I got hammered on Valentine’s Day
We might have to define “hammered” because I’m pretty sure you and I are thinking different things. Remember that I’m way past my college days, so I don’t get hammered in the traditional sense.
Rather, my WordPress blog got hammered yesterday by the search engines. By 7:00 a.m. yesterday, my blog had 649 views. That would put it well on its way to over a thousand for the day if things kept going linearly. By the end of the day it had 1,583 views, 1,460 from the United States.
I didn’t just get real popular all of a sudden. Rather, certain pictures and phrases got popular with the search engines. The phrases was “Mexican family crossing sign” and here’s the picture that got indexed on the first page of Google images for that phrase:
As you can see from the following screen shots of my WordPress statistics, the search engines were having a field day yesterday hammering me:
It’s always fun to get on the first page of Google, and there are two ways to do that: (1) Pay Google to put you there, or (2) Do it yourself, what is called “organic” placement.
The best organic tactic is to blog. The more you blog, the more chances you have to get up there. Google, and the other search engines as well, love fresh content, especially daily.
If you haven’t noticed yet, I do at least one blog each day. My purpose is to get things near the top of Google searches, such as Jim’s real estate pages and my home inspector pages; see the links at the bottom of each blog post here.
My theory, although not actually mine, is that photographs are very popular, much more popular than home inspections or real estate. So I use this photography blog to provide valuable links to the two blogs/web sites that pay my bills.
If you need help in getting your blog or website to the top of Google, I recommend reading the blog of Nestor and Katerina Gasset. They are in real estate, and if there is a group of people who really need to understand Google’s algorithms for search placement, it’s Realtors. Check them out, and if you choose to leave a comment, make sure you tell them that Russel Ray sent you their way.
Looking for real estate services in San Diego County?
I can highly recommend
James Frimmer, Realtor
Century 21 Award, DRE #01458572
If you’re looking for a home inspector,
I recommend Russel Ray — that’s me!