Welcome back to my journey to being 1st on Google. This is the 111th update for my attempt to rank first for my name, Alan Reeves. If you missed any of the posts, you can find the first one here and last week’s here (110). Below are the results as of Sunday, 3-9-14 (click here to do your own search for Alan Reeves on Google):
- #17 – This site, BlueCapra.com (down 15 spots – OUCH! – from last week at #2)
- #20 – My Pinterest profile (down 17 spots from last week at #3)
- #22 – Alan Reeves on Vimeo (down 5 places from last week at #17)
- #27 – My laser engraving videos on DailyMotion (down 6 spots from last week at #21)
- #30 – My laser engraving pictures on Flickr (down 6 spots from last week at #24)
This week the results took a beating, landing me at #17. Something looks wrong with the first page on Google but hey, the results are the results. Overall, my top 5 results decreased 49 spots with 3 of the top 5 results occurring in the first 25 places. As a whole, I showed up 11 times in the top 100 search results.
A check at Google Images showed my picture at #9 and a total of 17 occurrences in the top 100 images.
Cornering the market – from Google to Bing
In addition to searching Google, I have been checking Bing results for my name, Alan Reeves (click here to do your own Bing search for Alan Reeves). Here are the top 5 Bing results:
- #4 – My LinkedIn page – (no change from last week at #4)
- #5 – My About.Me page (no change from last week at #5)
- #6 – My Facebook profile (no change from last week at #6)
- #8 – Alan Reeves on Twitter (no change from last week at #8)
- #15 – My BrandYourself page (down 1 spot from last week at #14)
This week I’m at #4 on Bing. Overall, my top 5 results decreased 1 place with 5 of the top 5 results occurring in the first 25 places. As a whole, I showed up 16 times in the top 100 search results.
A check at Bing Images showed my picture at #21 and a total of 8 occurrences in the top 100 images.
Summary – The search for Alan Reeves
I’ve been able to make good progress since the start, going from #91 on 1-25-12 to #1 on 7-14-13 and to #17 today. I have learned a lot about improving search ranking and I have made a lot of mistakes, but it’s a learning process. Stay tuned to see what next week holds for Google and Bing.