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Keywords targeted for few months, no results.

Discussion in 'Keywords' started by brainmass, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. #1
    Hey guys, we've been trying to target few keywords on our professional side of the business but nothing seems to be working.

    Keywords:

    business plan - www.brainmasspro.com/business/business_plan.php
    competitive intelligence - www.brainmasspro.com/research/intelligence.php
    consulting services - ww.brainmasspro.com/business/consulting_services.php
    market research - www.brainmasspro.com/research/market_research.php
    product development - www.brainmasspro.com/business/product_development.php

    The site has been up for about a year but only recently, about 2-3 months, have we been targeting those specific keywords. None of those keywords appear anywhere in google, I went as far as 1000 results and we don't show up. I know these are competitive keywords but we should be able to crack top 1000 shouldn't we?

    Is this a lost cause?
    SEMrush

    Thanks!
     
    brainmass, Jun 10, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. expat

    expat Stranger from a far land

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  3. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    #3
    With keywords as broad as those have you thought about starting out and targeting for you city and/or state first?

    Shannon
     
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  4. Tapanti

    Tapanti Peon

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    Hi,

    I don't know what you mean for trying to target, but I took a quick look at your pages and they need further SEO work to be done if you intend to begin showing in SERPs.

    If you are doing the SEO work yourself, maybe you should consider getting some professional advise... If you are paying to have the SEO work done, maybe you should consider changing the optimizer.
     
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  5. compar

    compar Peon

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    Tapanti,

    Welcome to the forum. I hate animated gifs, but yours may just be the exception. That's cool!
     
    compar, Jun 10, 2004 IP
  6. eCommando

    eCommando Well-Known Member

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    What anchor text are you using on the links?
    Where do you rank when you do an allinanchor:keyword search on google?
     
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  7. nadlay

    nadlay Guest

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    What is one of these, and how does it help you?
     
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    disgust Guest

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    when you link to someone, ie

    a href="http://www.google.com" search engine /a

    "search engine" would be the anchor text

    google, and to some extent other SE's, will start to associate that url with that "anchor text"
     
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  9. nadlay

    nadlay Guest

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    Sorry, maybe I didn't ask the question correctly.

    It was the word ALLINANCHOR that I didn't understand.
     
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    disgust Guest

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    go to google, search for

    allinanchor: keyphrase

    it'll show sites based solely in order of who as the most anchor text pointing to them with that
     
    disgust, Jun 11, 2004 IP
  11. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    A quick back link search show just one link to the Business Plan page: http://www.google.co.uk/search?sour...w.brainmasspro.com/business/business_plan.php

    The anchor text was correct for this keword indeed. (elaunches.com/news PR4)

    Try and get more back links!

    Do the same analysis yourself for the other pages.

    Also use McDar's analysis tool to get an idea of how many you need to compare with the top rankings in the SERPs for that particular keyword.
     
    T0PS3O, Jun 11, 2004 IP
  12. Tapanti

    Tapanti Peon

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    Thank you for the welcome compar!

    I call that animation "spider magic" and it illustrates what we all want to master here... how to mesmerize SE spiders to deliver our content in their web threads...

    :cool:

    ---

    Continuing with the subject, I agree with what TOPS30 says:

    If you make a Backward Links Check on the site, you'll see that only 1 out of 53 sites linking to http://www.brainmasspro.com/ is an external link... and the page has a PR4.

    For such highly competitive key phrases, you'll never get positions in the first pages if you don't begin a conscious and well designed referral link acquisition campaign.

    So, get to work... find at as many good quality links to your site as you can... don't worry about the amount, but focus on the quality of the sites that will include your link.

    In order to determinate the quality of a referral site and save you great amounts of useless work, you should check at least a couple of basic quality standards in the site, even before you begin to try to get your link included:

    1- The PR has to be higher than 4.
    2- The site must be a valid link provider. ( GG sometimes disregards links from certain URLs that offer massive link exchange structures or sites that sale text links. A way to determinate if the site is a valid link provider is see what sites are linked from the page where you are going to place your link, then go to the linked site and run a Backward Links Report in GG; if the results include the page where you plan to include your link, it is a valid provider... and of course, if it's not included in the results, chances are that it's been forbidden for some reason and therefore you shouldn't bother trying to get a link there.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck.
     
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  13. brainmass

    brainmass Peon

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    Ya I think I should start working on a small link campaign.
     
    brainmass, Jun 11, 2004 IP
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