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December 27, 2006

SEO Update

Filed under: Harry Potter,SEO,Squidoo — Damon @ 12:15 am

It’s been an interesting week. Search for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and you will see that Google has indexed (if that’s even the right word) 990,000 websites. I suspect that is some sort of a 5 day record. (If anyone at Google can confirm this please let me know.)

I am happy to report that my humble lens is at number 45!

The main thing I have done is post links to it from my other Harry Potter lenses and blogged about it. Squidoo seems to really help SEO. . .

December 21, 2006

SEO Experiment

Filed under: Harry Potter,SEO,Squidoo — Damon @ 9:13 pm

Yesterday, there were zero websites about  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”  Tomorrow there will be hundreds and in a week there will be thousands.

Right now every related website is “brand new” and has an “equal” chance to achieve good search engine results.  This presents the curious math teacher with an opportunity to see what it takes to get a web page on the top of a Google search.

So I created a website, appropriately titled, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at Squidoo.  I’ve done a few things to help its SEO, which stands for search engine optimization…I think.  I have linked to it from my other Harry Potter lenses and at least two people have blogged about it.  (The other entry was written by Marti.)

Although traffic does not affect SEO, I have also told a number of friends and family and posted information on myspace and the Leaky Lounge.  (Traffic does help Squidoo’s internal LensRank.)

It will be interesting to see if these steps make any difference.  In the past posting at Squidoo has helped a lot with SEO.  Right now a Google search for “Harry Potter music” brings up my lens as the second site.

(Which is actually terrifying.)

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