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    Looking for advice on why 'Site A' is ranking better than mine w/ certain keyword


    I'm looking to see why my site isn't ranking as well for this keyword as it should. The details:

    The keyword: 'anime'

    My site: www*animecubed*com
    PR 5, 4900 BL, optimized for keyword
    Ranking: 35

    The 'other' site: www*animeshrine*com
    PR 4, 1500 BL, not optimized
    Ranking: 10

    My pages all link back to my main one with the keyword 'anime' - does this help, or hurt?

    Am I doing something wrong? Big thanks to anyone who can help! I've gotten really far reading and asking questions on this forum (in regards to ranking my sub-pages), but my title page, for my main keyword, I just can't seem to break into the first page. Thanks so much for any help!

    ( Edit: If anyone can tell me specific advice - "You have the KW at 3%, lower it to 2%", "you should do this with your in-page links" - I'd be extra thankful! Also, I'm really loathe to actually list my site's name on here - I hope nothing bad happens.)
    Last edited by McMasters; Dec 27th, 2004 at 06:16 PM. Reason: (making sure it is clear that I am asking for specifics)
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    Couple of things I notice right off the bat:

    1. You don't appear to be using alt tags for your images.
    2. Some of your backlinks were from forums and used AnimeCubed rather than Anime Cubed
    3. He has almost 3 times as many PR4 links as you and 3 more PR5's. Get more backlinks.
    4. Using the tool at marketleap and putting in the #1 listing in google shows me that the top guy hasw 244,397 backlinks across a few search engines. ouch!

    Just a few thoughts....Hope those help. For what it's worth, that looks like a really competitive keyword

    G-Man
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    Hi Geoff, Where did you get all that info. Particularly that backlinks thing...
    .........3 times as many PR4 links as you and 3 more PR5's ................
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    Originally Posted by azoomba
    Hi Geoff, Where did you get all that info. Particularly that backlinks thing...
    .........3 times as many PR4 links as you and 3 more PR5's ................
    SEOElite. It's the Analyze Your Competitors thingy in my sig. It rocks

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    So, there's nothing wrong with my KW density, etc? Just backlinks?
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    To be honest, I've never seen any solid results of how much keywords density is too much. I suspect it varies by industry along with other factors. As such, keyword density isn't too useful to me. I do know you an overoptimize but I don't know the point at which it is too much.

    For instance, my main site was ~350 in google a few days ago. Bit spammy...got rid of some of the spam and it shot up to 46.

    When I am curious about my keyword density, however, I use http://www.faganfinder.com/urlinfo/

    When it comes to Google, i find that off page optimization tends to help much more than on-page.

    G-Man

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