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Discussion in 'SEO' started by ysribharath, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. #1
    Hi

    i am struggling to rank for the keyword web hosting forums for my website https://www.webhostingforums.com/

    i am seeing many others ranking for the keyword even though the site has less competitors and less domain age

    where am i missing

    any help is appreciated

    thanks in advance
    SEMrush
     
    ysribharath, Apr 29, 2020 IP
    SEMrush
  2. seoninja121

    seoninja121 Member

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    If you have a website but don't use social media, it could impact your search engine rankings. A lack of social media activity is another sign that your website might not be as credible as your competitors. Much like backlinks, social media engagement adds to your overall trust factor.
     
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  3. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    Not enough content. Keywords, backlinks may have some use to rank a website (at least, that's what everyone's saying), but if your forum is not active none of those things will matter.
     
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  4. ysribharath

    ysribharath Well-Known Member

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    competitors who have even less content are ranking higher

    My plus points

    - Aged domain
    - exact keyword domain
    - active forum
    - bunch of backlinks

    websitehostingforums(dot)com this website is ranking

    - has less age
    - less content
    - combnation of keyword
    - just 2 backlinks

    i am clueless what can be done

    I am not convinced that it may be the only reason .. will surely try the suggestion

    i would be happpy if u can point of some exact factor i am missing
     
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  5. seomanualsubmission

    seomanualsubmission Well-Known Member

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    I think you should check once your on page and page interlinking in compare of your competitors. Your title is too long and using comma many times like discussion, tutorial, reviews and services .... your competitors only his main keywords.

    Your title show example of keywords stuffing .... because Tutorial, Reviews, services (these words are not at home page but in your title). You are trying to target all things at home page. While you can use services at different services page. Home page is dedicated for forums and your offer so can use title like that ..... If you want to target all then create a section at home page and fill some keywords related unique and informative texts.

    You and your competitor .... both forums scripts are also different ...... I think you are using simple forums or any similar ..... Interlinking of your forums is not good like your competitors, they are using xenforo a bit better than other. Increase your forums interlinking.

    Your home page is very silent only main categories are appearing at top .... I think these should be lie total post ... latest post etc.

    There can be some more factors .... but for that we have to analyze your website completely .. on page and off page both according to your competitors. Just compare and get position.
     
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  6. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Content is king.
    If it wasn't for the pop up explaining that the site had changed I'd have thought I'd come to a parking page.

    I clicked a few of your forum categories and there were "no questions" in there.

    This is what I get on mobile - I would expect that Google would penalise you for having minimal content above the fold.

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    The cache of your site is an under construction page - how long has the site been live?

    Archive.org hasn't visited recently - have you got something blocking bots?

    Have you reviewed your business plan? Is there anything you thought you'd be strong at that hasn't panned out? Is there anything you'd planned to do that hasn't happened?

    I just made the mistake of looking at your source code, I know you didn't ask for a website review, but good grief!
     
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  7. ysribharath

    ysribharath Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we changed it very recently and it was live very shortly

    i will make changes for the above the fold content and do some design changes thank you
     
    ysribharath, Apr 30, 2020 IP
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    YodaNoFear Peon

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    Add social media
     
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  9. ysribharath

    ysribharath Well-Known Member

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    Yeah added social shares and linked ot social profiles as well
     
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