Google Front Page How Do You Do It

The Google Front page is  something everybody is dreaming about. Problem is unless it’s a popular search term it’s a waste of time. What’s the point of being on the front page if nobody is searching for those keywords?  :wallbash_tb:

When I first launched Ez Esports Betting a couple of months ago I got tired of looking to see how it was doing in the SERPs. I think I gave up looking after page 16! Some two months later and it’s doing a whole lot better. How much better? Why, I’m so glad you asked.

Google Front Page For Ez eSports Betting

  • EZ eSports Betting #1 Yep, I’m now number one for ez esports betting. Not bad from being non existent to a #1 position.
  • Ez Sports Betting #12 which puts it on the second page. With time I’m going to get that on the first page as well.
  • Easy eSports Betting #1 After all, not everyone is going to search for EZ because the spelling is all wrong. Easy is the more likely search term, although ez falls easily off the tongue.  :tongue_laugh_ee:
  • Easy Sports Betting is actually on page 10. Reckon I’ll have to work on that some.
  • eSports Betting #19 That actually turns out to be the most popular search term used to get to my site. The image below shows the top 10 search terms.

Google Front Page

Notice how high up the list the term sports babes is. Those keywords appear at #8! Hot Sports Babes also appears at #8! What is really pleasing is that both these terms were nowhere to be found when I first started my sports betting blog.

I’ve done it all without having to pay for any SEO. This shows that blog commenting still works. It also shows that a blog is a lot better than a normal website when if comes to getting a Google front Page listing. The reason for this is simple. Because blogs are so easy to update they get updated more often than your static website.

Take my Hot Sports Babes posts as an example. If I had only posted one post there is no way in the world that Hot Sports babes would get a #1 Google Front page. It’s only because that I continue to do updates on hot sports babes that the search term continues to rise in the SERPs.

In time I’m hoping that as I continue to write about my chosen search terms it will only be a matter of time before I overtake my competition for those search terms.

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External links are very important for many reasons, SEO not being the least of them. Something I don’t do nearly enough is link to other bloggers. I know I should but I don’t because I don’t have the time to do it properly. There are many really good reasons why we as bloggers should link to not only our fellow bloggers but to any relevant site that adds value to our post. 

The Importance Of External Links

Even though this fact has been out since February of this year I’ve only just come about it today. It was a video of Matt Cutts answers the following question.

Hi Matt, does the big G have a version of the search engine that totally excludes any backlink relevance? I’m wondering what search would look like and am curious to try it out.

Matt Cutts And External Links

We don’t have a version like that that is exposed to the public, but we have run experiments like that internally, and the quality looks much, much worse, It turns out backlinks, even though there’s some noise, and certainly a lot of spam, for the most part are still a really, really big win in terms of quality for search results.”

“We’ve played around with the idea of turning off back link relevance, and at least for now, backlink relevance still really helps in terms of making sure we return the best, most relevant, most topical set of search results.

Now I know Matt is talking about backlinks but as far as I’m concerned backlinks and external links are the same thing. They’re both pointing from one site to another. Without external links search engines would find it extremely difficult to find relevant information for  it’s myriad of users.  Google is trying to find a way of doing it but so far is failing.

external links

That is why linking to other bloggers, especially if it adds value to your blog is a great for SEO. Google needs and wants to know what you think is important and relevant because if it’s important to you it’s probably important to others as well.

That’s also why Google hates paid posts. Links within paid posts have little or no value, especially if the link has nothing to do with your post and is only there to fool the search engines.

That’s also why Google now looks less favourably on guest posts as it once used to. There are too many people out there writing guest posts for the sole reason to get links back to a particular site.

Remember how at the beginning of the post I said the reason I don’t link to other bloggers is because I don’t have the time to do it properly? This means that it takes time to find relevant sites to link to. You can’t just link to any site. As far as Google is concerned that is a waste of it’s time. If it’s going to follow a link then it should be adding something to the post not just sending it off on and irrelevant tangent.

Are you taking the time to make sure your external links are relevant to your post?

 

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StumbleUpon My Social Media Of Choice

There are lots of ways to share your favourite posts. Some people Tweet them. Some like to share them with their FaceBook buddies. Because of the SEO benefits of having images in your posts there are a lot of bloggers out there happily sharing their stuff with Pinterest as well. Personally I like to share my posts with all of them but my favourite is StumbleUpon. If you”re not a member you can join here.

Wikipedia says…

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.

Toolbar versions exist for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari. StumbleUpon also works with some independent Mozilla-based browsers.

The thing is StumbleUpon is not really a form of search engine. I know I’ve never used it to search for stuff, although I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who do.

Speaking of sharing your own stuff, there are some out there, like my mate Mitch, who don’t feel comfortable about Liking Their Own Stuff. Me, I have no trouble at all being the first person to share one of my posts. Read the rest of this entry

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