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Hey what is happening Becker here….

 

So over the past month a TON has subtly changed

in Google…So I have been getting together with my

research team to bring you EXACTLY what is working

and not working

 

With that being said, this post is written by my head

SEO researcher Jake Tanner. He is currently doing

well over $40k a month from SEO clients and affiliate

sites.

 

On top of that I am aiming to make Source Wave the

best source of REAL actionable result based (not BS

hippy theory based) SEO information online.

 

Not only will I still be doing episodes of SourceTV, but

Jake and a new member I am bringing on (he is doing

90k+ JUST from affiliate sites) will be posting exactly

what is working them on the client and affiiliate side.

 

This means every month you will get tips and REAL data

for 3 people pulling in over 300k+ a month combined from

SEO

 

3 words : Top….That…S#@t

 

Without further a due, lets get into the big changes in SEO

from Jake…

 

What Is Working Now In SEO…And Is FOR SURE Not!

From: Jake

Many people are complaining about the new 30 day

Google sandbox that I have seen myself lately and read a

bout in many different places across the web.

 

This doesn’t really effect too much what us SEO’s are doing. We

just continue to build good links and good on page ranking signals and

we will still rank after that 30 days are up. Let me give an example of a

site I am working on started about June 10th. (See some of the results below)

 

1

2

 

Over the 30 days I just continued to build good PR links to my site

and when we first started I released a press release for the site.

 

I want to go over some of the key factors now that are working and

aren’t working after the Panda 4/Payday loans update, many of these factors

are related to on page changes.

 

What NOT To Do After The New Google Updates:

 

Do Not Try To Rank Skeleton Sites Right Away

Skeleton sites (aka super thin sites) are not the way to go

anymore panda 4 is putting an end to those.

 

Of course there are exceptions to everything but I recommend

when you start a site it has 10 pages of content with each page having

at least 750 words on each page.

 

If you are targeting an easy keyword this is not 100% necessary, but

in harder niches it will give you a boost. Also SUPER made sure your

content is 100% unique.

 

If you have pages with the same content over and over (think index

pages and archive pages) de-index these. These are crap pages and

actually lower Googles view of your site since they have to separate

duplicate content from basic inner content of most sites.

 

You can easily do this with a simple service like IWriter (Just get $5

articles)

 

 

Make it good content not spun crap. Also add media (such as Youtube Videos )

to any of the more important pages on your site such as images or youtube

videos to keep engagement higher

 

Don’t stop link building

Just because you aren’t seeing the ranking increases right away a

anymore you need to continue to steady build links to your site over time to help to it rank.

 

If you follow our tactics building good pr links not repeating keyword

anchors and mixing in generic links you will rank, it just may take more

time to see the results. (30 days seems to be the most common)

 

The results will come. You saw how I am still getting results I was continuously building links

that whole 30 days to the site before it finally jumped up.

 

Do Not Repeat Keywords in Your URL:

Example of this is a URL such as jakeseogroup.com and with inner pages.

You DON’T want to do this: jakeseogroup.com/seo-syracuse the URL should be

jakeseogroup.com/syracuse you are a lot less likely to be hit with over optimization this way.

 

Partial EMDs still work great so if you are going to work with a criminal defense lawyer in

Syracuse NY I would create a URL such as criminaldefensesyracuse.com and leave the

keyword lawyer out and you are a lot less likely to get penalized for something such as that also.

 

Do Not Have a Slow Site

Site speed is actually a decent size ranking factor. I have had sites stuck on the bottom of page

one and a few days to a week after we got their load time down they would shoot to the top 3

for the keyword with no new links.

 

The faster your site the more Google will actually crawl it and make updates for you.

Use this site here to help analyze your site speed and fix any issues you may have: http://gtmetrix.com/

 

If you can get a site speed down to 1-2 second load time, it will help a lot. I know that is not possible

for all sites but try to get as low as you can.

 

Do Not Ignore Social

We have seen tests that social shares/social signals (shares of your url on twitter/facebook/google+)

can pass some page rank and help with good ranking factors now.

 

You will not rank with them alone but they are a part of the ranking factor and I believe in the

future it will help our cause. Basic things like buying some social shares before you send links

to your site makes them look more natural and helps to solidify rankings.

 

What To Do Going Forward:

A few quick things you need to keep in mind are

 

 Silos still work great. Continue to build those out on

your site just make sure you are not over optimized with your

on page with the suggestions below…

 

Follow Wikipedia’s on page they get it right:

wiki

 

Title of Page:

The title tag is really important when it comes to SEO and there are two good ways to structure your title tags.

 

1. Primary Keyword and/or Secondary Keyword | Brand Name

OR

2. Brand Name | Primary Keyword and/or Secondary Keyword

 

If your term is really competitive and your brand doesn’t have much authority

I would put the keyword term first in the title tag.

 

If you have more authority and the keyword is easier to rank for I would put the

brand name first as it can help increase click through rates.

 

Meta Descriptions:

It is actually better to write your meta description as an AD

to entice people to click through to your site when they see your

search result rather than to just stuff it with your keywords.

 

Search engines don’t use this as much anymore for determining

the best search results. I would actually use a related Keyword

in the Meta Description.

 

Make sure when building out your on page that you are not

over optimized for your main keyword by viewing the pages source code.

 

(Most browsers you can right click the page and select this option.)

 

Once you are looking at the source use the search or find feature (ctrl+F)

and type in your keyword. This is how many times Google will actually see your keyword on that page.

 

This means your keyword in the menu and links count. You want this to not go over 1% of the total

words in your content. Many times I do this much much less ~0.5% keyword density

and use LSI or related terms in the content instead works much better.

 

If your keyword is in your URL and in your Title tag I would use and LSI/related term for your H1 tag.

You can still rank with them all matching but I like to vary these so that I rank for more terms

and I am less likely to be hit with over-optimization.

 

So many times I see this as the biggest issue with people trying to rank sites. I look at their page

and their keyword is blasted all over the page. You only need your keyword 2-3 times in a 750 word

article and then use related or LSI Terms.

 

It also REALLY helps if your keyword is in h1 font near the top of your page, Google will often pick

this up and replace your description with it as seen on Becker’s SourceShred site

 

The description for this site changed based on the initial text of the page

The description for this site changed based on the initial text of the page

 

Parasite pages, social and web 2.0s are ranking better for me

with just pr links and not so much with just GSA or mass spam.

 

They seem to stick longer this way and rank a little better. Don’t get me wrong

I still have properties ranking with just GSA links but for newer SEO’s you will want to stick with just

PR links and varied anchor texts you will get better results.

 

Like We Said, Subtle But BIG Changes

What we would like you to do below is comment on some of the things

you have seen happening in Google or that have happened to your site.

 

Perhaps the biggest change is the time delay Google now has on

sites ranking, and we are trying a lot of “off the wall” tactics to

get around it

 

See you next time!

Jake Tanner

Get 50 Profitable SEO Niches (Over 5k Per Sale) With No Competition

 
Comments

"What Is 100% For Sure Not Working In Google" has 83 Comments

  1. July 14, 2014

    Jake,

    Thanks for the awesome advice.
    I’m still in beginner mode and have been having some trouble converting traffic on my sites.
    Hopefully I can utilize your advice to solve some issues!

    Keep the good articles coming!

  2. July 14, 2014

    Well, this goes a little against what Becker has been advocating here to date…. Leaving me a little confused on where I should be putting my efforts now.

    I have just bought a keyword rich domain to start working on a high paying affiliate product as well as a few domains to create some PR links. Should I still be looking at a nice steady link velocity with a number of PR links and now creating more meaty pages and sites than I thought I could get away with???

  3. Broski
    July 14, 2014

    How do we determine load times? What is the best way to tell if our site runs/loads slow or not?

  4. July 14, 2014

    great content as usual..keep giving out gold

  5. Broski
    July 14, 2014

    I would be interested in teh answer to this too. THX

  6. James
    July 14, 2014

    Hey Alex, Great Article…

    I do have one question, would you advise that we still follow the anchor text structure that you advised in: “Uber PR Backlinks Uber 3000 (PR Link Guide)” ?

    Here is a screen shot of what im talking about: http://screencast.com/t/J7XeC2IM

    Is this info (regarding anchors) still reverent? I noticed you did not advocate this pattern in the “Panda 4 + 5 Steps To Avoid Any Penalty” video which is why I would like to clarify.

  7. Becker
    July 14, 2014

    Hey Jamie,

    SEO is constantly changing and this is what Jake and I have both been seeing. Dont look at anything I say or anyone else says as set in stone. This last update threw a bit of wrench into the slim affiliate site boosting I was doing.

  8. Becker
    July 14, 2014

    if you have a basic wordpress site you are probably fine. This should only really concern you if you have a media heavy client site or e com site. At that point you need to be hosting a lot of your media offsite (like with amazon) and lowering the overall initial load.

  9. Becker
    July 14, 2014

    Thats how we do it here =)

  10. Becker
    July 14, 2014

    Check out my post on the home page about topic and brand links (it should be on the home page) It covers what is working better right now

  11. alex
    July 14, 2014

    Becker-

    What’s YOUR take on the proposed ‘Google Waiting Period’ update that is leaving content on many sites (including some older sites with PR) stuck on page 2 and back and not able to move forward – even when hitting it with Solid PBN links – is there anything to this?

  12. July 14, 2014

    Hey Jake,

    Good stuff!

    The waiting period blows, but honestly, I try not to evaluate domains until after week 8 at the earliest anyway. There’s usually just so much dancing and bouncing that it’s almost impossible to get a good read on anything that soon anyway. So this should only be a minor inconvenience for those who are used to ranking higher faster. Stick with it.

    What are you seeing with ranking YouTube videos post Panda 4/Payday 2?

    I have many videos ranking top 3 for some very competitive kw’s using GSA, Web 20s and PBNs, but all of them were ranking pre-panda 4. My new YT projects, of which I’m using the same methods, but after (or right during) Panda 4 aren’t ranking at all at the moment and seem to bouncing all over the place.

    Looking forward to hearing more.

    Thanks again!

  13. July 14, 2014

    Very interesting comments, I especially liked the tip on http://gtmetrix.com. I was not familiar with that site. I have a WP-powered local business directory as opposed to a product or service and using Yost I optimize every business listing for their keyword phrases. However it is difficult to follow the rules about keyword density and other factors when optimizing my primary pages. Your suggestions help, thanks.

  14. July 14, 2014

    Are posts with timestamps getting hit now again as opposed to pages in WordPress?

  15. July 14, 2014

    Awesome as usual. Keep I up dude! Armando

  16. July 14, 2014

    Thanks for the awesome content.
    question though,how much of the info in you Beginners SEO training is still relevant today for getting rankings.
    If you build out more pages to target more keywords do you create a new page or is your main page the parent of the other pages?(wordpress)
    cheers.

  17. July 14, 2014

    @Broski, my favorite tool for testing page load speed is http://tools.pingdom.com.

    A tip: click on the Settings button and untick the Save test and make it public checkbox.

    Have an awesome day

    Steve

  18. July 14, 2014

    For competitive keywords, I feel that ranking the homepage is harder than inner pages with the keyword in the URL.

    Do you have any data showing that?

    Great post by the way!

    Cheers!

  19. Dave
    July 14, 2014

    I Just Have to jump in and say a lot of what YOU are saying right now is the Opposite of What I am doing Myself.

    What I am doing so far Got Me Page 2 of Google Already in 3 days.

    I have been doing SEO for years. I test so many different methods.

    Right Now the Waiting period is Just a given. Google filed the patent a few years ago and we believe they are utilizing this presently. WE also believe bits a temporary WAITING period. In other words their atent explains that they will do this every so often.

    So I found your article completely different then what I do. This could confues a lot of people. Just saying

  20. brent
    July 14, 2014

    What is GSA?

  21. Gary
    July 15, 2014

    Thanks for the update Alex and Jake. Great info.

    I saw some of my keywords have big drops in the past few weeks and it’s obviously due to over-optimization. My keyword density was around 2.5 to 3%.

    I also need to add more content to some of my sites.

  22. Adrian
    July 15, 2014

    I’ve noticed some of my exact match inner URL pages getting hit with over optimization a lot more now. Many have been knocked to 90+ or just not found at all. I have found more consistent success in mixing my keyword into a phrase for my URL and putting an exact match title somewhere on the page instead. (while using a branded domain with no keyword repeats.)

  23. Jake
    July 15, 2014

    How are we defining main keyword especially when dealing with local. Eg Dallas rhynoplasty surgeon is main keyword. Does use of the word rhynoplasty or rhynoplasty surgeon up keyword density or is it just the full phrase that should stay below 1%?

  24. Jake
    July 15, 2014

    Similarly what should the density be for all lsi and related phrases? Eg rhinoplasty surgery Dallas, Dallas nose job etc.

  25. July 15, 2014

    I agree with Becker this stuff is changing so fast now you need to always be on your toes and change with it if you want to stay ahead and rank long term.

  26. Alfonso
    July 15, 2014

    Hello,

    Currently I’m building a PBN with around three expired domains, I would like to use them mainly to push one site rankings.

    My money site is something like an e-commerce (basically I have a lot product pages + SEO optimized)

    I would like to know if I could publish more than one article in these PBN with backlinks pointing to my money site.

    Also I want to know if I can repeat my main anchor text more than one time? one time per PBN maybe?

    I hope someone can help me, I will appreciate it.

    Regards,
    Alfonso.

  27. Jake Tanner
    July 15, 2014

    You just have to wait it add and make sure you are providing the right signals to rank higher following Beckers pr linking strategy and some of the information here and you should do fine.

  28. Jake Tanner
    July 15, 2014

    Still testing this myself with 2.0s and the like as I am also getting mixed results.

  29. Jake Tanner
    July 15, 2014

    A lot of the beginner seo training on Source Wave, most other than thin content still works today.

  30. Jake Tanner
    July 15, 2014

    I’ve actually found inner pages to rank faster than my homepages for me on new sites lately.

  31. Jake Tanner
    July 15, 2014

    You should mainly be looking at the full keyword phase but also make sure not to just stuff words in there that make no sense being there if you weren’t doing SEO.

  32. Elena
    July 15, 2014

    It’s always like that. I would start with Becker’s latest advice because it’s more minimalistic and, if not satisfied with the results, implement more onpage as suggested in this article. You can never rely on someone’s SEO advice 100 percent. You can take ideas but then you have to invest time and money to test things yourself.

  33. July 15, 2014

    Hey Brent,

    GSA stands for “GSA Search Engine Ranker.” It’s desktop-based software that builds links to your money sites. Hope that helps.

  34. Matt
    July 15, 2014

    Becker and Jake,

    When it comes to link building for local, do you also recommend mixing up the descriptions when you create citations which link back to the money site? Also, do you recommend that only a certain percentage of the citation links point to the home page (e.g. 70-80%) and the rest point to the high-value inner pages?

    Finally, when it comes to on-page optimization if we use images how do you recommend optimizing them between the image’s title, alt text, caption, etc? Do you recommend keeping everything under-optimized, or is it worth optimizing (especially for local phrases) to get picked up in Google’s Images or even the blended/universal listings for the main search results?

    Many thanks for your thoughts,
    Matt

  35. Josh
    July 15, 2014

    Awesome post Jake! Like the easy to read, pic examples, and pure actionable content!

    To de-index pages, would that be category pages in wordpress? How do you recommend doing that?

    Thanks!

  36. July 15, 2014

    Great article and thanks for the tips. I found the keyword density the most interesting. I notice that with the WordPress SEO by Joost it kicks in a green light at 1% and says its a bit low if it is below that….You are saying that .5-1% is optimal?

    Dean

  37. July 15, 2014

    Alex, thanks for your information, so many emails I receive are just sales pitches. You come right out and say “here is what we do” just facts and documented results. Very refreshing!

  38. David
    July 15, 2014

    How can you avoid over-optimizing when it’s not on purpose? Do you look for as many synonyms as possible to avoid using certain terms? For example, I wrote a blog post about sending messages through a certain website, and the word messages pops up to about a 12% density. This isn’t on purpose, mind you. I just organically wrote content.

  39. Andy
    July 15, 2014

    Hi Becker & Jake can you tell me where do I go to find the google ranking graph for my website? The same graph you are showing your results on. Thanks

  40. July 15, 2014

    Hello Jake and Alex:

    Really appreciated Jake’s article and both your responses through the comments. I took special note about content, silos, LSI phrases, keyword density, etc. because I am working hard on client sites and aged domain sites. Please keep this available for awhile because I need to refer back to this and other such helpful SEO information and updates.

    Thank you so much, Anne

  41. July 15, 2014

    Dope

  42. July 15, 2014

    If your site is about Zombies and your keyword is zombies, how do you write articles about zombies without using the word in every title and in every other line?

  43. Quinton Hamp
    July 15, 2014

    This is the main reason I have invested over $1,000 this year in SEO training and 3x that amount in testing. This game moves really fast.

    You have to yank off the rearview mirror if you plan on staying on top of it.

  44. July 15, 2014

    @Becker I am seeing fluctuations in rankings on July 8th and it corresponds to the big jump in rankings of the charts provided by you in the article. Do you think there was an update on July 8th and of what kind.

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    July 15, 2014

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  46. David
    July 15, 2014

    Hey,

    Whats your opinion on the whole RAS thing? Are we still good to do that sort of thing or has it been hit by the recent google update? Do the little content parts on the page now need to be a minimum of 700 words or will the smaller amount which they have been advocating up to now work ok? Would it be a good idea to build social media accounts for the websites?

    I’m also interested in your opinion on how to predict how many PBN links will be required to rank a site. Now that there is a 30 day wait time, this sort of thing becomes a bit more important as you don’t want to be waiting forever to rank.

  47. July 15, 2014

    Thanks for update.

    Reg site speed- our site uses over 60 plugins, YARPP and many heavy scripts – content gating downloads and one for our interactive science quizzes, etc. even backupbuddy won’t work BUT I got speed down from 20sec page load to 0.99 sec and a fab google speed rank of 93%
    http://gtmetrix.com/reports/easyscienceforkids.com/JkSsPwIH
    Though GTmetrix results keep changing, depends on time of day, traffic etc. They have very good tips as to what needs changing. With a better theme we could get the 94-95%. It did take 3 weeks to get this result. What we did was move to siteground host [they have better server security than many other hosts esp with all bruteforce attacks this year on WP CMS this is important, and we were under heavy attacks on former VPS hosting, that our host forced us to enable select IP access - this would not do in a membership site or eCom etc. so we found a better solution and moved host.
    aside from security, they have meme caching and other supercaching with a WP plugin for this. I configured 3-layered caching for our complex site, using the host's , CloudFlare [even our free account is superb] and a WP plugin Quick Cache. Swaped-out some plugins in favor of others for better speed. Esp I noticed BruteProtect plugin was slowing us down so I use the iThemes Security [Pro version] plugin instead for brute protection, along with host and CF [cloudflare].
    Another thing that can slow a site is comment spam attacks. we got 1 million of these in 3 months. Just deleting them took site down. so we have now aside from usual akismet also SweetCaptcha plugin to kill these spam bots and a CF plugin that adds all akismet spam IPs to deny-access list.

    So CF highly recommended as well as the other layers I mentioned above – caching and security is key to speed and performance and – well, sanity for us admins/ site owners.

  48. July 15, 2014

    Hey guys,

    How does this affect the ‘Poking’ strategy that Becker has been using recently? Before he’d hit a skeleton site with 3-5 PBN links and wait around a week or so and if it didn’t jump, he’d troubleshoot and maybe move onto another keyword. Obviously the skeleton site won’t cut it anymore, but it also seems like just making a few PR links and waiting a week won’t do much good now either with this 30 day waiting period.

    Is there a better way of testing a new site / keyword without investing a ton of time & money on tons of content & PBN links?

  49. July 15, 2014

    Wow thanks for this.

    The loading time was a new thing for me. I always thought it was like 1% of SEO.

    My SEO company website is at #11 for SEO in my country and it´s super slow. So time to test this.

  50. David
    July 15, 2014

    And just to add further to this question, a little bit off topic, but how should you silo your websites for local SEO? If there is one particular dominant keyword for a niche which you are aiming to rank one page for (which also ranks high for lots of smaller keywords too) then what do you silo based on (assuming you are attacking multiple cities and niches)?

    I have around 7 niches and 10 cities that I want to test out? Should I just make a “simple silo” for each niche? Eg. Home -> rhinoplasty plano -> rhinoplasty dallas -> rhinoplasty austin -> Home

    Or would grouping silos by city be more appropriate? Eg. Home -> rhinoplasty plano -> dentist plano -> plumber plano -> check weight plano -> home.

    I’m not quite sure about how much you can get away with like this and how related each page has to be in a silo.

    Would very much appreciate clarity on this. Cheers.

  51. david
    July 15, 2014

    that’s probably Serpfox

  52. July 15, 2014

    This post is GOLD! Really brought home some great tips that don’t come across my SEO radar most of the time, but now I know what to do with small on page stuff to get better rankings. Thanks Jake and Becker.

  53. July 15, 2014

    Interesting post. It certainly demonstrates how SEO is such a moving target.

    Question. You mentioned de-indexing index and archive pages (I’m assuming with robots.txt). So, for a regular blog site, if the index page is de-indexed, then make sure you have a “recent posts” or “favorite posts” block to allow the robots access? Or would you recommend focusing on a silo’ed taxonomy (category/tag) structure?

    WordPress is basically set up to allow the robots to start following posts via the index page, but if that page (often the home page) is de-indexed, then you need to focus on other paths, right? Or, do you just hope that a new post is pinged/backlinked properly to get found?

    Might be a confusing question, I don’t know.

  54. Stefan
    July 15, 2014

    So Dave, what you are doing already? Could you explain?

  55. ken
    July 15, 2014

    Great post. I have a question – i made skeleton site (pr3) and without pbn links the site had for 2-3 weeks positions 20-50 for few keywords. I went on holiday :) and then sudenly the site lost positions. What should i do now? Add content and then pbn links? (or maybe this site is lost?) When i search domain.com on google main site is no1 in google.

  56. Jermaine Litt
    July 15, 2014

    Great information… Becker can we get some videos of your new helper/partner that is doing 90k a month in affiliate sites. Maybe how he lays them out, etc.. Thanks

  57. July 15, 2014

    “I’ve actually found inner pages to rank faster than my homepages for me on new sites lately.”

    This couldn’t be more true…I noticed a few of my thin affiliate sites got a good ole Google spanking but one of my main competitors for the past 5 years had a site that was #1..Now what was he doing? Taking an older weight loss domain and making posts on it for the product he was targeting. He was ranked number 1 for a skin care product even though the domain was a weight loss product based. He pretty much just started throwing a bunch of reviews on his old site that was still ranking for it’s keyword. His inner pages were ranking better than any newer site I would throw at Google.

    So I took a few of my domains that were just laying around (I procrastinate I have a ton of em meh) re branded them and started targeting keywords that I knew were as Becker calls them “blood in the water” type keywords and so far that has worked best for me right now for my churn and burn affiliate sites.They’re chugging a long nicely thus far.

  58. Bernardo
    July 15, 2014

    I would like to say that this post was not written by Becker. But is a good one!

    So keep up the good info!

  59. sue
    July 16, 2014

    How can I decrease my load time. I know too many plugins can slow sites down. I am using the rent a serp theme to rent pages and have noticed that some of the sites with the most pages are loading very slowly. Thanks!

  60. July 16, 2014

    Some great tips in there- I definitely went back and changed some URLs around that were over optimized. I have seen a significant increase in lost links due to what I assume are quality issues- namely from June 27th through. Had one client hit hard by Panda 4.0 and lost about 200 spots in Google- her monthly revenue went from $3800/mo to like $1200/mo.

  61. Jason Speckert
    July 16, 2014

    Dude this is some good shit man! Love the info you provide us with. One question from kind of an inexperienced SEO.

    Is the 30 day google sandbox mean it will index but it won’t give you credit for any links that are built to it for 30 days?

    Also is this happening for youtube videos as well? It seems to me I am not seeing results quite as quick as I used to on my Youtube videos!

    Thanks in advance!

    Jason

  62. John
    July 16, 2014

    Thanks for the info, guys. Good stuff.

    Quick question:

    How do you rank above a business that has “Keyword + City” in the actual business name and url…

    …when it seems like they have just a few crap links and you keep throwing every PR link in your arsenal at your site and can’t get it above it? (Very frustrating.)

  63. July 16, 2014

    Jason Speckert – Here’s my take on that question (I know I’m not Becker or Jake but I have been doing SEO for about 7 years now).

    “Is the 30 day google sandbox mean it will index but it won’t give you credit for any links that are built to it for 30 days?”

    What I have been seeing..Links are credited and counted (ahrefs shows them), and the site may move a few spots but then it kinda gets stuck and just sits there fluctuating a little bit but never really makes any significant moves. After 3-4 weeks things finally start to pick up and my sites have hit page 1.

    As far as I am seeing from fellow SEO’ers this seems to be about what is going on for them as well. However different methods may yield different results, but so far everyone seems to be noticing sites being “stuck” for lack of better words.

    As for youtube I’m not sure as I stopped pushing videos awhile ago.

  64. July 16, 2014

    Love the point you made on over-optimization. I work in local SEO so we usually get more leeway but I have made it a point to start bringing the keyword density down on client sites and using LSI related terms in the content.

  65. July 16, 2014

    Right, but Ahrfes has nothing to do with Google. Whether or not Ahrefs shows them is irrelevant. I agree with the rest.

  66. philip
    July 18, 2014

    I would also like more info on de-indexing useless pages

  67. Val
    July 18, 2014

    Hi Jake,
    Nice and just in time article.
    I would like to ask you:
    Will it be any effect of excluding from 30 days “quarantine” if to use for new site the sub-domain created on aged domain (I have some aged domains and is it possible to use them to create new sub-domains for my new sites)?
    Thank you

  68. Relax Man Again
    July 18, 2014

    Yo Becker ! :D : D You doin really good job and I appreciate yo help :P

    I wanna ask you kinda stupid and annoying question about selling links haha

    what is the maximum number of links one shall sell from 1 site (using home page only) these days :P?

    I read your older post where you stated “around 80″ but it’s kinda out of date :P

    Would be really great to get answer from you :D

  69. July 20, 2014

    It shows that those links are indexed and pointing back to your sites so obviously Google sees them…

  70. July 20, 2014

    Good stuff Becker, always learn a lot from your posts :)
    Thanks.

  71. Alouis
    July 20, 2014

    Hi! Could you please explain what does this means – ‘Basic things like buying some social shares before you send links’?

    Does it mean we create a FB(G+, etc) page and create traffic and more Likes before linking back to our money site?

    Thank you,

  72. Thierry
    July 21, 2014

    So, just to reiterate what is said in the article:

    You guys are saying that if I want to create a new website and start ranking it, the best way would be to buy an aged domain with PR and good quality backlinks (branded), and then instead of creating a silo site with only a few pages and 300 words articles, then I should create around 10 pages of around 750+ words each, BEFORE I start throwing links to the site?

    And once that is done, to actually setup a facbeook page and social media shares, buying social media shares and likes on facebook, BEFORE I start throwing links?

    You guys are also saying that if I just use spun garbage that is 98% unique, it will mess up my SEO?

    As for the speed of the website, I have a wordpres site I am testing right now on a slow host. It is a silo site. But it takes around 7 sec to load. Is this too slow?

    Thank you very much for the great content as usual.

  73. Thierry
    July 21, 2014

    By a silo site I mean a skeleton site.

  74. Thierry
    July 21, 2014

    An additional question.

    Is this only for the money sites or should we do the same (10 articles 750 words) with our PR domains in order for them to have really powerful link juice?

    Another unrelated question. If I am buying really old domains on register compass and they are not index in google (potentially from being dead for a while), but they seem to be really quality backlinks anyways.

    Are they okay to buy? As in, I can get them re-indexed pretty quickly, but will they still carry the link power after they have been re-indexed?

    Thank you

  75. Patty
    July 22, 2014

    Am a little confused about the tactics to find Over-Optimization.

    When I opened my source code, I pressed CLT + F – then I typed in my keyword. The result was a barrage of highlighted url of my site.

    I typed in my keyword without space between the words. For example:

    Let’s say my keyword is: “weightloss in america”

    I typed in: weightlossinamerica

    Then I later typed in with space, like: weightloss in america – then no word was highlighted.

    Please what am doing wrong?
    Expecting your reply.
    Thanks

  76. Raphael
    July 22, 2014

    Not 100% sure about this, but if your website doesn’t show up if you search for the donain then your site is unhealthy or got penalized, use another site or check that video from becker called “3 steps to rank every client’s site”. there’s a guide in it for penalized site. If i were you, i would use another site!

  77. July 28, 2014

    Awesome as usual

  78. August 4, 2014

    Excellent content. Congratulations, continue always.

    Achievements!

  79. August 9, 2014

    Great post as always. The content part seem’s to play also a important role to stabilize rankings. The less content we had, the more a website tend to jump back and furth a lot.

  80. August 9, 2014

    Like this new format much better than the old one. Whatever change has gone on behind the scenes, it’s a change for the better.

  81. August 9, 2014

    Agree with James above. This is far and away much easier to navigate and more useful…even if some of the videos are a bit older.

  82. August 13, 2014

    I was just wondering, where is a good source to look up latest changes in seo and so forth? As a new seo, where do you start? I want to be ontop of the latest changes and thing happening.

  83. August 24, 2014

    Great post! I keep coming back and seeing more comments…but that just leads to more questions! When someone makes a PBN from an expired domain that is currently indexed, how long until THOSE links show up!? 2 months??

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