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Why isn't my site ranking higher yet? Have 80+ PBNs

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by hockmasm, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    I was going through Flippa today to look at some sites for sale and I see a lot of them that have gained a ton of traffic within only a few months time. This got me thinking...

    My site is not gaining traffic very fast at all. Even though I have an SEO company building me PBN sites each month.

    My site is in an easy niche. Last year I did very well with a similar site without any backlink building and ranked #1 for a lot of keyword. Then I got slapped by google in December before Christmas for having thin content penalty.

    Now I am creating a new site similar to the old one hoping it will rank high like the last one did. But, this time I hired a PBN company to get faster results. However, it is not seeming to be so fast.

    Here are my metrics if you have any ideas what is wrong or how i can speed up the process like I see sites on Flippa for sale doing. I have also attached a picture of my traffic so you can see how it is growing and if it is good or not. I'm wondering if my SEO company's job is not doing a fast enough job and if I should try something else.

    Traffic Jan-July 2016.PNG

    Site was started in 12/2015.
    PBN started in 2/2016
    Average 130 unique visitors per day
    Have 100 original articles posted

    Majestic
    TF 24
    CF 31
    External Backlinks 966
    Referring Domains 81
    Referring IPs 77
    Referring Subnets 69

    Moz
    DA 11
    PA 18
    78 total links

    AHREFS
    Ahres Rank 113,451
    UR 21
    DR 58
    Backlinks 187
    Referring Domains 65
    Organic Keywords 8.9k
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I would probably start looking at those list of organic keywords, that is a big list considering you only getting 130 visitors per day - look through that list, put it through keyword planner and see what positions you are for each keyword in relation to how much volume they have.

    Then look at your backlink profile, look at the metrics of the backlinks that you have, where abouts on the site they are directed and also what anchor text you have for them.

    Then you can also look up a few of your close competitors and compare the same things as above.

    I am guessing maybe the PBN links you are having build arent as good metrics and so your site not getting a big enough push and thus you have lots of organic terms but they are either low volume or they are not ranking anywhere near top 10.

    In addition perhaps your SEO company is not working smart when it comes to anchor text.
     
  3. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    the PBN backlinks are pointed to my homepage and a few money pages. The other 90+ articles have no backlinking done to them because they are just filler articles to make my site an authority. Here are some additional images showing keyword diversity and metrics of PBN sites.
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  4. ilikemoney9

    ilikemoney9 Newbie

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    I wouldn't make comparisons to Flippa auctions. You can 100% verify how much traffic you're getting and of what quailty, but you can never be sure of Flippa traffic. It's like a guy saying he fucks 3 new girls a week, and you're thinking to yourself, "Wow, I suck compared to him." The conclusion was based on fabricated data.
     
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  5. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Junior Member

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    Backlink from high authority Blogs/Magazines
     
  6. bilbo

    bilbo Power Member

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    if you are going to comment then at least make a comment that relates to the OP's original question.
     
  7. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    All I can say, very BAD PBN links you got your there.. also it takes time to get a new webste ranked I have seen ranking going faster (also for long term) than what I see there on your images.
     
  8. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    Your site is about to experience a spike in traffic. You're at the 7-month mark, the point where most sites gain rankings and traffic fast. My advice: be a bit more patient.
     
  9. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Junior Member

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    I hope you understood my comment......backlinking from PBNs or low authority sites won't help him to rank or keep him ranked for a decent period of time...the quality of links matter....