Some WH help and advise for my site please

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  1. Imhotep

    Imhotep Regular Member

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    Hello whitehat people! I have come to the end of work on my last project that I was using to test out all the things I have learned over the past year. I ended up getting it to page one in google, number 7 for the keyword I wanted. While I am happy with that, I am somehow still PR0 and outranked by the number 1 site which has a quarter the number of the backlinks I have, not an aged domain and is weak on content.

    My only guess is that the number one spot has some better DF backlinks with high PR. I am in the process of trying to get links on the same places to see how well that does. However I still feel I am missing some things with my site. I used mostly blackhat methods to get to this place so I wanted some helpful advise on getting more whitehat links and maybe some other WH tactics.

    I would also like for people to have a look at the site and tell me what I can improve about it. Things that I have been curious about are;

    "why are contact and legal pages important, or are they?"

    "What kind of section can I add to this site that will be updated daily? (besides news)"

    And of course what I might be missing in general or some element I might have overlooked.

    The site is not a "money site" because I came up with the concept long before I understood that aspect of IM, so I'm not concerned with it going big or being a large money earner. It really is just proof of concept to me that I have what it takes to design something good and rank.

    anyway the site is: http://www.solar-power-information-site.com/

    Have a look please and let me know what I can do to improve the user's experience and any whitehat methods that may be useful to it's unique design. Thank you for ANY input, I really appreciate it!

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    Simpatico Newbie

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    As far as SEO, I think you need to fine-tune your keywords and description, for one.

    Also, I think your site would benefit from better organization. If your intent is to provide information to readers, then provide it in a way they can utilize.

    Right now, you have one blog post as your main page and it's basically a huge, unwieldy block of text. Break up your info into more readable chunks and use them into target related keywords.

    Then find a better theme and make the info more organized and usable, as well as aesthetically pleasing (some of the text/links are barely readable.)
     
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  3. Imhotep

    Imhotep Regular Member

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    Thank you! That's exactly the critique I am looking for. I knew that I messed up somewhere with that front page. The formatting I do in word/open office never sticks so I will have to manually do it.

    As far as how the categories are laid out I am still hung up as to how to handle that. Maybe I will link to the articles in the main body as well. It's always the little things that mess me up ha ha.
     
  4. Imhotep

    Imhotep Regular Member

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    Still looking for the answers to these questions:

    "why are contact and legal pages important, or are they?"

    "What kind of section can I add to this site that will be updated daily? (besides news)"

    And any more opinions and critiques, thanks all!
     
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    I think I remember reading somewhere that if you're using adsense, you need to have a privacy policy that lets people know the G is collecting information about your visitors.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong though... :eek:

    BTW, how long did it take you from start to now to get your site to where it is now?
     
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    The contact and privacy policy etc. are good for your adwords quality score if you have a single page lander.
     
  7. Imhotep

    Imhotep Regular Member

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    Ah thanks for the replies guys, I am trying to wrap up the promotion of this site and move on. As I have said it is mostly a proof of concept so I am anxious to research some real niches! Anyway to answer your question jmcs23 I took about a month of promoting to get this site from oblivion to where it is now. That was done with the help of outsourcing here on BHW though. By myself though I basically used scrapebox to spam comments, did my own manual commenting on solar blogs, writing threads on solar forums, wrote maybe 2 articles and outsourced 4 (submitting them today actually), made some web 2.0 profiles and some forum profiles as well on my own too.


    I still feel I am missing something though, I will be manually emailing webmasters for perma links for whithat purposes though too. After that I will consider this history and work on my next project.

    Thanks again, and I am still looking for critiques and ideas to keep the site updated! :D