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What have I done wrong? How is an article I wrote ranking no 2 vs my main site 8?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by swerve, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. swerve

    swerve Newbie

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    I only started doing this seo stuff around 3 weeks ago and I think I've been learning fairly quickly but I'm still struggling utilize web 2.0 in my backlinking. Ive read that article submission is a good way to generate strong backlinks. So I wrote a high quality, highly spun on topic article and submitted it to a few directories.

    So I just typed my main site keyword and found I had dropped a ranking to position 8, and to my surprise into position 2 is an article I submitted just days ago... it's an ezinemark article. I really would like some light shed on how this is possible when I have been creating backlinks manually for my site for ages?

    *Could it just be google dance with the article?

    *Is it because they link between all the articles on their site and now it has some sort of crazy highly powerful backlink network?

    *Also once I've had a successful article submission what's the best way to get google to crawl it and give it linkjuice?


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    Article stats: approx 200 views, 1 tweet.

    Also Ezinemark have adsense on the articles but do they share this revenue?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. cyberzilla

    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    Don't worry about that. It's just ranking because of the authority. Keep building backlinks, you can out rank your ezine article for sure. Make sure you add your site link in the ezine article which is currently outranking you.
     
  3. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    That's a good sign of an extremely low competition keyword. That site is outranking you because of their strong domain. If it's do follow it's a really good link, if not get rid of that article.
     
  4. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    Why on earth would you get rid of your own article that is ranking on the first page of Google. You should instead try to line up your site with your articles so potential customers get a double chance to see your site.
     
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    dannyhw Senior Member

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    On closer inspection it looks like that site does put a no follow. It's not doing anything but compete with you.
     
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    dannyhw Senior Member

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    I would agree with you if the article was passing juice and it wasn't on a site that's full of ads competing with your link. That, or you had a chance of ranking the article but not your own site but this guy is already at #8.
     
  7. Ramsweb

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    Sometimes, articles get a boost in the SERP's as they are fresh content. I have also been surprised to see a few of my articles sit on the first page for some very competitive terms. However, it will move away unless you start building links to it. Don't worry about your article and continue link building on your site. You have already hit the first page in three weeks which is a good accomplishment. For many people, it takes months to get there.
     
  8. swerve

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    Yep I think its a no ******** so maybe I should just delete the article. I don't think it's helping my cause at all. Hmm I find this all too confusing maybe I should ping the article and see if google reassess and drops it before I actually delete it. Im pretty sure I wrote the article and submitted to article snatch but some how its on ezinemark.
     
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    Ramsweb Senior Member

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    I still think it is too much micro managing if the article is deleted. Leaving it where it is will definitely offer more good than harm.
     
  10. RicherJack

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    quadruple-post :|
     
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    If your website is fairly new and you've just started backlinking then it might be that your article holds more weight than your website in pure SEO terms.

    Although when I use to be heavily into article marketing a few years ago, one thing I found was that 1-5 days after submitting my article it would rank fairly high in the search engines because it was new content and then it would fall down the rankings somewhat after those 5 days were up unless you built backlinks to the actual article. Just the standard - "Google Dance" everyone here goes on about.

    So if it's a new article then try giving it a few days and it may actually drop below your website, it may also take some time for the backlink to count towards your website's SEO?

    If it doesn't, then it's likely you just need to keep building backlinks to your website to up it's rank.
     
  14. m3ownz

    m3ownz Regular Member

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    Huge established authority site > your tiny new site.
    This often happens to people, dont worry about it. Certainly dont delete the article, it will probably drop by its self, and no matter what the bloody rel tag says, if its linking to you keep it.

    In future to avoid this happening, make sure your article targets a related but DIFFERENT keyword/phrase.
    Say your site is targeting 'Alsatian puppies' your article could be 'effective tips for training Alsatians' but include a link to your site in with the anchor 'Alsatian puppies'.

    Provided the article title doesn't directly target your sites keyword/phrase it wont out rank it, but still pass plenty of relevant link juice and possible pick up some traffic and conversions from the long tail.