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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By jimcroisdale
Linking one website to another without passing a penalty...

Hiya all,

I have a domain for my e-commerce business that I've owned for years. We have an algorithmic penalty against the site, so we are having a new website built, and it's going to be put onto...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Site doesn't rank for it's own name?

No, it's just that's what people seem to be naturally doing - is it not fairly common nowadays for people to just type the brand name into the address bar instead of the full URL?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Site doesn't rank for it's own name?

Well, it's a specific company name, not really a product name that someone would search for unless they knew who they were looking for so I imagine that noone else would try and optimise for it.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Site doesn't rank for it's own name?

I know it's in no way definitive.

Webmaster tools shows a very small proportion of brand anchor text backlinks too though?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Site doesn't rank for it's own name?

Having looked at Majestic, the brand backlinks only account for about 10% of the overall makeup.

Could this be a factor?

I know this is not idea in any way shape or form, and certainly not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th May 2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By jimcroisdale
Site doesn't rank for it's own name?

Hiya all,

A web designer company I know has designed a site for a company.

Lets say the site is called http://first4cars(dot)co(dot)uk although that is not the actual name of the site!

The...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th January 2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Got My 1st High PR Expired Domain

That escalated quickly... :eek:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Link Removal Tool Flagging Good Links?

For instance, we have the chance of getting links on these sites:

hxxp://www.chunkymonkeychocolate.com

hxxp://www.woodgreen.oxon.sch.uk

hxxp://spiritfires.co.uk

hxxp://www.thesmldiet.co.uk
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Link Removal Tool Flagging Good Links?

We've asked our link removal team about this as well.

They say it's because our customer's websites often have nothing to do with our business, so are seen as not relevant.

This isn't something...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By jimcroisdale
Link Removal Tool Flagging Good Links?

Hi all,

We're in the fortunate position of being a company that actually sells a physical product via an e-commerce site.

For the past few months we've had a popup box at the basket stage...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd January 2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By jimcroisdale
Guest Blogs

Hi all,

We have a blog network of sites that we've owned for quite some time. After the recent PR update we're reviewing our portfolio and getting rid of the ones that have lost their PR.

We do...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Best way to monetize a site?

Well, the website isn't really being built with adverts in mind. I'll be doing the project regardless. I realise this is probably a bit unusual around these parts!

Say for instance I want to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th December 2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Best way to monetize a site?

Hi all,

Done a bit more thinking. If I get loads of traffic, a lot of it will be relatively non targeted, but the general theme will be travel guitars.

Could I do a mix of adsense AND affiliate...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Best way to monetize a site?

Yes, it's hypothetical at the moment!

The project is broadly based around music and musicians, but I'd say that the appeal will just be basic human interest. if it works it'll just be a cool story...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th November 2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By jimcroisdale
Best way to monetize a site?

Hi all,

I'm looking at starting a new project in the next few months. It's a social experiment that I've never seen before and it could be really great. I'm going to build a simple website that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By jimcroisdale
Google Update Oct/Nov 2013?

Hi all,

We're dealing with 2.1 as best we can, and at the end of October we started to notice our traffic rising again from organic searches.

Of course, we're doing allsorts to get over 2.1,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,116
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Best web 2.0 sites for 1st tier link building

Xanga shut down last week too.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th July 2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,116
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Best web 2.0 sites for 1st tier link building

His list is massively out of date.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,116
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Best web 2.0 sites for 1st tier link building

These are tested, free, working and do-follow as of last week. So many have moved to no-follow and quite a lot don't exist anymore. So many of these huge lists that are kicking about are massively...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd July 2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,840
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Web 2.0s - Working, free and dofollow as of 18th July 2013

Ok, the current list:


jigsy.com
tumblr.com
wordpress.com
webs.com
snappages.com (14 day trial)
blog.com
weebly.com
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd July 2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,840
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Web 2.0s - Working, free and dofollow as of 18th July 2013

BUMP!

Let's not get into an argument about their effectiveness - were only testing some things at this time!

Any more sites to add to the list?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,840
Posted By jimcroisdale
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th July 2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Does filling in a form, clicking SUBMIT and then leaving, count as a bounce?

Well, we had a similar problem on our site with a price calculator page. People came to the page (often directly as we optimised for that one page), got a price and then clicked off. The bounce rate...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By jimcroisdale
Does filling in a form, clicking SUBMIT and then leaving, count as a bounce?

Hiya,

If someone comes to a page on my site, fills in a form, clicks submit and then leaves, does that count as a bounce?

I don't think the URL will change, and they're not actually going to a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th July 2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,840
Posted By jimcroisdale
Web 2.0s - Working, free and dofollow as of 18th July 2013

Hiya all,

Been doing some testing with 2.0 sites this week. There are tons of lists kicking around, but as you will know a lot of these sites have closed recently, and a lot have moved to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th July 2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By jimcroisdale
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th June 2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: How to Make Money on FIVERR Manually Creating Backlinks

Just learn how to lie through your teeth and you'll get along great.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 18th June 2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,338
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: No Hands SEO - Good? Bad?

Automated links can work, but there is a problem.

If you build 200 links a month (and get them to stick) for the next year, you might do really well. *Might*.

But then, when there's another...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Local SEO question

Thankyou all for your comments - the siloing info looks very interesting and e will be looking into that in more depth this week.

We have tried PPC and it is not really suitable for the print...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Local SEO question

Any way around it?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By jimcroisdale
Local SEO question

Hiya all,

We're a print company, based in Huddersfield, UK.

We're starting notice that local search results are playing a more important part in the SERPS are are worried that it will harm our...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th June 2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Best Backlink Checker

On my site, Rank Signals and Spyglass find 2 links.

Majestic finds 88...... :rolleyes:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd June 2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,739
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th May 2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Anyone interested in buying links?

So you guys definitely think that it would make sense to have two completely separate networks if we really insist in selling links or SEO services?

Assuming we have no links to OUR money site on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Anyone interested in buying links?

No worries dude! :D

Links would be there for a minimum of one year.

Obviously we'd supply the URL's so you could check for yourself!

Cheers,

Jim
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Anyone interested in buying links?

SEO has doubled the size of the business in 5 years - we rely heavily on e-commerce.

We've not lost the plot at all - we're taking it into our own hands and doing a better job for much less than...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th May 2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By jimcroisdale
Anyone interested in buying links?

We are currently building a PBN to support our SEO for the bricks and mortar company that we run. We have 40+ blogs and are adding to the network at the rate of 30 PR3 or PR4 domains a month.

No...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Quick word to those who build SEO networks - They Love Them Some Content

We have a 400 word, hand written article on the front page, with our links in it. We have a custom header graphic for each, and different colours etc.

Each site also has three other internal...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,298
Posted By jimcroisdale
Will Google get wise to SEO Hosting?

Hiya all,

Just expanding out PBN and looking at further specialist hosting as we are not able to get any more class C ip's from our existing group of hosting companies.

SEO Hosting seems like...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th April 2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,177
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Buy links? What prices do you pay?

Hey Mike - just sent you a PM about R.A.L. - could you check it and get back to me?

Cheers!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th April 2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Are Web 2.0/Social Bookmarks still useful if...

I have no doubt that they work.

My question is really is there any point on spending time on them, when i could be spending time creating high PR backlinks from my own high PR PBN.

There are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th April 2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By jimcroisdale
Are Web 2.0/Social Bookmarks still useful if...

Hi all,

If I'm going down the route of a PBN with high PR sites, is there any advantage to still posting on Web 2.0/Social bookmarking/Directory sites?

Please take into account the time that it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Do spam comments in my PBN dilute my own outbound links?

This is sorta what I meant. WOuld only a manual review reveal this though?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Do spam comments in my PBN dilute my own outbound links?

But is this a good thing?

Will it lessen my footprint in the eyes of Big G if I have lots more links to other places going out from by blog, along with the links to my money site.

Or is all...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd April 2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By jimcroisdale
Do spam comments in my PBN dilute my own outbound links?

Hiya all,

Just looking at the backend of our Wordpress blog sites and we have an awful lot of spam comments waiting to be approved.

As we currently have some concern as to the number of links...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st April 2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

Design/Print/Webdesign at the moment.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st April 2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

Well, we can see that the networks are working so we have no reason to stop.

Logically though, I can also understand that IP diversity must also be a good thing. If SEOMajestic (or any other SEO...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

kpmedia - I am listening to you all, believe me.

I am fairly new to this as you can see, and I know how forums work. I would never discount ANYTHING from someone who can string a decent sentence...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

We are increasing the number of hand written blogs to 6 a day, but also increasing the number of blogs with no links or just links to other companies.

We are also upping the number of total blog...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

We have to keep it natural and low risk.

A Google slap could mean much less traffic and lost jobs at the company.

This is to be avoided!

Do you think the way we are doing it is low risk?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

240 total links a month, from 80 blog posts, across 14 blog sites.

It working well!

We've tested it using keywords that we've never tried to optimise for before, so we can see how quickly we...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

I'm sorry but I don't really understand the question. Can you clarify a little?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

Yes, each blog has three links in it that point to us, and several more that point to high PR authority sites. I do 4 blogs a day, so that's 240 links a month.

We also do 2 blogs a day using...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st March 2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

I appreciate that one IP address is not any better than another by itself.

It is my understanding though, that the 'more different' the IPs of your blogsites are, the less of a footprint they will...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th March 2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

dejaone - It seems that we didn't really get hit by Panda/Penguin per se - our traffic and rankings have gone pretty much back to normal and we have had it confirmed by Google that there is no...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th March 2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,870
Posted By jimcroisdale
Re: Comments on our company's SEO strategy?

Thanks for your comments!

Regarding the PBN, are you saying that the blogs will be of little use because they have low PR, or don't get any actual traffic, or both?

Would higher PR blogs (3-4...
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