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    #1 Tony Golan

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    Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

    So twice now I've gotten to #1 for profession city in one medium-sized city, one very large city. In both cases, the #1 ranking only held for about 4 months, then dropped. I had been building a fair amount of high-pr HPBL's to these sites, and have been replaced by sites with much weaker backlink profiles.

    What do you guys do to maintain your #1 rankings ?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Tony.

    #2 Scipio

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    Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

    I don´t think it´s any different to rank a site to #1 or to keep it on #1 regarding linkbuilding. Some people tell that You can user weaker links for maintaining positions but I don´t see any logic in that.

    For me it´s usually that I get #1 and if my page has bad user-experience I drop as soon as I stop linkbuilding.

    I think for maintaining you should check out:
    • The user experience in compare to your competitors (bounce rate, time on site)
    • How much links You loose each months

    And then You should determ how many new links You need.

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

    I think for maintaining you should check out:

    • The user experience in compare to your competitors (bounce rate, time on site)
    • How much links You loose each months
    And then You should determ how many new links You need.


    Would you mind telling me how you can check your competitors user experience (bounce reate, time on site)?

    #4 MattW

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

    So twice now I've gotten to #1 for profession city in one medium-sized city, one very large city. In both cases, the #1 ranking only held for about 4 months, then dropped. I had been building a fair amount of high-pr HPBL's to these sites, and have been replaced by sites with much weaker backlink profiles.

    What do you guys do to maintain your #1 rankings ?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Tony.


    What did you do/change when you hit the #1 spot?

    #5 Bryan

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

    So twice now I've gotten to #1 for profession city in one medium-sized city, one very large city. In both cases, the #1 ranking only held for about 4 months, then dropped. I had been building a fair amount of high-pr HPBL's to these sites, and have been replaced by sites with much weaker backlink profiles.

    What do you guys do to maintain your #1 rankings ?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Tony.


    Hi Tony:

    The recent trend to rank well for your keyword depends on two important factor

    1. Bounce Rate
    2. Unique Content

    Though your competitor website have less backlink than you, they would have got good bounce rate and unique content.

    #6 Tony Golan

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

    What did you do/change when you hit the #1 spot?


    Matt, I didn't change anything. I just kept doing the same things that I thought got me to #1 in the first place, which was to build HPBLs on as many different geo-diversified hosting accounts as I could..

    Edited by Tony Golan, 07 January 2013 - 04:10 PM.


    #7 Tony Golan

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

    Hi Tony:

    The recent trend to rank well for your keyword depends on two important factor

    1. Bounce Rate
    2. Unique Content

    Though your competitor website have less backlink than you, they would have got good bounce rate and unique content.


    Since these are locksmith sites, which is usually an emergency service, the only thing the visitors are interested in, in this particular case, is your phone number and how much it costs, but mostly your phone number since they can just ask you on the phone how much it will cost. So once they got the phone number, they don't have any more use for my site. So it would be a high bounce rate, but a good user experience. No ?

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

    Would you mind telling me how you can check your competitors user experience (bounce reate, time on site)?


    gutfeeling.

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    Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

    I wouldn't change anything to be honest. If it's a competitive phrase, you'll lose the spot if you lose the momentum.

    However, It might be worth it to invest extra time and money into user experience and conversion rates though. That's never a bad idea.

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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

    1. Continue to get quality back links,
    2. Continue to provide excellent unique content.

    Those are the keys to keeping your site on top. Takes time to get there and hard work to stay there.

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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

    So twice now I've gotten to #1 for profession city in one medium-sized city, one very large city. In both cases, the #1 ranking only held for about 4 months, then dropped. I had been building a fair amount of high-pr HPBL's to these sites, and have been replaced by sites with much weaker backlink profiles.

    What do you guys do to maintain your #1 rankings ?

    Thanks in advance,

    -Tony.


    Local is a bit different, you need to make sure you have as many citations as possible, Google really loves those for local.


    I knew there was a post with a list of citation links

    http://trafficplanet.com/topic/4149-local-client-seo-advice/#entry56323

    Edited by ARVolund, 08 January 2013 - 02:44 AM.
    added link

    Sometimes I have a link in my signature to a product. If I do assume it is an affiliate link and I might make a couple of bucks off it...................................


    #12 Aka Sam

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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:39 AM

    Dude, There's no "Exact Medicine" to maintain the top #1 rank...

    The best advice I know is "Keep your link velocity same.....If you have been building 5 links a day previously . start doing that again..for a long time and your ranking should jump few miles :) "

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    #13 Tony Golan

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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

    Local is a bit different, you need to make sure you have as many citations as possible, Google really loves those for local.


    I knew there was a post with a list of citation links

    http://trafficplanet.com/topic/4149-local-client-seo-advice/#entry56323



    Those were ranked #1 for many months with zero citations..... :(

    #14 Tony Golan

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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

    And I do mean ABOVE the local results

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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

    There's no magic behind keeping the #1 ranking. You just need to build authority to stay. keep on building links with some variations. don't forget to add more citations.

    #16 _Richard

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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

    Those were ranked #1 for many months with zero citations..... :(


    So imagine how well they would do with the citations. From what I have seen Google seems to be giving more weight to the citations then they previously had. Honestly though I have not tried to rank a local site without them for quite awhile now so you may well be able to do it without them. I do know that I have seen local sites rank with a bunch of citations and not much else.

    You do need to make sure that all the info on the site and in the citations matches exactly. Even little differences can dilute any benefit.

    Sometimes I have a link in my signature to a product. If I do assume it is an affiliate link and I might make a couple of bucks off it...................................


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    Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

    Those were ranked #1 for many months with zero citations..... :(


    http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2234086/Local-SEO-Citations-The-New-Link-Building

    Sometimes I have a link in my signature to a product. If I do assume it is an affiliate link and I might make a couple of bucks off it...................................


    #18 SEOHelpz

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    Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

    I guess it could be something to do with Link lose or bounce rate ..

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