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Hi there...

I have been working on PR for a while and now I'm starting to see
some good results. I'm still working to optimize the site content.

I'm kind of disapointed since I was hoping for a little better results.
My question is: Do I make anything very obvious totally wrong or do
I just need some patience?

Here is the site:

http://www.getafreelancer.com

Thanks!
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you have a PR7. that's really impressive.

what are you concerned about exactly?
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I don't show up high enough when people search for site specific keywords. :(
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keywork targetting and PR are two seperate things.

:)

at least you have the hard part out of the way.
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How long has your site been up? I see that you have bought alot of PR, so I am guessing you used proper anchor text, and recently being a PR update, it may take awhile for it to effect your positioning. You can use digitalpoint's api tool to monitor your positioning change in Google.

A few things I would consider changing/adding:

1/ The title tag is a bit long ( I see you recently changed the title which is good, but it is still cached in google as the old title ). Wait til the new title is cached to see a change.
2/ You need heading tags (h1....h2....)
3/ Make sure that you have good kw frequency and density through out the page. A good site to review this is http://www.keyword-success.com/.

Ill have to look more into it. I am sure youll get some more advice here.
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Another thing, a DMOZ listing can help alot.
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Thanks for the advices vetofunk!

Regarding dmoz....it's submitted but it seems like I never get anything through at dmoz. I submitted another site( http://www.affiliatenetwork.com ) maybe 7-8 months ago and it's still waiting to be approved. http://www.getafreelancer.com have been waiting for maybe 2-3 months. :(

http://www.getafreelancer.com have been up for about 3 months.

Thanks again!
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Dmoz does not usually allow affiliate sites so I am not sure if affiliatenetwork.com will get in. If you remember the date and the category you submitted getafreelancer to, you can check the status once a month in http://www.resource-zone.com. For your free listings, only being live 3 months, I would still give it a little time.

Have you gotten a Yahoo Directory listing yet? I am finding many of my sites being positioned very well in Yahoo and its the directory listing that is getting listed.
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How come they don't allow affiliate networks? I see most of the others there. It's not just an affiliate program, it's a network like valueclick.com, cj.com, shareasale.com, affiliatefuel.com etc.

I will check the status in a while. I have been doing this with AffiliateNetwork.com.

Both sites are listed with Yahoo.
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Well maybe they allow affiliate networks, and just not affiliate sites, well they frown upon it anyway.

Well it looks like you've done your homework so it just may take a little time. I would wait and see what this recent PR effect has the upcoming positioning.
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Hi again...

When I check Google today it seems like that mainpage is no longer there?!?! Does anyone know what the reason could be and what to do about it?

Thanks!
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it could be temporary.

search for it on other google servers (ie www3.google.com) and see if it's there
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vetofunk wrote:
I see that you have bought alot of PR


How can you tell?
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I think I may have figured it out;

19,900 linking to http://www.getafreelancer.com ....WOW :shock:

How can I get as much sites linking mine, what's the cost and is it worth it?
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hey world4health, how did you find out the number of links, linking to getfreelancer.com?

pretty cool. :-)

- I am new at seo.

regards,
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You can download the Google toolbar and hit the backlinks button or you can type this command in the searchbox:
"link:www.domain.com"

With the cost, all you have to do is look at where most of his backlinks are coming from and see what the costs are. I am pretty sure they would be listed on a advertising page.
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madmonk wrote:
hey world4health, how did you find out the number of links, linking to getfreelancer.com?

pretty cool. :-)

- I am new at seo.

regards,
Joe


Type this in the google toolbar or go to google's main page and type this in the search box;

link:www.getafreelancer.com

Regards
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It's a mix of paid advertising, partnerships and link swaps done manually. I'm sure there must be very big health related sites you could try to work with.


world4health wrote:
I think I may have figured it out;

19,900 linking to http://www.getafreelancer.com ....WOW :shock:

How can I get as much sites linking mine, what's the cost and is it worth it?
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thanks for the link: tip :D
I have been playing with it since morning. heheh.

some questions that are fogging my mind..

1) google hasnt listed/ indexed my website but can I start links building ? Actually i have already started..

2) Do I have to manually search for links on other websites? seems like alot alot of work..I have been doing reciprocal since yesterday..bleh.

esp. to reach 19 900 links thru paid advertising and manual links building...Is there a faster way to building links?
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Yes, link building is a long process. Thats why you can get alot of money for doing it ;-)

I would start link building as soon as your site gets up. The earlier the better. Just make sure you do research and find what keywords to use in the anchor text of the links.

The reason that site has so many backlinks is because he probably bought some links on sites with not only high pr, but sites that had thousands of pages. So you could have that many backlinks and just be advertising on 3 or 4 sites.

Well there should be a thread here that lists some directories to be listed in. Also, the way I find sites to exchange with is looking through competitors backlinks. Also, you can search for "link exchange" + "your industry" usually provides some results.

Some sites have automated link exchanges on their sites, where you just fill out their form. You can also use sites like linksmanager.com and others to get you involved in huge link exchange programs.
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long and tedious process so far. I am alraedy trying the backlinks.
still long and tedious. heheh. OMG. how long is this going to take?
where do you draw the line ? :oops:

but will try the linksmanager you mentioned soon after my pc reboot.


also. my website's not indexed yet. does building links help at this stage?
won't the other websites reject me ?
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billion wrote:
I'm sure there must be very big health related sites you could try to work with.


Yeah I have been working with a couple of health sites, started link building in january and got up to 500 links added but quickly found that many webmaster were not as quick in reciprocating :cry: , all this was done with Linksmanager.com. I then had to use linksmanager.com to remove about 400 links and now i'm back to manual link building. I've learnt alot through the process thou and think my strategy for link building has improved :roll:
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long and tedious process so far. I am alraedy trying the backlinks.
still long and tedious. heheh. OMG. how long is this going to take?
where do you draw the line ? :oops:
but will try the linksmanager you mentioned soon after my pc reboot.
also. my website's not indexed yet. does building links help at this stage?
won't the other websites reject me ?

My latest efforts has been directories, directories, directories. Here is a link to a list of directories that might help:
http://www.seo-lab.com/directory-articl ... tories.php ....
http://www.web-inspect.com/list-of-directories.php ....
http://www.strongestlinks.com/directories.php ....

I am also an editor at Skaffe and Joeant PM me your Site Info and i'll submit it for approval........ 8)
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world4health wrote:
madmonk wrote:
long and tedious process so far. I am alraedy trying the backlinks.
still long and tedious. heheh. OMG. how long is this going to take?
where do you draw the line ? :oops:
but will try the linksmanager you mentioned soon after my pc reboot.
also. my website's not indexed yet. does building links help at this stage?
won't the other websites reject me ?

My latest efforts has been directories, directories, directories. Here is a link to a list of directories that might help:
http://www.seo-lab.com/directory-articl ... tories.php ....
http://www.web-inspect.com/list-of-directories.php ....
http://www.strongestlinks.com/directories.php ....

I am also an editor at Skaffe and Joeant PM me your Site Info and i'll submit it for approval........ 8)


I am also an editor for both of those, what categories are you in?
Im under personalized gifts for Skaffe and shopping for Joeant.
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madmonk wrote:
long and tedious process so far. I am alraedy trying the backlinks.
still long and tedious. heheh. OMG. how long is this going to take?
where do you draw the line ? :oops:

but will try the linksmanager you mentioned soon after my pc reboot.


also. my website's not indexed yet. does building links help at this stage?
won't the other websites reject me ?


Only a few sites I have come across require a certain PR. Usually they should have no problem because if they were smart they would see that eventually you will have a nice PR and you are new so you will not have that many reciprocal links.
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vetofunk wrote:
I am also an editor for both of those, what categories are you in?
Im under personalized gifts for Skaffe and shopping for Joeant.


Joeant's " Home: Health and Fitness " and Skaffe "Shopping > Health > Nutrition > Dietary Supplements ".... 8)
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I also find it helpful to search for add url and your topic area (ie: add url real estate) to find link exchanges via the search engines.
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Yeah, there are term all over you can use:
"add url"
"add site"
"submit url"
"submit site"
"link exchange"
"exchange links"...
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yeah , I have been all over search engines for my backlinkings.
using phrase keywords. spent the whole day doing it .
one link leads to another.
wow~ :shock:

to world4health
- Haven't done joeant and skaffe yet i believe. Will PM you after this.
Thanks! :D

ps. what's the best strategy for linking to adopt since you guys have been thru it all..

Start with linkmanager and stick with it ? or to directories?
Or mix of both ?

oh yeah! you guys heard of zeal ? directory?
damnit. i was really struggling with its questions for like 30 mins.
kept getting 80 percent rite . but zeal wants 90.
What was that about ? why am I subjected to such torture? :cry:
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Well I usually go out on my own and find backlinks. I find that I can find a great deal on my own. I just now started reciprocal linking for a few sites. I use to have to find just links that would allow me to place my link on their site/directory without asking for a reciprocal. I am sure you will do fine. Just make sure all your links relate to your industry.

With Zeal, yes, I became a Zealot about 3 months ago, but havent decided on a category yet. They usually only allow non-commercial sites.

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