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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st May 2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By adamcm
Few Private Network questions

Hi all,

I'd like to start by building a small private blog network, and just had a few questions.

1 - I am currently only looking at trying to buy 5-10 sites to start off with. What are the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By adamcm
Re: GOOGLE UPDATE today(9 Uptober 2012) !!!Layout update gets data refresh

Does this apply to Adsense sites only? I normally work with Amazon type sites and normally have an image in the top left of the content linked to Amazon. Should that link be removed?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th October 2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,451
Posted By adamcm
Re: Amazon Review Sites: how to stay on page 1?

I believe OnlyWire supports quite a few different social platforms. Do you guys mind sharing which 5-10 you use?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By adamcm
Unsure which penalty I was hit with

Hi all,

With the EMD/Panda/Penguin refreshes happening last week, I am having trouble determining which issue my website is experiencing.

At first I thought it was the EMD update. My site is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th October 2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,253
Posted By adamcm
Re: Is SEO killing the Amazon associate program?

Great topic OP. Was curious about this myself. This morning I have been trying to look for examples of affiliate sites selling Amazon/CJ products that are still doing well after these latest...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By adamcm
Doorway Pages

Hi all,

I was just reading the updated Google Guidelines. Here's the one I don't get on Doorway page:

Doorway pages - Webmaster Tools Help...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,967
Posted By adamcm
Re: EMD Penalty Recovery and Prevention (case study)

On one of my sites, I found that a few of my inner pages were hit but the main domain was not. The 4 inner-pages all had this in common:

- keyword in domain, so sitename.com/key1-key2-key3
-...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,967
Posted By adamcm
Re: EMD Penalty Recovery and Prevention (case study)

Sorry don't quite follow, probably my issue :).

My thought from what I gather in the OP was that you don't want to have the exact keyword you are targeting as the URL, Title, H1, and in the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,967
Posted By adamcm
Re: EMD Penalty Recovery and Prevention (case study)

So if we wanted to target a page on Zeta Clear review, would it be best to have the url structure something like this: sitename.com/zeta-clear, and name the title "Zeta Clear Review", or would it be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By adamcm
Re: Amazon review sites nowhere to be seen when searching for products

How did you name your review posts? Was the keyword you were targeting included in the Page Title, URL (i.e. product-name-review), and H1?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By adamcm
Re: Lost Rankings on Sub-pages with this update

Bump...i'm just wondering if I should almost do a change in URL for the affected pages? They do still rank for other keywords but not the main ones unfortunately.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,177
Posted By adamcm
Re: Proof The EMD Update Does Not Target Crappy EMDs

I am curious what types of links you built and the anchor text distribution.

When I look at my EMD that is gone, I had social bookmarks, article links and a blog network. The anchor distribution...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By adamcm
Re: Suggestion For Those Hit By The EMD Penalty

If the site has been added to Webmaster Tools couldn't you just perform a URL removal request and then copy your content from the old site once google has removed the URL to your new site?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th September 2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By adamcm
Lost Rankings on Sub-pages with this update

Hi all,

Like most others I got hit for some of my EMD sites. But the main site I have right now is non-EMD and as far as I can tell still ranks for the keywords i'd expect on the main page.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By adamcm
Re: How to make a better judgement of 'Keyword Competition'

Thanks Tom, when you say "products", do you just mean the keyword "product name model name", or "productname modelname review"? I'm just not sure if by adding a "review" keyword to the end does any...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th September 2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By adamcm
Re: How to make a better judgement of 'Keyword Competition'

Hi all,

I have a similar question. When doing keyword research for Amazon products I am finding that quite a bit of the time the top 10 results all have PR (i.e. no PR0/PR N/A's). But the sites...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th August 2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,100
Posted By adamcm
Re: Amazon: Ships From and Sold by... Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

I haven't done any testing on this, but I think the conversion would be higher on Amazon sites than with others but I could be wrong.

In saying that one of my sites is filled with products from a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd August 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,418
Posted By adamcm
Re: How I Fixed A Penguin Slapped Amazon Niche Site - 3 Steps

Hey, great post!

I am curious with the step above. The theme I uses shows all of my wordpress "pages" in the header for navigation purposes. This would in turn create an exact match anchor...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th August 2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By adamcm
Re: Wordpress Meta-titles & Descriptions not getting updated whatever I do! Help Appreciated!

I am having a similar issue using Wordpress and All in One SEO. I changed all of my Meta Title tags using the All in One SEO plugin for all 53 of my posts about 3-4 weeks. There are still about 6...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By adamcm
Re: Was I hit by Panda?

So what other signals should one be looking for? I've tried to write my content so it is natural so i'm not sure how I would have triggered the crap content filter LOL. Am I professional writer? ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By adamcm
Re: Was I hit by Panda?

As I mentioned above, all of my sites passed copyscape. I checked each internal page as well. The entire sites are unique. The timing is what led me to believe it was Panda.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By adamcm
Re: Was I hit by Panda?

Hmmm I will look into it. I checked my Webmaster Tools, and the first thing that struck me as weird is that I have links pointing to a domain I have registered, added in my cpanl using the add-on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By adamcm
Re: Was I hit by Panda?

I thought Penguin dealt with link issues? And if i'm not mistaken Penguin came and went much earlier than these sites went down. But maybe I am wrong. Another site I have, same format, similar...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By adamcm
Re: Was I hit by Panda?

From reading around it seems that those were a couple of factors that different websites were mentioning as possible Panda issues. The sites were review sites and to me they provided value, were not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th August 2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By adamcm
Was I hit by Panda?

Hi all,

I have a few sites that were ranking somewhat well and have noticed huge traffic drops of the last little while. Based on the different Panda roll-outs I feel that it could be it, but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By adamcm
Re: Penalty Questions

Hmmm, this is an interesting thought. I registered my site through webmaster tools and there have been about 8-10 instances where they detected a few 404 pages. Problem is the pages they mentioned...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By adamcm
Re: Penalty Questions

Hi Mike, thanks for your help. I am hoping that is the issue and have been backlinking but probably should add some more content too.

The site itself is not old at all. A few months. I went...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By adamcm
Re: Penalty Questions

Well that's the thing. I did not use any low quality links. Although they aren't strong yet I have been linking from article directories, guest posts, and web 2.0s. Nothing like low quality blog...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th August 2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By adamcm
Penalty Questions

Hi all,

I had a site ranking quite well early on and after building some links it seems to have disappeared out of the SERPs. It certainly could be a dance of some sort but i'm getting a bit...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th July 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By adamcm
Copyscape Question

Hi all,

I was looking through one of my sites and ran through a couple of pages in Copyscape. A couple of the pages returned quite a few results but they were all "Your email address will not be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By adamcm
Re: Penguin Question with Link Strength

I wasn't talking about doing a 301. I was thinking about creating a new site based on the same keywords that I had built with the PR4 site. I would then add a backlink from the PR4 site to the new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th May 2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By adamcm
Penguin Question with Link Strength

Hi all,

I lost most of my sites in the latest Penguin changes. I am thinking of re-building my sites by no-indexing the old ones and creating similar content on new domains. The problem is that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By adamcm
Re: Keyword / Competition questions

Hi all,

Will try to explain this a bit more. Let's say I find that "golf drivers" is the niche I want to get into.

Site #1 is a high authority golf store, we'll call it Golfing.com...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By adamcm
Keyword / Competition questions

Hi all,

I came across a niche in the sports equipment industry that I think is doable with a little bit of work, but there have always been a few things I am unclear about on keyword...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By adamcm
Re: Backlinks for a Squidoo lens

Thanks and yes very weak competition. So I guess I should avoid anything too spammy.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By adamcm
Backlinks for a Squidoo lens

Hi all,

I was a little surprised to see one of my Squidoo lenses ranked so high the other day. This isn't a lens that points to my money site but is just a lens on a topic I felt like writing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By adamcm
Re: Backlinking web2.0 (wordpress,tumblr..)

What if you are trying to rank one of your Web 2.0's? Recently I noticed that one of my Squidoo lenses was ranked in the middle of page 1 without much effort outside of related lenses. Should I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th May 2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,140
Posted By adamcm
Re: How to fight the Penguin!

I'm going to give this a shot, but was wondering how I would go about this using my Wordpress site structure.

Right now I have permalinks as category/postname. I was thinking why not just remove...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 47,731
Posted By adamcm
Re: $389.26 in 24 Hrs ~ Why I Love Amazon Over Adsense

Thank you for the great thread!

Question on your blog network. You mentioned that you get links from sites that are relevant to your niche. But i'm curious how you found PR2+ blogs on vacuum...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By adamcm
Re: Keyword Stuffing question

I've had no issues with keeping my 2 word and 3 word keywords down at all. But the one word keywords are still high on the list. For instance, the word "review" comes up with a high % for me on one...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By adamcm
Re: Keyword Stuffing question

Wanted to bump this for Monday...should I be reducing the density of one word occurrences that are not stop words like "the", "and", etc?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By adamcm
Keyword Stuffing question

Hi all,

Like most people I lost quite a few ranking this latest update and am trying to improve my pages/not make the same mistake again. One thing i'm still a bit unclear on is the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th April 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By adamcm
Re: The power of post titles and comments I'll show you a live example

Hey yukon,

Nice example. I think I understand it properly, but just to clarify if you wanted to rank for "dog training tips", you would create a post optimized for "dog training tips". Then you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd April 2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By adamcm
Re: Commercial keywords - beating legit e-commerce sites

Bump for the Monday crowd. Is there any secret to picking keywords for Amazon/CJ based sites without using the word "review", or "best". I've seen others have success by adding qualifiers such as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd April 2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By adamcm
Commercial keywords - beating legit e-commerce sites

Hi all,

For the most part I have built my sites on specific product terms such as "golf irons", "sports watches" and brand name terms as subpages such as "nike golf irons", "timex sports watches"....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By adamcm
Re: Silo Site Structure

Thanks to you both. Yes it is a difficult decision. Right now I have these articles (not e-commerce) being linked from separate top level silos. In my case, the keywords "golf irons", and "nike...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By adamcm
Silo Site Structure

Hi all,

I've been trying to re-design my site into a silo structure but every once in a while I am finding a post that I feel belongs in two different silos. For instance in this fictional...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By adamcm
Re: Panda Questions

Another thing I should mention. I am ranking #1 for a few of my long-tail terms. So does that eliminate issues like potential Panda penalties since it wouldn't be site wide?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By adamcm
Re: Panda Questions

Thanks! Ya I have been working on that for sure. I'm just confused as I received the message March 21st. I didn't experience rank dropping until last week and more so today. I figured I would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By adamcm
Panda Questions

Hi all,

I've seen quite a bit of ranking decreases lately for almost all of my sites. I received the unnatural link message on March 21st. Most of my ranking were fine as of last week but I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th April 2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,888
Posted By adamcm
Re: If You're Not Using a "SILO" structure in SEO... You Better Start

Probably a stupid question, but when doing these silo structures do related posts plugins help or hurt? For instance the plugin I use relates pages by tags. I assume I can link all of the pages in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By adamcm
Re: Questions on Google Unnatural Links Message

Just to clarify...what I think you mean is update all of my affected pages with new content and then build some more high PR backlinks to the same affected pages? What types of backlinks should I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By adamcm
Re: Questions on Google Unnatural Links Message

Ya, that's the problem for me now. I don't plan on handing everything over, but i'm still seeing my posts indexed for the newer ones I purchased. But I do worry that it is them that caused the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By adamcm
Re: Questions on Google Unnatural Links Message

My first thought was ALN as well but it had me worried as I received the unnatural links notice about a week after I put about 10 posts on another network. It was not ALN I did check that. So now...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th April 2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By adamcm
Questions on Google Unnatural Links Message

Hi all,

I know there have been a few threads on this but I can't seem to find what I am looking for. I received the message on March 21st for one of my main sites. The past few days I have seen...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th April 2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By adamcm
Re: Ranking Branded Keywords

Bump for the morning crowd. Anyone have any advice for these types of keywords?
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