Donadoni - 6:56 am on Aug 18, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: aakk9999 at 6:15 pm (utc) on Aug 18, 2013]
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I am still scratching my head on how these manipulations still work! A site targeting a vertical which gets a decent amount of KW searches a month, and is considered moderately competitive.
This site was published Mid-Oct 2012, and found it's way to to the 3rd result on Google SERP, where it now resides on average between the 3rd and 6th position.
All the KW linking to the site are either exact match KW anchor text from blog submission sites, or a link to the site featuring the exact match KW predated by a stop word, i.e. A Exact KW which also happens to be the Exact Match Domain.
Since this still works I am considering buying an EMD in this vertical, and using the same tactic, since it appears that Google still has trouble dealing with it.
Any insights that I am missing? Obviously it's a risk, but otherwise I am stuck with my branded site not getting results.
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[edited by: aakk9999 at 6:15 pm (utc) on Aug 18, 2013]