It’s been less than 2 weeks since my 14-year-old daughter Chloe built and SEO’d her first website, a Neopets Cheats site. And already she’s #16 in Google and #17 in Yahoo for her main targeted search term: “neopet cheats”. That was pretty fast considering the only link to it was from my blog. According to a linkdomain: query on Yahoo, there is one additional link now besides my blog, but it’s just from a splog where they siphoned off Google or another engine’s results pages that contained Chloe’s site. This got me thinking: this was a bit too easy. The way that Google and Yahoo favor blogs, no wonder splogs (spam blogs) have become such a problem. And as long as it continues to be that easy, splogs will continue to be a scourge on the Internet.
Congratulations to your daughter! Hopefully she’ll stay on top for a while, sometimes new sites rank well for a while, but then, they just drop (mostly because Google detected a suspicious activity on your site, i.e. too many links gained in a short period of time, but I don’t think that would be a problem for your daughter). I’ll try to link to her site on my blog when I get a chance.
Jon Payne says
I see her at # 10 now in Google. Is that a very competitive phrase?
What exactly did she do? IMO SEO for Google is alot more than just on-page optimization. It looks as though the only “optimization” she’s done is use the words a few times on the page and put them once into the title tag. If that’s all there is (plus one link from you and one scraper site) than that sounds a bit on the lite side 🙂
For new domains Google typically moves slowly. I see now shes on a subdomain of wordpress. Perhaps that helped her to get indexed quickly and maybe even has a certain boost associated with it?
Yeh i saw the website in google at second page. Its a greate position that you have in google. Congrates to your daughter!!! The keyword â€œneopet cheatsâ€? its very competitive. Greate…….