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Old 12-17-2010, 02:08 AM
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Lightbulb [Google] - From Unranked To Number 1 In 7 Days

Now you may think “Not possible, he is talking crap!”…
well, I am not. You will see, it works!

- How it all began –

I know that german moving companies are sometimes renting personal from other moving companies.
The costs are about 30 EURO per hour (per person, ofcourse).

We have a way to reduce their costs - 10 EURO per hour (per person) plus a small agency fee(for us).

Anyway, our target audience are those moving companies.

I also know that sometimes (depends on the location where they need extra personal) those companies
are using Google to search for other moving companies in the desired location. And I know the words
they are using for their search.

Ok, now... those words are german words

The keywords are:

1. Entladehelfer
2. Beladehelfer
3. Ladehelfer

13th November 2010

I was thinking about how to build a kind of "net" around a site that I have done for moving companies where
they can book assistants online via our form (http://umzugsfirmen.studenten-vermittlung.biz).

So I thought lets Google for the keywords they are using. E.g. Entladehelfer.
What I saw is... noone had registered a .de domain with the keyword Entladehelfer.

I clicked on "WonderWheel" and I saw: about 86.900 results.

Bingo, 86.900 is not really much. Next keyword - Ladehelfer: only 37500 results... Yes!
Next keyword, Beladehelfer, was about 121000 results... that will get easy.

I told my partner and he registered the following domains 2 days later:

entladehelfer.de
beladehelfer.de
ladehelfer.de

Now we (my trainee and me) took the site from http://umzugsfirmen.studenten-vermittlung.biz
and changed the layout a little bit, some text and scripts and made 3 new "landing pages".

Those 3 new "sites" do have:

1. valid XHTML
2. keyword in h1 tag
3. keyword in title
4. very optimized code - Google Page Speed score 99 of 100 and YSlow score 98 of 100

After I have uploaded the new pages to our webserver (9th December 2010) I started with the "usual stuff":

a. adding Google Analytics
b. generating sitemap.xml
c. generating urllist.txt
d. generating robots.txt
e. adding the site to Google Webmaster Tools (I am using the HTML file)
f. adding sitemap.xml in Google Webmaster Tools
g. adding robots.txt in Google Webmaster Tools
h. adding the site to Yahoo Site Explorer (I am using the HTML file)
j. adding the urllist.txt to Yahoo Site Explorer
k. adding the site to Bing Webmaster (I am using the XML file)
l. adding sitemap.xml to Bing Webmaster
m. adding the site to different search engines (automatically with a program)

The site got indexed in Google after 4 days. 3 days later I was searching for Entladehelfer in Google.

I could not believe it. Our site is number 1!

I checked the other keywords, yes! All sites #1.

As you can see you only need the right keyword to become #1 with nearly no work on SEO.
Okay, you should follow some rules (see 1. - 4.), but generally we had only some hours of work to get #1 with 3 sites in Google in one week.

Note: those 3 new sites are not made to get tons of traffic. They are to inform german moving companies about our service.
They are "landing pages".

Good luck and happy searching for the right keyword
 
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:18 PM
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Congrats!

Sounds like your efforts have paid off and more importantly you found good keywords without massive amount of competition and took action quickly to get results.

You may want to remove those keywords so others don't jump on your bandwagon though

I appreciate you sharing as it establishes credibility!
 
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:29 AM
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Thanks.

The thing is that those "mini-sites" are only for a special group of companies.

Beginning next year we will start a mailing to all our existing clients from that niche.

So at the end it is not much important for me if the sites are ranked #1 or not because in our email address database we have 950 email addresses that allowed us to send them offers.

But as I said it is easy to get ranked well with the right keyword, some on-page SEO and only some hours of work.

That was the message I wanted to "bring to you"
 
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:48 AM
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Congrats on your success csm. Yes it confirms that for low competition keywords you can rank highly in the SERP's with virtually only on-page seo.

However in a highly competitive niche and for highly competitive keywords, where many in addition to optimizing on-page are also optimizing off-page, this may not be feasible.
 
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:47 AM
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I've a few one-page 'seo wonders' which work extremely well if the keyword.com/.net is available. Congrats!
 
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:37 AM
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Yeah that s smart ! Keywords in the url is the main factor for sure before title tag.. I like the list of the "usual stuff" : it is exactly how i do too
 
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Congrats csm, it's an awesome feeling to find these golden nugget keywords, huh? Nice looking site btw.
Even 4 results in the top 4 spots for Beladehelfer! Though "Ladehelfer" went down to #18. If you want to keep these spots, just do a bit of backlinking and it should be damn easy to lock them in for the future.

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I've a few one-page 'seo wonders' which work extremely well if the keyword.com/.net is available. Congrats!
Exactly. It's incredible sometimes what an exact match domain + well chosen keyword can do for your SEO efforts alone.
 
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:19 AM
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At the moment I do not have the time to do some backlinking for those 3 pages, but in 2011 we maybe will do so.

Our other portals have to be done first.

Well, I never said those sites will stay #1 so it is okay that "Ladehelfer" went down.
 
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