- How much work to improve my Google position?
- 2010-04-19: "What will it take to get to page one of Google?"
- Firstly, for which phrase? Secondly, for which country version of Google?
- But once we've sorted that out, the answer is "a little bit more time, knowledge and resource than those already on page one are investing".
- With half an hour a day, I'm building a website's Google traffic by 14% month on month. I've a number of top positions, and the average daily position rise for my target phrases is 2%.
- For some of my key target phrases I'm in position, say, 34 (ie. on page 4 of Google UK). If my trend continues, after a couple of months I'll be on page 1 for that phrase.
- Two things about that. Firstly, competition might get stronger as I reach that page one position. If those people spend an hour a day, then they are actually still pulling ahead of me even now as I'm rising through the lower rankings.
- Secondly, notice the long haul approach here. It's like a lifestyle change. Blogging and tweeting and so on, not that that's what I'm using here .. but for example, take a little time every day. It's an investment in your business. It has to be for the long term.
- If it were a short term blast, in principle, Google may well spot it, think you were spamming the system (especially if you were using a system you bought), and penalise you.
By John Allsopp
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