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Removing Duplicate Keywords

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zee007, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    Hi All,

    I have a client whose targeting the same keywords on different pages (work done by the previous SEO agency). The keyword is on the second page for a very competitive term. Obviously, I need to remove all of the duplicates except for one. The question is, which page is Google ranking for that keyword? I used a couple of commands like: site:domain inanchor:keyword to find the most powerful pages with a particular keyword, but I'm open to other suggestions

    Thanks!
     
  2. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Wait, what?

    Are you talking about two pages with duplicate content one is ranking and you don't know which?

    Or are you saying, two different pages with different content both ranking for the same keyword and you want to get rid of one?
     
  3. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    if you are saying that you need to remove the same keywords from 2 different pages then you have to do it off line.
    I think you are trying to find the most powerful page for that keyword then keeping that one and removing the same keywords from other pages. Right?
    I suggest not to do that. Cause actually they are not duplication of keywords.
     
  4. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    futurestic06

    Thanks for the input. Yes, I have the same exact keyword on 3 different pages (and obviously I dont know which page is the one which is ranking).

    I think its smart to remove the other 2 because in essence I will be competing with myself (cannibalizing).

    I thought it was SEO best practice to only target one keyword per page? And what do you mean do that off-line?
     
  5. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    I really don't understand the whole thing. Why you are so tensed? You don't have to remove the 2 pages. Its better to target one keyword per page but its not mandatory. So I think you should keep all the three pages. Work with only that one which gets the most clicks.
    Keep the other 2 at their own position. Its totally cool dude.
    thanks
     
  6. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    I rank for multiple keywords with a single page, and sometimes two different pages rank for the same keyword. Here's the thing, if you compete with yourself and you lose... you still win. Is the content the same on all 3 pages? If no, then leave all 3 pages. Try to push them all up in SERPs. All you have to do to see which page is ranking is check the search engine results and then look at the URL then you know which page it is.
     
  7. zee007

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    Thanks guys. The problem is that the customer's site has been hit by Penguin (the targeted keyword is 50% of the entire site's anchor text!). Basically, I need to bring that down by building links to other keywords with different anchor texts. That's probably going to take at least 2 months. Once the ratio is down to a safe level (I'm thinking about 20%) I can start building high quality links to the target keyword and hopefully it should rank.
     
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