One of the hardest things for any blogger/webmaster is ranking well for keywords. Everyone wants to rank high on google/bing/yahoo but the reality of it is that MANY people fail. People spend hundreds if not thousands on improving seo by building links, using anchor text, social bookmarking and more. The list goes on and on.
I have been working on improving my SEO and it is finally starting to slowly pay off. I have done guest commenting, backlinking, article submissions, social bookmarking and have been asking other domain webmasters to do link exchanges. MOST said no as I imagined since they are not getting any benefits by linking with me – since this is still a relatively new blog. However that has not stopped me….
I have been working on improving my pagerank in google since I started this blog last year. I am finally seeing search engine results. I want to rank well for the keyword zoop. Why you ask? Well because its my domain name – so I would like to rank high for it. There are 3,600 local searches and 880 EXACT searches for ZOOP which is why it is a GREAT starting point! I am happy to announce that I am not fluctuating from the bottom of the FIRST page in google and the first spot on the second page – which is a hell of a lot better than what I used to be ranked on – which was page 7.
I also just submitted (and got approved) on Technorati. I should have done this a while ago but was focusing on google. If you have a blog or website, make sure to do EVERYTHING possible to get noticed!
Technorati is a great place for any blogger/website to join. It is FREE and the amount of traffic you get is substantial. I recently submitted my site and already have obtained Authority and rank well for my keywords! If you go to Technorati – (search by blogs) and type in ZOOP or CO DOMAIN My blog comes up FIRST! Now, I dont have serach data but this is a good and rewarding feeling!
In addition to technorati I suggest you start with backlinking, blog commenting, social bookmarking, tweeting, and posting to facebook. DO THIS DAILY! Then you also want to do directory submissions and make sure to join and create accounts with Technorati, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg – these are the MAIN ones that get thousands of views daily – dont waste your time submitting to 500 places when there truly are only a handful of them that make a difference!
Best of luck to you, and I hope you all improve your rankings!