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Some advice please

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kingnothing, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. kingnothing

    kingnothing Newbie

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    I'm currently working on building a network of sites on free platforms such as Squidoo/hubpages etc. I'm building backlinks by creating articles that link back to the site. How can I improve the articles position in the serps without writing more articles to link to the articles. I'm trying to avoid any spam like techniques.

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  2. sem.rank

    sem.rank Junior Member

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    Its all about the title and content. Squidoo and hubpages are pretty hard to rank for (from my experience). However alot of my articles (via ezinearticles) usually get to the top 3 pages for the keyword I'm aiming for. Just be sure to keep your content keyword friendly and include your keyword in your title.

    hope this helps.

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  3. Tseng

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    I am a newb so disregard is this sounds ignorant, just throwing in my .02. Maybe if you were to target keywords (long-tailed or otherwise) to utilize in your squidoo articles that have higher search / lower competition they would be higher in serps?
     
  4. kingnothing

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    The keywords I'm targeting at the moment are ones that I had a Squidoo lens on which ranked no1 in Google but then Squidoo locked my lens as they considered it a spam topic so I moved it all over to Hubpages. This is a profitable little niche so I don't want to let it go and I'm finding it hard to get my Hubpage in the serps. I have submitted quite a few articles which link back to my hubpage but its still a no show in google. So my idea was to give my articles a little more juice which in turn would carry over to my hubpage. I want to create some backlinks to my articles, without writing more articles, so it will boost both my articles and my hubpage but I'm not sure what the best way to do that is?
     
  5. aftershock2020

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    Well, sounds like you have spammed and didn't even know it. These resources have been badly abused by people like Howie Schwartz and his marketing thugs. He used to spam them to death with sales pages, ad pages and crap.

    To make your squidoo and hubpages successful and rank, you have to provide value, knowledge, news and content people can use. It isn't the same game in social marketing as it is in search engine targeting. There is a difference, as people read and rate the content, publically making a standing decision as to the quality, value and rank you hold as an author on those sites. To just post articles to post articles will kill your marketing in a heartbeat. You have to go at it in a completely different method and mindset.

    No matter what anyone tells you about posting articles and such being the way to go, if they aren't informative, PRODUCTIVE and inspirational/motivational content, they aren't going to move anywhere but down.

    Sure, you can stuff them with adsense pages, clickbank products and garbage like that. However, if you don't make a real go of getting a real following, in the manner of twitter and facebook, you don't have a foot to stand on. These things are going more social directed and it is not just user-based content that gets your ranked...it is the social rank you hold in the eyes of other users that make use of what you post.