Ranking #1 for keywords in the domain

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Hi all,

I posted this in the wrong forum yesterday and it got deleted, so here it is again. I have the website retrievedeletedphotosDOTcom, currently ranked #10 in google SERP for the keyword "retrieve deleted photos".

I am currently running a backlinking and press release campaign only for the keyword "retrieve deleted photos". I'm worried that because the site is static (i.e. no blog or articles section) that I won't be able to get up to number 1 for google SERP.

Do you guys think a blog/article section, fresh content, or a high index count are vitally important? Since I am only going after this one keyword, I'm not really sure. No one else in the top 10 has the exact keyphrase in their domain, title, or h1 like I do.

Thanks - I'm interested in seeing what you guys think.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    I think a blog section could certainly be helpful to your efforts. I also think you will still be able to move up the rankings without adding one. If you add enough back links you will climb. That being said... Adding fresh content is going to give you more chances for visitors as well as adding more internal back linking power.
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  • Profile picture of the author harro1
    Fresh and unique content can really help you rank higher. I have seen good content sites get ranked on page 1 for medium competition keywords within 2 days.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnnyEnglish
      there's no matter your site static or dynamic. right content and seo can raise you to 1st place on google with no problem
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  • Profile picture of the author ann1986
    We have a client who has only 1 page and is ranking in top 5 for a two word keyword.

    So based on this I dont think it really matters as long as your content is related to your keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author nateall
    Thanks guys --- I will try my best at static and go from there
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  • Profile picture of the author rickjackson
    Easier to gain a TRUE fan base that way... repeat customers are the best customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author thecableguy

    I am currently running a backlinking and press release campaign only for the keyword "retrieve deleted photos". I'm worried that because the site is static (i.e. no blog or articles section) that I won't be able to get up to number 1 for google SERP.
    Are you sure it's worth it? There doesn't seem to be enough traffic to spend to much time or money on this keyword.
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    • Profile picture of the author nateall
      good question --- well, I've done a basic analysis with market samurai and if their SEOT numbers are right, then yea I think it is worth it--- but only if I make number 1 (maybe #2)
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    • Profile picture of the author sOliver
      Fresh content on a regular basis will get you to the #1 position. If you have the time do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
        Keyword tools are notoriously inaccurate and I'm not so sure I'd be comfortable cutting it so close (exact match shows only about 100), but that's just me

        Seems like with a little bit of backlinking you should be able to move up. Or perhaps test it with Adwords to see if it's worth the effort first, the bids don't seem very high so it wouldn't be very expensive.
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        • Profile picture of the author nateall
          Originally Posted by thecableguy View Post

          Keyword tools are notoriously inaccurate and I'm not so sure I'd be comfortable cutting it so close (exact match shows only about 100), but that's just me

          Seems like with a little bit of backlinking you should be able to move up. Or perhaps test it with Adwords to see if it's worth the effort first, the bids don't seem very high so it wouldn't be very expensive.
          Cableguy thanks for your help so far. You're right --- I see 11 daily searches for exact match. That is very low, so even if I rank #1 for exact match, it doesn't mean much. So what could I expect from the phrase match number (97)? Would that traffic go to me or to articles with titles like "retrieve deleted photos on the ..."?

          I may try testing with adwords...
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  • Profile picture of the author Captain Dynamo
    Originally Posted by nateall View Post


    Do you guys think a blog/article section, fresh content, or a high index count are vitally important? Since I am only going after this one keyword, I'm not really sure. No one else in the top 10 has the exact keyphrase in their domain, title, or h1 like I do.

    Thanks - I'm interested in seeing what you guys think.
    It all depends upon what you're trying to achieve... if you're trying to build an Authority Site, then by all means add a blog, aritcle section etc... and get traffic from multiple keywords.

    BUT, if you're simply doing micro niche marketing, i.e. earn adsense money doing say $3 a day... then a simple 1 page website is fine.... and all you do is build enough links to get to say rank #5. In this case you don't want to be taking too much time building your site.... but simply move onto the next.
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