Better Ranking

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimisation' started by kittykatg5, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. kittykatg5

    kittykatg5 New Member

    Hi All,

    So my new site has been live approx 2 months now Carleton Village Self Catering Holiday Homes Cork, Carleton Youghal. The only thing left up my sleeve is to redirect our old site to the new which will bring the weight of the links with it. But I'm still not doing very well on rankings. My main aim is first page for Cork Holiday Homes, Youghal Accommodation and be no.1 for Carleton Village. I know I need to work on getting links to the site but this is something that I'm finding very difficult to do. Anyone have any suggestions on how to get the site ranking higher?
     
  2. paul

    paul Ninja

    Blog more ?

    Nobody wants to link to a shop, a café or a hotel. People might want to link to your cool finds on pinerest , 10 worst holiday homes in the world, holiday horror stories. That's something that's a little bit hard, but it's one way of building links. Engage on twitter, share, communicate, etc.

    I don't know about your keyword-stuffed-blog-url ...
    [noparse]http://carletonvillage.ie/family-holiday-homes-youghal-cork-ireland/[/noparse]

    maybe you can take a look at how the top lads do it [noparse]http://www.corkholidayhomes.com/[/noparse] i.e. deep links to popular pages deeper down in your site.
     
  3. FergusM

    FergusM New Member

    Maybe don't target so many keywords in one URL. Makes the page look like it is covering a huge amount and Google will find it difficult to know what it is. What about considering what do people search for, probably not all of those keywords together. So maybe set up a page with a URL /holiday_homes_ireland/ and then make sure that page is relevant to that search, so don't have Cork and Youghal all over that page. Maybe one with /holiday_home_cork/ and so on. I presume they could all have the check for availability area in them. Now Google should serve theses pages up to a much more targeted audience and hopefully you will get higher in the rankings and a lower bounce rate because the pages will more likely be relevant to their search term. Now build links to these pages with similar but not identical (at least not all of them) anchor text to your keywords for that page. That is my strategy and it is working reasonably well.
    Remember if you put the whole dictionary in your URL Google will have no idea what you are so a tighter set of keywords is probably better. Hope this helps.

    Fergus
     
  4. Dara

    Dara New Member

    Having had a quick glance at your site I think adding a sitemap and better utilisation of your alt tags wouldn't harm. Also maybe consider buying some keyword rich domains that you could develop and use for pointing links to your main site. Keyword rich domains can rank fairly fast in non competitive niches. Have you focused any attention into getting some listings on Google's local search? Again worth doing if you haven't already. With regards getting links-remember its quality over quantity every time.
     
  5. paul

    paul Ninja

    I would respectively disagree here.
    Focus on your own site first before going off and doing micro sites.
     
  6. Dara

    Dara New Member

    Paul-100% agree focus on your own site first.I didn't mean to start building a load of micro sites to try and specifically rank those as well as the main site but rather to consider it as an option to assist the main site and perhaps get some rankings based on the keyword richness to boot.
     
  7. addyj679

    addyj679 New Member

    The idea of redirecting the old domain to new domain is right. For taking good ranking on search engine you need to well perform all the SEO activities. First you need to optimize you website in term of on-page and after completing this task. Perform the off-page optimization to get good ranking on search engine.
     
  8. brianbaru

    brianbaru New Member

    You are competing against 164 sites with "cork holiday homes" in their title and url. the #1 has 15 links less than you and the reason it is ranking better than you at #37 is because of the anchor texts you are using. You are don't use "holiday homes cork" or "cork holiday homes" once in your anchor texts like the #1 who uses it every time. Fix that and you should be there or there abouts pretty quickly.
     
  9. Olivier720

    Olivier720 New Member

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  11. Christy Anne Luke

    Christy Anne Luke New Member

    So long as there are no close competitors for your main keyword you should rank easily. Are you using guest blogging as a means to get backlinks and traffic? That idea should work well for you. Just submit articles to very high page rank blogs that are in a similar niche, such as real estate.
     
  12. richardstevens

    richardstevens New Member

    1. High Quality Content:
    In order to increase Page Rank you must have unique quality content which your readers want to share with their friends. You can read Tips For Writing Engaging Content.

    2. Site Submitting:
    To boost Page Rank you must have high quality Backlinks and the best way to generate quality backlinks is to submit your site on different web directories and article directories.

    Some Good Web And Article Directories Are:

    DMOZ
    Yahoo Directory
    Best Of The Web
    Ezine Articles
    Article Base
    Go Articles

    3. Guest Posting:
    This is one of the most used and best technique to increase Page Rank. Most Blogs have options of guest posting through which you can post at their blog and get two or three backlinks in return to your blog this really helps if you are posting on good Page Rank Blog with the same Niche as yours.

    This is one of the most used and best technique to increase Page Rank. Most Blogs have options of guest posting through which you can post at their blog and get two or three backlinks in return to your blog this really helps if you are posting on good Page Rank Blog with the same Niche as yours.

    4. Link Exchange:
    This is one of the most old techniques but it still works, in order to get a good PageRank you should get higher Page Rank sites to link to your site, through this you will firstly get a good Page Rank and will get traffic from that site.

    5. Keep Updating:
    Google really likes Sites that keep their content fresh and unique. The more you post, the more Google will crawl your site and the more chances for you to increase page rank

    6. Commenting On Other Blogs:
    Commenting is a very crucial process in generating a good Page Rank. In Blogging Community you must be very socially active. Some Blogs are Do-Follow, which can help you generate back links to your site by just commenting on their posts. Nowadays most blogs have CommentLuv Plugin installed on their site which automatically places a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment.

    7. Social Bookmarking:
    Social Bookmarking is a very effective method to increase Page Rank because by sharing your Site on different Social Sites you will get a free Backlink and Traffic. Some of the most popular Social Bookmarking Sites Are:

    Facebook
    Google Plus
    Squidoo
    Digg
    Hub Pages
    Stumble Upon

    8. Website Accessibility:
    If Your Website is down for a long period of time, Google may reduce the ranking of your site. So You should always keep Your Website accessible.

    9. Using Commonly Searched Keywords:
    As You know people search using keywords and not the whole sentence so if you have used a keyword which is very frequently searched then you get a higher chance of your website being visited and MORE VISITORS = BETTER PAGE RANK.

    10. Website Advertising:
    You can make an Ad or a banner for your site and advertise it on different website, through this you will get good back links and traffic.

    11. Create Multiple Pages:
    If You create multiple Pages on Your Site this will strengthen your internal linking and will ultimately increase Page Rank.

    12. Participate In Forums:
    Google loves forums that are most frequently updated and by getting a back link from these forums you will succeed on increasing Page Rank.

    13. Using Signatures:
    You can add a link to your website in your online signatures. For example, you can add signatures in your email and forum posts but don’t try to spam because you can be blocked.

    14. When Does Google Re-Evaluate Page Rank?
    Google Re-Evaluates Page Rank about Three to Four times per year, so almost every Three months Google calculates Your Page Rank again.

    15. Never Use Illegal Tactics:
    Using illegal tactics can get you banned from Google and Google is very smart so never think that you can deceive Google because if they find out that you are using illegal techniques which are against their policy they will block you. Stay away from those tactics using these legitimate techniques will improve traffic.
     
  13. jeffscott

    jeffscott Member

    Better ranking requires consistent optimization process in the site's pages and regular engagement to the users.
     

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