My Blog Not Ranking! Any Advice?

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Hello guys. I have established this blog a few weeks ago: Baldness Cure | Find a Cure for Your Hair LossBaldness Cure

I published there a few original articles aiming for certain keywords. My main keyword, baldness cure, is also included in the articles. However, I am not ranking in any of them in the top 100 in Google. I have found out that my domain was used before by someone else but I dont know if this can be a factor for blog performing bad. I know that I dont have many backlinks but I dont want to get spammy backlinks so I want them to be natural.

What can you advise for me to do or change?
#advice #blog #ranking
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    You need to be realistic, the keyword baldness cure is a very competitive keyword. If your new to SEO ranking for that specific keyword isn't going to happen.

    Personally I would still target that exact keyword & use internal/external links to pick up relevant longtail keywords.

    Example longtails:
    • vitamin d deficiency symptoms hair loss
    • severe vitamin d deficiency hair loss
    • too much vitamin d and hair loss
    • vitamin d and hair loss in men
    • vitamin d and weight loss
    • lack of vitamin d and hair loss
    • etc...
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    • thanks. I know it is not realistic to rank for baldness cure at this point but for example, I hoped to rank at least in the top 100 for longtail keywords such as "best treatment for hair loss" because there is a article optimized for this keyword. I was thinking if something is wrong with the domain name, theme or sth else.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by Turkish Copywriter View Post

        thanks. I know it is not realistic to rank for baldness cure at this point but for example, I hoped to rank at least in the top 100 for longtail keywords such as "best treatment for hair loss" because there is a article optimized for this keyword. I was thinking if something is wrong with the domain name, theme or sth else.
        Webmd is ranked #1 so that keyword (best treatment for hair loss) isn't going to happen either.

        Take some time & learn how to size up your competition & research currently ranked competition pages. The health niche is mostly very competitive.

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        BTW, top 100 is useless for Google traffic, you need top of the 1st page per each keyword you target to see a decent amount of traffic. Nobody is looking at page #7 in Google SERPs (example).
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      • Profile picture of the author patco
        Originally Posted by Turkish Copywriter View Post

        thanks. I know it is not realistic to rank for baldness cure at this point but for example, I hoped to rank at least in the top 100 for longtail keywords such as "best treatment for hair loss" because there is a article optimized for this keyword. I was thinking if something is wrong with the domain name, theme or sth else.
        Why do you think it's impossible? Go with a few more articles and use Social Bookmarking sites to build backlinks to your article pages. Also use Directory and Forum marketing!
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  • Profile picture of the author jezter6
    Why do you think that putting a keyword in a title will automatically jump you into the top 100 results for any keyword you choose?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by jezter6 View Post

      Why do you think that putting a keyword in a title will automatically jump you into the top 100 results for any keyword you choose?
      Maybe he read it in a WSO
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  • Profile picture of the author geeman12030
    patience is a big factor when starting a new website.

    Build quality content, participate in your niche's boards with your link in the signature. Try to establish a brand and become an expert in your niche.

    When people start to share your content your searchengine rankings will significantly improve. Don`t expect results over night.
    btw: Not sure if this is still a ranking factor but as far as I remember .info domains do rank not very well. The TLD is cheap and often used for spam.

    Focus on quality and interact with your target audience (related backlinks) - that will get you ranked in the long run.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by geeman12030 View Post

      Not sure if this is still a ranking factor but as far as I remember .info domains do rank not very well. The TLD is cheap and often used for spam.
      It was never a ranking factor.
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      • Profile picture of the author geeman12030
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        It was never a ranking factor.
        For best ranking results, avoid uncommon top-level domains (TLDs). Like hyphens, TLDs such as .info, .cc, .ws, and .name are spam indicators.
        source:
        Domains - SEO Best Practices - Moz
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        • Profile picture of the author habibkhan01
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          To rank your blog you must acquire ranking from search engines and alexa. For this purpose increase your backlinks from high page rank site and web traffic. Rapid traffic you can use social media site like facebook, twitter, pinterest and google plus.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by geeman12030 View Post

          The source is incorrect (about parts of that, and about many other things claimed/taught on that site, too). Yukon, above, is correct.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Originally Posted by Turkish Copywriter View Post

    thanks. I know it is not realistic to rank for baldness cure at this point but for example, I hoped to rank at least in the top 100 for longtail keywords such as "best treatment for hair loss" because there is a article optimized for this keyword. I was thinking if something is wrong with the domain name, theme or sth else.
    The cold truth is that if you do not build backlinks your site will languish at the bottom of the SERPs. And if you still can't rank your site well after building links, you may need to change your domain name.

    I've built a website on a dropped domain before and the site failed to rank properly no matter what I did. Then I did some research into its previous use and found out that someone else had built a niche site on it. I ditched it, registered a new domain, and moved my site. That put an end to the ranking difficulties I was experiencing.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by SEO Power View Post

      The cold truth is that if you do not build backlinks your site will languish at the bottom of the SERPs. And if you still can't rank your site well after building links, you may need to change your domain name.

      I've built a website on a dropped domain before and the site failed to rank properly no matter what I did. Then I did some research into its previous use and found out that someone else had built a niche site on it. I ditched it, registered a new domain, and moved my site. That put an end to the ranking difficulties I was experiencing.
      That's probably going to confuse OP considering it's doubtful they have a penalty. OP is targeting very competitive keywords. Someone new to SEO isn't going to bump Webmd in the SERPs for a decent traffic keyword.

      In the end, there wasn't any competition research done here.
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      • Profile picture of the author jezter6
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        That's probably going to confuse OP considering it's doubtful they have a penalty. OP is targeting very competitive keywords. Someone new to SEO isn't going to bump Webmd in the SERPs for a decent traffic keyword.

        In the end, there wasn't any competition research done here.
        I'm not an expert by any means at detecting a penalty.

        So I Googled the site title "Find a cure for your hair loss" - in quotes...nada.

        Only when I added the extra word and incorrect space did I find his site...3rd or 4th.

        When I searched for the top article by title..in quotes...nada.

        The first search I wasn't really sure since it looked to be fairly common vernacular in replies to forum/social stuff.

        The second search was 0 results found. Not one. Not for the OP's site, or anyone else.

        Now, could be that post isn't indexed, but it's also from May. If it's not indexed yet, that's a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingServers01
    I would recommend you to check if whether you have used relative keywords, proper description.

    You also need to promote your blog through social bookmarking websites, guest blogging and blog commenting.

    Also you can use Linkedin groups to initialize discussion and share a link for particular blog.
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    Try long tail keywords and also dont just focus on that specific keyword. There are many keywords you can form through it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bdenzer
    I started a new domain in a highly competitive niche also, I haven't bought a single link but have built some decent ones through emailing webmasters. It took almost 3 months for my site to rank #1 for the title of my site! I am now 6 months in and I've seen a huge jump (10X) in the amount of impressions and clicks from Google. It all started almost 6 months to the day after my site launched. I'm still not making money, but I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I didn't start the site to get rich though, just a hobby.
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  • Profile picture of the author markeeter
    When you're starting out, you're still experimenting and learning so don't get discourages and keep a positive attitude and a bit of patience.

    Study your competition. What are the people who are on the first page offering? Is your page a worthy competitor? if not, then improve it. Find your competitive edge, what makes you different from them.

    As for the title, go for the keyword with the least competition. Come up with an interesting title using that keyword. Build backlinks. If you can't hire others, just write your own article and submit them on Ezine. Its free isn't it. Plus you'll only need 400.
    Pin it on pin interest, and share it on Instagram.
    Make your blog humorous and interesting. Don't fill it in with technical jargon.

    I think this should you put you off to a good start.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOWizard417
    Looks like it's time to head back to the drawing board. You should read up and focus on keyword research before writing any content for your site. Especially since you are new to SEO, you really want to be targeting some easy longtail keywords to start. All the terms you mentioned so far are very competitive and will require some really strong links to get you to page 1, let alone the top 3.
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  • Profile picture of the author Work1099
    It's worth having an iterative, systematic approach to this. Track how much time, energy, and money you've invested into each keyword ... and the results you've gotten from it (the best measurement of this is end-to-end sales from first visit to your site to some months later, but starting out it's fine to just use # of unique visitors the keyword brought in).

    While tracking this, evaluate the trade-off being made. For any keywords that are taking more time, energy and money than they are worth in return, drop them.

    To evaluate this, keep track of the ratio of what you've invested vs. what's come out of it. This doesn't mean anything on its own, but when you compared keywords based on this metric, it lights up exactly which keywords are giving you the best return, because it's not about which keyword has the most traffic ... it's which keywords give the most traffic for the least investment.

    Part of this is, of course, evaluating the risk vs. possible reward of a given keyword (when in the stage where it hasn't ranked yet). During this time, a similar system applies. If it's taking too much of your time, energy and money to warrant continuing efforts towards ranking for it, drop the keyword and focus elsewhere.

    Overall, keep an iterative approach in mind. Each week, evaluate this for each keyword and use that to decide how you'll partition your available resources (time, energy, money and others). Dropping under-performers means more resources are available for the higher performers. If you diligently follow such a process of intelligent planning and decision-making, your campaign will gravitate towards keywords that give a high return for a low investment of your resources.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMLab
    Originally Posted by Turkish Copywriter View Post

    Hello guys. I have established this blog a few weeks ago: Baldness Cure | Find a Cure for Your Hair LossBaldness Cure

    I published there a few original articles aiming for certain keywords. My main keyword, baldness cure, is also included in the articles. However, I am not ranking in any of them in the top 100 in Google. I have found out that my domain was used before by someone else but I dont know if this can be a factor for blog performing bad. I know that I dont have many backlinks but I dont want to get spammy backlinks so I want them to be natural.

    What can you advise for me to do or change?
    Please note the following:

    1. The keyword that you chose is a competitive one.
    2. Exact matched domains are not helpful like they were in the past. In other words, Google is not giving much of credits for that.
    3. Your website require more content. Your content must be unique and of high quality. Each article must not be less than 600 words.
    4. All your pages must be properly optimized for on-page SEO. A quick guide can be found here.
    5. You need high quality backlinks form relevant sources. Quality is more important than quantity here. You can read more about link building online, start up with this guide here.
    6. Your blog has to provide something new or unique. If it is like all the rest, you won't get much of advantage in terms of marketing. When you are building a blog the same as the already existing blogs, it will only be a marketing game. However, if you have a good new concept in mind or new innovative stuff to share then you will get an edge around when it comes to marketing.
    7. You need to invest more in Social Media Marketing (SMM). SEO is not everything when it comes to internet marketing.
    8. Adjust the design and graphics of your website. If you see it now, it would feel that it is an empty website. Try to add more content, adjust the logo of it, fix the sidebars, prepare it for monetization, add subscription forms...etc

    As for SEO, you need to do a new keyword research to target low competitive keywords as a start. You can't go and target highly competitive keywords when you are first starting out unless if you have a big team working with you or a huge budget to spend on marketing and content building.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author TrustedSEO
    You started the blog a few weeks ago? <---------- THERE'S THE PROBLEM! You have to give it time to rank. I would be surprised if your site's even indexed in Google yet.

    Have you hired an SEO to help you? What all have you done, thus far?

    Looking forward to your reply...

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  • Profile picture of the author giant90
    Hi,

    As your bog is new, so you need to make quality backlinks for your blog and blog posts also to increase domain authority. Post interesting and unique content at your site, if you come with 1000+ word article, it will play an important role to rank your post. After publishing your post, submit your post at top social bookmarking sites who have good PR and good alexa. You can't beat your competitor only by publishing article using keyword into title.
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