Jan 25 2008

BlogRant: I’m the fifth most searchable Vancouver blogger in the world today. Hooray!

Published by at 10:37 pm under Uncategorized

In case anyone was wondering as to the result of the Vancouver Blogger SEO experiment, here they are:

Before I blogged this post at 11:38 pm on January 24, Currents wasn’t even on the first six pages when searching for the phrase “Vancouver blogger” (I just stopped looking after page six, since I was somewhat depressed that after three years of blogging, my site just wasn’t making the cut).

As of 10:15 pm on January 25, Currents (well, Jonathon Narvey, anyway – I’m not sure why my blog title isn’t getting picked up) is ranked number 5 on page 1 for Yahoo searches for “Vancouver blogger”. I’m just behind Urban Vancouver (#1, good for you!), the Vancouver blogger meetup group, Pacific IT’s interview with Alphablogs expert blogging consultant Isabella Mori, and uberblogger/marketing guru Darren Barefoot (who really ought to be disqualified, since he spends most of his time jet-setting in Europe. Ah, well, he’s here in spirit).

Following close behind Currents at #6 is superstar entrepreneur and all around nice guy John Chow’s post about meeting with the rest of the Vancouver blogger gang. Take that, John! You may make more money in a month from blogging than some people make in a year, but… um, hmmmm, where was I going with this? Oh, right, if you want to learn how to make serious money from blogging while being an all around nice guy, check out johnchow.com

But in regard to the SEO experiment, it appears good old keywords really do the trick. Who knew?

In any case, it’s nice to be on the first page for a day. It probably won’t last, but at least I can now say I’ve been there. Cheers, loyal Currents readers.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “BlogRant: I’m the fifth most searchable Vancouver blogger in the world today. Hooray!”

  1. Marshaon 26 Jan 2008 at 7:32 am

    It’s always fun when you are on the front page of a search. I was actually amused that I could simply be googled.

  2. Robert Sanzaloneon 02 Feb 2008 at 3:56 am

    Hey Jonathon! Just saw the mention of my article above. First time you showed up on my radar of the Vancouver Blogging scene. Apologies for missing you before! Great blog. While I’m still sort of part of the Vancouver Blogging alumni group (based out of Japan now.. full time), I still keep an eye on what is happening at home. Pacific IT still continues to exist but more of a personal blog on technology and my experiences in Japan.

    Isabella and MJ (Urbanista) and David Drucker (Loud Murmurs) are very cool people who I’m very pleased to call friends of mine in the Vancouver scene. So is Kris Krug and Derek Miller. Really pleased you’re keeping up to date with their happenings.. I’ll certainly use this blog as a resource! (Won’t be able to make Northern Voice this year again.. dang it!).

    As far as SEO and WHY these articles were higher than yours, I would look at the little things in your code, meta tags, and the fact there are no keywords for Technorati/Google to follow. The spider needs to know what words to connect with your articles. If you keep placing “Vancouver Blogger” in the right areas and have the keywords picked up by the spider, it will take you no time to be in the top three.

    Good luck with it and stay in touch!

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