Archive for the ‘SEO’ Category

First page results are back

Goatsmilktavern Studios is back on the first page of the SERPs for “new orleans web design“, I am #9, but at least I am back. The PR update hit me hard, but I know with some work I could get back to the first page. I will begin my new strategy to move up in the top 10, but it may take a few months. Hopefully these new standings will begin to generate more traffic.

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Goatsmilktavern SERP result: Dramatic changes

My SERP results for Goatsmilktavern Studios have changed dramatically in the past few days. I have been fighting with the “new orleans web design” results, and trying to compete with sites that have age and links over me. I began my SEO campaign in June of this year, and I am almost to the 6 month mark where I had set a goal to be on the first page for all of my target keyterms, and I am happy to say I have met this goal. For the past few days http://www.goatsmilktavern.com has been showing up at #7 for “new orleans web design”, I am not sure how stable this result is, but I will continue to work this phrase since my others don’t seem to have any competition. My home page is showing up for “new orleans web design” because of the amount of links leading to it, I would like to get my web design page on the first page as well, and I already have the strategy in motion. I just feel more comfortable when I have multiple landing pages on the first page of the SERPs. Now that I have the base positions I want, I can begin to expand into broader keyterms and really drum-up some traffic.

Now that I have the results I wanted from my first 6 months of SEO, I can begin expanding my web site and concentrate more on generating revenue from it. That’s what web sites are all about, giving useful information, providing products and services, and makin’ money.

Link Bombs Still Work

Link bombing is an old SEO technique that still works like a charm, be it articles or comments, they work. I don’t suggest using the old method of sponsored link bomb campaigns due to Google’s new paid links rule (I don’t think it is working), but aggressive link building through quality content can still be achieved with a few strategic, syndicated submissions.

Press releases make great bombs, if done right. Many people rush their press release and drop the ball on effective link building with an uninteresting, marketing concentrated press releases. Any time you write for the web make sure it is interesting and worth linking to. When authoring a press release, throw in more useful information than cheesy marketing lines, and more personality than boring facts (but keep it professional enough to pass the proofers).