Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Damn... It Really Is All About Domain Age
So an interesting thing happened. I took on a challenge from a friend to get a new web site ranked #1 in 30 days or less. After buying a great URL and starting to promote the site, I found that getting indexed was more of a challenge than I thought. In fact, I used one of my most popular blogs to promote the site using the link text get rid of abdominal fat which included the keywords I was trying to optimize for.
You know what happened? I get the blog post ranked in the 3rd position. You might say "great" but that totally wasn't what I was going for. I'm trying to get the site well ranked not blog posts that talk about it. As I began to further optimize the site using on page optimization, social media, and inbound linking, I quickly realized that I can't make Google move any faster.
Where does that leave me? About a week into the challenge, I'm still waiting for indexing. Now, once I'm indexed perhaps I'll start to see good movement. However, I am definitely concerned that things are not going more quickly. I guess the next few weeks will be critical to making my goal. Personally, I think it all boils down to domain age. I think I'll have to go over to GoDaddy auctions and buy one of the "aged domains"... that will be next step.