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Discussion in 'SEO' started by BooBoo, Aug 19, 2009.

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    I can't figure out why a couple other sites out rank me.

    I have a site www.sierra-vista-homes-land.com. Created this site in 2001 under the name of mcnabs.com. A couple years ago I created the domain sierra-vista-homes-land.com and permanatly forward mcnabs.com to it.

    When I search "sierra vista arizona real estate" I get sites like www.sierravistahomes.info and www.haymorerealestate.com at the top and I am lower down on the first page. It appears to me that I have better keyword density, backlinks and aprox the same age.
    SEMrush
    Any ideas of what to do to get ahead of these other sites?
     
    BooBoo, Aug 19, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. farangkwaiyai

    farangkwaiyai Guest

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    #2
    use one hyphen max
     
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  3. BooBoo

    BooBoo Well-Known Member

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    Doo you really think that google is penalizing me for the hyphens?
     
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    farangkwaiyai Guest

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    I have never tested it myself, but I learnt 2 years ago, never to use more than one hyphen, and I never have.
     
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    Aaron111 Well-Known Member

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    blog daily
     
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    funkymario Notable Member

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    okay, first the keyword density is not a factor, second you may have to consider a 301 to a better domain name, your domain has too many dashes in it, sierravistaarizonarealestate "dot" com is for sale on SEDO.com, try your luck on sedo, you can't go wrong with that domain:), the improvement from a 301 to that domain will be instant, and because of a higher click rate than your competitors due to the fact that the domain is brandable and attractive, you will end up #1 no matter how long it takes.

    if it was my own website or if you was my client i would definitely recommend the investment in that domain (even if i think that it will be sold for a reasonable price).

    good luck.
     
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    Aaron111 Well-Known Member

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    funkymario please explain how a person does this )(link domains to a 301 redirect)( how it this down I m sure you mean if you a site you can take related domain and redirect them... but your advice where is this done on 301 redirect meaning where do I link it to...

    will this help if you have 5 related domains then build one and redirect to 301 for more relevancy..... is it good seo.....
     
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  8. BooBoo

    BooBoo Well-Known Member

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    What would a fair price for a domain name like that?

    I am also thinking that sierravistaazrealestate.com would be better.
     
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    Yes in my experience try to avoid dashes.

    I dont know why google hesitate dash?
     
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    BooBoo Well-Known Member

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    What about sierravistaarizonarealestate.info? It is available. Does the .com or .info make a difference.

    All of my advertising and stuff refers to the site as www.mcnabs.com so I am not worried about advertising this domain.
     
    BooBoo, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    I did a test about 6 months ago, and I found that domains with more than one dash were harder to rank. Compared to domains that just had the keywords. For example ChicagoKitchenRemodeling.com was MUCH easier to rank than Chicago-Kitchen-Remodeling.com Google sees the more relevant result usually with less that one dash.
     
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    It doesnt make a difference between .info and .com they are both the same when it comes to rankings
     
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    dear,
    you have used too many hypens. moreover you have redirected one site to other: though permanently create negative impact on crawler. but its good that your site is coming on first page.
     
    graciespencers, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    It seems that the problem is in your domain name. You overuse dashes in your domain name separating your targeted keywords. We all know that dashes are important, but the use of it has a limit. In your case, that's the main dilemma.
     
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    Absolutely BS, NON-SENSE, there is a huge different in rankings between a .info and a .com, if you cannot invest 6.95 dollars in a .com, how do you expect google to trust your business website.

    sierravistaazrealestate.com, is good too, as for pricing, it is worth what you think is fair for your BUSINESS/Niche, it's also a question of luck, some domainers are reasonable and some are totally insane.

    this is how you do a 301:

    http://www.website-development-training.com/301/

    and no, a 301 is basically saying to Google : HI, this is my OLD SITE AND HERE IS MY NEW WEBSITE.

    doing 5 * 301's is not going to help you get better rankings, it may even rise some red flags.

    good luck
     
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    Namrataicem Peon

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    yes it seems that google has problem with dash
     
    Namrataicem, Aug 19, 2009 IP
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    pageupseo Peon

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    i do think that hypen can create any problem...
     
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    hyphen may be problem
     
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    1.) I checked the redirect and the 301 is setup properly
    2.) Fewer dashes is always nice, but that should not in and of itself prevent search rankings
    3.) The number of links and PR of a competitors' site is a nice indicator of the competition, but one strong relevant link is sometimes all that is needed to push a site up.

    Suggestion:
    You are already on the first page, smartly gather outbound links, and you should see a nice move up.
     
    qbert_seo, Aug 20, 2009 IP
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    Now these days i have notice that google now not giving preference to the internal pages of the site.
    For eg. I m working on www.pageturnpro.com which is ranking in google #5 with Flash Magazine Keyword with this page http://www.pageturnpro.com/Examples.aspx but now its ranking down,

    it is happen with one more site which is ranking in google #7 possition wiht Anti malware keyword with this page http://www.novashield.com/Anti-Malware.aspx but now its also positions is down.

    Can any body tell me what is going on this time with google ranking for internal page.

    Sites home page ranking is as it is but its internal page ranking is going down, Please give me some suggestion.
     
    devid121, Aug 20, 2009 IP