SEO Gurus 2 Prospect 0 - at half time
Those of you how have read the article "A prospect doesn't believe the SEO Gurus" will know that we set ourselves a little challenge. The aim was to create a fully functioning website for that famous solicitors company in Manchester Sue, Grabbit and Runne.
Well the good news is that the site is up and running. But even better, for about 3 weeks it has been able to be found on the MSN first page using "Manchester solicitors" (in quotes to show we are looking for the whole phrase). For about two weeks it has been searchable using Manchester solicitors without quotes - a more difficult search. Now it can also be found with any of the specializations that I set up like employment law, pensions, licensing, etc.
Why not try it and see! It is especially gratifying that we are already ahead of almost all solicitors own sites, and only behind 2 directory sites. Let me reiterate that this is after less than 2 months and without using any underhand techniques. We have also recently modified the site to also be found under solicitors Manchester.
This is exactly as I predicted, we first see searches in quotes on MSN, then on MSN without quotes. As for Google, as we have said in previous articles, it builds in an artificial delay for new sites of between 3 and 6 months. This is to stop the new kids on the block skewing Google's search results. However two things are already happening for our site on Google. Firstly, you can find us by keying in our specializations in quotes e.g. "Manchester solicitors licensing" - this means that Google is grudgingly seeing us. Secondly, it has given the site an immediate page rank of 2 - very unusual for a new site, we must be doing something right!
In the next couple of months, we believe Messrs Sue, Grabbit and Runne will be working their way up Google - do your bit and search for them and please then click on the site. I hope your like the rabbit - a clever bit of html and css allows the reader to pull the text of the page across the background image, in this case a rabbit - well, its part of Grabbit!
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