The Search for Alan Reeves – 1st on Google – Week 77

The Search for Alan Reeves - 1st on Google - Week 77 - BingWelcome back to my journey to being 1st on Google.This is the 77th update for my attempt to rank first for my name, Alan Reeves.  If you missed the any of the posts, you can find the first one here, 76th Week update here (last week), and the ones in between on my Project page. Below are the results as of Monday, 7-15-13 (click here to do your own search for Alan Reeves on Google):

This week I’m at #3. Overall, my top 5 results decreased 48 places with 5 of the top 5 results occurring in the first 25 places.  As a whole, I showed up 12 times in the top 100 search results.


A check at Google Images showed my picture at #14 and a total of 8 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:

This week I’m at #5 on Bing.  Overall, my top 5 results increased 7 place with 5 of the top 5 results occurring in the first 25 places.  As a whole, I showed up 12 times in the top 100 search results.

A check at Bing Images showed my picture at #7 and a total of 8 occurrences in the top 100 images.

Strategies for 1st

This week I had 5 results in the top 25 for both Bing and Google, first time ever.  That little bit of goodness helps to offset the plummeting of 48 spots in Google for those same top 5 results.  Bing seems to be more consistent with the results for whatever reason.

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 #2 on 2-26-12 and to #3 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 if next week is the week I reach the 1st spot on Google and Bing.

If you only had time to do 1 thing to help your site or name rank better in Google, what would it be?  Leave me a comment and let me know.