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Thursday, August 12, 2010

My SEO Experiment Revisited

Just the other night, I decided to look back and see whatever happened to the SEO Experiment that I conducted in October of last year. So I typed in Google search "SEO Experment" and found my blog post on page 70. That was quite a shock considering I had been on Google page 1! In fact, there was quite a bit of buzz and interest at the time.

This is the original post on the SEO Experiment in case you missed it or weren't reading the blog in October 2009.

Needless to say, this got me to thinking a little about SEO, SERPs, relevance, links, and traffic. I had created several different articles and posts related to SEO with backlinks to the original post. Obviously, this enabled the post to reach page 1 in a relatively short period of time. But, what caused the dramatic decline over these past 10 months? Is the post that much less relevant to the keyword search phrase? Do I need to build additional links each and every month? Will this post generate additional buzz and help in the SERPs?

I have a few thoughts about SEO that I will share in the next post but in the meantime, I would like to hear what you think about SEO, SERPs, relevance, links, and traffic. I look forward to your comments.

Also, here are several of the articles from last October that were related to the SEO Experiment:

SEO Experiment The original post
Why Am I Doing an SEO Experiment? This has consistently ranked as well
Making Money Online: Climbing the SEO Ladder Start with less competition and work your way up
How to Build a Link Wheel for SEO
Understanding SEO: The Link Wheel
SEO: Black Hat vs White Hat
Google First Page in 16 Days Celebration Time
5 Things I Learned From My SEO Experiment
Update on the SEO Experiment This is a blog post from December of 2009


  1. I say keep working towards getting to the first page. Hard work do pay off and I think you just need to keep backlinking, give it time and it will go somewhere. I think search engines is based on fresh and relevant content, so if you have kept including that post on this blog consistently and backlinking it would still been in the top 5 pages.. Also I learned that you have to keep including those keywords into that post for it to be solid and for it to keep pulling up in the search engines.. Hope this helps, Kidgas..

  2. Jennifer,
    I understand what you are saying, but to focus all that energy for one blog post defeats the purpose of writing, namely sharing thoughts and enjoyment. I suppose if I had one site that I was trying to market that would be OK. I have 144 articles on HubPages alone. Seems like an awful lot of work to drive that many to page 1. Not that I am opposed to work, but I do like to sleep occasionally as well (LOL).


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