As you may or may not know, I'm working to rank for the
phrase "coolest guy on the planet" in Google. My site
is currently #6 out of 984,000 results for the phrase,
and it's taken me less than two months to get there.
The site catalogs my efforts to rank for the keywords,
so I suggest you read over what I'm doing if you haven't
done so recently:
The latest trick I discovered, that sent my site from
#8 to #6 in 48 hours, was creating a Squidoo lens and a
few free blogs, each at a different free blog server,
and linking all of them to the site. This created
one-way backlinks, which is no surprise or secret.
What WAS new to me, though, was a method I tested to get
the lens and the blogs indexed in Google FAST (within
To accomplish this, I submitted links to the lens and the
blogs as Digg.com stories, and also submitted them as
del.icio.us and Reddit.com links.
Since those three sites have very high PageRank (Digg and
del.icio.us are both PR8, and Reddit.com is a PR7), the
links to the lens and blogs were crawled within hours,
and the sites showed up in Google within 48 hours.
This means that the links pointing to the "coolest guy"
site got picked up in that same 48 hour period, and it
appears that Google applied the effects of the links
in that same period of time, jumping me up 2 slots from
#8 to #6.
In addition to that, I also submitted links directly to
the "coolest guy" site to Digg.com, del.icio.us and
Reddit.com, adding 3 more high-powered one-way links for
Google to crawl and count.
How much difference does 2 slots make in traffic? A lot
more than you might expect! At #8 I was receiving 15 to
25 visitors a day to the site. After moving up 2 slots,
I'm now receiving 30 - 65 visitors a day -- more than
So if you're trying to move up in the ranks of Google,
create some good content blogs and a Squidoo lens and
link them to your site, then submit stories to Digg.com,
del.icio.us and Reddit.com to get them crawled and
This is very powerful and thought about sharing this info on my blog...
About the Squidoo Lens (what you would consider a page...) watch this video:
and getting traffic to your Squidoo Lens:
Check these videos from Tiffany Dow at youtube.com: