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Ranking Articles

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by teetimeb, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. teetimeb

    teetimeb Newbie

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    I'm new here at BHW, and I'm just have a few questions about ranking individual articles.

    I just started a site for basketball quotes, pretty much just listing quotes by players and coaches.

    Whenever someone types in 'Lebron James quotes,' I'd like Lebron quotes page to pop up, not my index page.

    So, since all the text in that post is just unoriginal content (quotes), how do I get it to rank? Do I just get links pointing to that page? What other methods can I use?

    Does having background content (that's doesn't have a link from that post) help?

    Sorry if this is all obvious stuff, I'd just like some insight.
     
  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, your on the right track. Your ultimately trying to create a site that when someone types in "basketball quotes" your site shows up. This in turn means that the semantic related search terms such as "lebron quotes" will be associated with the site too, and that page individually will show up.
     
  3. lovelykitty

    lovelykitty Junior Member

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    Totally agree Panther28, you just need to add in as much relevant and useful items to subject as possible to help the user relate to your chosen keyword
     
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    As said above, write original articles about the person who said the qoute, you could add team history, achievements and add links to official sites etc. Just adding qoutes doesn't help the reader relate. By adding further reading links and official pages you are providing useful content
     
  5. nigglesmelb

    nigglesmelb Registered Member

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    The way Google works is it generally WON'T show your front page - it will show the page most relevant to the search term.

    So if you have a page on each of the major basketballers, when people search for that term, it will show that page.

    Without any original content though, it's hard to rank - you need to come up with something more than scraped quotes to give Google a reason to index and show the results.