wheel - 7:12 pm on Nov 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
So since this discussion was started by Wheel insisting that this is fair,
I said nothing of the sort.
I told you how to act like a big brand online. You don't want to do it, I don't care.
What I've learned through the years is that the biggest objection people have when they cry it can't be done' is that they're really crying 'I don't want to do the work'.
When was the last time you went after a .gov link? Probably never.
I tell people to get .gov links, they do one of two things:
1) I get the Barbie math treatment: Building links is Hard!
2) they ignore me like I'm posting in white on white pixels. That's what's happening in this thread.
Lemme repost for you:
A strong website. Privacy, full contact info etc.
Get a custom design done, including graphics - no clipart.
Add expert level content. Not just 'good' content, but expert level.
That sends Google the right onpage signals, whatever they are.
Only build backlinks from high end websites. Do whatever it takes to get those high end backlinks. You can still get those types of backlinks if you provide enough motivation for them. Have a look at a high end website and think "what would actually make them give me a link?". Then spend the time/effort to make that happen. It's a LOT of effort.
If you're building backlinks and given the choice of anchor text, use your company name or url. For example, when I comment on blogs (which I do somewhat routinely), my anchor text is my company name. Yes, they're allnofollow links - but the text of my company name is there.
there's you're starting point. Take the easy way out and don't do any of that 100% over the top, well, your rankings are highly correlated with the amount of work you put in.