Register Blogs Advertise with usHelp Desk Today's Posts Search

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 28th Sep 2012, 01:41 PM   #1
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
CLOSED
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

THREAD CLOSED AS WE'VE REACHED THE FIRST PAGE:

Dear warrior friends...,

I've developed several SEO wsos, training courses to build backlinks and Rank on Google's first page, WordPress themes & plugins etc. But I've never done something like this before.

I have several websites ranking on the first page of search engines. We also helped a handful of our clients to reach on the first page too. And, in all those campaigns, we had proper link building going on. But How to rank on first page of Google without any link love? Do you think it is possible to rank on first page of google with ZERO backlinks?? (Yes, NO BACKLINKS building at all)

I'm not sure if its a good idea to go public with such a challenge revealing the actual URL and targeting keyword. I'm taking that challenge anyhow.

I've a blog with some decent traffic and I've just made a post there and targeting keyword 'pinterest wordpress theme'

I'm not going to reveal my strategies until I rank on the first page - but definitely I'm not going to build any backlinks, any at all. You may ask, as a successful backlinks wsos seller I may cheat. LOL! You just have to trust me on this one.

Keyword: Pinterest wordpress theme
Target is in my blog: www.mervikhaums.com

For that keyword, my page is been shown at the 39th page of Google results.

Will keep you all posted here about the updates - if anybody takes the challenge while I'm working on mine, please post your URL and keywords here.

Update 1st October 2012:

If you do a search for the keyword given above, my blog isn't still on the 39th page. Not in the first page yet. But you can find my results with in the first five pages of the Google search results.

Update 9th October 2012:

Good news dear friends, at the moment we are at #12th position :-) If you take a closer look at the blog page, you can easily notice some of the on-site optimization stuff I've done on the page.

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 30th Sep 2012, 12:05 AM   #2
Marketing Pro
 
ProfessionalMarketer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 64
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

How long do you think it would take to reach your goal mate!!

ProfessionalMarketer is offline  
Unread 30th Sep 2012, 01:04 AM   #3
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default
Re: Rank on First Page with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

if you succeed tell me your secrets! haha

Visit www.myphenomfitness.com for nutrition and fitness topics including the safety of tap water consumption, the hormonal response to exercise, and and other health articles.
fitnesslover1 is offline  
Unread 30th Sep 2012, 01:42 AM   #4
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 37
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default
Re: Rank on First Page with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

you should ask google....
DeenaForiya is offline  
Unread 30th Sep 2012, 09:22 AM   #5
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

@fitnesslover, I'd definitely let you know that 'cool strategy' if I succeed. @DeenaForiya ask Google what?

@ProfessionalMarketer, if it takes more than 60 days, I'd personally consider it as a failure. Lets see.

When I started this, My blog was on page 39th of Google results. Right now I'm on page 6 of Google results for the same keyword. You may find it even on page 4 or 5 for your regional Google :-) if you search yourself.

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 30th Sep 2012, 11:58 AM   #6
HyperActive Warrior
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 385
Thanks: 100
Thanked 33 Times in 25 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

I've seen this easily done lately using redirects!

I noticed one day in a very competitive niche that I have always worked in that the #1 site had NO links and was only a month old. Finally, I found that they pulled this off by redirecting the old sites that ranked highly, yet got kicked off page one, to the new site so that the link juice flowed through.

If you can do it without redirects, that'd be amazing!

Free Web Design from Neodism.
Neodism is offline  
Unread 30th Sep 2012, 12:53 PM   #7
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by Larches View Post

I've seen this easily done lately using redirects!
Doesn't sound like an ethical thing to do!
I noticed one day in a very competitive niche that I have always worked in that the #1 site had NO links and was only a month old. Finally, I found that they pulled this off by redirecting the old sites that ranked highly, yet got kicked off page one, to the new site so that the link juice flowed through. If you can do it without redirects, that'd be amazing!
..and btw, I don't have an old or highly ranked website for this that could be redirected. Even if I had one, its not something good enough to do and show others that I HAVE DONE IT!! There is no surprise element in it.

I'm not sure about how quick I am able to do this and I'm doing it in a legit way. No HIDDEN tricks and I'd be revealing everything if I reach my goal.

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 30th Sep 2012, 11:30 PM   #8
IM,SEO,YT,ViralFB,Pin,Twt
War Room Member
 
JawadAshraf's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Poland
Posts: 586
Thanks: 30
Thanked 106 Times in 73 Posts
Blog Entries: 1
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Mervik, I can see that currently you are on the 4th page #6 and what I noticed is SOCIAL SIGNALS that are ranking your page but man you are missing the biggest social signal of the current time that Google prefer for SEO NOW and that's Google+. Go put a G+ button at the TOP of the page on the article along-with the other both buttons and give some G+ hits from fiverr to that button, like you did for Twitter & FB. Go ahead do that and you will be straight on the 1st page in no time. Oh and be sure all of these social signals STICK or you will lose your rankings. Cheers!

Jawad

JawadAshraf is offline  
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 03:54 AM   #9
HyperActive Warrior
 
pandadoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Cardiff, South Wales
Posts: 126
Thanks: 27
Thanked 23 Times in 17 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

I'm actually ranking on google now with no backlinks page 1

My KW is for 1300 exact local ranked no.8 at the moment no backlinking, no social marketing plan has started yet. Just stuck to the basics and got it there within a a few weeks.

I'm now helping a friend to do the same as well as duplicate the same process for a KW with 9900 exact local results.

Web Design Cardiff - Panda Doodle
pandadoodle is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to pandadoodle For This Useful Post:
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 04:39 AM   #10
Advanced Warrior
War Room Member
 
manicmethods's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 736
Thanks: 247
Thanked 164 Times in 81 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Good luck with this. Going to be following this closely!
manicmethods is offline  
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 05:21 AM   #11
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by JawadAshraf View Post

Mervik, I can see that currently you are on the 4th page #6
Hello Jawad,

Yes, right now we are at 4th page. My blog posts are definitely getting some social support from the readers. Fiverring is definitely not something I'd do. The same guy must be sending the same service to many others. If you do it thats gonna bring a -ve result (of getting banned if thats been found out) than a positive result. So my plan is to play very legit in all meaning. Social media is definitely important. But what I'm doing at the moment is something really different. Hope it would work.
Originally Posted by pandadoodle View Post

I'm now helping a friend to do the same as well as duplicate the same process for a KW with 9900 exact local results.
Thats some inspiring news. All the best with your efforts.
Originally Posted by manicmethods View Post

Good luck with this. Going to be following this closely!
Thank you. I appreciate the support my friend :-)

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 05:54 AM   #12
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
shifat's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2009
Location: bangladesh
Posts: 282
Thanks: 12
Thanked 52 Times in 29 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Looks very interesting,can't wait to see how you do it now!
shifat is offline  
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 07:53 AM   #13
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 17
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Great thread, I am having a similar situation with one of my EMD website, which is on the 9th page. Can't wait to hear about your success and your strategy...
BlueChipBrain is offline  
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 10:52 AM   #14
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by shifat View Post

Looks very interesting,can't wait to see what how you do it now!
Originally Posted by BlueChipBrain View Post

Great thread, I am having a similar situation with one of my EMD website, which is on the 9th page. Can't wait to hear about your success and your strategy...
Hope I would succeed :-) Appreciate the support guys!
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 06:03 PM   #15
Persuasion Mastery
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 161
Thanks: 11
Thanked 151 Times in 37 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Ask Matt Cutts... maybe he'll tell you the full truth and actually be honest about how Google's "secret algorithm" is really just a basic measure of backlinks, and why 90% of results match Bing's because they do the same.

chrisnos is offline  
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 06:13 PM   #16
Advanced Warrior
 
Join Date: 2006
Location: , , USA.
Posts: 583
Thanks: 62
Thanked 75 Times in 70 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Checking your site it's already show Total Backlinks 349 ...
What is the big happening here
linkmetro is offline  
Unread 1st Oct 2012, 10:51 PM   #17
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

@linkmetro, only that much? I think my blog has more backlinks. Btw, here we are targeting a single page in there. You'd get it, if you search for it :-)

Originally Posted by chrisnos View Post

Ask Matt Cutts... maybe he'll tell you the full truth and actually be honest about how Google's "secret algorithm" is really just a basic measure of backlinks, and why 90% of results match Bing's because they do the same.
LOL! Are we here to prove him wrong
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 2nd Oct 2012, 12:40 AM   #18
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 59
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Good luck to your plans man! Post your results here so we could follow and learn from you.
Elamros is offline  
Unread 2nd Oct 2012, 04:23 AM   #19
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by Elamros View Post

Good luck to your plans man! Post your results here so we could follow and learn from you.
Appreciate your support and I will definitely keep posting updates of the campaign.
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 2nd Oct 2012, 10:07 AM   #20
Persuasion Mastery
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 161
Thanks: 11
Thanked 151 Times in 37 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by MervikHaums View Post

LOL! Are we here to prove him wrong
I hope so, I'm excited to see what we learn from this experiment, and what the results show!

chrisnos is offline  
Unread 2nd Oct 2012, 10:13 AM   #21
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by chrisnos View Post

I hope so, I'm excited to see what we learn from this experiment, and what the results show!
Yeah, I'm excited to see the results too :-)

I request you all to let me know where am I at the moment in your respective google results as the results would definitely vary in your regional google.

And all who are around here would receive all the information about what am doing atm for sure.
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 3rd Oct 2012, 09:36 AM   #22
IM,SEO,YT,ViralFB,Pin,Twt
War Room Member
 
JawadAshraf's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Poland
Posts: 586
Thanks: 30
Thanked 106 Times in 73 Posts
Blog Entries: 1
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by MervikHaums View Post

Yeah, I'm excited to see the results too :-)

I request you all to let me know where am I at the moment in your respective google results as the results would definitely vary in your regional google.

And all who are around here would receive all the information about what am doing atm for sure.
Humas,

You are on the 4th page #10 before you were on 7th or 6th as for as I remember. What happened man, are you in Google Dance lol?

JawadAshraf is offline  
Unread 3rd Oct 2012, 01:42 PM   #23
jbelaugh
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 86
Thanks: 12
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

This is an interesting study. I'm showing one of your articles on the 8th position of page 6

jbelaugh is offline  
Unread 3rd Oct 2012, 02:30 PM   #24
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by JawadAshraf View Post

Humas,

You are on the 4th page #10 before you were on 7th or 6th as for as I remember. What happened man, are you in Google Dance lol?
Our position must be improving right? That's the point of this case study. Isn't it? :-)
Originally Posted by jbelaugh View Post

This is an interesting study. I'm showing one of your articles on the 8th position of page 6
Page 8? Could you please tell me the google version you used?

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 4th Oct 2012, 03:40 AM   #25
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 59
Thanks: 6
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by MervikHaums View Post

When I started this, My blog was on page 39th of Google results. Right now I'm on page 6 of Google results for the same keyword. You may find it even on page 4 or 5 for your regional Google :-) if you search yourself.
Wow! You that's fast. Share how you did it. Excited to see how!
Elamros is offline  
Unread 4th Oct 2012, 05:50 AM   #26
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 170
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

How on earth are you gona do this..in this times of penguin and panda? I am really so curios to know. A very good challenge

Check this out for some of the best information on Kitchen Decoration Ideas | You wanna know the best Pest Control Service in Africa? see the Best Pest Control
uzojvp is offline  
Unread 4th Oct 2012, 07:07 AM   #27
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by Elamros View Post

Wow! You that's fast. Share how you did it. Excited to see how!
Originally Posted by uzojvp View Post

How on earth are you gona do this..in this times of penguin and panda? I am really so curios to know. A very good challenge
I really appreciate your support guys. Lets see how far I can go with this. :-)
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 4th Oct 2012, 10:10 AM   #28
Fast car driver
War Room Member
 
BreakingRetail's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 84
Thanks: 55
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

keep up the hard work,

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."Albert Einstein
BreakingRetail is offline  
Unread 5th Oct 2012, 12:39 AM   #29
Warrior Member
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 27
Thanks: 46
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

I'm a newbie and I'm still very much in the learning stages on SEO. But on my first professional website for a lawyer I know I got him on Page One in one day with a two word keyword. How did I do it? As soon as I knew this lawyer's interest in opening up a practice in this fairly boutique area several years ago, I registered a domain name for him for that keyword. It aged nicely for several years before his website was even created.

I did no backlinks, just put in the right keywords on his site. It's been an interesting learning experience for me. I'm glad I got into domain names as early as I did. My only wish is that I should have registered a whole lot more!
Happybidr is offline  
Unread 5th Oct 2012, 11:21 AM   #30
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by Happybidr View Post

I'm a newbie and I'm still very much in the learning stages on SEO.!
Aged domains work some times - but definitely not for every niche. As you might have heard, the big G already started dropping the SERPs of exact keyword domain names.
Originally Posted by BreakingRetail View Post

keep up the hard work,
Appreciate the support :-)
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 5th Oct 2012, 02:02 PM   #31
Active Warrior
 
ckdaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Somewhere nice
Posts: 59
Thanks: 10
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Good luck, mate, hope you rank!

ckdaro is offline  
Unread 5th Oct 2012, 05:47 PM   #32
Creative Media Architect
 
Sarah Harvey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: United Kingdom.
Posts: 367
Thanks: 4
Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Depending on the content you can rank on first page for Google within a few days (4 on my count) depending on the keywords you target.

An article I wrote for someone not long ago, ranked on first page within 4 days and that is after I curiously stalked where my article was being used.

No back links to that site either. And the title is 7 words long. But it ranks for the first 4 words as well. For the entire title, it is ranked 5th and for the 4 words only, it ranks second. Okay...well first. Not bad as it used to be in 6th place, then went to 2nd place a few days ago and now I checked, it's first.

My wording is nothing spectacular, it's on a simple Wordpress site and the angle for the article relates around traveling to 5 different destinations. So a short paragraph on each destination, and what I found fascinating about them.

Sometimes your domain name can influence things as well, depending if you have the main keyword in your domain that your site targets as well.

But this site with my articles has a domain name completely unrelated to the content on the site.

Just some of my observations.

"Find the problem and provide the solution."
Sarah Harvey is offline  
Unread 5th Oct 2012, 06:27 PM   #33
Active Warrior
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 99
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Wow ! There is some serious R & D going here in this thread. Backlinks are a mysterious creature. I am big time confused.
backlinkneeded is offline  
Unread 6th Oct 2012, 09:11 PM   #34
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Hi All, I really appreciate your support and insights. Thank you.

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 6th Oct 2012, 09:37 PM   #35
I Build Real Businesses
War Room Member
 
SUPER Louie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Posts: 426
Thanks: 30
Thanked 95 Times in 63 Posts
Blog Entries: 1
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Good challenge. I would love to join but I already did this a couple of months ago (accidentally).

I did keyword research, I set a site up, and asked my writer to upload content consistently.

I was too busy with other projects that I forgot about building links for it.

After 3 months, I wanted to build backlinks, but when I checked Google, it was already ranked #1.

I was very surprised with the result.

I guess sometimes on-page SEO and good content can already do the job for you.

Good luck with your challenge MervikHaums.

A superhero is someone who knows how to be quiet, shed a tear for a moment, then pick up his sword, and fight again!
SUPER Louie is offline  
Unread 8th Oct 2012, 12:28 AM   #36
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

@Louie Sioco, really appreciate your insights and support. Thank you.
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 9th Oct 2012, 06:02 AM   #37
Article WordSmith
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 137
Thanks: 80
Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Dude, I just checked! This site ranks #12 in Google for that keyword, when I checked just now!!! I can't wait to hear how you did it!!!! You're almost there! If you can do this confidently and successfully, in this post-Panda / post-Penguin / post-EMD era, then I think you will definitely be onto something!

Looking To Help A Fellow Warrior Out.

Need a Wordpress website built? I know Wordpress, MySQL, PHP, and even GIMP, and can help you build your website.

I'm looking to JV with anyone with a drive to succeed. Send me a PM.
hyderkhan is offline  
Unread 9th Oct 2012, 06:18 AM   #38
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by hyderkhan View Post

Dude, I just checked! This site ranks #12 in Google for that keyword, when I checked just now!!! I can't wait to hear how you did it!!!! You're almost there! If you can do this confidently and successfully, in this post-Panda / post-Penguin / post-EMD era, then I think you will definitely be onto something!
Thanks for sharing that wonderful news my dear friend. :-)

Yeah, we are at #12 Now - Sweets to everybody :-)
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 9th Oct 2012, 06:19 AM   #39
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 170
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Thats true.. You are on page rank 2 mervick

Check this out for some of the best information on Kitchen Decoration Ideas | You wanna know the best Pest Control Service in Africa? see the Best Pest Control
uzojvp is offline  
Unread 9th Oct 2012, 09:12 AM   #40
Article WordSmith
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2007
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 137
Thanks: 80
Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Wait a minute... I just checked.... This domain has a page rank of #2. The domain was created on 12.08.2010.

So it's not a "brand new domain".


So what exactly are we testing here???

What is the history of this site?

According to Google site search, this site has 176 indexed pages, with content dating back since the site was created.

According to BackLinkWatch this site has 349 backlinks to it.

I guess this not a test of how to get a brand new site to rank without back links?

Looking To Help A Fellow Warrior Out.

Need a Wordpress website built? I know Wordpress, MySQL, PHP, and even GIMP, and can help you build your website.

I'm looking to JV with anyone with a drive to succeed. Send me a PM.
hyderkhan is offline  
Unread 9th Oct 2012, 10:17 AM   #41
Active Warrior
 
WebEminence's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2012
Posts: 46
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Interesting test...but let me give a reality check... anyone who knows anything about SEO knows that social links are huge and because of the popularity of your site and the large following, your target page already has a couple hundred social links.

So you're not really ranking a page with no links. I get that you're not producing any OTHER incoming links but these social links should be near enough to get you on to page 1 for a term that has only 2,400 monthly searches according to google. I'm actually surprised you're not on page 1 already. I think any keyword with "wordpress theme" in it is super competitive and that's why you didn't go immediately to page 1.

Also, if this works out for you, one other major factor will be your domain reputation and authority. Someone who starts a new blog on a new domain would find it impossible to rank for a keyword like this with no off page SEO.

Like hyderkhan said, we're not really testing a brand new domain started from scratch. Hopefully people realize that.

Regardless, congrats on building a site with good following. Looks like you're having good success with it. I think you'll bump up to page 1 soon.

WebEminence is offline  
Unread 9th Oct 2012, 10:43 AM   #42
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

@hyderkhan, definitely it's not about doing it on a brand new domain name and I've never stated anything like that. Its all about bringing a 'new blog post' to first page without working on link building. I've this blog up for quite some time and it has a good following. So that's not the story.

@WebEminence thank you very much for your insights. Yeah, the phrase wordpress theme in it makes it tough to crack. I hope you'd reach first page soon. Appreciate the support.

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 9th Oct 2012, 02:45 PM   #43
Warrior Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

please, how can i get the right strategy to be able to rank on a particular keyword on google.
stcarson47 is offline  
Unread 10th Oct 2012, 01:48 AM   #44
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by stcarson47 View Post

please, how can i get the right strategy to be able to rank on a particular keyword on google.
Hi, we're still not on the first page. I'd share how I did it once we hit our target :-)
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 11th Oct 2012, 01:33 PM   #45
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 170
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Waoooo Marvik you are now on the first page..So How did you do it?

Check this out for some of the best information on Kitchen Decoration Ideas | You wanna know the best Pest Control Service in Africa? see the Best Pest Control
uzojvp is offline  
Unread 11th Oct 2012, 10:01 PM   #46
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Originally Posted by uzojvp View Post

Waoooo Marvik you are now on the first page..So How did you do it?
Which Google data centre are you using? In mine, it is not on first page yet.

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 12th Oct 2012, 02:12 AM   #47
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 170
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

I jst checked again. On my phone u r on #1 1, why on ma laptop you are on #1 8. . . . . .some other please confirm.

Check this out for some of the best information on Kitchen Decoration Ideas | You wanna know the best Pest Control Service in Africa? see the Best Pest Control
uzojvp is offline  
Unread 12th Oct 2012, 03:05 AM   #48
HyperActive Warrior
War Room Member
 
Join Date: 2010
Posts: 170
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Infact you are also ranking #1 8, for "pinterest like wordpress theme"

Check this out for some of the best information on Kitchen Decoration Ideas | You wanna know the best Pest Control Service in Africa? see the Best Pest Control
uzojvp is offline  
Unread 12th Oct 2012, 03:09 AM   #49
Projects - IdeaKloud
War Room Member
 
MervikHaums's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2010
Location: https://t.me/mervikhaums
Posts: 643
Thanks: 322
Thanked 285 Times in 94 Posts
Blog Entries: 8
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

@uzojvp, thank you. You might be searching with quotes ("")?

=> Ecommerce? Shopify?
FB Ads? Check This 3 Minutes Video!
<=
MervikHaums is offline  
Unread 12th Oct 2012, 03:17 AM   #50
Creator
War Room Member
 
JeremiahSay's Avatar
 
Join Date: 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 904
Thanks: 335
Thanked 188 Times in 160 Posts
Blog Entries: 13
Default
Re: Rank on First Page of Google with NO Backlinks - Challenge??
Share on: 
fb share twitter share gplus share more share

Hi there,

What's your definition of "no backlinks," I have several blogs that are already ranked page 1 for several keywords but i do have backlinks from authority sites, ezine-articles, social medias and several related blogs.

My backlinks are not blackhat though (means i don't mass submit for backlinks, i don't spam).

I would love to participate in this challenge,
Jeremiah

JeremiahSay is offline  
 


Bookmarks

Tags
backlinks, challenge, page, rank


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:17 AM.