View Full Version : Poor Rankings, Am I Missing Something?
09-01-2004, 02:19 PM
Well i'm approaching the 6th month my website has been up and running. I have seen 4 google updates so far, have a PR4, hundreds of backlinks according to yahoo (83 of which are showing up under google), nearly 2,000 links for my company keyword "ewebdevelopment", but still place no where in the top 1,000 results for my keywords on google.
As usuall I am ranking number 1 for all "ALLIN" type searches...
Am I missing something here? What is going on?
I have been using the correct anchor text for my backlinks. My site is also listed in DMOZ.
My site is http://www.ewebdevelopment.net
My keywords are:
"new jersey web design"
"new jersey web development"
"professional web design"
"professional web development"
well as for your google backlinks, I roughly counted around 15 that would actually really count for your serps. The rest are just links from your forum sig, which wont do much for you as far as serps really goes. All I can say is get more quality backlinks
I am having the same problem for one of my sites aswell
09-01-2004, 02:38 PM
[QUOTE=wlh]well as for your google backlinks, I roughly counted around 15 that would actually really count for your serps. The rest are just links from your forum sig, which wont do much for you as far as serps really goes. All I can say is get more quality backlinks
I am having the same problem for one of my sites aswell[/QUOTE]
Google is only showing garbage links as backlinks now. Many people are reporting this... I have plently of pr4s, 5's, and 6's. I prob have 1 or 2 pr7's. So the PR of my backlinks is not an issues even though many are from sigs.
ahh gotcha... anyone else want to take a jab at this?
Are the backlinks that google shows the only ones that can influence your serps? or can all backlinks that is seen by google whether they show up or now count as backlinks?
09-01-2004, 04:27 PM
Are the backlinks that google shows the only ones that can influence your serps? or can all backlinks that is seen by google whether they show up or now count as backlinks?[/QUOTE]Google's link display is totally worthless right now in determining the actual quality/quantity of BL's.
09-01-2004, 04:35 PM
On Page: I'd dump the fireworks and go with CSS drop downs or DHTML menu pulled from an external file. Joc's table trick will get the spiders through your content more efficiently by bringing it to the top. Personally I'd just go with "new jersey web design"
and "new jersey web development" and forget the other two as these should be competitive enough to demand some attention.
09-02-2004, 09:32 AM
I hate to say it but I think you may need some more links. How many links do you think you have from unique relevant sites? Just as an example, on my investing site, for a search term that has 2.29 million results, it took 80 unique sites from PR 0 to PR 6 linking to me with my anchor text, mixed up of course with different descriptions, just to show up as # 621. Once you're in the top 1000 it only takes about the same amount of links and you shold be near the top. Also, my site is #2 for allinanchor. Figure that one out.... allinanchor imo has some realy strange side rules, it's not a very good way of calculating your position in the rankings. It could be becuase my links are newish, only about 1 month old and I might suddenly pop into the top rankings but I think If I just keep going with the linking it will climb.
Keep going with the unique relevant links, you're ranking number 88 for "new jersey web design" with the quotes in, which means you're allowed to rank, BUT you need more authority, not just all in anchor. which means getting links from relevant sites. Try adding a few links with just www.yourdomain.com, it certainly won't hurt, and 8 links into doing that for me I popped into the top 1000 for 5 different competitive terms. It just makes your site look a bit more natural. Good luck with your efforts.
09-02-2004, 03:50 PM
if you would like to know which sites are linking to you, this one seems to do it
links: website.com -site:website.com
not entirely correct because it shows all pages that have the words 'website.com' and not neccesarily the link to it, but most likely there are not that many sites just using the words without the link attached.
09-02-2004, 04:15 PM
[QUOTE=seokid]I hate to say it but I think you may need some more links.[/QUOTE]
I hate to say it... but your certainly right. With Google it always boils down to the same (in some form).
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