Welcome back to my journey to being 1st on Google. This is the 45th 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, 44th Week update here (last week), and the ones in between on my Project page. Below are the results as of Tuesday, 12-4-12 (click here to do your own search for Alan Reeves on Google):
- #3 – My LinkedIn profile (no change from last week at #3)
- #14 – My profile at Brand Yourself (down 1 place from last week at #13)
- #22 – The About page on BlueCapra.com, with picture (down 1 place from last week at #21)
- #32 – My profile on Vimeo – check out my video series Can You Etch It (up 2 places from last week at #34)
- #40 – Book Worm Laser & Design on Pinterest (down 1 place from last week at #39)
A check at Google Images showed my picture at #5 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:
- #4 – My LinkedIn profile (no change from last week at #4)
- #19 – My profile on Quora (up 4 places from last week at #23)
- #22 – Another link to my profile on Quora (up 13 places from last week at #35)
- #35 – Google+ profile for Book Worm Laser & Design (up 14 places from last week at #49)
- #49 – My feed on Quora
This week I’m at #4 on Bing. Overall, my top 4 results increased more than 38 place (due to last week only resulting in 4 results in the top 100) with 3 of the top 5 results occurring in the first 25 places. As a whole, I showed up 6 times in the top 100 search results.
I did manage to show up at #3 for images on Bing, and overall, had 3 in the top 100 images.
Strategies for 1st
Another week, another result. This time it is #3… again. I’m glad to be that high (or #22 for this site) but I had hoped that my efforts would have yielded more results by now. Wikipedia is going to be tough to beat but a quick search for Seth Godin tells me it can be done. Now, I am no where near as interesting as Seth Godin but hey, I gotta have a goal, right?
Summary – The search for Alan Reeves
I’ve been able to make a good amount of progress these past many weeks, going from #91 on 1-25-12 to #3 on 3-11-12 and to #3 today. I have learned a lot about improving search ranking and I have made a lot of mistakes, but this is a learning process. I hope to make significant progress by next week and regain my past progress. 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.