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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by txholdem, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    is google voice so powerful?

    6 months ago, a friend of mine created a website (wordpress hosted, free) with his new .net domain. it's a 1-page site, with 5 pictures, and 1 paragraph, saying he is world-class, with a google-voice phone#. he has never heard of adwords, and have basically no clue how google works.

    3 months ago, i created a site with the same local niche (paid exotic domain name). i have about us, and other catagories, posted 3 self-made videos. i then bought 60 local citations, press release, created back links from tumblr, hubpages (webmaster tools show 20k links). posted youtube videos linking to my site. get real views to my videos from tumblr. i then use GSA SER to create 2nd-tier backlinks to all the above links. i find myself #4 on yelp. i am also rank on thumbtack. i am also on iphone map. registed google business.

    i have got 0 calls, 0 emails. the friend got 16 messages on his google voice? the messages sounded like from real people.

    the questions are:
    how in the world those people found his site?
    how in the world those people will call him? considering the content of his site/page? just because he claimed to be world-class? while the page basically has no content?

    is google voice so powerful? or is there equivalent spam mails on google voice?
     
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  2. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    These things don't necessarily bring you any traffic at all.

    Where is your friend ranking in G for his keywords and where are you ranking in G for your keywords?
     
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  3. RankGeek

    RankGeek Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Can't be. Just having a Number isn't going to get any calls / leads / sales :) He's probably listed it out on some forums or something.
     
  4. birddogging

    birddogging Registered Member

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    He might ahve put the right keywords in place and used that google voice app they have out where you place the call me link in your website.
     
  5. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Maybe he did local SEO instead of doing IM like a microniche site. 20,000 links to a local business site is insane, its a wonder you are still indexed.

    You should have built 100 quality citations.
     
  6. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    i rank averagely in the 30s, considering all the keywords, but i am not showing up in the google local box which usually shows about 5 listings. webmaster shows i rank #1 - #3 on some good short keywords, but i've never really seen them there when i checked.