It’s been a couple of months participated in the SEO contest conducted by foro20.com using the keyword seoveinte. 10 days before I knew the existence of this contest, and I decided to test what would happen if involved, knowing full well that it was impossible to position the web between the first, there was no possible days to overtake websites with good seo specialists behind.
The end result came on a day that Foro20 organized in Alicante, on July 11, 2014, and the result I got was very satisfying and surprising at the same time. In Spain and in Mexico I was in 7th position, in just a week I had reached the first page of Google with a keyword with high competition (short-term, of course) So how did I do? I’ll explain what I did and what worked for me:
Optimize the post
Before taking the post, I made a sketch of how I wanted the post and how could optimize it to the max, in order to create the perfect SEO post . Using H1, H2 and H3 tags, keyword density, images and videos, bold, internal and external links etc. I could make a good post respecting all the standards, although it is true that in recent days I desvarie a little desperate, I admit. In the coming days I will explain how to create a perfect post for your blog.
Maximum interaction in social networks
As you can see, the article has more than 900 interactions, and in just a week. If you do a comparison with my other articles you will see that is not normal. Not that the article was so good and that people share or retweeteara, what did it mostly is doing some SPAM, focusing on Google+, earning more than 500 +1. The technique we use is the “classic”, upload funny or quite possibly they share images, and add in publishing my post.
This way I got a lot +1, comments, etc. people who shared This is not right, and never have more used, but it is important to get the top positions quickly push (but not only get interactions in social networks) to other social networks I used a website that gave me love and retweeteaba content that indicabas automatically, something I have not used more.
Links to my post
I got several connections to the PA (I do not talk about PageRank, as I said in my previous post: PageRank ) and DA quite high, so I got some good backlinks with keyword Seoveinte . I think he’s been the foundation of success (to position my website on the first page), get good backlinks to the keyword that interested. I think today, having good contacts in the online marketing makes your SEO strategy is a success or a failure.
Important also internal links, creating a special widget and a direct link from the home page and create a new category, the target word Google seoveinte knew I liked and it was important for my web 😉
Updating the post
This Wednesday, two days before the contest ends on SEO, updated the date of the post to tell Google which was a new post and try and appear in the top positions. Honestly I think this was unsuccessful, however, I tried.
It is clear that not only are these 4 points that made me reach the first page, there are other known factors that affect SEO, but they helped a lot to find a spot in the top 10. Also, I think I missed a bit of time and especially a good 301 redirect that gave a big boost to the web. While it is true that my domain is young and has a very high DA, which, I do not think that a redirect would finish in the Top 3, but you will never know. Anyway, I was very surprised to position the keyword on the first page in a few days. And I learned from those who were in the top three, which I think is the purpose of these competitions, learn from others and especially from your mistakes.
From here take the opportunity to give my congratulations to Luis Villanueva who was the big winner.