Jan 25 2008
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.