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Can I Outrank Major Health Blogs?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Aytmatov, Sep 6, 2019.

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    Hey there!
    I'm considering a new website about a disease and its treatment. I've got a nice domain and pdf sources that will help me create content. I've a partner specialized in seo. But my worry is that whatever I do, I won't be able to beat webm, psychcentral etc. Do you think it's a waste of time?
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    Aytmatov, Sep 6, 2019 IP
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    mrb1129 Well-Known Member

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    You will need huge chunks of money to invest in SEO, only then you can outrank them. Although you can try outranking them in long tail kw's or some content gap that they have missed. Otherwise, as I said you will need money and a lot of it.
     
    mrb1129, Sep 6, 2019 IP
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    Aytmatov Member

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    thanks for the answer. I guess it's best to just stay away :)
     
    Aytmatov, Sep 6, 2019 IP
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    Oso Optimized Greenhorn

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    After what some call the Google "Medic" update, Google is requiring sites in the medical industry to be well linked and sourced. You might read about EAT. You will need links and posts from known authorities in the field before they will give you the best rankings. And it was challenging enough before all of this, with Google deferring the best rankings to the big money / well linked sites.
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    What authority do you have in the world of this disease? Are you a well-known researcher? run a key charity for it's patients? You need to have an edge that will make your site respected and promoted by word of mouth.
     
    sarahk, Sep 8, 2019 IP
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    Jim4767 Prominent Member

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    You will not outrank webMD and other professional websites. If you are not a medical professional who can also write well, your time, effort, and money will be wasted. Think about it — why would a web surfer go to your website when all you are doing is offering your readers PDFs, etc., written by others? If I'm sick with a disease, I will go directly to the websites of eminent medical institutions like the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, etc.

    Find a niche in which you are an expert, and write on that.
     
    Jim4767, Sep 9, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Hopefully @Aytmatov is such a person in Turkey.
     
    sarahk, Sep 9, 2019 IP
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    Thank you all for the comments. Unfortunately, I'm not an expert in health. That's a solid point. I am expert in other stuff, which are unprofitable. I guess I'll have to keep looking :)
     
    Aytmatov, Sep 10, 2019 at 7:20 AM IP
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    KylieSweet Well-Known Member

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    Major health blogs are already established for so many years and it will be tough to outrank them. You only need to have some reach to some popular influencers in your niche so that you can have some quality exposures to start off.
     
    KylieSweet, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:35 PM IP