It's fun having a blog with PageRank! (some search engine results)Posted November 11th, 2007 by Chris
Here's a couple of Google searches based on keywords used in my blog entries. While the results may change, here's a sample of what we have now:
It's just a feel-good moment to see all the work you've put into your site coming some some kind (however useless) fruition. The important question, though, is how much traffic have these rankings bought me? None at all as far as my Google Analytics account tells me.
Being on top of the SERPs for non-competitive keywords is like running an ant farm. The sense of power it gives you is somewhat illusory
These rankings illustrate a point which I end up drilling into clients about to hire an SEO firm to pop their site up to the top of search engine result pages. It's relatively easy to get bumped to the top for search terms that aren't highly competitive. I mean, my home page only has a PageRank of 5, and there's tons of higher PageRank-ed sites out there that could flood the search engine result pages for any non-competitive keyword if they bothered adding an article or two about it. For better or worse, there's not a lot of competition for the 'idaho drupal' keyword. It sounds like a good solid keyword, and I might assume that there must be web site owners clamoring to get the kind of status you receive when you stand atop a SERP for 'idaho drupal.' But such is obviously not the case.