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Which domain would appear at the top in results

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by NaixThe7thSage, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. NaixThe7thSage

    NaixThe7thSage Newbie

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    Lets say there is a #1 site in a niche and has lots of traffic. But it doesn't have search keywords in it.

    Now I buy a domain with the search keywords in the url. Will the old site appear at #1 or my site with search keywords in it appear first? Of course i'll do a lot of SEO for it.
     
  2. Subsonic

    Subsonic Regular Member

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    Lol, if you do lots of SEO it might become #1 or not, no one can answer your question with 100% accuracy :D
     
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    uncguy4321 Regular Member

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    I think most here will agree it's a combination of both onsite-SEO (which includes the exact match domain)....and backlink strength.
     
  4. deepkg

    deepkg BANNED BANNED

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    mine is ranked 2 without any domain lolz

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    http://software-lint.ucoz.com/
     
  5. d_nov

    d_nov Junior Member

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    You never know with Big G. I was working on a client's site recently, did some top notch on-page SEO and still couldn't outrank this competitor with a fucking flash site and 0 SEO lol

    I think the age of the old site is a factor.
     
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    katona44 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The big traffic site can rank easier if you make right On-site SEO,and strong linkbuilding,also make sure to add the keyword in the URL of the page.
     
  7. NaixThe7thSage

    NaixThe7thSage Newbie

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    Yeah, thats the one thing that bothers me. The competitor site has been around for 4-5 years and is a PR4 site. I think i'll land up at number 2 spot even with good seo, since the competitor site is old and highly active.