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Unsure where to go from here to improve ranking

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by jagh0, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. jagh0

    jagh0 Newbie

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    OK so I've had my site set up for a whole now (6mths) adding content multiple times daily but the traffic is still (in my opinion) abysmal. So I've been doing a little research SEO and trying to imrove my 'hits', which led me to this forum.

    Now, I've done what I consider to be the basic SEO stuff (titles, H1 tags, meta descriptions etc). I realize that this forum is more or less a SEA of information and I kinda feel like I'm drowning a bit in all of it.

    For example, I thought about purchasing one of those "100 .edu" backlink packages in an attempt to improve my ranking, but then started questioning,
    - is it really the best use of my money?
    - How many monthly searches should my keywords have to be considered "niche"

    (also toyed with the idea of using Fiverr to do those HUGE backlink packages, but based on what I've read that can actually be counterproductive?)

    SO with that said, can you guys point me in the right direction as to how I would go about improving my site ranking for say around 6 terms that have 500K global searches or less monthly?
     
  2. QuiGloriam

    QuiGloriam Regular Member

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    You should read more posts form here and learn about link building, edu-gov, scrapebox blast, comments, contextual, directory, article, wiki links... then make a decisions.

    I recommend contextual, but never tried wiki or article submission links...
     
  3. mark27

    mark27 Regular Member

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    It's Over 9000! Sorry, that was my reaction to your 6 search terms that have 500K global searches per month. Those are really large searches, the competition will very likely be hard if not impossible.

    I would suggest doing more keyword research with tools like market samurai to see how good your competition is for these terms. For example, take a look at the competition for "insurance", if your competition looks anything like that I would suggest you go find another niche.

    I've never tried ranking anything with over 10K monthly searches, so my opinion might be worthless though.
     
  4. jagh0

    jagh0 Newbie

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    Gotcha. So Typically I should look for applicable keywords that are in the 10K region.

    See learned something new already!!

    And yes, I have been and continue to read, but you know it's always better to get guidance from the pros as to what to invest more time in.
     
  5. nonin

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    Hi jagh0

    and welcome to the jungle of BHW (we have some tigers here as well)

    just 1 thing, be careful with those huge (unnatural) backlink packages - you don't want to get a warning ban from G.. do you?

    so be careful over here and very soon you will find loads of treasures that can make you financially stronger (though many here have lost money, time and years of their life)

    enjoy,
    :)
     
  6. jagh0

    jagh0 Newbie

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    Lol thanks... I know it's possible to get carried away with spending on all sorts of stuff, so I'm TRYING to take my time and learn as I go and 'do it right' :)
     
  7. frappertank

    frappertank Junior Member

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    The best advice I can give you is to try to establish your site as a brand, by doing thing such as:

    • online press releases
    • establish a real social media presence with a follower base
    • create instructional videos for your website
    • get some positive reviews of your site on authority blogs within your niche
    I DID NOT say it'd be easy ;)
     
  8. jagh0

    jagh0 Newbie

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    I've been doing most of this, however, i just can't seem to get any REAL visitors (I'm currently at around 200-300 per day).

    I do find that maintaining a real social media presence is much harder than actually posting content to the site.
     
  9. midnight_focus

    midnight_focus Power Member

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    First you need to do your homework:
    • Keyword research
    • Competition analysis
    • Pick your keywords (based on the number of Exact searches and SEO Competition)
    • write 1 post/keyword
    • do your on-page SEO (keyword density/meta tags/description/H tage/...)
    • Off-Page SEO (AKA Backlinks Building **The most important part for ranking**)

    These are just points you need to consider and research them, no one will spoonfeed you.
    I'd suggest taking one point at a time and read everything about it and then go to the next

    ps. for the link building, start with contextual links (web2.0/blog posts/wikis), bookmarking (those will give you a boost for easy/medium competition keywords)
     
  10. jagh0

    jagh0 Newbie

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    Good advice... as of right now I'm doing a little research on backlink building. Kind of a mix between creating my own on related sites and going to try out a few bucks worth of .edu etc link packages....

    typically how long does one have to wait before they start seeing tangible results in hits and site rankings?