Sabahan.com Is Now Number One
Posted on 11th July, 2006
That is, number one for the keyword “sabahan” at Google search engine results page (SERP)!
While occupying the top spot for the keyword does not bring me a torrent of visitors, I am still glad that I’ve achieved the goal I’ve set recently which was to get the number one spot for the keyword ‘sabahan’ in Google before the end of this year.
It goes to say that it’s still possible to get the top spots in SERPs for a single dictionary word if you do it right. But off course it’s also largely depends on the competition in your area.
Some may argue that anybody can rank easily if the target keyword is included in the domain name. Unfortunately, that’s not always true considering that Google uses over one hundreds, on and off page criteria to rank a page.
In some cases, some people are complaining that they are losing in brand name rankings in the SERPs, so having your brand name in the domain does not always help.
Anyway, in my case though, instead of worrying about the technical sides of SEO such as keywords density, proximity, prominence etc, I simply set up my blog so that it’s search engine friendly with these plugins for WordPress.
Then I concentrate on creating quality content. After a while I noticed people start linking to Sabahan.com, either directly to the homepage or to any article that they find interesting. I am sure this has helped Sabahan.com in securing the top spot in Google SERP for the keyword ‘sabahan’.