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SEO to boost forums rankings?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kivd1, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. kivd1

    kivd1 Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    say I wanted to boost an entire forum on google with low kw competition,

    could I just buy an SEO service here and use the home page of the forum as the URL,
    and then would that boost the rest of the forum as well? (since its low competition) and assuming the individual threads/pages/posts had related kw to the homepage kws being ranked for
     
  2. Mr.Nick..

    Mr.Nick.. Regular Member

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    Yes, since you are building backlinks to the main page, domain authority increases which is one of the factor of rankings so this should work if the competition is really low, however you must have perfect on-site optimization so I would recommend to do everything to achieve great on-site SEO :)

    I would recommend throwing few (3-5) web2.0's to the inner pages as well (thread pages or post pages whatever you call them), there are BST's here in marketplace and you can get like 5000 web2.0's so even if you have 1000 pages on forum you can achieve this.

    Good luck and don't forget to update this thread with the method that you decide to use and the results after few weeks :)
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Kivd1,

    Are you asking if targeting one page on your site with an SEO service will help all pages on the domain rank better in search? If so then no, it will not. Will your other pages get more exposure as a result of the home page ranking better? Yes, they probably will. Remember that search engines serve relevant documents (pages), not entire websites in results. You don't see every single page of a website show up in search just because the engine thought the home page was relevant.

    Even if you had similar keywords in those other pages, search engines, (and especially google) aren't going to fill up their SERPs only with documents form your domain. They will grab others from different domains as well.

    I would focus on making each page of your site you want to rank well in search and target a different keyword for each one.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
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  4. kivd1

    kivd1 Junior Member

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    Ok so I guess I should do what Nick said and get a mass service that targets each thread page for the KW that is the title of the the thread on that page?
     
  5. kivd1

    kivd1 Junior Member

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    shouldn't domain authority also have to do with it?
     
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    kivd1 Junior Member

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    bumpp
     
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    BusinessMagnet Power Member

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    I also had an Q&A site where I was facing the same problem as yours.

    I subscribed to this thread to see other opinions.
     
  8. kivd1

    kivd1 Junior Member

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    ok cool,

    also would it not look suspicious to only have 2.0s pointing to the individual threads and nothing else?

    some input from someone with lots of SEO experience would be greatly appreciated! : )
     
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    TropicalSun Regular Member

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    It is really a bad idea to only link the homepage.

    What I would recommend doing is backlink EVERY post on the forum with atleast 5 or so variations of keywords as well as unoptimized backlinks.

    This helps add a huge level of diversity in backlinking that helps send pagerank and link juice to every page on your site. That way you can get traffic for posts that would simply never get rankings if you linked only the homepage. Plus linking the homepage only screams unnatural linkbuilding.

    Thank me later.
     
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    kivd1 Junior Member

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    What exactly do you mean by unoptmized links? aren't those considered bad by google?

    and are web2.0s enough or do I need more?
     
  11. Mr.Nick..

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    Web2.0's are one of the highest quality backlinks you can (mass) create for your website, that's why I recommended you using them, however you of course need proper backlink diversification, this means:
    You should have as many any type of links as possible, buy bargain of wiki's, blog comments, social bookmarks etc etc for all your pages, all those are cheap so it shouldn't cost much, but don't throw like 10,000 blog comments to one page and 13 blog comments to other one, make it look natural.

    You also should think about the anchor text, don't use only one keyword for all your backlinks, use several keywords and use generic type of anchors in 30% of cases (read more, visit this site, click here, etc, etc) and use naked url's in like 10%-15% of cases, well that's what number I use and it works for me, other SEOer might recommend a bit different ratio's.

    The main thing here is to make everything look as natural as possible, just don't overdo and don't leave footprints that's the main thing for you to think about. :)
     
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