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Why 90%+ Of The New Site Owners Fail.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by howard_hughes, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    My First 50-60 Domains Never made me any money. This was 5 Year years back. I've Learn a LOT over past 5 years & Been Pretty Successful with SEO, Making Sites & Monetizing them (Flipped a Few Of Them too For Decent Sum). This Led me to creating a post. Here's the top 10 Reasons, Most New Site Owners Will Fail, Due To Ignoring/Missing These Factors -

    1. Keyword Research - Don't Research Keywords Solely Based on Adsense CPC & "No Of Search" Suggestions by Stupid tools. (Dont pick 500-1000 exact searches, chances are no one will visit your site ever! Go For Niches that You Know about. Your Sites will turn out much better) Pick The Wrong Keywords, Game Over!

    2. Use Good Domains - Blogspots, .Ccs, .Infos SUCK. Use Keyword Rich Domains But Dont Use Exact keyword domains. www.keyword-long-ass-phrase-domains.COM's may seem a good idea, but wont work in the long term. They Look Ugly, Much Difficult To Flip (Unless You're Ranking Them Like a Boss!)

    3. Learn SEO - SEO Is NOT rocket science. Spend some time reading. a couple of hours of reading Stuff (like BHW tuts, SEOmoz etc) may save you Months!! On Site SEO Factors are easy to implement. Read Up. There's tons of Services & Tutorials To Gain Quality links. Use Them!

    4. Use Wordpress If You Are New - Everyone Knows Google Knows Wordpress & Ecommerce Sites. Ever Thought Why? Its - The Structure, Organized Content & Trust. If you plan to use Static Sites, Make Sure You Site has a Clean, Well Organized Structure.

    5. TRACK - here's the biggest factor that most people will miss! Track your

    -> keyword Rankings - Get a keyword tracker & use it. load shitload of keywords for your site & track the rankings. A lot of times You may not be aware that your site is Ranking for a keyword at #40 - $50! You can easily work on them & get them at better ranks & traffic will show up!

    -> Visitors - Track your visitors. How long they stay on the site, What Do They Do. It helps like crazy.

    Tracking Helps With Stuff You'd never Know Otherwise: For a Certain Mommy Keyword, I occupy 2 Spots On Page 1 (4,5). I've learnt something very important from Tracking. Site A Ranked on #4 and Still Got Less Traffic Than Site B (#5) from that particular keyword. After analyzing the reason over & over again - Here's what I Found... Site on #5 Had a much attractive "Custom Description" (below the URL) showing up on Google, While Site at #4 didnt have a "Custom Description" and Description was just picked up randomly by google from my page. Good Description = May be you get more clicks than the site ranking above yours! Moral Of The Story: There's Boatload of Stuff Like this That You are bound to miss.. Unless You Track Real Close.

    6. Content - Won't Elaborate much on this, Everyone Knows That Quality content works. But Does your website have plenty of "related content" to your main kws. It helps a lot in Ranking! Use Synonyms, LongTails & Google Instant Suggestions.

    7. Duplicate Content - Most Of Them Won't Even know that you have it! A lot of wordpress themes Create Individual pages for "Tags, images etc" Check google with Site:yoursite.com and if the number of results are much more than the number of articles you posted on the site, Then You have Dupe Content!

    8. Experiment With Monetization - Don't Get Stuck With Adsense Or CPA, Try Different Methods. Amazon, Sell Links, Sell Ad Space, Affiliate products.

    9. COPY - See how successfull sites & bloggers & Doing it. What plugins they use, how they present the info on their website. Have an Optin form. See What makes them Viral. Copy Their Strategies :)

    10. Social Presence - Have a Social Presence. FB/Twitter/YouTube Is Enuff To Start With. Invest Here, You'll Make it Back In No Time!
     
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  2. steelballs

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    Thanks OP lots of tips thrown in there for newbies and old stagers too..
     
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  3. VinceC

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    For point 7, I just checked my site, 100+ over indexed with only actually 20 articles in there :( mostly are "tag" "category" "archive" "date". Got some works to do now.
     
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  4. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    In Wordpress Setting Use No Index Tags (Pages), Meta keywords (Pages)

    Make Sitemap Again, Submit To Google.

    Get Existing Ones De-Indexed - Use Webmaster Tools :D
     
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  5. Junkfood00

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    Thanks for the reminder!
     
  6. VinceC

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    so can I say it will be better if making posts without inputting any tags on it?
     
  7. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    I wouldn't recommend using tags, it looks like a keyword stuffing box.
     
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  8. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    You Can Use Tags, The Problem Is When Wordpress Decides To Create a New, Unique Page For That Tag. Just Choose To NoIndex Those Pages For Tags. Those Pages Create a Dupe Content Issue as they show up on Google With the Same Description/text as your Post..
     
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    Great thread, I love how you just went straight to the point! Thank you :)
     
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    Beautifully put, metaphoric suitcase of any successful IM. Bravo Howard.
     
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  11. GoGetRanked

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    Good post OP

    regards,
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  12. brchcar1445

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    I don't like the tag idea. I have a site that is getting around 500 organic hits a day, mostly google. Half of those are coming from tags that are indexed and ranking well. It doesn't appear my site is getting penalized because of dup content generated from tags. As long as you just use a few related tags (no more than 5) you should be fine.
     
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  13. howard_hughes

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    I suggested use Tags, but NoIndex Tag Pages (Sometimes WP Themes generate a whole new page for a Tag)

     
  14. isaacbours

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    very useful information
     
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  15. brchcar1445

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    Got ya. So when you see a tag ranked in google, that's not a dup page, right? Your saying there is another area called tag pages? The tag pages would be the ones with dup content? Thanks for the heads up, just trying to get my mind around it.