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Ranking for more and more keywords

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Stu784, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm aiming this at the experienced SEO experts here on BHW.

    I've finally got one of my sites ranking number 1 in Google.com for a 4 word keyword phrase.

    Now within this 4 word keyword phrase there are a number of nested, shorter keywords which individually get a massive amount of traffic.

    I've selected the 3 highest traffic keywords (broad match) and was looking to link build to get these terms to number 1 also.

    If you are looking at the 4 word keyword phrase the 3 terms I'm looking to increase my ranking for are using:

    1) words 1 & 2 of the 4 word keyword phrase and I currently rank 16th for this word
    2) words 1, 2 & 4 and I currently rank 9th for this word
    3) words 2, 3 & 4 and for this keyword I currently rank 6th

    My question is that if I start linkbuilding for these 3 terms to push them up to number 1 will my existing standing for the 4 word keyword phrase be affected?

    I'm looking to build brand new links to my site with keyword anchor text for these 3 keywords leaving what I already have in place intact.


    Logically it sounds like it shouldn't be affected but with SEO & Google you just never know.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rprabu

    rprabu Power Member

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    Keep the link building campaign for the 4 word keyword also.. It will help you to maintain the position.. Atleast weekly some number of links..
     
  3. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    Maybe an Xrumer blast and split the job 4 ways across my original 4 word and the 3 nested target keywords with a 40/60 split of URL's across my sites home page and some of my web2.0 properties.
     
  4. bigleftie

    bigleftie Junior Member

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    So if you are ranking for a 4-term keyword (1 2 3 4), you simply build links that exclude one of the keywords to move up in ranking for that 3-term keyword?

    Using Stu784's example from above,

    Simply making back-links that use 1&2, 1&2&4, and 2&3&4 as anchor text would improve ranking for those terms individually?

    Now - how about increasing your rank for related terms. By related terms, I mean terms that would come up if you use MNF or MS or Google Keyword Tool to do keyword research.

    Let's say Stu's actual keywords were leaping over large buildings.

    Is there any away to get ranked for "how to jump over tall buildings", without affecting the other terms he already reached the first page with?
     
  5. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    This is an example of what I'm looking for advice on however also shorter words?

    Regarding other/related keywords I'm targeting these on other pages of my website and in some cases have the same situation due to the length of the keyword.
     
  6. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    Well you probably won't be going to worse atleast since your getting more and more backlinks with related anchors. Only way is up :)