WOW! #1 on google search in 13 minutes!

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    HubPages rocks!  I published an article on HP this morning and it was listed as #1 on Google in a generic search in only 13 minutes.  Usually I watch it climb slowly for a few days or weeks.  I'm as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine!

    1. Pandoras Box profile image65
      Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good deal! Must be good.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Apparently, Google uses past success of a writer in ranking the hubs.  I don't know, but I like it!

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      congrats Randy I will fan you now! HEHE! your author score is also 100 HOORAY,

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks PDH!  I keep wondering when My 100 will drop.  Usually it only stays for a little while but it has lingered for several days now.  One good turn.....

    3. soni2006 profile image80
      soni2006posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Randy that's the beauty of hubpages. That's also a fine example so many hubbers have stayed at HP for a long time, you can see many who completed 2 years, 3 years, etc.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You should know, Soni!  It's always good to hear from the HP veterans.

    4. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Crikeys that is just bonza Randy. Woo hoo!!!

    5. Dorsi profile image90
      Dorsiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's great!! I love the comment about the dead pig in the sunshine.....toooooooo funny!!!!!!!!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        MY dad used this saying all of his life.  I still don't know why a dead pig would be happy.

  2. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Hooray for good news on a drizzly morning!

  3. TerryGl profile image61
    TerryGlposted 8 years ago

    Was the keyword Airstream Travel Trailer Repair : How To Repair and Service.. that you speak of?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nope, the search term was Airstream AC repair.  I never use the complete title as it will always be ranked near the top.  Good try though!

      1. TerryGl profile image61
        TerryGlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Just that the shortened version of the keyword Airstream Travel Trailer Repair is showing number 1 on Australian Google search. Well done.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Terry, I wondered if different countries had different google listings.  Sorry if I jumped to conclusions!

          1. From Mumbai profile image36
            From Mumbaiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You can use the separate google.uk, google.au etc sites to see if it ranks number one on them all.

  4. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Nicely done smile

  5. MyWebs profile image82
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    Well done! Congratulations

    You know some of that could be the fact that it is very new, the freshness factor is how I like to think of it. Actually newness factor is probably more accurate. Might be a good idea to throw a few backlinks at it just the same.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I actually do very few backlinks and my articles do fairly well anyway.  I haven't studied about backlinking very much as I don't have much time between all of my occupations.  Thanks!

  6. Betty Reid profile image61
    Betty Reidposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations!  It's helpful to know about Google taking into account the past success of a writer.

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it doesnt.

      but the past success/authority of the DOMAIN is one of the prime benefits of publishing here

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That is really good to know, Sunforged.  This is why I posted this thread.  I figured you or someone else would know how this works.  Thanks! And thanks to HubPages most of all!

        1. sunforged profile image74
          sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          If google would know how to credit an author for quality, you would certainly receive it. Actually, Hubpages does reward quality and you are receiving that bonus.

          if we wanted to get technical...hubpages/google does kind of credit successful authors. Because of your high score (congrats!) your hubs feature higher in many of the hub feeds and you have a high spot in the featured hubbers feed. As a result you have a higher visibilty than another author like (well, me) who is probably a dozen pages into such feeds. With time, luck and quality hubs your profile page is also gaining authority/respect/quality acknowledgment by google partly due to all the inlinks that hubs is providing due to your higher author score.

          Since all of your hubs are linked off your profile page they are getting a bit of that google juice. This cycle is probably the strongest feature that hubpages provides us.

          As a side note, i saw a thread the other day that asked why many hubbers would profile certain hubs on their profile page - personally, I due this to hopefully get a little more juice from my PR3 profile page via anchored text links. (i actually state that clearly on my page)


          so in essence, your original statement was correct

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry to take so long to respond, Sunforged.  When you run a farm, you sometimes have to run cows too. 

            Thanks again for the info and for explaining things like you do.  I'm sure it will help many of us to write better hubs, and in the process, make more cash.

            I used the keyword tool but tried not to go overboard with it.  It still seems too "keywordy" to me though.  Although I write mainly for the fun of it, it is always satisfying when one of my hobbies brings in some cash.

            Thanks again!

      2. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        He is being modest, it is actually the past success/authority of SUNFORGED which allowed your page to rank so highly so quickly tongue

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You are probably right, Oli!  He seems to know his stuff.  I'm glad someone does, I have learned a lot on my time here.  You're no slouch yourself from what little I know about computers. 

          If my son wasn't an IT, I would be lost.  I typed my first words on computer a couple of years ago, so perhaps you can understand how new it all is to me.  You guy's sure have a lot of patience with those of us new to the internet.  I'm not accustomed to asking others for help on things.  I really appreciate the help and advice of the very knowledgeable members here.

  7. She-rah profile image75
    She-rahposted 8 years ago

    That's fantastic!!! I've only been on HP for 2 months and just checked some of my keywords on google. I have about 5 that are on the first page of google and 1 with the other 3 right under it that are in first place on google search. I was so thrilled!!! I can't imagine the excitement you have to be there in 13 minutes. So great!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good going, She-rah! You are certainly doing well here.

      1. DanPowers profile image55
        DanPowersposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, you're really working that RV niche!

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I've barely scratched that "niche," Dan.  Since I frequently work on RVs it only makes sense to take photos and write hubs about it.  It seems to be worth my while.

  8. Dao Hoa profile image61
    Dao Hoaposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Randy! Summer is coming! I think your article will be number 1 for a while. smile smile smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's what I am counting on, Dao.  I'm going to keep pounding them out until I run out of ideas.

  9. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Woo hoo - way to be Randy!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Loving it, Jane!

  10. alexandriaruthk profile image75
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    congrats Mr Snake este Mr Godwin!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanksss, Alexandria!

  11. profile image0
    JeanMeriamposted 8 years ago

    Wow that is amazing! Here's to many many readers for you!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And the same to you, Jean! I love the support by members on HP.  I hope I can return the favors given to me by many of the HP members here.

  12. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Randy your hub is No.1 on google.co.uk as well!! That is so amazing! Fantastic!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks to Mumbai and Izzy for the great news.  I hope it lasts. it's good to know that Google is similar elsewhere.

  13. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    That is GREAT news Randy. Congrats! and congrats on your 100 score too smile

  14. ThoughtfulSpot profile image67
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Randy! And, you're right about the community here.  I came to write for writing's sake, and now I'm having so much fun learning all this "tech stuff."  (The fact that I call it that, probably gives you a good idea of my knowledge level. lol )  It wouldn't be fun at all if not for the amazing people here who help me when I get stuck!

    Congratulations again.

  15. Mike Rogers profile image56
    Mike Rogersposted 8 years ago

    A testament to the power of having the right keywords in your title and URL on an authority site wink

    Mike smile

  16. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Don't forget to stop by Google's Keyword Tool and find out how many people are searching for Airstream AC repair.

  17. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    airstream ac repair =

    Not enough data


    sad

  18. ab420 profile image58
    ab420posted 8 years ago

    That's pretty amazing actually, I have to say I'm quite impressed, 13 minutes must be a record!

  19. sagebrush_mama profile image67
    sagebrush_mamaposted 8 years ago

    How exciting!  I'm just learning the ropes, was jazzed when I made top ten in appx. that amount of time on an article.  Still learning, but gleaning much from these forums and all the longtime hubbers!  Congratulations!

  20. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    BP, I don't think Randy speaks Australian. Would you like for me to translate it for him??

    1. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Haha Habee oh yes please do. That would be apples. I am glad you speak Australian. Fair dinkum I never realized LMAO.

      1. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Can I see you in your thongs?

        1. blondepoet profile image67
          blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Haha which ones the ones on my feet or buttocks?

  21. profile image0
    troseposted 8 years ago

    Woo-hoo!  Congratulations!  Very happy for you!

  22. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I read the hub Randy, it was very good. I think you are right about getting scraped quickly if you have some credo too.

  23. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    To everyone else who responded, thank y'all kindly for the comments on this thread.

  24. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Because it's in the sunshine. Duh!!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Pigs hate hot weather!  Doh!

 
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