4K+ backlinks, but Why is my website NOT ranking?

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With 4,000+ DoFollow backlinks, my website PRYMA is not ranking at all on Google. To be fair, we rank for 7 keywords but that is nothing in comparison to our main competitor (Master & Dynamic | High End Headphones & Sound Tools), they rank for 3K+ keywords according to SEM Rush and have 5,400 DoFollow backlinks. I'm not sure what we're doing wrong, but something is off here. Might anyone be able to help?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    If your statement here is accurate, your competitor has better links.

    Better links are links from pages that have backlinks themselves. The more backlinks the pages your links are coming from have, the more power they have... assuming they are not nofollow.

    Check where their links are coming from, compare to where yours are coming from.

    Originally Posted by SocialBuilders View Post

    With 4,000+ DoFollow backlinks, my website PRYMA is not ranking at all on Google. To be fair, we rank for 7 keywords but that is nothing in comparison to our main competitor (Master & Dynamic | High End Headphones & Sound Tools), they rank for 3K+ keywords according to SEM Rush and have 5,400 DoFollow backlinks. I'm not sure what we're doing wrong, but something is off here. Might anyone be able to help?
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  • Profile picture of the author PassiveIncomes
    5400 links what is the DA ? 5400 backlinks with no power at all will not rank anything. Use GSA SER, GSA Captcha breaker to boost the tier 1 links. Create tier 2/3 backlinks and see the result again.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by SocialBuilders View Post

    With 4,000+ DoFollow backlinks, my website PRYMA is not ranking at all on Google. To be fair, we rank for 7 keywords but that is nothing in comparison to our main competitor (Master & Dynamic | High End Headphones & Sound Tools), they rank for 3K+ keywords according to SEM Rush and have 5,400 DoFollow backlinks. I'm not sure what we're doing wrong, but something is off here. Might anyone be able to help?


    Maybe now you see why counting links is useless.

    A single PR8 is stronger than 4,000 PR0 links. Yea, I know public PR isn't updated but we still know how it works from the decade it was updated.
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    • Profile picture of the author danparks
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      A single PR8 is stronger than 4,000 PR0 links. Yea, I know public PR isn't updated but we still know how it works from the decade it was updated.
      Yeah, I don't like it when people say "ignore PR, it's dead!." We can't see it any longer, and it's a lot harder to figure out the PR of a page, but Google is still using it internally.

      You can still "kind of, sorta" use it. When I'm looking at the backlinks of a domain I might be interested in buying, I still look at the PR of the backlinks. It's not entirely accurate any more, but it's certainly useful. If I found a domain with several PR5, PR4 backlinks, and I visited those pages, and saw they looked "legit" (not from someone else's PBN), then I'm going to assume the PR is pretty close to what's listed. For example, a PR4 backlink on an internal page from a PR6 home page .edu site is probably still close to a PR4 (not because of a magical power of .edu, but because I can see it's a "legitimate" site with thousands of backlinks from other legitimate sites, so there's little reason to suspect the site's home page, or internal pages, would get some dramatic drop in PR).
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    This might sound a bit harsh, but I promise I don't mean it to be. My suggestions are SEO101 and they will help you:

    First, your on-site doesn't have a title tag or header tag, so a search engine isn't getting much from it. Just a title tag in the code will help you a lot.

    Second, what are you trying to rank for, because having an actual target matters. You're not going to be able to rank for everything - you need to outrank your competitors in specified keywords.

    Third, your homepage is practically empty. It looks very fancy, but there isn't much to click on, and I didn't get a sense in 3 seconds what it was about (services, products). What's your bounce rate? If it's high, I would get some directional content on the page to help people know what the site is about.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Irwin
    Although backlinks are an important part of SEO, they mean nothing if some of your on page factors are not addressed. One major problem I noticed right away when visiting your site was that is loads very slowly. The loading speed of your site affects your rankings, so I would take care of that problem right away. There may be other on page factors that need to be addressed as well. Take care of these problems before you worry about your off page SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author irawr
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      This might be harsh but: your on-page SEO is nonexistent/awful.

      Your site is the best example of a site I have ever seen where lack of onpage SEO is completely killing any potential rankings.

      With CSS off (your site took awhile to load BTW) the text I see is.

      "Look as unique as you listen
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      Your style is you it's in what you wear where you go who you know

      it's deliberate
      From your watch
      to your phone
      to the style of your shoes
      to the bag on your shoulder"

      So your site is directly targeting the phrase search "Look as unique as you listen" which you are ranking quite well on (unquoted.) Your site looks great good but you are targeting a meaningless keyword with no commercial intent and basically no search volume.

      It appears this brand sells audiophile/luxury headphones, but I don't even see the word "headphone" on the page, how is google suppose to know what the brand is/produces if the words are not there? I know people say keyword density doesn't matter, okay hang on. It can be very low, but it must be greater then zero...

      Somebody was mentioning links but after looking at them myself there's no indication that it's an issue with the links at all.

      So my advice as a marketer who makes quite a bit of money from SEO is :
      Uhh try putting some words on the page, consider using a keyword. Go to the Sennheiser website, turn off CSS, then notice how a brand that produces headphones, uses the word headphones on their page.


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  • Profile picture of the author moneyroad
    website is terrible slow

    you have only 5 indexed pages in Google (thats small count in these days)

    all your backlinks points to root domain (thats not so good as you think)

    dominating anchor text based on brand, thats good, but does someone is looking for it?

    root domain is about 12 years and still I can not find any history about it? thats strange, seems like someone brought old expired domain, throw bunch of backlinks on the top and now try to rank fast (this is just my humble opinion).

    And if you really done so or payed someone (and yes I'm sure it is done) wait for Google penalty soon. From the september 2015 start building links, was 0 before and now ahref shows nearly 4000 (4 months of link building so would be 1000 in a month roughly)

    This website is perfect for payed advertising, but not to rank in any search engine (unless for phrase "pryma.com")
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  • Profile picture of the author gulshankumar
    As far I could check, you have 53 unique domain links. But, there are tons of important on-page which you are missing. Consider re-designing your website with a seo-friendly web designer.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialBuilders
    Thank you all for your help, I agree that the onsite optimization is non-existent and this needs to be addressed before we clean up any backlinks. Appreciate the help
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  • Profile picture of the author seoguy2015
    Link popularity is just a one factor. There are so many other factors that effects ranking. Google SEO has changed a lot. Now user friendliness plays major role in SEO. Audit your website for user friendliness and improve.
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  • Profile picture of the author OussamaBusiness
    Bro , You not have perfect method for get backlinks , because number for backlinks is not important ,
    but quality of this backlinks is important
    Good Luck
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    • Profile picture of the author airallineed
      Sorry but all those "flashy" effects won't help you to rank your site better. I don't even know if google can crawl all those above the fold informations. by the way your website took really long to load, I almost closed it, I have a good connection.

      I'm not saying it is not possible to rank for your site, but I think you need to rethink your design. And when the site is loaded it looks really good, but I'm not sure if its good for SEO.

      What are the keywords in your title tag? Its really important like:
      PRYMA | Luxury Headphones

      (you need to do a proper keyword research first, what keywords you want to target with a low competition)
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  • Profile picture of the author Engineer2Blogger
    Quality -> quantity in this case. It's not just about how many backlinks you have. The quality of where those links are coming from is very important.

    Even a few real good quality links can totally increase your site rankings.
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  • Number of the backlinks are not matter but how many quality, relevant and strong backlinks your website have it's matter. Search Engine give rank to website according to relevancy between search term, web pages, quality of the content and rest of pile of things.

    If you want appear website in top organic do work according to Google algorithms. Generate only high quality and relevant backlinks for website, use only high quality and informative content.

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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Tons of backlinks is not the basis of Google to rank your site there are considerations like on how well your site performed in the web and most importantly with the visitors or users, does it engage well with your site? Shared? Talked about?
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  • Profile picture of the author sameerpanda
    I believe Quality backlink matters here, try getting quality backlinks. Find out from where your backlinks are coming from, if they are coming from bad reputation sites, it will affect your SEO. Contact them to add nofollow to your links.
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    • Profile picture of the author seorankpartner
      High authority, relevant and good quality 100 backlink is more powerfull then 4000+ backlink.
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