Crazy Rank Tests

Every now and then I post a bunch of seemingly random phrases, then I get them crawled by Google to see how quickly I can get these into Google Search. This time, I managed to get the last one to rank 7th within 26 seconds of doing a ‘fetch’. It has since been de-ranked when…

Some Handy Google Tools

I thought I’d share with you a short list of some great Google tools that I use on a regular basis. They are part of my overall suite of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tools that I use to analyse and optimise our clients’ websites. Google Adwords Keyword Tool: This is the first Google tool I’d…

Can Google Get it Wrong?

Well, Of Course, Yes. And Here’s an Example. But is it Really Google or Maybe My ISP? So today I tried to do a search for businesses selling spa pools. I naturally expected to find quite a few listings in the local region, perhaps as far as 50km away from my location. Interestingly, my search…

The 1.2.3. of Google Rank

In Google: First You Get Impressions, Then You Get Position, Then You Get Clicks. The answer to “why is my website not in Google search right now?” is often one that business owners find hard to get their head around. The fact is, getting ranked takes ages. Here’s some cold hard facts you probably need…

Google Can’t Eat Your Apple in Just One Bite

Google Ranking Factor: Progressive Chunking As a website administrator you may have noticed that it takes Google ages to assign any rank to your website, even though you might have had the whole site’s content complete from the day you launched it. You didn’t change the content, but eventually, and over a time-span of about 6…

The Perils of Checking Your Own Google Rank

Our clients do it. My colleagues do it. I do it too. But can we trust the result? Checking your own website’s rank every now and then can be either a immensely satisfying or highly demoralising experience. More often than not, it swings toward the positive. That’s because YOU ROCK! “Wowzies! I rank 5th today,…