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Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by Steatem, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Steatem

    Steatem Junior Member

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    Hi,

    Seeing if there is someone with a spare 30 mins around to help me out and point me in the right direction with something I might be doing wrong?

    I started learning seo a little over 12months ago, and have been working on only 1 website (local business) trying to get it up there.
    So far I have;
    Built website (wordpress) (optimised the best I know of. Including Google page speed)
    GMB listing with 30+ pics kw optimised in metadata.
    Well known package bought from bst for links.
    PBN package 15 posts.

    This is a friends small business who is not paying for anything. I have been personally paying for the services from BHW BST, aswell as monthly subscription to seo group buy and serpbook.


    I haven't done any citations yet and this is my next step. But before I get this done I would love some feedback from you?

    Anyone interested to help me out?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Steatem

    Steatem Junior Member

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    the 'well known package' directly targeted the niche the business is in. It wasn't like a sape or xrummer link package or anything. It had a huge mix personalised youtube video, news articles web 2.0s pinterest pics etc.

    The jump in December was when 5pbn posts were added along with link package.

    Mid Feb I added another 10 post pbn and never saw an increase.
     
  4. saurabhunde

    saurabhunde Registered Member

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    Follow this rule. While making backlinks try to replicate the competitor's with 50 percent anchor text as the brand and 25 percent as the naked url while the target keyword anchor text at 1 percent.

    This will surely help instead of buying links.
     
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    I'd be messaging the people you bought from to see what their take on this could be.
    The links you bought in Feb seem to have done zilch, so ask them the question. Don't be fobbed off with being told to buy more from them.

    I've spent on a service this past month for a site that was doing well and just needed a nudge and it has done more harm than good, 2 keywords are still not in top 100, 1 is up 4 places back to where it started off at ( number 9 ) the other 2 are down 13 spots and 34 spots. I'm going to see what comes of it when the month is up, then leave it another couple of weeks.
     
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    Get this theme: https://www.expand2web.com/smallbiz-theme/
    The only backlinks you should buy are citations, which are backlinks for local sites.
    Slowly work on getting google reviews from customers. Me mindful that the google algorithm will delete reviews that are submitted too frequently or come from the same account or other obvious fake review methods. So encourage customers to review for a discount or some other incentive.

    No PBNs.
    It's a slow process and shortcuts like PNB's are a waste of money for local sites and
    will set back your SEO efforts. Local sites don't need much backlinks at all to get on the first page. Onpage SEO is much more important which is why I suggested the theme above, it's made for local seo and is a template for best local seo practices.

    P.S. make sure your theme is responsive. If you site does not work for mobile you are really screwed.
     
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    OK, I can help you out :)

    Skype : stevecarty1

    Thanks
     
  8. Steatem

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    Thanks, I will be speaking to the pbn guy about the other 10 links to see what the differences where. seeing it was better with just the 5 initially I'm thinking of requesting to remove the last 10 altogether.

    This doesn't look like it's available anymore. Could be interested if you know somewhere else to get it?
    The onsite SEO for this site should be spot on.

    I'm looking at getting a citation package done through the BST. Have seen one with excellent reviews. From where this site used to be (position 80+)to where it is now is a huge improvement. Hoping the citations will make a difference. Thanks
     
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    Will chat to you on skype
     
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    The SmallBiz Theme has been retired after many years of service. We will continue to provide updates for existing customers.

    Ha ha, I thought I'd have a look at that one too, oh well.
     
  11. randybishop

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    Yeah, that SUCKS!
    I have been using that theme for years with great success!