Another update as to progress of the fast Google rankings project – this is post 5 in the series. You can see previous posts here…
There’s been talk recently about Bing (the Microsoft search engine) and the fact that because (together with Yahoo Search, which now uses the same technology as the Bing search engine) it makes up for some 30% of all searches per month online, its well worth spending more time figuring out just how to rank in it.
Well, okay – its been relatively common knowledge for quite some time that Bing and Yahoo together make up around about 28 to 29% of all searches made online per month, so to add in an extra percentage point is really not life-changing for us as internet marketers or SEO folks.
Nevertheless, it is a fact that if you can work with Bing and rank in it, then you can no doubt do the same for Yahoo Search (that is what “they” say – I’ve rarely found this to be the case myself, but then – I don’t often pay too much attention to rankings in Bing or Yahoo Search – that may be about to change though. (Oh golly gosh – I just checked Bing to see one of my websites (with an exact match domain – emd) sitting pretty right at the top for that emd keyword phrase – sorry about that – this is a domain that Google penalized recently in its search, so it appears that Bing are happy about the content on that site )).
In my post made just the other day where I mentioned a website that I own which was penalized by Google and thus de-ranked in search, I mentioned the fact that Yahoo and Bing traffic were now making up a healthy proportion of all searchers to find my site (that’s the one which is sitting top in Bing (2nd place in Yahoo Search) for the emd).
It is perhaps worthy to note that according to these same stats mentioned above, Google search usage stats took a fairly substantial 3% drop in March of this year, compared to February! That is a lot! It may just be a blip, but it may well not be a blip and may be the start of a trend. Sorry to say Google, but I ain’t going to be shedding any tears!
Sorry for the lack of posting today – got my hands totally filled up right now. I’m searching for a full-timer who can take some of the burden off my back – help me with some of the writing and prep for what’s coming up soon. So that’s gonna take quite a bit of input.
Further, I’m in the process of setting up something else which is also very much related to this thread. Can’t say on here but by all means check the blog for info on that – link in the sig below.
And even further, been talking joint venture with a lady who frequents the thread here and it would appear our skills complement each other nicely (think offline meets online ), plus other work besides, which hopefully will lead to even more great things, so that’s just about to begin too.
So you can perhaps see the reason for lack of posts today – 19 hours infront of your laptop within a 24 hour period does not encourage good health!
Anyhow, I just popped open the HideMyAss .com proxy to see what juicy info its got for me today regards site rankings…
TwilightPosterz .com is way down, thank you… around 30th. Still, its sitting very pretty in Yahoo at 2nd so not all bad stuff there!
However, although this was not what the Challenge was about, its very interesting to note that according to most people’s stats over the past week or so, I think I’ve had 3 different sites in top 5 for the keyword “twilight poster”.
If I’m not mistaken, a number of you were seeing the primary Posterz site in 5th – maybe for a day or 2. I believe the Squid got a top 5 too, although I think I saw it 6th for a few days – using Scroogle Scraper (darn, where are you Scroogle??). And now, today, using HideMyAss .com I got my blogspot .com site in 5th (wordpress .com there in 9th).
Now I don’t know about you but within an 11 day period (11 days since I purchased the domain) I feel this is fairly impressive. Up till now I have been doing this alone with no help of any kind. No writers, just my software. And yes, for sure, its the Posterz .com site I truly want to sit in top 5 and stay there for a bit, but it does show you what is possible given the desire to do so.
You could argue at the moment that none of these sites are sticking around for long. Yes, agreed – but the point being is, I really do not think it would be tough to get them to stick around – long term – in top 5. In no real way have I been pursuing top 5 for any of the secondary or “anchor” sites – the backlinking has been “rough and ready” with no true keyword as the main aim.
I don’t think these secondary sites will hang about too long, but if I wanted them to, its not at all difficult. Or take an ezine article. Again, I did not WANT to rank it for “Twilight poster” thus had to ensure my backlinks were non-specific. But if need by, I could, and I would – top 5 for sure! And you could too!!!
Yes, again, I have the software to help me. Without that (especially the spinner and UAW) I would not be able to do this – top 5 for 3 sites within 11 days of “lift off”.
I do think the Blog Blueprint links will be starting to kick in now – perhaps a little anyhow. These sort of links are thought to be more of a long term thing – to get rankings over the longer term, but I’ve seen them pop a site up from 10th in Google to 5th within 5 days of using this thing! And that’s with no other backlinking and no site changes. Purely down to the fact that I had some strong backlinks in place from months before, and then it just takes a bit of a nudge from the likes of a few links from BB (or similar product, or even free stuff like Squid – as mentioned already).
You may remember I made mention a while back re Christmas? So what-da-ya think? I just let my sites drift away with no intention of re-optimizing them for that particular time?
I can tell you that I have around 20 sites or perhaps more, sitting in or around top 10, simply waiting for some gentle link love from me – a bit of care and a bit of attention, and I know for a fact that most of these (if not all) are gonna happily be sitting top 5 – if not top 1 or 2) for November December.
If you are not thinking Christmas yet (who does at this time of year?) then perhaps its no bad thing you do spend a little time pondering a potential strategy. That time of year is so hot, that it simply would be a mistake not to take a few minutes and assess your own potential for it.
Need to go freebie? Hubs! Squids! Even blogspots – I’m top 5 apparently, so why not you?
Back to the main point…
I do indeed expect very very much to see my Posterz .com site sitting very pretty in time to come. If it can indeed beat the 40 Day Challenge (if not already) in that it can sit inside top 5 for at least a few days, then that of course is a bit better.
However, for most of us, the main thing is to see a site (I should be saying web page) ranking very well in Google (Yahoo is a real bonus, I have to admit!) with some fairly simple techniques that you yourself can implement time and time again. And this keyword is certainly no push-over!
Thus take your longer-tailed keywords and apply similar techniques and you WILL SUCCEED, given belief in what you are doing (and I have just given you that belief!).
There is no rush here. Do not go all-out like I am! If you do, you simply risk Google wrath, as David pointed out only yesterday – sandboxing or supplementals, if you like. There is no need for lots of fancy SEO tools. Forget that. If you can’t afford them then fine. Just take your time, follow these techniques and bingo! You will be successful in ranking your own sites each and every time – providing you choose your keywords well, of course.
Now, please do not worry – if you are still struggling with some things – the jigsaw pieces are still not fitting right – I am still gonna be around to help you out as much as I can. Just cos I have a mass of other things going on right now simply does not mean I run off. I’m here for the duration and more! Trust me on that, please.
Most of you, if not all, also have my personal email. You can even shoot me a mail and I’ll get back to you one way or the other.
Now, even though its only 2pm here in lovely Malaysia, I’m in need of a siesta to say the least. I’ll be back soon to answer any and all questions or just to have a bit of banter. (oops, I see another couple of emails just landed in there to be attended to!).
I wish you success!
SITE RANKING UPDATE!
I just did a quick search on Yahoo. I know Yahoo does not bias like Google does, although I would very much expect search results are still different for various servers located in various countries.
I got the TwilightPosterz .com site in 3rd spot.
And, for “Twilight posters” I see it in 5th spot in Yahoo.
Anyone verify with these ranks please?
This is within 6 days of the domain name purchase!
Not showing in Bing.com just yet. I’ll watch out for it there – don’t you just love the stunning images that Bing.com uses on its search page?!