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What is a good starting point in site rankings? Page 3?

jcdean
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What is a good starting point in site rankings? Page 3?

My first real attempt to get ranked on the front page of Google above the fold. (Number one would be nice) is under way.

I targeted a main keyword. 6,000 searches a month, and some long tails, the long tails are all related.

The main keyword I targeted received a "relatively easy" grade from Traffic Travis.

My site gets an "A" from Traffic Travis. The site in the number 1 spot gets a D from Traffic Trevis.

The question.

I was wondering if someone further along than me would tell me what a good starting point is. My new site is listed on the main key word in the number 3 spot on the 3rd page, with no incoming links yet.

Am I off to a good start? Will link building over time be enough to pull my site up two full pages?
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digiblue
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Link building is key to getting those sites to jump up the rankings. On page SEO is important for rankings but link building is much, much more important and powerful. Check out your competition in the top 5 spots with Traffic Travis and see how many links they have pointing to them and then just build more links to them gradually. This is the best way to get your site on the first page.

All the best!
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jcdean
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I agree with you to a point about the amount of incoming links, I don't think however they are the most important thing.

Thanks for the reply.
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J.C. Dean
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