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SEO Writing: Niche Domination—How I Got Several Spots on the First Page of Google

Updated on April 21, 2010

As an SEO writer, I know the value of organic search. And if you can manage to get on the first page of Google, it is literally like hitting search engine gold. You can dominate your niche by ranking well in search engines – all without spending a dime.

Following is how I managed to get not one, but several listings on the first page of Google. You can do this as well – all without spending a dime.

SEO Writing: The Effectiveness of Free Press Release Sites

Free press release sites are excellent venues to use to rank well in search engines. Why? For the same reason sites like HubPages, Examiner and eHow are – they are constantly updated.

You see, every time a (freelance) writer publishes a piece of content on sites like this, it’s considered a site update. Imagine how many articles are published on Hubpages and eHow, for example, on a daily basis – I’m sure it’s in the thousands.

Sites that are updated frequently are also indexed frequently by search engines, eg, Google and Yahoo! The more a site is indexed, the faster a piece of content you’ve published can show up in SERP (search engine results pages) results.

An article you publish on Hubpages and free press release sites can literally start showing up in SE results within a few hours.

So, that’s why I use them. And, it’s how I manage to consistently get a niche site I publish on the first page of Google.

How I Got My Press Release on the First Page of Google

A press release I submitted to the free press release site,, in May of 2009 is on the first page of Google – and has been there for quite some time. As illustrated in the graphic that accompanies this hub, the release is in position #6 (as of this writing).

I submitted this release as an article on foreclosure clean up pricing to the site. The search phrase it pops up for is “foreclosure cleaning.”

The sites that are in the #5 spot, and the #8 spots (as of this writing) on Google are also my sites.

#5 Google Ranking: This is my affiliate site,

#8 Google Ranking: A blog I started. At first it was promote the foreclosure cleanup business ebooks on the site just above. Now, I’m expanding its scope as part of my virtual minisite business. FYI, foreclosure cleaning is a niche I and a few others dominate online.

I’ve also done this in a couple of other niches as well. And, I did it all by writing and distributing content to free press release sites – as well as: (i) good “link juice” sites like article marketing directories (eg,; and (ii) freelance writing outlets like Hubpages,, eHow, etc.

If you learn SEO, you can start making a very good income online. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen – if you are patient and consistent in your SEO content marketing efforts. And, it’s totally free!


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    • MissTravel profile image


      6 years ago from Vancouver

      Thanks for the hub, I learned a lot.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks Derek for the kudos.

      And you're right regarding patience; it may be the most powerful weapon in an internet marketer's arsenal.

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      7 years ago

      Very practical and useful advice on how one can use free resources to get good results and organic search engine traffic. The advice you shared regarding being patient was spot on.

      Thanks and best regards,



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