Get to the top of Google fast! That’s a fairly common headline these days. How about getting to the top of Google in minutes for your targeted keyword? I thought I would share an example from a post on October 7, 2010.
I posted an article on former President George W. Bush riding Northshore bike trail in Grapevine, TX. Within four (4) minutes of posting the article, it showed up #1 in Google SERPs. I’ve accomplished this successfully with other articles and posts as well. (See the image below)
The point for sharing this is to demonstrate that with a WordPress blog set up correctly and unique content, it is possible to get an article, post, or page indexed by Google in minutes, not weeks or months.
Additionally, it is possible to get your post to show up for your targeted keywords.
I’ll share some more and continue to add to this thread over time, but wanted to get some dialog started. What is the fastest time you’ve seen Google index one of your WordPress posts? Or any page for that matter?
So if you want to get to the top of Google fast, you might want to consider setting up a WordPress blog and start testing some articles for your specific area of focus.
Here’s another working example; Just as I post this article, look how fast it showed up in Google top ten for “Get To The Top of Google Fast”.
Most know that Twitter results are now being displayed on Google and Bing. But how quickly do potential results appear? I did a quick test on both Google and Bing. See screen shots below for “watch olympics live online”
As you’ll see in the first screen shot, Google shows two results on my initial search.
On my second query, I first posted my search phrase in a tweet. The results are amazing. Google displayed my tweet in about 60 seconds (that’s fast!!)
Notice the Twitter post highlighted by yellow. Google shows the time in which the tweet was posted. Google also displays Twitter results in its SERPs / organic listings. Also, notice in my second search, Google displays Twitter results in an active news scroller. Google certainly does a better job at displaying Twitter search results than Bing. (see Bing results in last image)
Bing Twitter results: While Bing did display my test tweet I’m not sure if Bind displayed it as quickly as Google. I’ll need to run another test or two.
One of the things I don’t care for in Bing Twitter results is that you need to know enough to go to http://www.bing.com/twitter/ – The method that would seem to make the most for searchers is to just display Twitter results directly in SERPs as Google does. It also appears that Google results from Twitter are a bit more relevant than (I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. Do you care if results show up in SERPs or on a dedicated page?)
I’m not sure I’ve read any reports of sites being able to bounce back from the Google Affiliate Slap, but I’m happy to report that we’ve conducted a successful test. (On accident of course)
In helping my son get started with some Internet marketing, he loaded a site that had initially held a #3-#5 organic position on Google with affiliate offers. The site was soon completely dropped from the Google index. My son removed the affiliate offers and we started the clock ticking to see if and when the site might show back up in Google’s index. I’m happy to report it took less than two weeks for it to bounce back from the Google Affiliate Slap and show up in the top 10 organic results.
Prior to my son adding additional affiliate offers, he had a few running on the site which had no negative affect on the organic SERPs. My bet is that Google has a formula that measures affiliate offers to the amount of content on a given page or the site in general. I’d be interested in hearing from others that have had an opportunity to test site recovery after getting hit by the Google Affiliate Slap.
Share your test results with our readers.