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Starting a website soon, need some advice before I get things rolling!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by acidol2, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. acidol2

    acidol2 Supreme Member

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    Got a few things I wanted to ask anyone out there who has a website, and has good experience with managing it.
    First off, I'm not gonna worry about offpage SEO at all, but I will be paying fine attention to onpage SEO.

    Now, first thing. I had a website in my past, but just forgot about it, and the free hosting canceled it, but the domain was still active.
    A few weeks ago, I got an email from the site I registered the domain with. It was saying something about ICANN I think, and how
    they were talking about my info I registered the domain with, and how it needed to be updated. (Yea, I registered it with fake info).

    But I tried to log in to my account, password and shit ain't work. Tried to reset it, said that username or domain didn't exist or w.e
    So I said fuck it, that domain is long gone anyway enough with that story.

    I have a new domain right now, that I tried making a website on in the past.

    Should I change my new domain's info with my real info? (Yea, I already have it registered with fake info) What's the worst that
    could happen if I use fake info? I know about whois protection and blocking my address and shit so people can't get it, but I just
    wanted to know why it's bad to use fake info on a domain registration.

    Second thing, this has to do with off page seo. I tried making a site on this domain already, so naturally I have backlinks pointed to it.
    Thing is, those backlinks are pointed to old blog posts that no longer exist, targeting bad keywords (i thought they were good, back
    when I didn't know shit about SEO and stuff). Most of them are crappy links that I got from fiverr. My question for this is, will those
    links hurt my rankings later on when I start trying to rank for keywords, after I got a lot of content on my site?

    I just wanna be sure, because I may need to register a new domain if those old links are gonna be a problem. And just so you know,
    there's only about 400 links pointed to my site, most are pointed to old and deleted blog posts, but hardly are pointed to the actual
    domain.

    My domain isn't new though, I registered it in June last year, so in a few months it'll be a year old. (Just throwing that out there)

    Third question, this one is about hosting. I plan on doing some giveaways as a way to get some long term traffic, and build an email
    list with (oh, that reminds me. A little while ago i read something where someone said bhw use to have an email marketing forum,
    what happened to it? :0). I could be getting anywhere from a few hundred views to a few thousand views a day. Just putting this out
    here, it doesn't have anything to do with Kinlee's Journey with the viral method, because I was thinking of using a viral referral script
    before I knew anything about BHW some time ago, and the script I have is different from the one she has. But yea, that's what I wanted
    to know, what kind of hosting would you recommend. I was scrounging around the other day looking at reviews for hosting companies
    that offer monthly payments, and I found this one. https://www.arvixe.com/ The have Personal Class for 7$/month, which is really
    awesome, low price and seems reliable. Thoughts on that?

    I've already got 2 articles written, and I'm trying to write 1 or 2 a day so I can some ready to go when I get things rolling. My main way
    of monetizing is Email Marketing, I was planning on building a list by using giveaways here and there.

    I'm all pumped for this, and I really wanna get a good source of income. So if you have any advice based on what I typed, I'd love to here
    it. Thanks!
     
  2. pompano

    pompano Power Member

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    If you are starting fresh and your old domain has no authority and just some spammy links then I would either invest into an aged domain or new domain.

    Secondly, do not use Arvixe, I had a terrible experience with them 3 years ago. I would try http://www.stablehost.com

    Regarding the fake info, do what you want. :p

    Good luck!
     
  3. starsky

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    I'm currently using Arvixe so far still got no problem.

    @pompano, mind sharing your problem you faced with them?
     
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  4. acidol2

    acidol2 Supreme Member

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    Oh I haven't even thought of that, I'll check into some old domains.
    I'll also look at that hosting site, thanks man.
     
  5. pompano

    pompano Power Member

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    Some random troll from I guess the forum I was running. Went into the public support chat and pretended he was the site owner. I come home to find my website had been down for 2 days because they allowed a public troll abuse them in public chat, making them think it was me. They suspended my accounts and when I tried to explain, they basically told me to fuck off.

    So I was basically accused of being racist and dickhead even though I was not even at a computer. I was out getting shitfaced all weekend. As a site owner, it's kind of worrying that a Company is allowing some guy to convince them they are the owner without even providing any details or proof they were me.
     
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    Thats too bad. I feel sorry for you. Perhaps I should take precautions too. Thanks for your share.