Trying to Get a Motorcycle Site up in Ranks

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I need someones help, I have a site that sells motorcycle apparel, all sorts, a couple of months ago I had a PR2 rating, then we decided to revamp the site, Big Mistake!! it now PR0, I have now went out and spent some real good money on a New Web Design, I am using ad-words, I have checked the index on Google, Yahoo and Bing, Google is the highest, I am slowly (Snail Mail Slow) Linkbuilding and am racking my brain on how to get this site up in the standings?? This is a business site so I do not want to do link farming, or any black hat SEO, I could but this is my business, is there any help out there?

I am new here so if you could PM I will get back to you I have started a blog finally and I have been using SEnuke to put some articles and web 2.0 presence, but very sparingly as I do not want my site blacklisted, is there anyone who can tell me what I can do?
 
Try article marketing and press release on regular basis... You will only get benefit from it... Submit your site to yahoo directory... Create free blogs, web 2.0, wiki pages for your site... Do some video marketing kinda stuff... Lots of things to do or outsource your work to some SEO company...

Try going through forum and you will learn lot... Still above mentioned points are good for your site and you can try it...
 
Try going through forum and you will learn lot... Still above mentioned points are good for your site and you can try it.
 
imo -

1)have one of the guys on this site write some articles and send them to ezine and ac and authority sites.

2) make a 5 minute video (if you cant do that use animoto) and upload it to tubemogul for distribution

3) just do 1 squidoo, hub, or whatever.

those are all white hat and strong, i bet someone on this forum would do all of it for you for 100, hell i probably would.
 
yours is a great niche for content. Article marketing and videos would realy help. Videos don't have to be expensive. Your market is enthusiastic about motorcycles so short videos on any number of topics will both get you traffic and help you rise in the SERPs.
 
From the looks of your post, and your description about what happened, you NEED to get a web guy/design team you can TRUST.

It sounds like the guy who revamped your site, butchered your link juice by creating a whole new site with no redirects.

Blackhat is not the easy way out, it takes hours of work and it will only ever show results if it is built on a solid platform, by the sounds of it, someone who did not 301 an old site to a new, is not smart enough to build a website that will provide a good ROI down the track.
 
Article Marketing, web 2.0 properties, Scrapebox, SENuke etc.
 
I'd suggest Facebook marketing, you can make a very targeted campaign, with low cpc if you do it properly.
 
I need someones help, I have a site that sells motorcycle apparel, all sorts, a couple of months ago I had a PR2 rating, then we decided to revamp the site, Big Mistake!! it now PR0, I have now went out and spent some real good money on a New Web Design, I am using ad-words, I have checked the index on Google, Yahoo and Bing, Google is the highest, I am slowly (Snail Mail Slow) Linkbuilding and am racking my brain on how to get this site up in the standings?? This is a business site so I do not want to do link farming, or any black hat SEO, I could but this is my business, is there any help out there?

I am new here so if you could PM I will get back to you I have started a blog finally and I have been using SEnuke to put some articles and web 2.0 presence, but very sparingly as I do not want my site blacklisted, is there anyone who can tell me what I can do?

It may be too late now, but one thing to do is go to Google and look in their cache. See what pages there were - if they're still cached you may be able fix things. Then create 301 redirects for those cached pages either using .htaccess or if you're using Wordpress, use "Page Links To" to create redirects from the original pages to the new pages you moved to.

I'm assuming you changed the site structure so everything that was there/linked to is moved elsewhere.
 
Great Tips, I do appreciate it, I am definitely thinking of looking for someone to do this, I do have a question with regards to Google Cache, how do I find this? Also how do i find someone to do the SEO work that was recommended?

I would do Videos but it is winter here, so no Bikes out and about?
 
Most importantly - what's the site, and where's the BHW discount? I'm sure there's other BHW motorcyclists here other than yours truely :)
 
Use the Code: BHW for a 10% Discount. the site is Foothills Motorcycle Apparel
 
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Yes BHW gets a discount. I cannot add the URL but the Store is the same, it is Foothills Motorcycle Apparel.
 
Thanks for that - actually that was directed at UltimateSEO, for his site...
 
Niche Report: motorcycle apparel
Created: Fri Jan 07 14:37:10 PST 2011
Datacenter:
Language:

Minimum requirements to be competitive on page 1:
_____________________________________________

At least 2 matches or better in the HTML title tag.
At least 1 matches or better in the hostname.
At least 1 matches or better in the URL.
At least 2 matches or better in the HTML meta description tag.
At least PR 4 or better.
At least HOST PR 4 or better.
At least 23K pages or better indexed.
At least 18K page inlinks or better.
At least 21K host inlinks or better.
At least 1 dmoz.org directory listing or better.
At least 1 Yahoo directory listing or better.
At least 665 ms HTML source load time or faster.
Between 18 - 80 characters in the HTML title tag.
Between 25 - 69 characters in the URL.
Between 18 - 70 characters in the HTML meta description.
Between 14 - 29 characters in the full hostname.

Requirements to out-perform on page 1:
__________________________________

At least 3 matches or better in the HTML title tag.
At least 1 matches or better in the hostname.
At least 1 matches or better in the URL.
At least 5 matches or better in the HTML meta description tag.
Between PR 4 - PR 5.
Between HOST PR 4 - PR 5.
At least 75K pages or better indexed.
At least 52K page inlinks or better.
At least 52K host inlinks or better.
At least 1 dmoz.org directory listing or better.
At least 1 Yahoo directory listing or better.
At least 49 ms HTML source load time or faster.
Between 18 - 80 characters in the HTML title tag.
Between 25 - 69 characters in the URL.
Between 18 - 70 characters in the HTML meta description.
Between 14 - 29 characters in the full hostname.

Honorable Mentions:
_________________

Best quality inlinks on average: http://www.pnwmotorcyclesafety.com/sponsors.html
Most efficient SEO: http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/

Summary of Factors:
__________________

Title tag keyword matches:
minimum: 0 matches
average: 1.6 matches
maximum: 3 matches

Hostname keyword matches:
minimum: 0 matches
average: 1.0 matches
maximum: 1 matches

URL keyword matches:
minimum: 0 matches
average: 1.0 matches
maximum: 1 matches

Google summary text keyword matches:
minimum: 1 matches
average: 1.9 matches
maximum: 5 matches

Google Page Rank:
minimum: 3
average: 3.7
maximum: 5

Host Page Rank:
minimum: 3
average: 4.0
maximum: 5

Estimated indexed pages:
minimum: 32 pages
average: 23453.9 pages
maximum: 75628 pages

Page Inlinks (backlinks):
minimum: 28 inlinks
average: 18623.2 inlinks
maximum: 52825 inlinks

Host Inlinks (backlinks):
minimum: 251 inlinks
average: 21676.1 inlinks
maximum: 52825 inlinks

DMOZ directory listing:
minimum: 0 listing
average: 1.0 listing
maximum: 1 listing

Yahoo directory listing:
minimum: 0 listing
average: 1.0 listing
maximum: 1 listing

Page load time in milliseconds (html source only):
minimum: 49 ms
average: 665.1 ms
maximum: 2389 ms

Title tag size in bytes:
minimum: 18 characters
average: 55.7 characters
maximum: 80 characters

URL size in bytes:
minimum: 25 characters
average: 35.6 characters
maximum: 69 characters

Google summary size in bytes:
minimum: 18 characters
average: 52.4 characters
maximum: 70 characters

Hostname size in bytes:
minimum: 14 characters
average: 21.6 characters
maximum: 29 characters


Individual Niche Leaders
_____________________

1. http://www.cyclegear.com/

hostname: www.cyclegear.com
loadtime: 335 ms
page size 114K bytes
word count 1672 words
unique words 890 words
features: dmoz yahoo
indexed pages: 75K
page rank: PR 4
inlinks: 49K
host page rank: PR 4
host inlinks: 49K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 title, 4 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 7
motorcycle 119
apparel 25

simple density
----------------------------
23 1.4% var
29 1.7% off
38 2.3% motorcycle


2. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/610/MNGR/Motorcycle-Apparel.aspx

hostname: www.motorcycle-superstore.com
loadtime: 357 ms
page size 77K bytes
word count 1380 words
unique words 405 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 1M
page rank: PR 4
inlinks: 28
host page rank: PR 5
host inlinks: 564K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 host, 1 URL, 1 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 101
motorcycle 497
apparel 164

simple density
----------------------------
16 1.2% departments
16 1.2% atv
16 1.2% street
16 1.2% dirt
74 5.4% motorcycle
21 1.5% gear
16 1.2% jackets
14 1.0% bike
15 1.1% pants
14 1.0% cruiser
18 1.3% minicart
81 5.9% apparel
22 1.6% riding
15 1.1% helmets
17 1.2% all
32 2.3% accessories


3. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/

hostname: www.motorcycle-superstore.com
loadtime: 425 ms
page size 51K bytes
word count 1085 words
unique words 454 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 1M
page rank: PR 5
inlinks: 564K
host page rank: PR 5
host inlinks: 564K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 host, 1 URL, 3 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 7
motorcycle 261
apparel 19

simple density
----------------------------
12 1.1% var
11 1.0% superstore
50 4.6% motorcycle
14 1.3% gear
11 1.0% shop
15 1.4% bike
18 1.7% minicart
12 1.1% function
11 1.0% helmets
17 1.6% all
12 1.1% accessories
14 1.3% tires


4. http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/

hostname: www.motorcyclecloseouts.com
loadtime: 795 ms
page size 62K bytes
word count 758 words
unique words 358 words
features:
indexed pages: 21K
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 14K
host page rank: PR 3
host inlinks: 14K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 host, 1 URL, 1 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 2
motorcycle 68
apparel 8

simple density
----------------------------
52 6.9% retail
49 6.5% closeout
10 1.3% fly
47 6.2% savings
8 1.1% scorpion
17 2.2% helmet


5. http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Gear

hostname: www.jafrum.com
loadtime: 440 ms
page size 35K bytes
word count 436 words
unique words 223 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 5352
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 3210
host page rank: PR 4
host inlinks: 26K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 9
motorcycle 226
apparel 17

simple density
----------------------------
53 12.2% motorcycle
10 2.3% jackets
9 2.1% gear
5 1.1% pants
6 1.4% apparel
22 5.0% leather
9 2.1% window
20 4.6% helmets
8 1.8% boots


6. http://www.seattlecycle.com/

hostname: www.seattlecycle.com
loadtime: 2389 ms
page size 43K bytes
word count 944 words
unique words 346 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 1
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 251
host page rank: PR 3
host inlinks: 251
redirected: 301
SERP matches: 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle 1
apparel 0

simple density
----------------------------
220 23.3% ctl
60 6.4% productlist
18 1.9% document
11 1.2% price
56 5.9% pagecontent
12 1.3% only


7. http://www.newenough.com/

hostname: www.newenough.com
loadtime: 602 ms
page size 79K bytes
word count 1178 words
unique words 495 words
features: dmoz yahoo
indexed pages: 20K
page rank: PR 4
inlinks: 21K
host page rank: PR 4
host inlinks: 21K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 2
motorcycle 99
apparel 17

simple density
----------------------------
12 1.0% tour
12 1.0% jackets
12 1.0% pants
18 1.5% browse
13 1.1% master
18 1.5% brand
18 1.5% view
20 1.7% all
15 1.3% boots


8. http://www.pnwmotorcyclesafety.com/sponsors.html

hostname: www.pnwmotorcyclesafety.com
loadtime: 49 ms
page size 17K bytes
word count 382 words
unique words 214 words
features:
indexed pages: 32
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 1
host page rank: PR 4
host inlinks: 876
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 host, 1 URL, 1 title, 3 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle 10
apparel 1

simple density
----------------------------
5 1.3% safety
5 1.3% riders
8 2.1% motorcycle
4 1.0% ave
4 1.0% riding
4 1.0% washington
6 1.6% seattle


9. http://www.hotleathers.com/

hostname: www.hotleathers.com
loadtime: 910 ms
page size 73K bytes
word count 1220 words
unique words 487 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 14K
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 7608
host page rank: PR 3
host inlinks: 7608
response: 200
SERP matches: 3 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 1
motorcycle 71
apparel 21

simple density
----------------------------
51 4.2% ctl
21 1.7% document
13 1.1% var
14 1.1% false
24 2.0% homepage
17 1.4% motorcycle
20 1.6% patches
28 2.3% wpm
19 1.6% shirts
13 1.1% getelementbyid


10. http://www.leatherup.com/

hostname: www.leatherup.com
loadtime: 349 ms
page size 179K bytes
word count 6172 words
unique words 1060 words
features: dmoz yahoo
indexed pages: 26K
page rank: PR 5
inlinks: 52K
host page rank: PR 5
host inlinks: 52K
response: 200
SERP matches: 2 title, 5 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle 317
apparel 5

simple density
----------------------------
78 1.3% style
102 1.7% var
94 1.5% price
76 1.2% menu
105 1.7% motorcycle
71 1.2% arr
69 1.1% new
71 1.2% leather
 
Niche Report: motorcycle apparel
Created: Fri Jan 07 14:37:10 PST 2011
Datacenter:
Language:

Minimum requirements to be competitive on page 1:
_____________________________________________

At least 2 matches or better in the HTML title tag.
At least 1 matches or better in the hostname.
At least 1 matches or better in the URL.
At least 2 matches or better in the HTML meta description tag.
At least PR 4 or better.
At least HOST PR 4 or better.
At least 23K pages or better indexed.
At least 18K page inlinks or better.
At least 21K host inlinks or better.
At least 1 dmoz.org directory listing or better.
At least 1 Yahoo directory listing or better.
At least 665 ms HTML source load time or faster.
Between 18 - 80 characters in the HTML title tag.
Between 25 - 69 characters in the URL.
Between 18 - 70 characters in the HTML meta description.
Between 14 - 29 characters in the full hostname.

Requirements to out-perform on page 1:
__________________________________

At least 3 matches or better in the HTML title tag.
At least 1 matches or better in the hostname.
At least 1 matches or better in the URL.
At least 5 matches or better in the HTML meta description tag.
Between PR 4 - PR 5.
Between HOST PR 4 - PR 5.
At least 75K pages or better indexed.
At least 52K page inlinks or better.
At least 52K host inlinks or better.
At least 1 dmoz.org directory listing or better.
At least 1 Yahoo directory listing or better.
At least 49 ms HTML source load time or faster.
Between 18 - 80 characters in the HTML title tag.
Between 25 - 69 characters in the URL.
Between 18 - 70 characters in the HTML meta description.
Between 14 - 29 characters in the full hostname.

Honorable Mentions:
_________________

Best quality inlinks on average: http://www.pnwmotorcyclesafety.com/sponsors.html
Most efficient SEO: http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/

Summary of Factors:
__________________

Title tag keyword matches:
minimum: 0 matches
average: 1.6 matches
maximum: 3 matches

Hostname keyword matches:
minimum: 0 matches
average: 1.0 matches
maximum: 1 matches

URL keyword matches:
minimum: 0 matches
average: 1.0 matches
maximum: 1 matches

Google summary text keyword matches:
minimum: 1 matches
average: 1.9 matches
maximum: 5 matches

Google Page Rank:
minimum: 3
average: 3.7
maximum: 5

Host Page Rank:
minimum: 3
average: 4.0
maximum: 5

Estimated indexed pages:
minimum: 32 pages
average: 23453.9 pages
maximum: 75628 pages

Page Inlinks (backlinks):
minimum: 28 inlinks
average: 18623.2 inlinks
maximum: 52825 inlinks

Host Inlinks (backlinks):
minimum: 251 inlinks
average: 21676.1 inlinks
maximum: 52825 inlinks

DMOZ directory listing:
minimum: 0 listing
average: 1.0 listing
maximum: 1 listing

Yahoo directory listing:
minimum: 0 listing
average: 1.0 listing
maximum: 1 listing

Page load time in milliseconds (html source only):
minimum: 49 ms
average: 665.1 ms
maximum: 2389 ms

Title tag size in bytes:
minimum: 18 characters
average: 55.7 characters
maximum: 80 characters

URL size in bytes:
minimum: 25 characters
average: 35.6 characters
maximum: 69 characters

Google summary size in bytes:
minimum: 18 characters
average: 52.4 characters
maximum: 70 characters

Hostname size in bytes:
minimum: 14 characters
average: 21.6 characters
maximum: 29 characters


Individual Niche Leaders
_____________________

1. http://www.cyclegear.com/

hostname: www.cyclegear.com
loadtime: 335 ms
page size 114K bytes
word count 1672 words
unique words 890 words
features: dmoz yahoo
indexed pages: 75K
page rank: PR 4
inlinks: 49K
host page rank: PR 4
host inlinks: 49K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 title, 4 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 7
motorcycle 119
apparel 25

simple density
----------------------------
23 1.4% var
29 1.7% off
38 2.3% motorcycle


2. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/610/MNGR/Motorcycle-Apparel.aspx

hostname: www.motorcycle-superstore.com
loadtime: 357 ms
page size 77K bytes
word count 1380 words
unique words 405 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 1M
page rank: PR 4
inlinks: 28
host page rank: PR 5
host inlinks: 564K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 host, 1 URL, 1 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 101
motorcycle 497
apparel 164

simple density
----------------------------
16 1.2% departments
16 1.2% atv
16 1.2% street
16 1.2% dirt
74 5.4% motorcycle
21 1.5% gear
16 1.2% jackets
14 1.0% bike
15 1.1% pants
14 1.0% cruiser
18 1.3% minicart
81 5.9% apparel
22 1.6% riding
15 1.1% helmets
17 1.2% all
32 2.3% accessories


3. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/

hostname: www.motorcycle-superstore.com
loadtime: 425 ms
page size 51K bytes
word count 1085 words
unique words 454 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 1M
page rank: PR 5
inlinks: 564K
host page rank: PR 5
host inlinks: 564K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 host, 1 URL, 3 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 7
motorcycle 261
apparel 19

simple density
----------------------------
12 1.1% var
11 1.0% superstore
50 4.6% motorcycle
14 1.3% gear
11 1.0% shop
15 1.4% bike
18 1.7% minicart
12 1.1% function
11 1.0% helmets
17 1.6% all
12 1.1% accessories
14 1.3% tires


4. http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/

hostname: www.motorcyclecloseouts.com
loadtime: 795 ms
page size 62K bytes
word count 758 words
unique words 358 words
features:
indexed pages: 21K
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 14K
host page rank: PR 3
host inlinks: 14K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 host, 1 URL, 1 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 2
motorcycle 68
apparel 8

simple density
----------------------------
52 6.9% retail
49 6.5% closeout
10 1.3% fly
47 6.2% savings
8 1.1% scorpion
17 2.2% helmet


5. http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Gear

hostname: www.jafrum.com
loadtime: 440 ms
page size 35K bytes
word count 436 words
unique words 223 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 5352
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 3210
host page rank: PR 4
host inlinks: 26K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 9
motorcycle 226
apparel 17

simple density
----------------------------
53 12.2% motorcycle
10 2.3% jackets
9 2.1% gear
5 1.1% pants
6 1.4% apparel
22 5.0% leather
9 2.1% window
20 4.6% helmets
8 1.8% boots


6. http://www.seattlecycle.com/

hostname: www.seattlecycle.com
loadtime: 2389 ms
page size 43K bytes
word count 944 words
unique words 346 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 1
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 251
host page rank: PR 3
host inlinks: 251
redirected: 301
SERP matches: 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle 1
apparel 0

simple density
----------------------------
220 23.3% ctl
60 6.4% productlist
18 1.9% document
11 1.2% price
56 5.9% pagecontent
12 1.3% only


7. http://www.newenough.com/

hostname: www.newenough.com
loadtime: 602 ms
page size 79K bytes
word count 1178 words
unique words 495 words
features: dmoz yahoo
indexed pages: 20K
page rank: PR 4
inlinks: 21K
host page rank: PR 4
host inlinks: 21K
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 2
motorcycle 99
apparel 17

simple density
----------------------------
12 1.0% tour
12 1.0% jackets
12 1.0% pants
18 1.5% browse
13 1.1% master
18 1.5% brand
18 1.5% view
20 1.7% all
15 1.3% boots


8. http://www.pnwmotorcyclesafety.com/sponsors.html

hostname: www.pnwmotorcyclesafety.com
loadtime: 49 ms
page size 17K bytes
word count 382 words
unique words 214 words
features:
indexed pages: 32
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 1
host page rank: PR 4
host inlinks: 876
response: 200
SERP matches: 1 host, 1 URL, 1 title, 3 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle 10
apparel 1

simple density
----------------------------
5 1.3% safety
5 1.3% riders
8 2.1% motorcycle
4 1.0% ave
4 1.0% riding
4 1.0% washington
6 1.6% seattle


9. http://www.hotleathers.com/

hostname: www.hotleathers.com
loadtime: 910 ms
page size 73K bytes
word count 1220 words
unique words 487 words
features: yahoo
indexed pages: 14K
page rank: PR 3
inlinks: 7608
host page rank: PR 3
host inlinks: 7608
response: 200
SERP matches: 3 title, 1 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle apparel 1
motorcycle 71
apparel 21

simple density
----------------------------
51 4.2% ctl
21 1.7% document
13 1.1% var
14 1.1% false
24 2.0% homepage
17 1.4% motorcycle
20 1.6% patches
28 2.3% wpm
19 1.6% shirts
13 1.1% getelementbyid


10. http://www.leatherup.com/

hostname: www.leatherup.com
loadtime: 349 ms
page size 179K bytes
word count 6172 words
unique words 1060 words
features: dmoz yahoo
indexed pages: 26K
page rank: PR 5
inlinks: 52K
host page rank: PR 5
host inlinks: 52K
response: 200
SERP matches: 2 title, 5 summary

source matches
----------------------------
motorcycle 317
apparel 5

simple density
----------------------------
78 1.3% style
102 1.7% var
94 1.5% price
76 1.2% menu
105 1.7% motorcycle
71 1.2% arr
69 1.1% new
71 1.2% leather
Pretty awesome!
 
I only wish, but I know I need some help with this, how do I go about finding people or a company to help me get the SEO done, and can a 50/50 Split, Black and White Help, or will i get the Google slap?
 
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