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Record low search ranking game

  1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Not really a game, more a moan - bear with me.

    A while back I researched a keyword phrase and wrote a hub around it.  I don't do this very often but the keyword apparently got a fair number of hits and there didn't seem to be much competition.

    I don't mind sharing it because to be frank if anyone copies it and can rank then I don't really give a Brad Pitt.

    The article is called Time For Another One.  When I do a search for this I found it on Page 30. With quotes around it it comes in on page 6 - well whoop de do.

    Now, I'm not saying this because I want you to look at it, or sell me some SEO secrets - I'm just saying that's all.

    Page 30.

    Beat that.

    1. profile image49
      ForYourInfoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If you have found that your keyword phrase now in page 6,then do some research to make it in page5.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks!  Certainly something to aim for.

        I'm not sure I'm good enough for page 5.

  2. CASE1WORKER profile image75
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    i have just thought of a great title thatsome might find useful
    "how to get your ex back, time for another one"
    good innit!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is very good. 

      I have realised I am a bit of a twit.  I was going to delete this thread but now you've posted it would be rude.  I only published the thing a week or so ago - so it is finding its place in the rankings.

      Who knows - it might rise to the top?

  3. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    I don't even look these days Mark - way too scary!!!! smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My page one hubs no one looks for.  My possible searchable hubs aren't on page one.  I'll crack this puzzle one day.

  4. Peter Hoggan profile image74
    Peter Hogganposted 6 years ago

    That’s the problem with the keyword tool, while looking at the term in broad match you are given to believe that there are over 18,000 searches a month and there is no competition. Actually that figure is somewhat misleading, it reflects how many impressions there were if any of the words appeared in a search query and an advertiser was silly enough (by using broadmatch in his AdWords campaign)  to let his advert be displayed for such a term.

    For example if an advertiser was using broadmatch, time for another beer or beer for another time would be included. The fact is you can notch up what looks like lots of impressions for terms that are rarely ever being searched.

    Also keep in mind that the results shown in the keywords tool are based 100% on Adsense data, nothing is drawn from organic data, so competition is meaningless from an organic point of view.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Peter - I sometimes feel I am going backwards in my knowledge of keywords.  That does help in terms of understanding why even my 'best' keywords aren't working for me.

    2. sofs profile image83
      sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Makes things a little more understandable. Thanks for sharing.

    3. AliciaC profile image100
      AliciaCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for this information. I’ve wondered myself why the keyword tool doesn’t seem to be accurate when I use it.

  5. earner profile image87
    earnerposted 6 years ago

    It's a bit obscure isn't it!

    If it were me I'd:

    Check the keyword density.
    Revisit the capsule titles to ensure it was in enough.
    See where I could squeeze the phrase into each capsule.
    Make sure the whole phrase was squeezed in at least twice in the opening paragraph
    Add it to my tags

    ... and then other stuff..... that I can't tell you or I'd have to kill you.

    Have you promoted the page? Does it have any inbound links? 
    Stumbled it etc? Told your mates to like it?

    You know ... stuff.... that stuff that we always say we mean to do, but in the end don't do any of because we're so grateful we got to the end and could press the "PUBLISH" button and have a beer.

    1. sofs profile image83
      sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you should write a hub on this and get more money your way what do you say?

      1. earner profile image87
        earnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        1] I should write more hubs
        2] I should write them properly

        I intend to do both, but so far I'm missing the vital ingredient of .... effort.

        smile

        It's on my To Do List, I'll get onto it, later.

    2. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh earner - don't you know I'm way too lazy and haphazard to do any of that.

      Very sound advice though, and thanks.

      btw. I don't have any mates.

      1. earner profile image87
        earnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Mates are over-rated.  With the time saved listening to their problems down the pub and the time and money spent buying birthday gifts and Xmas gifts for them ... you could just be writing more hubs.

  6. Peter Hoggan profile image74
    Peter Hogganposted 6 years ago

    Don’t waste your time chasing keyword density, on page stuff is pretty weak as far as SEO is concerned. Just make sure that the document is written naturally and self-descriptive. Search engines evolved past keyword density some time ago.

    On page stuff should be about building trust, enticing the reader to complete your call to action and conversions. Chasing some mythical keyword density can seriously screw with the flow of a document.

    Concentrate on links for rankings, and providing content that meets the readers expectations and helps them achieve their goals. Put the users interests first and search engines second.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is all good stuff - thanks Peter.

  7. theherbivorehippi profile image81
    theherbivorehippiposted 6 years ago

    You took the time to look through 30 pages?  lol  I would have gave up long before that....good for you for staying focused! lol

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I was determined to beat the search engine and MAKE it return my page as a result.  Some people play computer games or chess, maybe tennis - I prefer to keep pressing Next Page and using my scrolling finger.

      And I won!  That pesky little Panda was forced to cough up my page and prove it hadn't been eaten.

      1. theherbivorehippi profile image81
        theherbivorehippiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        lol wink

 
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