Friday, August 15, 2008

Leftover Thoughts on Google Search

Leftover Thoughts in blogspot had been in the top of SERP since a long time, even topping the one with the dotcom. There was no SEO involved. Just plain and natural link-building and blog content.

Today, in my curiosity, I peeped at Google search to find my site at no.3. There are 2.6M results in Google for that particular keyword, but since it's not something that is marketable, no one probably optimized it, because the one with the dotcom is now on top.

The wikipedia entry on SEO says
“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via "natural" ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results for targeted keywords. Usually, the earlier a site is presented in the search results or the higher it "ranks", the more searchers will visit that site. SEO can also target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, and industry-specific vertical search engines.”

One way of going high in the search engines is to include your keyword of choice in your URL, i.e. your domain name. So, if you want your name to be easily searched, buy a domain name with your name in it. There's some bragging rights to be on top. For marketable keywords, there's plenty of money for it.

But it does not really end with the domain name. There are other techniques required to further bolster one's position. To bring this site back on top, I have to apply some techniques for leftover thoughts. I hope this works, because no one really knows the mind (algorithm) of Google.

For those who would like to experiment on SEO, there's a local contest going on around: Cebu SEO Contest. The web is rich with resources on SEO and all you have to do is research.

2 comments:

Sexy Mom said...

true, i am no seo expert, i would not even know the basics, but i am #1 in google for sexy mom, maybe until the day i get fat and ugly and die, as google doesn't mind at all. lol

freeze said...

i just checked by PR ranking, it's 2 out of 10, what does that make of me? haha