This is Sridhar from Va4World a SEO company from India, we have provided SEO services for more than 300 websites in the past one year and we have clients all over the world. 90% of the time we are able to bring our clients website to first page of google for the selected keywords. But, rarely the website gets stuck in the 2nd page for a long time and the ranking will stop moving any further, this happens when the selected niche is competitive.
I would request the SEO gurus here to give us your advice on how to improve the websites ranking on situation like this. Whenever we start working on the website we check the meta tags, title, alt tags, keyword density and also the w3c validation.
We use the following methods to build links
Bookmarking, article marketing, link wheel, Forum profiles from Angela and other packets, press release, directory submission, video marketing, article syndication using articleranks.com and we also post messages to twitter and facebook using the add messages option from articleranks.com. We select the websites that has a minimum PR of 2 to build links; we do not use websites that has PR 0 or PR1.
These are the basic on-page and link building we provide for our clients websites. Now my question is when the ranking of the website for a competitive keyword is stuck in 2nd page (for at least a month) what are the advanced methods we can use to improve the ranking.
I believe many of you SEO guru's would have gone through this kind of situation and would have found a way to improve the ranking if you can share your experience, it will helpful for new learners like us.