Well that was fast. It only took a day to get indexed since my last post. I only did two things since that time frame. The first was submitting my blog to Blog Catalog and I directly submitted my site to Google.
Since I have been doing this Search Engine Optimization thing for quite some time now, I was amazed that this was the most direct way to get indexed. I say this because I installed Google Analytics, signed up with Google Webmaster Tools, and submitted an XML Google friendly Site Map and there was no indexation by Google. These are a lot of signals that I provided to Google and yet they did not pick up on them. So let that be a lesson, if you want to be indexed quickly, submit your site directly to Google. Another interesting fact is that one of the fields that you are able to fill out when submitting your is labeled “comments”. This indicates to me that someone, a real human and not a bot is actually looking over your submission. Can you imagine how many submissions they get a day or even a week. I can only imagine what that job would be like.
Linkbuilding Slowly Begins
The other thing I did was sign up and submit my site to Blog Catalog. I thought this would be a great initial start in building good backlinks to this site. This was easy and free to do, which is great. So if anybody is out there is starting a blog, I would recommend this site and others similar to it to build good backlinks. Another great benefit for this can be seen in the search engine results page for the search of “Janesville SEO”. I currently rank 1, 2, and technically 3. I say this because my listing on Blog Catalog is in the 3rd spot.
Ranking Results Are In
So in a short while I have obtained the top 3 spots for 1 main keyword I am focusing my rankings on. The other keyword of choice at the moment is “Janesville Search Engine Optimization” I am not doing as well there, yet! Currently I am number 10 (Blog Catalog) and number 15 for janesvilleseo.com. I am sure within a short period of time I will obtain top rankings for these keywords. The best thing I have in my favor is my domain name. Keep that in mind if you have a local service and are in need of a new website/domain. Get one with the key + city if you can.