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Hi Everyone,

I will keep this short and to the point..

This is a MUST read post that I know will help many of you.

Some time back, I did a post about Google Panda Recovery - link here and many of you read, but
it might have been just another post to respond to for you.

In that post, I shared 7 points on what it takes to recover (or simply to rank well)..
The example site I used www.mastersint.com had been previously penalized in Google before I purchased the domain.

At the time of my previous post just 6 weeks ago, the site had just started to recover. The site is now in the
#1 position in every search engine for the keywords I had targeted, "Quality SEO" without qutoes of course.

Many people doubted that the steps I outlined could work, many have negatively commented about my stand on
"white space", and have told me that this factor does not affect ranking. To many it was just another post to read and respond to and get a few points on A/R.

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Here is a picture for those who doubt that white space
 will help a site to recover/rank..

Good SEO techniques pay off big time! 


Here are the 7 suggestions I made in my previous post. Use them, and you will do well!

  1. Clean up all incoming links by contacting the sites and removing the spammy ones.
  2. Clean up the site to add lots of whitespace and well formatted paragraphs.
  3. Make sure you have not "Over Optimized" ... Ie, don't stuff keywords etc.
  4. Make sure your Title, Meta Keywords, Meta Description, and Content AGREE!
  5. Have one or 2 outbound links to relevant sites (hopefully not your competitors).
  6. WAIT, WAIT, WAIT till you KNOW the site has been indexed and check your position.
  7. Make minor adjustments and WAIT WAIT WAIT till the next index.

That is exactly what I did to MastersInt.Com, and the site is now solidly in position 1 in Google for the search term "Quality SEO", proof here. It is also in the #1 position for 6 other highly searched keywords, and in the top 10 for another 8 highly searched keywords. This site is going to bring me a LOT of business.. Your site can do the same for you my friends.

I know this may seem like nothing to many of you, but this site was previously not even in the index it was SO dead. Many people have railed at me for these posts, but I am trying to give you practical ways to recover your business without paying for SEO services. 

I am certainly available to do SEO gigs for anyone, but you would well serve yourself to do the things I have recommended, and hold onto your money.

Have a great day and looking forward to seeing you AT THE TOP!  

Good SEO Techniques pay off bigtime


Comments (27)

Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience
Joe, thanks for the tips, these all make sense to me. The only questions is how much white space should one use.
Jan 22, 2013 02:48 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Joe I am sure you were happy your effort paid off.  Thanks for sharing the steps.

Jan 22, 2013 02:51 AM
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

It's interesting that "white space" has such importance.  I'll go back into some of my articles that have lost some positioning and see if I can do what you suggest to bump them up.

Jan 22, 2013 03:12 AM
George Fanucci
CoreFact.com - Los Altos, CA
Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions

Joe, Over-optimizing anchor text on inbound links is one of the worst things you can do.  If you are creating links, they need to be either Brandable or Random.  Branding is OK... Keyword stuffing is not.  NATURALNESS is key.  

Also, I think that the TITLE and the DESCRIPTION need to be carefully handled, not over-optimized.

Jan 22, 2013 03:37 AM
Tom Branch
RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs - Plano, TX
Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador

I just keep publishing good content and I'm on the front page of Google...


Jan 22, 2013 04:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joe- so glad to see you back here.  Need to give you a call.  Larry and I both were sick after our trip but so glad I got to see you in Omaha. Congrats on the Feature. 

Jan 22, 2013 04:28 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Joe, I missed your previous post, but I can assure you I'll be heading over there to read it. I can use all the help I can get!

Jan 22, 2013 06:29 AM
Amy Steele Realtor SRS CNE NHS MRP LUXE epro
JPAR Real Estate - North Richland Hills, TX
Principal, Amy Steele Estates Group LLC

Great information. I try to always make sure i stay on top of this SEO stuff. Subscribing to you!

Jan 22, 2013 06:30 AM
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate


Wow and Thanks for taking your time to write this great post.  I can use all the help I can get - good to know a site once bad, can be make to rank high again!!

Jan 22, 2013 08:18 AM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

Joe: This shows that when everyone is against you, it becomes time to stand your ground & move forward just the way you did.  Congratulations.  Jimmy Faulkner

Jan 22, 2013 09:45 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Joe -- It certainly looks like your efforts have paid off.  Thanks for all of the information. 

Jan 22, 2013 11:04 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Joe, great to see you back here & I had forgotten about the white space....will go back & re-read the other post!

Jan 22, 2013 12:04 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA

Hi Joe, Thanks for sharing this information. I will give it a try and see how I do. Many Thanks Again.

Jan 22, 2013 12:49 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Joe ~ your posts are always chock-full of incredibly helpful info for us ... thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!  You've given me some good things to check on and I'm bookmarking this post for future reference as well, so that I can come back to it more than once :-)

Jan 22, 2013 02:41 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Joe - I'll have to go back through your suggestions and see what I can do to improve my site.

Jan 22, 2013 02:42 PM
Mark Organek
And the United States of America - Mesa, AZ
It's not a game, it's your life.

Joe, I'm really happy that you have simple proof that what you laid out as a plan worked.  Thank you for giving the steps.

Jan 22, 2013 02:44 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing the great tips. I will bookmark this post .

Jan 22, 2013 07:50 PM
Steven Schafer
Exp Realty - Atlantic County - Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Great post. Anything about SEO is always useful. Just to double check you I did the same search and you came up # 1. 


Jan 22, 2013 07:52 PM
Steve Warrene
Your Town Realty - Lower Burrell, PA
Pittsburgh Realtor North and East Pgh.

I am in not way a techy, but I love marketing and going to use what you said to my website to work on getting it higher in the ranks.

Jan 22, 2013 09:42 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Congratulations on being right (I mean that sincerely). It's rough when everyone decides to gang up on you for something you believe in and are trying to help others with.

Jan 22, 2013 11:29 PM