Just a quick story about myself: I am completely new to internet marketing and SEO.
After reading Spencer's post at NichePursuit about why it is important to consider “Top 10 Google Competition” when creating sites, I just wanted to try and see if it is possible to rank for “Spencer likes honeycombs” by doing absolutely nothing besides an exact match domain with exact keyword in the title.
Any random thoughts? Did you land on this page because you did a Google search after reading Spencer's blog post? Let me know in the comments!
Yep you ranked dude, found you after searching for that term. What you did is simple but powerful. As it proves the point. You came up as number one too.
Nice this is awesome; thank you so much for leaving a comment!
You’ve got the top 2 spots, with Spencer Haw’s article ranking third.
Thanks for commenting 🙂
Paranthaman Ganapathy says
Yeah i came to this blog from “Spencer Likes Honeycombs” .You are awesome .can you detail me about backlink building to this blog ?
Hi! I didn’t build any backlink to this site. Since there are no competitions to this exact phrase (for obvious reasons), having just the exact match title seems to do the trick.
The Guy says
Absolutely. I read your blog post and thought I would try a Google search on the keyword and here I am! And here you are at the top of Google! Great example and a good tip. I’ll add this advice to my strategy when developing my web sites.
I think you meant you visited Spencer Haws’s blog post at Niche Pursuits and got here?
All credits to him – I am just testing and confirming 🙂
Yeah sweet you’re #1 for spencerlikeshoneycombs – however some peeps say EMD do not work well, surprisingly you’re #1 so that kinda clears the doubt there I guess let me know if I’m wrong.
Talking about allintitle aspect of keyword research via Google can anyone shed some light as to is this IMP ???? and if yes how low should the number of results be, I know the lower the better buh I’m looking for some numbers here like 100-1000 low, 1000 to 3000 medium etc..
If you do a allintitle for the above spencerlikeshoneycombs – you get only 39 results from Google, so that makes me wonder too…
Matt Auckland says
Yup, still No.1 on 17th Feb 2015 in a search on Google.co.uk, and in your own nice little segment at the top too.
Marie Renn says
You rock, Spencer. Still #1 – Got there while watching LTPro Video #6. How did you get your picture to show up with the Google search? 🙂
momogi tiramisu says
wow what an eye opener.
So how long did it take for the site to rank in the top 10 and how long for number one? Obviously there was little competition, but just wondering.
It was awhile ago when I set this up but if I recall, perhaps a few weeks.
we LOVE honeycombs!
plus, nice job on site
Roman Dobronovsky says
It’s interesting that you outrank the original Spenser’s post which has much more content, value and several mentions of this particular keyword. Amazing!
My Clean Eating Pal says
Yep! It works. #1 !
Spencer Haws says
This is hilarious, and awesome! I just found this site 5 years later. And yes, I still like honeycombs in case you are wondering…
lol! Spencer! How did you find this? I kept this page running in case one day you actually visit and there you are!
Spencer Haws says
For some reason, my old article came across my radar and I did a google search for “Spencer loves honeycombs” for fun. Turns out there’s a whole website dedicated to it! Make my week for sure 🙂
Bilal Sarker says
Really nice job. Awesome idea too. 🙂 <3
Igor Lebich says
this is hilarious because I actually was reading a post about long tail keywords and decided to actually google this phrase as well for lulz
Jacob Goldberg says
yup. nice job!
Adeposi Okupe says
Wow. This still works in November 26th 2019.
Top result May 5, 2020, even with Coronavirus boredom. Hmm – I sense a little fun competition?
Still the top result on Jan 09, 2023