SEO: What am I doing wrong?

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My site is almost a month and a half old and I've been adding unique content and building (white hat) backlinks with around 100 now, from social media sites, guest author posts and even one from wikipedia.

All my articles are optimized for low competition key phrases, yet my site is nowhere to be seen in google for them. Could someone please take a look at my website to see if there is anything going wrong, or whether I am just being penalized for being a new site? I use a wordpress site theme for my site. The site is WorldsFittest DOT net

Thanks for all your help in advance
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  • Profile picture of the author LloydMS
    Pretty broad question. I don't think the site is being penalized. But you can create an account at Google Webmaster Tools and Google will let you know if it is.

    Your home page has a PR of 0 - so quite low and probably wouldn't be able to rank for anything other than super easy keywords. And since to get to any of your actual keyword pages takes 2 clicks (build muscle to secrets-for-how-to-get-big-arms) at that point you have a PR of N/A (so no PR at all). So your keyword pages have very little SEO value.

    Checking the site in Majestic SEO, only 2 backlinks are showing up - both from the same article directory. So while you've been building good content fine, your backlinks are virtually non-existent. You probably have more than just those 2 since Majestic (or any other backlink took) won't actually catch all of the links. But regardless, that's your key issue in my opinion. You need more backlinks - more good backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Your site isn't penalized.

    While you might have been building a lot of backlinks, it can take sometime (if at all) for those backlinks to be recognised.

    Looking at your site with Majestic SEO and ahrefs, they are only picking up 2 backlinks, so you'll need a bit of patience and building more backlinks.

    Now, you say you are targeting low competition phrases, but I looked at a few of your post titles (assuming they are the keywords you are targeting) and

    bmi calculator
    back exercises


    are both extremely competitive keywords.

    The easiest one I saw on your home page was

    best toning exercises


    although that gets very few monthly searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3rnald0
    Thank you for the replies. I agree that I think google hasn't given me credit for my backlinks yet. UMS - on the google keyword tool it says back exercises and BMI calculator are low competition keyphrases. How do you determine competition?
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  • Profile picture of the author M_Usman
    In my view your website needs more optimized data with in site.... use your targeted keywords in blogs title, use deep linking Deep linking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia build your links on do follow high authority pages you can measure page authority from here http://moonsy.com/page_authorityback-links will work when you have good text in your site and quality of back-links will be high also you need to grow your social media with relevant peoples or who are interested in your content
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  • Profile picture of the author lutherlars
    I've also found that lately, Google are also taking much longer to recognize links than they used too. Sounds like you are on the right track, but trying to acquire some high pr links relevant to your nich wouldn't hurt.
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    • Profile picture of the author M_Usman
      Originally Posted by lutherlars View Post

      I've also found that lately, Google are also taking much longer to recognize links than they used too. Sounds like you are on the right track, but trying to acquire some high pr links relevant to your nich wouldn't hurt.
      If the back-link posted on high authority pages Google recognize links quickly
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  • Profile picture of the author winsoar
    Age of site and size of site are big factors. Keep adding useful content to your site, and compare your site with the competitors who are already at the top of Google to get an idea of what Google are looking for.
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    • Profile picture of the author ribon
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      • Profile picture of the author lutherlars
        LOL right.
        You my friend, are an idiot.
        Originally Posted by ribon View Post

        Its for overSEO.
        Please check your webmaster tools and write request to Google.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          Originally Posted by lutherlars View Post

          LOL right.
          You my friend, are an idiot.
          ROTFLMAO! Check out those escort links in the sig! Good stuff man,
          good stuff!

          Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author upendraets
    Backlink have no value ... Do follow backlink have the value so, just increase your do follow backlink
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  • Profile picture of the author sadeeshbala
    I think u are going too fast... build more do follow links
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Originally Posted by 3rnald0 View Post

    ....building (white hat) backlinks
    LOL, oh the irony.
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    • Profile picture of the author 3rnald0
      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      LOL, oh the irony.
      would you like to explain your comment?
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Your site is good and let me congratulate you for the posts that you can add daily. Just continue doing this. SEO is a SLOW process. Also, do not forget to use article marketing and also build a linkwheel or link pyramid using top web2.0 websites!
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  • Profile picture of the author 3rnald0
    thanks for the kind words patco
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  • Profile picture of the author falcott
    SEO is not a quick method. Also, a lot of your backlinks may never be seen or recognized by G, unless they are from high traffic and/or PR sites. That's just one of the things you have to accept. Some links also may disappear. You just need to keep building and building.

    One of the things you could try is to build a blog network. Forget about public networks unless you want G to slap you. If you build your own then it could cost $1000s. Instead, try using Web 2.0 properties such as reddit, squidoo, etc. (Maybe you're already doing that?)
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    Since you mentioned, that your website is new, it will take sometime to rank your keywords. You will have to be patient and keep building quality links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Suir1980
    Your problem is you're in the ultra-competitive fitness niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankRumbauskas
    Your site is wayyyyyy too new. That's about all it comes down to. Once the site is several months old you can start serious link-building but even then it will probably take several months to reach page 1 on competitive phrases.

    Another tip, whatever comes out of Matt Cutts mouth, just do the opposite and you'll shoot up in rank.
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