“I am useless and cannot complete a task”
LOL! Some days this is quite true, so Google are quite right in this instance to be ranking my blog at the top
This post is in relation to my previous post about using YouTube videos to funnel visitors either to your own websites or to your affiliate offers etc. I would say that the following information is proof enough that these methods are working very well right now.
The following article is written by Jon Leger (creator of The Best Spinner among other excellent software tools).
If you’re having trouble ranking post-Penguin, go post your content on Blogger, Tumblr, LiveJournal, Yahoo Answers, PRWeb and the like. Google is ranking pages on those sites like crazy because of the authority of the root domains.
Here are a few examples:
Keywords: Pregnancy Miracle
Monthly Exact-Match Searches: 6,000
It has two pages of content and only one backlink that isn’t NOFOLLOW. “Pregnancy Miracle” gets 6,000 exact-match searches per month. Some data centers are also showing a livejournal blog at #6 (cametennus892.livejournal.com) that’s one page of illegible garbage.
Keywords: Cat Pictures
Rank: #8-#11 (depending on the data center)
Monthly Exact-Match Searches: 33,000
This one is my old Blogger blog that fell by the wayside FOUR YEARS AGO, and yet it’s on page one. The keywords get 33,000+ exact-match searches per month. The blog only has a few dozen different domains linking to it, of which only 14 links are on pages with any PageRank at all. And the links are exact-keyword anchor-text heavy. About 60% of them have “cat pictures” as the anchor text.
Keywords: How To Make Chicken Soup
Monthly Exact-Match Searches: 5,400
Yahoo! Voices is free to sign up for and lets you post content (articles, videos, slideshows). I was surprised at how many searches this query gets each month, but there it is. Care to guess how many backlinks the page has? ZERO!
Here are some others (lesser monthly searches, but noteworthy):
bing seo – A press release on PRWeb.com is ranking #4 (keywords get about 1,000 exact-match searches per month).
studio microphone review – A YouTube video review is number four.
landscaping advice – A Yahoo Answers page is on page one.
YouTube Your Way To Traffic!
I’m seeing YouTube videos all over the search results, especially for queries involving product reviews and the like. So get your YouTube account active and start creating some videos and getting a few links to them.
Google’s Penguin update is heavily favoring root domains with lots of authority. Considering that it’s usually free and very easy to add your content to these sites and get a few backlinks to them, if you were hit hard by Penguin I suggest at least trying it out and see if it gets you somewhere.
Article source: Jon Leger’s Forum
Now, let’s keep something in mind here. Its not to say we focus ALL our time and efforts on crafting content for “properties” such as YouTube, blogger.com and tumblr, etc etc. After all, Google could change the playing field some way down the road and suddenly, all those videos we created that were ranking on the top page of Google are down to the second page.
This is another good reason why we may well wish to create our own websites and then link our YouTube videos etc to those sites. If we throw backlinks at our YouTube videos etc. and those videos link back to our private domains, then we are gaining some very strong and powerful backlinks to our own webpages.
In essence, this would be a double edged sword which is working in our favour.