December 28

How I Boosted My Blog Rankings Using these Advanced SEO Strategies

After I had a breakup with my co-partners I was left with only two blogs i.e All Tech Buzz and All India Youth. These two were my main blogs from which I had to generate revenue. I didn’t had any other blog which was generating revenue, also I stopped niche blogging as it was short term and I didn’t want to do anything for short term result. I am not saying you to stop niche blogging, I started niche blogging to make money fast, but now my primary goal is not instant income as we are already funded from Angel Investors. So, the main goal is to build some good products which can be automated.  Among these two blogs All India Youth was stuck in conspiracy for few reasons which I cannot disclose here. So, I paused working on that blog aswell. Now I was left with only one blog i.e All Tech Buzz from which I should generate income. Ofcourse I was running few services from which I was making money but income generated from services is not stable. It can go up and down each month.

So, after a lot of brain storming I decided to work on my own blog All Tech Buzz and get its rankings back to normal. After I started company I didn’t put much focus on this blog rather worked on blogs using which we can generate a system. Then I decided to use All Tech Buzz only for branding purpose and stopped posting articles very frequently. If you have seen past few months my article count was less before. Later I started one more blog called All India Roundup, however I knew that its gonna take some time for this blog to perform well. So, even All India Roundup was not generating any income. To grow a company exponentially we need products that last for long run. For this reason I didn’t wanted to take any shortcut by building too many links(Black Hat Techniques) which might give results instantly but the blog will be dead after a month or two. I didn’t want that to happen.

Why was All Tech Buzz Penalized?

During my initial days of blogging, I was not much aware of SEO. I was learning SEO step by step. In this process I came to knew that a blog with good number of links does well with Search Engine Rankings. Then I started working vigorously on link building. For god sake my link building worked. My blog was doing extremely well with almost all the keywords. I was overwhelmed and didn’t stop the link building over there. I went for few more. I also ordered a lot of gigs on Fiverr and SEOclerks which gives EDU and GOV backlinks which are considered as most powerful backlinks in the past.

After that I have stopped link building as I was already doing pretty well with several thousands of backlinks. My blog did well for few days but slowly the ranking got down day by day. That was not all of a sudden, so I was not able to notice whether that’s a penalty or due to less frequency of posting. But it was actually a penalty that has been triggered on my blog i.e Penguin.

I had one more hit along with the penguin i.e my blog was deleted by blogger and I made a shift to wordpress. During the migration process I lost many articles resulting in lot of 404 and broken links.

  • Find out which Algorithmic change has lead to penalty on your site.

How did I Boost My Ranking?

Most of the people might think that my blog rankings is due to my content but that’s not the case. I do implement some advanced SEO strategies to keep up my blog with the competition.

Links are good but too many of them is Bad:

Backlinks were the reason why my blog ranked well. At the same time, the same backlinks lead to penalty. If you have links its good but too many links is bad these days. Its not about how many links you have but the quality of links are the key. You can get some links from whatever place you want and boost your rankings but the results you get by those random links is short lived.

Link Removal Process:

I decided to remove all the links that are bad or that looked suspicious for me. For this purpose I downloaded the complete list of backlinks from ahrefs and disavowed them using the Disavow tool.

I disavowed almost 20,000 backlinks. That was a big risk but I decided to go for it.

Once I disavowed the links the results were not instant. I had to wait for few weeks to notice the results. To be on safer side I tweaked the site a little more.

Reduced the number of Ads Above the Fold:

As we all know there is a page layout algorithm which hates sites that have too many ads on top. I decided to go ad free and display ads only the articles that get majority of traffic from search.

above-the-fold

If you see my homepage there are no ads. As my majority of revenue comes from sponsored adverts, I decided to go ad free on majority of the articles.

Fix Broken Links:

As you all know my blog was deleted by Blogger which results in lot of 404 errors. I used a plugin for wordpress called Broken Link Checker, this automatically detects the broken links and makes it easy for us to fix them right away.

  • Also Check : How to migrate from Blogger to WordPress without loosing traffic and SERP Ranking.

Redirecting 404 Pages:

As I said my blog was deleted by blogger, so I was left with a lot of 404 errors. To fix this I used two more plugins called Smart 404 and Redirection. Smart 404 is one of my favourite plugins which automatically redirects to relevant pages whenever it comes across a 404 page.

Updating all the Old Articles:

Few of my old articles were outdated. Decided to update all of them. Updated all the old articles one by one with the help of my editorial team.

improve in rankings of alltechbuzz
Traffic improvement after implementing the above mentioned advanced SEO Strategies.

 

After I have made all the changes I waited for about 10 days and was hoping that things might work. Eventually the strategies which I implemented worked out for me. My rankings boosted back in Google. The main reason for the blog getting a hit was the Penguin due to bad backlinks. However, currently we are no more working on link building instead putting more efforts on Content Marketing.

These days we also noticed a lot of negative SEO on popular sites that are doing well with Search Rankings, all you have to do is just disavow those links and everything would be fine. Let me know your thoughts on the same in your comments.


  1. Thanks for giving your history and step by step knowledge. hope i will be able to increase my rankings.

  2. How do you recovered from the deleted blogger blog. Same thing happens Janurary 5th my blog deleted for linking to another website from side bar with an image. Still not restored!

    Why don’t you write posts about fixing thin content I have received many times this message from gwt, but not able to fix because I don’t know exactly, finally changed domain.

    1. Hello raju once your blog is deleted by google you will never ever restore it back !! but you can recover from domain change problem but the question is how??? you need to import all of your posts from blogger and create a new blog and upload the template you downloaded from last time and add same domain as previous that’s it!!! still confused i write an article about this in my blog!!! alltechhope.com check it out for complete details

  3. Hi imran,
    thank q for your wonderful article, to say you frankly its been you ! who inspired me to get into the field of blogging, and I approached you very long back with email , its been time factor and Money reasons, which I unable to come and join . but i should thank q for providing the basic information !

    Thanks to your Team : Imran , Lasya, Anurag ,..etc.

  4. Informative article it encourage the people to go ahead towards success.There are moments when troubles enter our lives.only we have overcome them we will understand the reason why they were there.You are not only intelligent with perfect skills but also a brave boy.Thanks for sharing Imran Uddin.

  5. Nice info bro…
    bro i want to know, which one is good way to make backlink ( i.e backlinks from home page or from the specific post which you want to rank) ?…
    thanks in advance
    regards,
    Tanvir Zafar

  6. nice article dude.. thanks for sharing clear process dude..
    share more articles like this..

    regards,
    skvignesh

  7. Wow Imran,
    Its a really informative post.
    I think you make others blogging better with your articles. No matter your partner leaves you. I know all the circumstances you have faced till date.
    Well, coming back to your article, I also thinks the same. SEO is one thing in this field which need time to understand. I would like to mention one chilly mistake of mine. When the question is about Header tags, i used to place all the pera with the header tag. Later on i learn that it was a bad practice of mine.
    Still i have to learn too many things regarding SEO. This post really helping me.
    Thanks Imran and Happy Blogging.

  8. Hey Imran,

    Great article bro! You mentioned all the important facts that is fully based on your experiences of past days. This guide going to help lots of bloggers and webmasters.

  9. Hey Imran,
    Indeed an inspiring article by you. You did a lot of hard work to get your blogs ranking back.

    Thanks for providing awesome information 🙂

  10. Really that was a good explanation indeed i should follow the process to get my blog ranking back.
    Than you so much

  11. Thanks for giving your history and step by step knowledge. hope I will be able to increase my rankings.

  12. You have covered every piece issue related to seo..Really very much useful & helpful to every blogger who want to boost their blog rankings.

  13. That is very helpful…I’ve recently started my website and was looking for SEO tips.
    Your tips will help me to increase my site ranking. I too had a misconception that there should be too many links to improve the ranking. This article opened the facts…Thanks a lot bro….

  14. thanks for writing this article. it give a good information about importance of linkbuilding strategies. keep on posting like this important articles.

  15. As a consistent reader of AllTechBuzz, i find every bit of your experiences pretty helpful and learn from it more than any other source, Thanks for sharing your exp.

  16. Hi Imran,

    I frequently visit your website, as it is kind of ocean of gaining SEO tips from your blog. I used to use your tricks on my blog and the results were shown, traffic on my blog consistently increased. Thanks for sharing the valuable information.

  17. Wow, I am amazed at the thorough explanation you provide. Thumbs up! I often use the disavow tool myself, we need to be very vigilant over our backlinks, the way we get them and from where. Fixing broken links is really a must, and updating old articles is necessary as I notice many bloggers deliver outdated info-for example when I visit sites providing a list of Web 2.0. sites, and I click on the provided list, most of the domains are already expired or for sale. So updating old info is a must!

  18. I am agree with you ranking is most important to generate traffic on sites. If a person build 10 back links per day then he can make 300 in one month . Back links are very important to get first page rank on Google or any search engine.

  19. Hi Imran..
    I seen your ranking of all india roundup, how you rank article in 1 or 2 days..
    but today i am very happy to know about your ranking tricks… thanks for sharing…

  20. Nice and Complete Guide 🙂 I see now your blog is on top on every topic i searched !
    Well Keep it up …

  21. thanx Imran bhayya for your great information about backlinks ! now we are running our site with 5 backlinks ,is it enough for our site growth? we just started our blog 2 moths back!

  22. Interesting this is awesome article to read out more i found it very helpful and i am following this strategies
    to implement it soon on my blog to get boost up rank , and learning from ATB
    Thanks for sharing the best content …

  23. Nice post bro! I likes your writing and follows every post. Ranking is very important to get more traffic on sites. I think ,any one can show their blog on first page of Google without building any link only help of social shearing and great content with targeted keywords.

  24. Hello! Well i was searching for seo and there were many thing i came across but thanks to this post too which confirmed overeating is injurious. Your experience is going to help me a lot thank you bro ! though it was my first visit to your blog but not last!

  25. Thank you Imran nice article ,now i have to implement this SEO Tricks to boost my blog ranking.

  26. Hi ,imran bro for this post. i am new to blogging learning from your website. Keep Posting this type of stuff. Thanks

  27. Great post Imran..!!I think quality back links are the most crucial factor for ranking.Quality always rules over Quantity.
    I didn’t now about disavow.. thanks 🙂

  28. Editing old posts is probably the most important one, it really helps in the term of SEO.and the word “Updated” in your old title is the thing that do most of the magic.

  29. Great article ! Its very helpful to me to boost my blog and for blog marketer s also

    Thanks for Sharing the Key Points for Blog Ranking

    Imran

  30. updating old posts is a very old but one of the best tricks to add quality to blog.
    Nowadays it’s a tendency among bloggers to write a new post every day but in blogging world quality matters more than quantity.

  31. Great recovery as we all bloggers simply don’t know what caused our blog to drop in google ranking but surely there is some reason for which google penalize us becuase we are not doing the things which are supposed to do so safer mode is not to become greedy for backlinks, Write quality content and see how your ranking improves

  32. Guest posting is still alive. Do guest post and get backlinks from them. I think it will help you to rank your keywords. This post was good and well written. Hope this will help the bloggers who are new in this blogging area. Go ahead more and more.

  33. Imran Sir,
    Thanks for sharing a very nice article,
    I write posts on msarticles.in. When i write a new post on my blog it’s shows this post title keywords in google search. but next day it lost ranking why? please suggest me what to do?

    1. Deleting 20,000 backlinks must be boring and time consuming, If possible we would like to know that what is the right way to make bbacklinks. Does having a backlinks still matter that much.
      I researched and found out that backlinks have lost its charm but i think that it is still important, please write a detailed post on which are the ways you use to create backlinks.
      If you could mail me about the procedure then i’ll be grateful to you.
      You are doing great work. keep it up.

  34. This is really an great article on advanced seo techniques and i am going to implement this techniques on my blog..

  35. Hello Imran sir.. Really informative and wonderful article this is.. thanx a lot for sharing

  36. I am really scared of the updates from Google, recently i also went through the penalty before few months, but you guys are always there for us.

    Thanks Imran 🙂 will keep looking around for more good stuff.

  37. Thanks Imran for this information. As very new to blogging, this post gives me enough information about SEO strategies.

    Thanks again for this information.

  38. Hey,

    I truly agree with the points that you flaunted above. Please help me with one query?

    My blog posts ranking are falling day by day and when I start building links for them that ranks fall more further. Is there any solution to regain rankings?

    Thanks

  39. Learned a lot from the article.Learned not to make many backlinks at once.But here’s a question
    Getting backlinks from High PR sites are good for SEO?

    Hoping for a positive reply from You 🙂

  40. You went through all the trouble just to regain the normal rankings of your blog. Good thing it paid off at the end. But disavowing 20,000 backlinks? wow. Wonder when i’ll get that kind pointing to my blog. Anyway, ive learnt alot from your experience.

  41. I truly agree with the points that you flaunted above. Please help me with one query?
    My blog posts ranking are falling day by day and when I start building links for them that ranks fall more further. Is there any solution to regain rankings?

  42. Great article, Im new to blogging and i was thinking of buying lots of backlinks from fiveer but after reading this article i just learned that quality is better than quantity, and the result are shorts when buying all of those backlinks pyramid at once.

  43. Thanks alot Imran It helped me your experience is really worth for others. I know it was a great effort in every aspects.

  44. Hi Imran

    Nice article from your experience. I have a question
    “Hundreds of dofollow links from a single website is good or bad”?

    Thanks

  45. Thank you Imran for giving us the great guide on SEO which helped me in many ways in my blogging carrier.Hope more useful guides like this will be posted by you….

  46. These are really some great tips shared. And thanks for showing your honesty. Among them I found Bad links & updating old articles are two major techniques which has actually the potential to turned the things in a positive way.

  47. superb bro..
    Thanx alot for the wonderful seo guide.
    looking forward for more tips here 🙂

  48. this article is too good
    but the point is that what are actually the ‘bad back links’?
    this is a request from me as your fan
    write an article on difference between high quality back links and bad quality backlinks

  49. very useful seo stategies, i get new things from it. nice article. i expect very large from this site. its an very valuable site. thanks for writing this.

  50. This is really an informative article on advanced SEO Tips & techniques and I am going to implement this techniques on my newly blog.
    thanks
    Milind

  51. is the event blog is helpful. i also start a new event blog. should i work on it or not.

  52. Such a great tips about Advanced SEO you shared. I will use those tips for my project to. Thanks for this useful article.

  53. great tricks for new bloggers, but still these strategies are also helpful for experience blogger. thanks for sharing such a amazing post.

  54. Hi Imran,

    Valuable info. I got some great points like updating old content, identifying bad back links by using openlinkprofiler through this article. Thanks for sharing.

  55. Thanks for the tips. Some of my blogs were penalized by Penguin. Hope this helps! 🙂

  56. First of all very nice articles…
    Can you make some youtube video abt seo and what thing you and other people follow to make a single blog post…
    It will be great and appreciated if you really work on it…

  57. Thanks for Sharing this wonderful information with us. Also I want to add if you want to boost your website or blog traffic than you need to write unique and informative content. So users love to read your content and they shares. In this way, you achieve high rankings and also more number of visitors to your blog or website.

  58. Hi Imran, This was just an awesome Post ever again,
    The story you described is really an informative.
    Disavowing the Backlink may cause a loss to you but you decided wisely.
    What would you say on getting Free backlinks available from many sites?

  59. Hi Imaran,
    This is an amazing information,
    Though I did some link fixing job manually, but I could not finish it all
    Nice to hear about the Broken Link Checker, it is really a new thing to me I must give a try,
    since i migrated my page from blogger to wp many of the links not working, finding out such
    things only we come to know about if someone visit and write about them in the comments, recently
    i received such complaint and immediately id fixed it, but a search back is a tedious job and now this
    do by this plugin is really a great relief, Thanks for sharing this Imaran.
    And again Updating all the Old Articles is yet another wonderful thing we need to do, these days i am doing it and a majority of my migrated posts are not written on an SEO oriented way
    Now, since I am using SEO by Yoast it is a bit easy to do this, and every day i am doing this exercise
    Thanks for reminding this
    All together, it’s an amazing post to me and I am bookmarking it for my further use
    Thanks a lot for sharing this
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip

  60. That’s great to know how advanced SEO strategies have helped to your blog to rank high. Misuse of algorithms can lead to penalties, hence it is always good to use white hat SEO techniques where results are reliable.

  61. Thanks Imran for sharing such a nice SEO tips. I really like this post, and hope to get recovery from the Google penalty…

  62. Thanks for the guidelines about back links bro . I also want to know how we can get a large number of comments on our posts like you?

  63. This is an excellent tip from the mentor, advanced seo tips to rank higher, I know for sure am going to apply this tips here on my blog together with local seo experts services am using here in toronto

  64. I came across similar problems with my blog as you and have now started to implement similar solutions (taking out broken links, updating old posts, removing bad links etc), I wonder if it will help. Thanks for sharing!

  65. Hey Imran,

    Another amazing and detailed piece of information from your side. These are some amazing tips on getting the job done.

    Thanks for sharing the information.

  66. Am very Glad after reading that post as that contains a lot of informative data.

    After applying ur tips I have noticed that advanced results starts to come automatically.

  67. Hello Buddy

    Today i read about How u came into blogging and Now u r on Top 10 bloggers in India (2015). Yeah i am messaging u because i also want to be a good blogger.Can u check my site http://Vellyzz.blogspot.in and Tell me wat can i do to make my site get organis views.I want to be a good blogger and atleast want to have a 1000 views per day.Kindly whats app me 9888520353 or Message me on my email id given above.

    Thanks in Advance 🙂

    Regards
    Tanpreet Singh

  68. Hello imran…. i created a blog http://www.howtechnologywork.com nearly 6 to 8 months ago.. with just 10 to 20 visitors a day i got approved in google adsense…but my biggest issue is the traffic….i trying hard writing good content but still lagging with the traffic … i tried contacting you but was unable… i want to work with you… and know about how you generate traffic…plz help me out..

  69. Thanks for writing the helpful tutorial for us. One of my site is outranked, due to spamy links (according to google), your guide will help me to figure my problem out.

    Regards

  70. Thank You so much for this post! I guess same problem for me! I have too many affliate links on my blog above fold area! Maybe reducing them help me boost my blog.

  71. I hope I could get this article few months back as my site was Hit by Google Algorithm and it was the huge money generating one for me. But then I have to quit working on it and start a new one. But anyways thanks for the great info.

  72. Thanks for this article I was looking for this type of detailed article for my Tech Niche blog and finally got this article thanks to you really great work.

  73. Hey imran sir i strated recently website give more suggestions that helpful to my blog

  74. I just found your blog and read some other articles.Your articles are simple and detailed which will help new bloggers like me to learn about page ranking and other seo related stuffs.Thanks for sharing bro.

  75. Good Post….!! I’d like to know how much time would it take for google to index my blog and drive traffic after I’ve performed all the SEO strategies..any help would be appreciated.

  76. Imra you always come up with great articles on SEO, I really appreciate this article, hope to apply it on my seo and digital marketing efforts

  77. Really helpful article for all the bloggers. Appreciate your efforts!
    Tanks for sharing such an article.

  78. Thanks for sharing your story. I think we must focus on brand promotion rather than building links for particular keywords. getting links from quality sites and using more informative content is the main key.

  79. Nice article Imran. I am also working on how to get traffic for my blog. I am trying to do some SEO in my blog because I think organic search is the only reliable way through which I can get constant traffic.

  80. Hello Imran,
    I think we can get only benefits from those links which is hard to gain nor by submitted here and there. I have seen that great content can automatically gain links from authority website. Also, only quality link are able to send HQ referral traffics.

  81. These SEO strategies are so awesome, moreover Google Penalty can really set your blog into the dark for long long time. I find your achievement really spectacular as it takes blogging into the next level!

  82. Hi,

    Thanks for the info. So can you please suggest that in 2015 should anyone use fiverr for the backlink or should build it naturally.

    Hoping for reply.

    Thanks

  83. @Imran

    Awesome article ! You specified all the imperative actualities that is completely in light of your encounters of past days. This aide going to help heaps of bloggers and website admins

    regards
    rakhi

  84. That was a good read. Thank you for sharing your experience. Congratulation for the increase of your site’s Alexa ranking and domain authority.

  85. First of all thank you for writing good topic which lot of young blogger can get idea for improving their site rank and traffic..still confuse..some seo guys told that regular post will attract good visitors..pls suggest.

  86. Hey Imran,
    Thanks for sharing the highly valuable information with us, you have done a great job.
    – Alexa

  87. hi

    This is really nice topic write. It is helpful for blogger. I also doing the same. thanks for sharing

  88. Imran Bro, this is really a great i article i’ve came across. i have one doubt, by building links from high PR pages will it be bad for seo if i build more then 100+ links?

  89. I am lunching a new blog after getting penalty of my previous blog. I must try your guideline on my previous blog to boost ranking. Thank you very much.

  90. These SEO techniques are so marvelous, also Google Penalty can truly set your web journal into the dull for long time. I discover your accomplishment truly staggering as it takes blogging into the following level!

  91. Great article bro, which hazards me to don’t build bad backlinks to my blog.

    Thanks bro.

  92. thanks for sharing this amazing post dude , you have compile great list of things which everyone should once they get penalise for wrong doing.hope it help me will help many people too.

  93. So useful article. It is very useful to us. And in this Site I just love the way you explain whole articles. And i use redirecting 404 errors articles and it is very useful to me. I am very thankful to you.

  94. Hi, Imran Uddin
    I am building backlink gradually after reading this article.
    Thanks for giving your knowledge . hope I will be able to increase my ranking.
    Regards
    Neeraj Sharma

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