Blog Strategy to Get Faster Ranking on the Search Engines
I was at a restaurant with a few mates and we were discussing how difficult it would be to rank #1 for certain phrases and how long it would take.
To cut a long story short, I bet $50 that I could get to #1 within 4 weeks for some random phrase we decided on. It took 3 weeks from buying the domain to being #1. Now of course, there is virtually no competition for this, so I'm not bragging about it as anything special.
We have this thing where we go to Sizzlers
, which is a restaurant chain in Australia and some other countries, and they give you a few pieces of complimentary cheese toast. We occasionally try to push the boundaries of how much they will give us (it’s just a bit of fun – they seem to get as much of a laugh out of it as we do!). Anyway, you can read the full story here
My purpose for this post is how I did it. It revealed something rather unusual...
I am #1 in Google and Yahoo, but not even in the MSN index!
Have a look for “World Cheese Toast Champions”, or just “Cheese Toast Champions” on the engines. You need the quotes for Yahoo, but not for Google (I’ll write why another time). If you search for my domain name on MSN, at the time of writing, you will not find it.
With all my other sites, I have gotten ranked on MSN first and get good rankings for that, then Google gets on board and finally Yahoo.
That got me thinking - and it struck me when I looked at the date Google had cached my site. At that date, I had only made a post from this blog (which was set up at the same time) with a link to the site. I pinged pingomatic.com and then added this blog to my MyYahoo page.
So I'm thinking (and obviously need to test some more), that if you can't get links from a decent value site, at least start with a blog post, ping, then MyYahoo, and who knows... maybe that will get your site crawled quicker than otherwise.
Anyone has ideas on this, put a comment in and have your say. (For those of you who understand what this means, I have disabled the rel=nofollow for this blog )
To our online success!