Tons of Top 10 Rankings
Copyright © 2005 John Gergye
Okay I admit it. I was kidding. I canít guarantee top 10 search engine
rankings any more than the next guy.
But hold on. Before you click away in disgust I believe Iíve got the
next best thing. That all but guarantees you'll get top 10 rankings.
Lots of them. For next to nothing. So you might want to stick around and
find out what this is all about.
You see to hear some tell it a top 10 ranking is a shoo in. A gimme. A
piece of cake.
Must be since Google Adwords are crammed with all sorts of beckoning,
come hither ads that suggest as much.
Now admittedly in any food chain even the bottom feeders play a role in
the big scheme of things. But I donít know. Such pitches may be hard for
the typical traffic starved newbie to resist. I mean these ads suggest
for a mere $49, $69 or $99 youíll be rolling in top 10 rankings in no
The sad truth is you may indeed land some top 10 rankings. But they
wonít be for keywords that produce much if any traffic. And if you donít
get any traffic what good are the top 10 rankings?
Still, letís not be so hasty. While Iím not advocating anyone plunk down
hard earned cash in the hopes of landing high search engine rankings for
competitive keywords, hidden in the hype is a low cost strategy. In
other words thereís a way to make this work. If you know how. And you
will in about 60 seconds.
Hereís all you do.
Simply fire up Wordtracker. (A subscription is about $8 for a day.)
Start looking for related keywords by doing a search for a broad,
general, generic keyword in your niche. Then drill down and dig up all
the related "exact" keyword phrases that have 9 or fewer competing
pages. All thatís left is to optimize a page on your site for each one
and presto chango! A top 10 ranking!
See? A surefire formula for guaranteed top 10 rankings. Brain dead
Now I call such search terms ďorphan keywordsĒ. Orphans because the
search volume is so low they are all but ignored by the fat cats intent
on landing the big fish -- a.k.a. high rankings for terms that get
hundreds of searches a day.
That fact makes these orphans super simple to rank in the top 10 for.
Especially since many of the competing pages aren't even optimized the
least little bit.
But hold on. Letís not high five all around just yet. Thereís a
tradeoff. As I suggested lack of competition is a sure sign such terms
arenít searched for often. Maybe no more than a mere handful of times
each day in Google.
Okay so how do we make lemonade out of those lemons?
The best way to make this tactic work is to find a ton of these terms.
And donít worry. Most niches are loaded with orphan keywords.
Then hereís your next step. Simply create content pages that each focus
on two, or at most three, of these small fry.
Put up 100 such pages and youíve probably got 250 of these 9 or fewer
competing pages phrases covered.
To get to 100 pages all you do is create four pages a day - five days a
week. If you miss a day make it up over the weekend. But by the end of
five weeks youíll have 100 pages hard at work for you. Now thatís not so
hard now is it?
Even better these orphans come with a collective traffic jolt you
Iím looking at one list of orphan keywords that shows 309 daily searches
in Google. Another came in around 513. While the orphans for a third
niche had over 1876 Google searches each day according to Wordtracker!
Given all that I casually suggested this micro traffic idea to a friend
with an already successful web site. In other words he wasnít hurting
for traffic. Which made this a no lose proposition for him to test.
About four weeks later he excitedly reported his traffic had doubled!
Thatís right doubled. That got my attention. Should get yours too.
Because this orphan keyword strategy is a surefire way to get top 10
rankings for a whole host of lesser keyword phrases. Giving you near
exclusive access to the traffic that comes with them. While leaving the
bruising battles for the hyper competitive terms to someone else.
Pretty clever, huh? Absolutely.
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