I recently started a local service business and have been trying to compete for the top SEO spot for my chosen keyword REMOVED.
I have read a lot here and on other forums how to effectively SEO and have done everything I can think of,
I have my local listing completed, Google authorship, over 100 back-links, a blog that is full of high quality content and a site full of content that I am constantly updating and rewriting.
I also have articles constantly submitted to Squidoo and ezine as a part of my back linking efforts.
for reference here is my site: REMOVED ] (spot 1 page 2)
Now my top competitor also uses Google authorship, also has a site that is full of more content than mine is (working on that), but the thing that gets me is they have literally 4 backlinks. 4!!! (according to ahrefs) they are low quality ones at that. its like they are not even trying but are still easily beating me.
Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? the only thing i can think of is some of our low quality back links are hurting us but I have no idea which ones if any are...
Please someone help.
Edited by chrishirst, 16 June 2013 - 12:05 PM.