Am I backlinking wrong?

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For all of my keywords my backlinks are showing up before my actual site. I have articles, videos, blogposts (on a Blogger.com blog I've had for over a year) and even some social media stuff is outranking my site. wtf?

It's exciting seeing my stuff all over the keywords I'm targeting, but why isn't my site getting that juice? My site actually fell back a page when one of my ezinearticles came out - #16 to #21.

Am I doing something wrong, or do I just need to be patient? Linkbuilding seems so mysterious to me, I think I'm going to outsource it from now on. Then I'll have someone to blame :p
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  • Profile picture of the author chris_duport
    Originally Posted by foxanthony View Post

    For all of my keywords my backlinks are showing up before my actual site. I have articles, videos, blogposts (on a Blogger.com blog I've had for over a year) and even some social media stuff is outranking my site. wtf?

    It's exciting seeing my stuff all over the keywords I'm targeting, but why isn't my site getting that juice? My site actually fell back a page when one of my ezinearticles came out - #16 to #21.

    Am I doing something wrong, or do I just need to be patient? Linkbuilding seems so mysterious to me, I think I'm going to outsource it from now on. Then I'll have someone to blame :p
    easy to explain,

    your site is probably on a fairly new domain that has no authority with Google. It can take 3-6 months for your site to gain enough authority to rank over certain Web 2.0 properties, in particular Ezine.

    Ezine is a PR6 and your articles are placed in a sub directory, not a sub domain. Therefore a small amount of PR juice is being passed to your article, and probably more so then your site has at this point.

    Your Ezine is passing juice, but you need more high quality links (PR3+) to really make a fast improvement on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author joetheseo
      Chris I couldn't have said it better myself
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      • Profile picture of the author foxanthony
        Thanks a lot. I wasn't aware of those things; it makes sense.

        So, am I better off letting the site sit for a few months and collect juice, while building more sites, or should I buy a linkbuilding package from one of my fellow warriors? (I'm tired of linkbuilding - I'm scared I'm going to get my site de-listed or that what I'm doing may be pointless)

        This is the first site I've built on keywords that may pull in traffic and it would be a confidence booster to see some commissions; but, I can be patient if I'm building more sites.
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        • Profile picture of the author joetheseo
          Originally Posted by foxanthony View Post

          Thanks a lot. I wasn't aware of those things; it makes sense.

          So, am I better off letting the site sit for a few months and collect juice, while building more sites, or should I buy a linkbuilding package from one of my fellow warriors? (I'm tired of linkbuilding - I'm scared I'm going to get my site de-listed or that what I'm doing may be pointless)

          This is the first site I've built on keywords that may pull in traffic and it would be a confidence booster to see some commissions; but, I can be patient if I'm building more sites.
          Take this little gold nugget.

          Links can always be built, good keywords targets may not always be able to be found!

          Don't buy any link garbage, just find a good link network and become an active member.

          I'll PM u the network I use, friend
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        • Profile picture of the author srbilles
          Originally Posted by foxanthony View Post

          Thanks a lot. I wasn't aware of those things; it makes sense.

          So, am I better off letting the site sit for a few months and collect juice, while building more sites, or should I buy a linkbuilding package from one of my fellow warriors? (I'm tired of linkbuilding - I'm scared I'm going to get my site de-listed or that what I'm doing may be pointless)

          This is the first site I've built on keywords that may pull in traffic and it would be a confidence booster to see some commissions; but, I can be patient if I'm building more sites.
          Your site won't collect juice just by sitting there. It collect juice from the backlinks pointing to it. So the more links you get the more juice it will receive.
          Plus if you want to rank in the serp's you've got to build links. There's no way around it.
          Something to keep in mind also is that if you want the majority of your links to help your ranking you've got to "boost" them so that Google knows about them and can index/cache them. Other wise there doing you no good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
      Originally Posted by chris_duport View Post

      easy to explain,

      your site is probably on a fairly new domain that has no authority with Google. It can take 3-6 months for your site to gain enough authority to rank over certain Web 2.0 properties, in particular Ezine.

      Ezine is a PR6 and your articles are placed in a sub directory, not a sub domain. Therefore a small amount of PR juice is being passed to your article, and probably more so then your site has at this point.

      Your Ezine is passing juice, but you need more high quality links (PR3+) to really make a fast improvement on your site.
      Fairly agree to this. Same goes for almost every new website unless they use black hat techniques though. You can forget this site for a while and do your other stuff. Your site will be in a good ranking soon. So you dont have to worry about this too much.

      Andrea
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    • Profile picture of the author Sardent
      Originally Posted by chris_duport View Post

      easy to explain,

      your site is probably on a fairly new domain that has no authority with Google. It can take 3-6 months for your site to gain enough authority to rank over certain Web 2.0 properties, in particular Ezine.

      Ezine is a PR6 and your articles are placed in a sub directory, not a sub domain. Therefore a small amount of PR juice is being passed to your article, and probably more so then your site has at this point.

      Your Ezine is passing juice, but you need more high quality links (PR3+) to really make a fast improvement on your site.
      I noticed this happening too.
      This explains it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by foxanthony View Post

    why isn't my site getting that juice? My site actually fell back a page when one of my ezinearticles came out - #16 to #21.

    Am I doing something wrong, or do I just need to be patient?
    A little bit of both, I think, Anthony.

    It will really help you a lot to read through the incidental conversations in this fine thread.

    One has to take a long-term view, and the sooner one starts taking it, the better. And not needing to blame anyone is even better than "having someone to blame".
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    • Profile picture of the author foxanthony
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      A little bit of both, I think, Anthony.

      It will really help you a lot to read through the incidental conversations in this fine thread.

      One has to take a long-term view, and the sooner one starts taking it, the better. And not needing to blame anyone is even better than "having someone to blame".
      I did post the content to my site first, if that's what you are talking about. It seemed to make sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author jwm2
    You definately need some good high pr backlinks. Eventually your site will outweigh the articles and blog posts in your targeted market, but it will take some time and effort to get there.
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    • Profile picture of the author joetheseo
      Ahhhhhh less reading, more doing! Don't worry about this stuff man... In the amount of time it takes you to read and figure it out, you could've already had 10 more links built to your site.

      Google isn't going to punish you unless you spam mass amounts of links in a short amount of time, and I'm not talking about 50 links... We're talking like 1,000.

      I had a new domain and immediately build 30 links to it in 1 day. Did Google sandbox it? Nope.

      It bounced around the SERPS for a few weeks until I got a few PR3 Links inbound, and then remained steady from that point forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author dawnbreaker
    Does Google find the real owner of the articles? Is it necessary to put your articles first in you website or submit them right away to directories?

    I haven't figure which is the best way.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    In addition to the domain of your domain, the other probable thing is the quality of your backlinks. Its possible that a website has thousands of backlinks but as most of them are low quality, the website doesn't rank high in search engines. So try to make some quality backlinks for your website.
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