I’ve spent the last week or so optimizing my site for the key phrase Durham Web Design. I’ve had some good success on Yahoo, and Bing, and now Google is starting to come around. I went from the bottom of page 18 last week to the top of page 14 this week. Update: as of Sunday morning, I’m at the top of page 9. Google apparently takes 3-6 months to fully “catch up”. But I’m making good progress.
My other key word is WordPress. And now I rank #1 in Google for Durham WordPress design, Durham WordPress help, and Durham WordPress customization. I’m pretty pumped about this. Call me if you need help with your SEO
So far, I’ve been concentrating on doing a lot of rewording of my site and link building. My competition has literally thousands of links coming into their sites. Ya, so pretty tough to compete with that. I’m still showing around 88 links from 8 root domains, which I know is incorrect, but that will come around in the long term. Not sure how long that takes, but it’s an important measurement in determining your Google Rank. One important thing that I’ve changed is my anchor text. I’ve been including the words Durham web design and WordPress in as many of my incoming links as I can. That way, the search engines will associate these terms with my site.