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    how is this website ranking


    hi guys

    i have looked at this website https://cartaxcheck.co.uk/ it has only for 17 backlinks and is ranking number 3 for the term "vehicle Check", the DA/Pa is low to
    does any one know how is the site ranking so well
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    It is not about the 17 back links only or DA/PA.. Search Engine Takes 200+ factors into account when determining which website to rank higher so don't be surprised. So look the other factors how well optimized the site is..
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    Well its number 1 for cartaxcheck, so it all depends on what your searching for plus how your checking. Your research could also be very much wrong. Personalised results can be very confusing.
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    i have checked the KWD density, word count, optimised mobile friendly, url structure any thing else you would recommend
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    Backlink profile maybe
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    the backlink profile shoes their links are not relevant to the site
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    Well I could find over 600 entries linking to them. They are really popular according to alexa in the UK and in the top 15k sites for traffic. They have been going since 2014
    They seem to like to use subdomains like this https://cartaxcheck.zendesk.com/hc/en-us so it would not surprise me if they have also acquired a few expired domains over the years.

    Looking at the site though it is not a patch on what it used to be in 2014 it looked the real deal but now looks like a scam site so I would guess its been taken over because it generated a lot of traffic at some point in the past.
    Currently it seems to be getting around 210k visitors a month but I would imagine that is dropping.

    Personally if they are scamming people I would ignore them and carry on, its only a matter of time before they will drop off the home page. (by the way they where 5th for me)
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    OK. Hold on to the seats.

    Their SEO success is not based on SEO links ( they received some links ), on page optimization or black hat rather on clever marketing strategy. I checked their website history on the internet and what I found is that back in 2014 this Cartaxcheck created a software/app using Zendesk (mentioned by Chedders). Software that checks UK MOT tax on Android or iPhone and it's FREE (nothing is for free)

    How do they rank?
    When you are software developer like them and you create something that people want to use u can list your software on ( and this is the SEO trick):
    play.google
    itune.apple

    appannie
    microsoft store
    etc. etc.

    And place developers website link.

    Please links from Apple, Google , Microsoft can rank anything. Not mentioning about the referral traffic from all of those places.


    Clever, but a bottom line is this. Create value to people and you can rank for anything you want and gain profit from it (well deserved).

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    thanks for your reply so was there any black hat method or because they are listed on those app sites they are ranking well, because mycarcheck.com has got a app on play store and IOS but are not ranking on the top page of google
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    There way too many variables to be able to give you an exact answer and I doubt if its down to just 1 thing.
    As already mentioned there are over 200 signals google use to determine your position for a given keyword so you need to work on them to improve your rankings.

    Here is a few of them from Search Engine land who made a nice little infographic on how things effect things.
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    thanks for your help

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