So, remember last week, when I showed you results of having posted a video to YouTube to correspond to a high-ranking post of mine? (SEO Bounce Rate Test Results, March 7, 2012) Well, I’ve been watching it over the past couple of days and some pretty interesting stuff is happening.
Here are results from March 8 on that SEO bounce rate test:
Ok, so we’re at #1 in one week. Here’s what happened to the original post:
Yep… Dropped to #14, and still on page 2 in that spot today. The content in that post is from May 2011, so not as fresh as the video. It’s not really a big surprise. Getting it to #1 in a week is pretty cool, but here’s something that may or may not surprise you…
This is the result from today:
Yep… the video is #1 and the results post from last Wednesday is #2! The original post is still cruising along at spot #14. Who knows how long it will stay this way? We kicked Wikipedia out of the box, we also (I’m sorry Michael) rose above SEO-Theory.com by doing some really simple things.
This also proves the SEO power of two things:
1) Keywords: As Brad Fallon always says, “Use them early and often.”
2) Google prefers fresh to stale. Though the material in the original post is more content-rich than either of the other two posts, it’s relegated to page 2.
Just some interesting effects for you. I’m going to continue to follow this, and I’ll let you in on significant changes to the listings or whatever. From now on, I’m going to work on other keywords that are bringing traffic and see if I can’t improve that by doing the routine — making a video, posting it to YouTube and then, to my blog with about 300 words of fresh information.
And there you have it. ABC, my friends — Always Be Testing!