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Ranking a DIY Film making website? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by PChanger, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. PChanger

    PChanger Regular Member

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    Hey BHW,

    So I'm a noob. I started a website (on Jan. 8th 2014) about a topic that I am passionate about -- film making. I am not sure if it is the most profitable niche, but I love it so I thought it would make a site about it and see if I could make some $$$ (Using mainly AdSense, but also some Amazon Affiliate links). The site (easyfilmmaking.net) does not have all of the content yet (because I am still busy writing it), but what should I be doing SEO wise?

    Stuff I have done: I already made a Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube channel, and Pinterest page for it, plus I answered about 50 relevant questions on Yahoo Answers and put my website as my source (and about 2/3rds of them were chosen as best answer). Also, I linked it into a Squidoo article (about YouTube) that I wrote a year ago and I posted a comment on Videocopilot's blog and got a good "do follow" backlink from that. Also, I created and posted a video review of a laptop (that I am recommending on my website) on YouTube and it automatically went to the top of YouTube search results (because I did a good job with the video and because there were no reviews of that laptop model on YouTube). Right now the video has just under 800 views. I posted a link to my website in the description of the video. Also, on my main YouTube channel (where I do comedy videos and have like 730 real subscribers) I posted a link to my website in the description of some of my videos (4 videos with 4,000-ish views and 1 video with 150,000 views [all the views are real and 100% natural]). What else should I do to get my site to rank in google?

    NOTE: I want this site to be up permanently, so I don't want to do anything stupid to try to rank it quickly at the expense of the sites long term health.

    I know that I should probably finish writing the content for my website before I focus too much on the SEO, but still. Is there anything that I should be doing to rank higher in search results? Also, this may sound stupid, but what keywords should I be going for? I would try to go for something like "filmmaking", "Cheap Filmmaking", "Filmmaking at home", or something along those lines, but I bet that those are pretty high competition. Sorry for the stupid noob questions, but this is my first real website that I have put a lot of work into. Thanks so much for your help! :)

    ~PChanger
     
  2. PChanger

    PChanger Regular Member

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    ...anyone there?
     
  3. PChanger

    PChanger Regular Member

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    Wow. Seriously nobody is going to help me?
     
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  5. kancur

    kancur Registered Member

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    Hey, when looking for keywords, use google adwords keyword planner, it will show you exact number of searches per search term. Just for example how to make a movie - 5400 US monthly searches
    I'm absolutely not a seo expert, so I don't know how competitive it is. And somebody will surely respond you, it just needs some time ;-)
     
  6. TrailBlazer

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    Build some strong PBN links to the pages set up specifically for the keywords you're targeting. I would advise hunting down expired domains, doing due diligence, and setting up your own PBN rather than buying links form others. That way you have more control and don't risk being discovered and penalized. What I do is have 1 main keyword that I target, and instead of building links around the internet to that page, I use that keyword on internal pages on my site that I build links to. That way I don't take any risks on that main keyword, and I rank other sub keywords at the same time while building authority to my site.
     
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    Re.
    Also, this may sound stupid, but what keywords should I be going for? I would try to go for something like "filmmaking", "Cheap Filmmaking", "Filmmaking at home", or something along those lines, but I bet that those are pretty high competition. Sorry for the stupid noob questions, but this is my first real website that I have put a lot of work into.


    You've fallen into the trap that most people make - you started building your site before blueprinting it

    You should always have your primary, secondary, tertiary keywords laid out in some sort of spreadsheet/flow-charting software before you even create the first page of your site

    I advocate the silo site method of site building - especially when you are trying to create an authority site

    I recommend you read through this thread:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-wordpress-silo-sites-using-free-plugins.html
     
  8. CinderellaMan

    CinderellaMan Newbie

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    definitely buy some strong links from PBN to get it started, nothing else will give you better results