now have over $100 and am going to make a website, but I'm having second thoughts about Bluehost. I was going to sign up for it but forum members are warning everyone to stay away from EIG. What exactly is so wrong with them? What would you guys recommend for something that is optimized for both computers and mobile, with 99% up time and a quick load time? I think the most important part would be not having my site crash if 100k people visited at once.

    Meathead123 recommends SiteGround. I'm not familiar with this hosting site at all.

    I'm looking into pricing and all of that, but reliability is very important.