Google is good to Geekzone (and GZ blogs)

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 2-Apr-2006 22:02

Want some good exposure for your blog? Become part of the Geekzone community... in less than one month, my name is now ninth for a worldwide Google search, and 1st for a New Zealand specific search. I have also had well over 5000 page views, and I havent posted a heck of a lot really.

Its nice to know that you dont have to pay people hundreds or even thousands of dollars for good rankings... I think just being relevant, and ensuring you include the same wording that you think people will be searching for will make a big big difference.

Heres some searches of interest to me, they may bore you, but hey - its my blog, and ill bore if I want to...

My blog:

Tony Hughes (9th in a worldwide search)
http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=tony+hughes&btnG=Search&meta=

Tony Hughes (1st in a NZ specific search)
http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=tony+hughes&btnG=Search&meta=cr%3DcountryNZ

Courierconnect.co.nz (4th)
http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=courierconnect&btnG=Search&meta=

Nokia 6255 (1st - Google news)
http://news.google.co.nz/news?hl=en&tab=wn&ie=UTF-8&q=nokia+6255&btnG=Search+News

Samsung SCH-B600 (1st Google news)
http://news.google.co.nz/news?hl=en&tab=wn&ie=UTF-8&q=samsung+SCH-B600


Geekzone in general:

Telecom New Zealand (Dominates 1st page Google News)
http://news.google.co.nz/news?hl=en&safe=off&q=telecom%20new%20zealand&btnG=Search&cr=countryNZ&sa=N&tab=wn

Phone racing (1st)
http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=phone+racing&btnG=Search&meta=

"Pacific WiFi" (listed before Pacific WiFis own home page in a NZ specific search)
http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22pacific+wifi%22&btnG=Search&meta=cr%3DcountryNZ

There are many more that come and go (Google news ones only stick around for a short while sometimes), but the bottom line is that GZ is well liked by the search gods. I have not researched other search engines, mainly because I just dont use other search engines unless im researching something really important and dont find enough relevant results in Google (almost never). I suspect lots of people take the same approach??

Remember Altavista? I used to use it exclusively till I found Google. Havent touched it at all since, except to see if its still alive and kicking.


Other related posts:
Won my first race today
Motor racing - new car already... # UPDATED WITH PIC #
No longer at Gen-i - What am I doing?








Author's note by tonyhughes, on 2-Apr-2006 23:13

Worldwide searches for 'geekzoner' & 'no vengeance' also yielded good results, as did a New Zealand only search for 'diehard' :-)


Comment by freitasm, on 2-Apr-2006 23:35

Yes, it's great stuff. And I think more people will realise this - it's great for ideas exchange and conversations.


Comment by cokemaster, on 2-Apr-2006 23:52

Its been very kind to me. The recent Sky outage articles had a VERY good ranking on Google news. It also made my recent 3500 page views post seem a bit premature.


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