UPDATE: My “best adsense theme” post is currently sitting on page 1 for the term best adsense theme at between #1 and #3 depending on what country you are searching from.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve taken one of my older posts and optimized it for the term “Best Adsense Theme“, a pretty tough phrase to rank for… at least one would expect in a competitive field such as IM. But here it is on page 2 (currently at #15) for this highly competitive search term:
Before beginning the optimization, my post was not even ranked for this term, which stands to reason since the post is mainly centered around an explanation of how my templates can take on any look and feel you want simply by changing the color swatches in theme options.
My original title for this post was “A Theme with Multiple Personalities“. Not a very good title if you want to rank for “Best Adsense Theme”, but like I said, the purpose of the post was to highlight the chameleon-like ability of my theme to morph the templates to an unlimited user-defined color palette.
So the first thing I did was that I changed the title to “Is ClickBump Engine the Best Adsense Theme for WordPress” (see the postscript at the bottom of this post to see how/why I chose this title) and waited a couple of days. Google usually picks my posts up pretty quickly so I knew they would re-index the post with the updated title. However, the post was still no where to be found for the search phrase “best adsense theme”.
Then I Installed ClickBump SEO! on my site.
So now you hit me with the inevitable question:
“You are just NOW using SEO! on your own site?”
Well, yes. But here’s why…
The purpose of this blog is mainly to serve as a teaching platform for owners of my products. So ranking individual pages for specific search terms has not really been a top priority, if at all.
But I realized that it might be a really fun experiment to try to pick a random page from my blog and see if I could use SEO! to quickly rank it for my desired keyword phrase. And that’s what I did.
Let the Games Begin
Once I installed and activated SEO!, I headed over to the post and began optimizing it with the “SEO! Suggests:” items that the plugin reported on my post. As you might expect, my “SEO! Score” was miserable at first. SEO! only gave me credit for the keyword in the post title, so my starting score was a whopping 10 out of 100.
After taking about 10 minutes to fully optimize the post to a score of 100 (the last holdout was keyword density).
Since this post is more about theme colors than “best adsense theme” it was a real challenge to get the keyword density up to speed. My score hovered at 90% for a bit while I worked the keyword phrase more naturally into the content. And if you read the post, its pretty obvious I didn’t do a great job on that front, LOL.
Anyway, its been two weeks and I’m pretty happy with the results after such a short time. The page has been hovering at around #15-25 Currently on Page #1 at position #6.
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Postscript: How I Chose the Post Title for the Best Adsense Theme Page
Shortly after posting this, one of my customer’s emailed me and said “Why didn’t you place “Best Adsense Theme” in the front of your title instead of in the middle?”
It’s a really great question since that’s one of the things I tell others to do. In this case, I simply wasn’t thinking about anything other than getting the keyword phrase into the title in a way that would look natural (since my post content doesn’t pass that test with flying colors).
So could I have made the title even more powerful with any of these:
“Best Adsense Theme: Can ClickBump Engine Be Beaten?”
“Best Adsense Theme: ClickBump vs the Field of Contenders”
“Best Adsense Theme: Is ClickBump Engine Really That Good?”
“Best Adsense Theme: Does ClickBump Take the Prize?”
Any of these titles are probably better than what I chose. But the fact that the page climbed so far so fast, even though the title is not completely optimal, helps illustrate the point of this post better than if I had chosen a different one.
Things happen for a reason, I believe.
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