Friday, April 27, 2007
Google's USA Home Page, Democratic Debate Videos....and Becoming Fearless!
by Paula Neal Mooney
Today has been dubbed Fearless Friday by those of us blogging about Arianna Huffington's latest tome, On Becoming Fearless: ...in Love, Work, and Life.
Sure it would be apropos to blog about the debate last night, but seeing as though I haven't watched what I've TiVo'd yet, and have only found this blurb of a democratic debate video, I'll hold off.
I only rolled my eyes as I caught Barack Obama droning on with the same tired "between a woman and her doctor" schtick, a litany shared by others within my earshot, so I vowed to watch it later.
Fearlessly Get Your Posts on the First Page of Google's Search Results
I'll blog instead about fearlessly doing what I love -- writing and consistently driving up my traffic by landing on Google's USA home page, or, more specifically, Google's search-engine results pages (SERPs) -- so I thought I'd pass on my fearless tips to my blogging readers who aim to do the same.
1 - The URL is the main thing
This debate will rage on, but lately webheads have been debating whether or not having keywords in your URL are becoming more important in Google search-results rankings.
I think this is true. For example, my last couple of posts about Robin Thicke have both landed on Google's first search-results page for those folks typing in "Robin Thicke Oprah," or a variation of those words.
2 - Get to the front of Google SERPs on popular topics, too
What about popular topics that already have a gazillion search results pages already? You can still try to get your blog post to the front of the fray!
Take the time to search on popular topics until you see "Blog Posts About" pop up at the bottom of Google's SERPs for that topic, as picture here.
Once you find that topic, post on it and ping Google's Blog Search ping service and voila! Your blog post just might show up there like mine did on my post about our new planet.
Try these tips and let me know if your search-engine traffic goes up.
I'm off to go fearlessly build muscles now. I'm lovin' the way the cardio-free diet (also on Google's first SERPs page for "cardio free diet") has inspired me to get my gluteus maximus in the gym three days a week now.
And it's amazing how focusing on strength-training has changed my shape for the better in only a couple of weeks.
I love watching my deltoids tone up in the mirror.