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Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:52 AM
First off, I'm new here and pretty new to SEO. I have been reading books, video training and reading forums/websites for the past 3 weeks regarding SEO and I've been putting my teeth in: < removed see [url=http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?act=boardrules]Forum Rules[/url] > which currently has PR5.
Now everything has been going well during my research and I've been doing everything I have learned, but then when I wrote in one of the keywords: "<removed >" in Google I noticed the #1 url was <removed >
Since I was curious to see what they did to deserve their #1 position I clicked on the url and from that point on things went from weird, to weirder to weirdest.
The page <removed > has no meta description nor keywords. The title is '<removed >' and according to Marketleap.com's link popularity checker it has 3069 incoming links where <removed > has 23,970 incoming links.
The <removed > homepage does not contain ANY text at all, and is built up from a bunch of images (the following pages are also pretty much 90% images).
And what REALLY throws me off is the fact that they have a pagerank of 7... how is this possible?
I know the fact that their url contains exactly my keyword which benefits the serps position, but how is it ever able to get a PR7?
Hope anyone can tell me more about this!
Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:00 AM
PR is based on links and links only
Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:30 AM
I've read most of what you have said and it's been alot different than what I've been told in the books I've read, yet it does seem to make sense and lynda.com's SEO video training did recommend your forum
So I'm forgetting about the whole PR thing right now, yet I do not completely understand how [removed] ranks higher while it does not seem to be optimized at all. Of course it has 3069 incoming links, but their value must be much more than the 23,970 links, because I know for a fact that the 23,970 in general come from universities and websites that are related to internships/studying.
You also say that a keyword in the url does not affect the serps position for the website when searching for this keyword, why not? Everywhere I seem to read it says it does make a difference and random search queries seem to agree as well?
Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:50 AM
I'm sure they do seem to show that. BUT you REALLY think that buying a "keyword domain name" is the ONLY thing that they did to get their site branded for it's hostname.
We have hundreds of posts on the subject of keyword urls[/hr] BTW.
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