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How I made top 10 on google, without spending a dime!

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by MediaHustler, Mar 21, 2007.

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    MediaHustler, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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  2. MediaHustler

    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    A little side note, I did this with multiple keywords. I'm currently on page 2 for "free games"!!! Working my way up.
     
    MediaHustler, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    adamjthompson Well-Known Member

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    At least this proves that link exchanges and free directory submissions are not yet dead!

    :-D
     
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    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    Yes. =)

    Far from dead.
     
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    Another way is to write articles and get one way back links with your anchor text to your website.
     
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    Web Gazelle Well-Known Member

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    If you provide a quality site with good unique content, It is possible to get on page 1 in Google without spending any money.
     
    Web Gazelle, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    Frankly I'm very surprised that those techniques worked so well on those keywords. Congrats, you earned it.
     
    Carlito, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    Absolutely, but that takes more time that a bunch of recip's.
     
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    Many SEO experts say, that you are penalized by Google, if you do "link exchanges", that's why everyone wants "one way links".
    Anyways! Congrats!
     
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    His hard work paid off for some very competitive keywords. Nice job!

    One thing i notice about your backlinks is the high amount of relevence

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=link:www.gamefrat.com&btnG=Search

    That's the main thing that shot you to the top. When you search a sites links, you should see incoming links that are directly about your site (like he has, just a quick look and you can see his site is about gaming), if you see a whole bunch of unrelated blog links etc, you need to start thinking about getting more relevent links.

    Oh, also he only links TO game related sites. Nice job bro. You deserve it. If you ever want to give yourslef that extra boost and go from #8 to #2 or 3 - buy a few very high quality high PR sites - if it doesn't give you that lift cancel the next month, but i have the feeling that your site is so poised that one very strong pr8 sitewide like www.c-squared.com with varied multitext anchors will do wonders for you.

    Great job, keep up the good work!
     
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    Awesome work congrats. Those are very competitive keywords. How much time did it take just out of curiosity?
     
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    Ranking for that keyword without spending is almost too hard to believe lol, great job.
     
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    Time = Money

    you either invest money, and get the job done, or invest time and do it yourself.
    In his case, he invested time.:eek:
     
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    MediaHustler Well-Known Member

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    probably 3/4ths of a year.

    After I got out of the sandbox.
     
    MediaHustler, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    good job...
     
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    What kind of seo expert says this? Obv. not an expert.
     
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    wow...that's amazing, congratulations on the accomplishment

    i too would like to know if this reciprocal link penalty in google is a real issue? i have just submitted to a bunch of directories so i certainly hope not! :confused:
     
    pitumbo, Mar 21, 2007 IP
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    Wow congrats. Your story has really inspired me to get off my but and start working harder on my sites.

    JerrSun
     
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    i thought it was informative, so i dugg it :)
     
    pitumbo, Mar 21, 2007 IP