Mine and your 90 day SEO challange, trials, faults and finds of my journey
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I'll try and keep this sort, because if like me, sometime's looking for some good in all the content on this forum can really make your eye's start to bleed.
What this thread is going to be about is the SEO work past and present on the two sites in the signature.
The site on the right is the oldest site about 2 years old now. Currently showing 188 links on www. backlink check.com and are just about on page 1 of google for our top 5 keywords. About 5 months ago we hired an SEO guy from freelancer . com, on pay-on-results to get us first in the top 10 of google for 5 keywords while i worked on the new site. This is all most done now, there was a second landmark price for top 3 but We have decided to sack this guy off after we are in top ten, simple because this was a simple landmark as we weren't to far from this position anyway and its taken far too long.
The site on the left is about 6 months old, and is fast catching upto the first (another reason we have decided to sack the freelancer off). This site is currently showing 70 links on www. backlink check. com. We are on the bottom of page 2 of google for our top 3 keywords
SEO Works So Far
The site on the right
When i first started backlink i signed up to a few link exchange sites, this worked ok and got me to the bottom of page 2 for 5 or 6 keywords alone site was showing 200+ links. Next was some directory submissions and articles to choice sites and i purchased 'submit ease' an article and directory submission tool (in my opinion useless), before handing over the site to the freelancer, who in 5 months has now got 188 links but has me at position 6-14 for the choosen keywords!!!!
The site on th left
Initially while i was concentrating on getting the site sorted, product on there etc. I hired another freelancer . comster for pay on results top 10 in google for 3 keywords, which by the looks of thing he's doing by forum and profile links (not the best i know but those where the terms and its not to much money we are paying him). The product are on an this site has now become my priority site, I'm now back to putting all my time in to site promotion and jumped back on this in the last month.
Both sites have been subjected to some FIVERR gigs of late, there where some PR4 homepage links purchased, Some GOV, EDU link gig done about 3 weeks ago, still not showing links, some directories and bookmarks as well a article submission gig by seolasvasgas highly recommended on warrior, done about 4 weeks back, and i've just searched google with the article content, it show 60 links but all but two of these have broken links which point to inner pages of the host article site, apparently this is a common problem with auto-accepting sites, have to wait and see on the rest??????
My reasoning behind this thread
My SEO learning started with the first site, but it was only about a six months ago when i seriously abandoned all other ties and put everything soley into these sites and homed my understanding of SEO practices.
I understand there are alot of people in my shoes and what I want to do is help people in similar situations to me, people that have a moderate understanding of SEO, are running a website from home by themselves and due to time, money and person restriction are looking to outsource some of the work and nail down exactly what works
I've now come to the conclusion that although some SEO is like chucking turd and the wall and hopefully if you chuck enough some will still, maybe if your luck even stain but i've now decided to carefully check each methord used and look into its effectiveness
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