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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th August 2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Could You Use Wordpress.com as a PBN?

You can certainly use a WordPress.com site to support your primary site. Definitely nothing wrong with that and your understand of domain authority and the benefit of linking to your primary site...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th December 2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Does building backlinks for homepage affects inner pages of a blog?

Presuming you have linked from your home page directly or indirectly to your inner pages (e.g. like linking to a category and then from the category to each of the inner pages within that category),...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By LloydMS
Re: need advice on seo for business with 4 services

Certainly not impossible to get first page rankings with any number of services. It's just a question of time and money.

There are many different ways of accomplishing what you're seeking. EMDs,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th December 2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Press Release Submission

As Alex said, they can still be useful but I wouldn't bother with free PR submissions. You've got to use some of the better services that do charge a fee.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Ranking a Keyword

Keywords don't have to be exactly used to influence rankings.

You don't have to say "Johnson 5400 BBQ Grill Review"

You can say my review of the Johnson 5400 BBQ Grill.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By LloydMS
Re: What SEO training would people recommend?

My best advice - hire an SEO professional.

You can spend the next several months learning what you need to be doing, only to find out that there is still a rather large expense to get the results...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By LloydMS
Re: SEO Advice on Site

The Yoast plugin is great for onpage optimization. But that's not going to get you rankings for anything other than a keyword with little if any competition. You're going after a big niche that even...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Are there SEO benefits to placing youtube video inside a post?

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3038280?hl=en

Google can certainly get a good idea of what a video is about. Automatic captions like the link above. Plus you've got the title,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Are there SEO benefits to placing youtube video inside a post?

It appears that Google likes video. And especially likes YouTube videos. And that they are rewarding sites that use video with better rankings. You can use schema to tell Google details about the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Keyword in URL

Just be careful of overoptimzing that keyword elsewhere. So if you have an exact match domain, or keywords in the domain, be careful about using those keywords too often elsewhere (content,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th December 2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Ranking for an unusual keyword that suddenly gets popular [question for SEO experts]

All else equal I wouldn't be surprised if there was some advantage to being the first domain or page to rank for a keyword. After all there's definitely a benefit to having an aged domain over a new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th December 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Will this penalize my site?

If it were me I'd spread those out over a month or so to be safe.

And nobody should ever give you an opinion on whether or not your site will be penalized, unless you're talking about something...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th December 2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Whats the advantages of buying Expired Domains over Expiring domains ?

Yes, there are also expiring domains. These domains are, well, about to expire. They have not yet been re-registered by their owner so Register Compass is letting you know about them.

Sometimes...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th December 2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Whats the advantages of buying Expired Domains over Expiring domains ?

I usually don't bother with expiring domains. I've found more often than not that they wind up being registered prior to the end of the redemption period.

I'd suggest looking at auction domains...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Webmasters Tool is saying it doesn't detect structured data?

Structured data, as the link squadron shared explains in detail, is not the same as meta data like title, description, etc. It is additional information that CAN be added to a page to explain to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th December 2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Would you class this as good practice?

Perfectly acceptable and likely a bad practice at the same time.

This is a perfect opportunity to silo the site.

One one page (like the home page), you could have links to Channel Islands, East...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Local SEO Without An Addy

Well the easy answer is if he's going to meet with clients at home, to just use his home address. There's nothing wrong in doing that. He'll obviously want a dedicated phone number but if he's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,235
Posted By LloydMS
Re: In today's SEO, what are the best free steps to get traffic?

Sorry but that's a very dangerous thing to say. At least in that simple of an explanation.

I don't disagree that you can use tools effectively. But you have to know what you're doing and be very,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By LloydMS
Re: On Page SEO Confusion

Mix it up. You use the exact keyword. Use variations of the keyword. Use synonyms when possible. Change the order of the keyword. Use long tail versions.

Go Google something and see that Google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Advice for sudden decrease in ranks

Just create a new site. Much easier unless there is brand equity in the old site that's really valuable. De-index the old site. Transfer the content over. Try and change in links you KNOW are good....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd December 2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Primary vs Secondary Keyword Relevance

What you're doing is actually exactly what you should be doing.

Target the hanging fruit, lower competition keywords, while building authority for your site. At some point, your site will be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st December 2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By LloydMS
Re: even high PR, low OBL comments have no value?

I agree completely. There is still value to high PR RELEVANT links on blog pages. You just need to truly make a comment - one that is relevant to the post and offers some type of insight signifying...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Outsource backlinks

For a blog comment, I'm in complete control over the site's I choose, the pages I put the comment on, and what the comment is. There is virtually no risk that putting a manual comment, relevant to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By LloydMS
Re: I want to create a blog for my website . Should it be subdomain ?

If you're using WordPress keep it easy and just use a subdomain of example.com/blog. That way you don't have to use mutlisite features or manage two separate WordPress installs.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Outsource backlinks

You can definitely find quality providers on eLance or odesk for SEO. I have friends who are providers there to earn a few extra dollars when they have time.

The issue is not that you're using an...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Video Ranking Method Change

And why can't you do both?

Have a YouTube ranked at the top AND your own self-hosted video or web page embedded with the video?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Picked up an Expired Domain Did I Miss Something

For sure it has no PR because it expired. And keep in mind that Google has not updated its public PR in almost a year, and has no plans on doing so anytime soon. So PR isn't quite as useful as it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,302
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Is ranking a website really possible using manual SEO methods without automated SEO tools?

I agree 100% with Nik0. It's absolutely easy to rank a website using nothing but manual links. But easy doesn't always equate to cheap. But, the rankings are strong, the links are great, and you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Is It Possible to Get Quality Guest Post Links Too Quickly?

Yeah that's what I suspect as well. And while it might be okay, it might not. Never know if you're not truly doing it yourself and have complete control.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Question about a long expired domain...

If you're talking about buying an expired domain for the cost of registration, just do it. It costs you nothing. Buy the site. Throw up some content and see if you get traffic. If you do then spend...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By LloydMS
Re: SEO. More confused than ever!

Check out hxxp://source-wave.com . I'm a member but have no financial interest at all (e.g. not an affiliate).

Becker has put up a ton of good information available for free in his forum. Probably...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th November 2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Analyzing competitions backlinks - Can someone help me understand this?

You're approach will likely produce better long-term results. It's still quite possible to put up a site and rank it high and quickly with spammy links. But those rankings will likely not last for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Is It Possible to Get Quality Guest Post Links Too Quickly?

Probably should be fine. But that's a lot of blogs to be able to find that are decent and accept guest posts. But if you can find them, great. If you actually meant a DA of between 20 and 60 that's a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th November 2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Are good backlinks the main thing my site needs now?

He's suggesting move the CONTENT of the site over to the new domain. But not 301 redirecting the old site. You are right that this would create issues. But creating a new site and ranking it is often...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Question about juicy backlinks

I would suggest just having a link to the blog on your home page. Multiple links from the same site do not dramatically improve the power of those links and it could hurt in terms of overoptimizing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th November 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Important SEO Questions - Answers Much Appreciated Please :)

My suggestion these days is to optimize using "natural language". Forget about stop words and use keywords in the way that normal people (not SEO people) would say them or write them.

The two...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th November 2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Keep powered by link or not

I'd remove it. Definitely not a trust indication to anybody. And it does take a little link juice with it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Is is wise to have "linksexchange" page on your website???

Exactly. And very good points.

The way I read into your post, you're not doing a link exchange. And that term throws people off. You're dedicating a page on your site to resources that could help...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Is is wise to have "linksexchange" page on your website???

There's nothing wrong with doing what you are suggesting. If something is beneficial to your visitors, and you are simply linking to a few services you recommend, that shouldn't get you in trouble...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By LloydMS
Re: SEO Question - Please Help

Do not name all the images the same. You are risking overoptimizing that keyword, meaning using it too much that it seems unnatural. I'd come up with a list of ways that you can include your keyword....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th November 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Will it hurt the SEO performance of my blog?

I'll ask the obvious question first. Are the blogs related? If they aren't then certainly you don't want to publish unrelated articles.

If they are, is the first blog getting any traffic at all?...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Risk of Buying High PR expired domain and possible Google penalty ?

There's always a risk in the grayer areas we play in. But with a good, high PR site the reward outweighs the risk RIGHT NOW (meaning at some point I think this will change). Google has much bigger...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Are any of you guys using `Register Compass` and are you happy with the service ?

Register Compass is a fantastic tool that will help you find expired, expiring, and auction domains. But if you're comparing it to a domain broker it's not the same.

You can use Register Compass...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By LloydMS
Re: On-Page SEO. Which "keywords" in this situation?

Placing competition aside, and all of the other things you need to do to get a page to rank, you can address each of those keywords.

Focusing on one keyword per page is old school. It's not really...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By LloydMS
Re: I Think I'm Doing On Page SEO The Wrong Way..

Yes, that seems spammy. And unnecessary.

Putting insulation contractor nj into the title or description is clearing trying to use a specific keyword that is a bit unnatural.

I'd use things like...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Are links to the site more important, or are the links to the page more important.

You should understand the concept of "link juice" and has it flows through a site. If the home page of the site gets a link, and the home page in turn links out to 3 other pages on the site, each of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Keyword In Title and H1

Proper onpage optimization, which includes putting your keywords or variations of your keywords, in the title, description, and heading tags is part of SEO. It adds value. It's simple to do. There's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd November 2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By LloydMS
Re: New Content For Expired Domains With Traffic?

So right now, since you just bought these domains, you are doing zero traffic building, right? That will likely change but as of this moment, you're only traffic is coming from whatever the site did...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Buying an expired domain

put the domain in open site explorer and look at the top anchor text. see if it is spammy. lol at the sources of the inbound links and see if they are from decent sites. in addition to above.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Link building for a brand new site

Take a look at links competitor sites have obtained using ahrefs or something similar. SEE about getting the same links.

Focus on manual link building if you want to play it safe. Manual blog...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,317
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Ben Feldman, A Legendary Salesman

Thanks so much for sharing this. I was trying to find some of Ben's material when this popped up.

He was very close friends with my family and I am fortunate that I got to spend time with him...
Forum: Website Design 10th April 2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By LloydMS
Wordpress remove theme elements / full background

I'm trying to figure out how on a specific page in Wordpress I can not display any elements normally on a page, and instead just have a full page background along with whatever content I wish to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,166
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Best Rank Tracker

I just switched to Accuranktracker and have been very pleased with the results. Better than other software I've used.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,437
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Is yahoo directory worth it?

I used to buy Yahoo directory listings but stopped about a year ago. I just don't think it's worth it any longer. You can spend that $300 per year in other ways that will be more effective.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By LloydMS
Re: What Happens If I Nuke and Restart My Site?

I agree with TheContentAuthority. Unless there's a really compelling reason, I'd consider starting fresh with a new domain. Often it can be much easier to just start over than try and recover from...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By LloydMS
Re: Will this help my ranking?

I certainly don't think it will hurt your rankings. And it probably will help. There are some people who think that these "social signals" are picked up by Google and can positively impact rankings.
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