If you are trying to optimize your website's search ranking results, here's a quick housekeeping post for the Jointblog which may interest you.
Regular readers of the Jointblog may know this is a Joint Communications experiment for online brand building. The goal is to share ideas, articles and thought pieces on media trend watching in a commercial-free environment while simultaneously creating maximum presence on the web. With or without an advertising budget, the best way for readers/users to find a site online is to specifically construct the media design as well as organic search engine optimization with stuff people want.
So, how are we doing so far? We welcome your comments, suggestions and tips to help us make this the best site possible.
According to Alexa.com (the web tracking site), we have nearly 5,000 sites pointing links to us, including such esteemed places as CNN, MSNBC, Google Finance, BusinessWeek and media trade magazine sites, too.
In general, our stat counter shows us 72% of the Jointblog readership is from the US. About 10% comes from Canada. 2% from the U.K. and 6% from the rest of Europe. 3% comes from Australia and the remaining 7% comes from Asia (4%) as well as Latin America (3%).
Most use Internet Explorer 6.0 as their browser, followed distantly by Safari 1.2 and then Firefox 1.5. Opera and Netscape are much further behind in usage.
The most popular screen resolution size is 1024x768...an important thing to know for your website's design. The Jointblog and the JointCommunications.com home site are designed knowing how the webpages fill that size of screen...a good tip for your own designs.
How do people find us? Through search engines, mainly from Google (the #1 search engine presently), followed by Yahoo and MSN (although our SEO on other engines like Ask, Dogpile, Clusty, Lycos, AllTheWeb and AltaVista -- and others -- is also strong).
So, exactly how are we doing with actual organic search engines performance? Our targeted keywords help shape the kind of content we include on the sites; hopefully the search engines take notice. Let's check it out. Online, this is our brand identity...
As previously reported, we've been #1 for Joint Communications, Jointblog (also Top 8 of 10) and for Media Trend Watching (Top 2) for some time now.
Joint Communications is now #1 for Radio Media Strategy, #1 for Radio Market Research Consulting, #5 for Joint Consulting and #7 for Radio Consulting.
Also, we're on the Google front page for I Just Can't Quit You (#2), Truthiness Trend (#1, #2 and #10), and Katie Couric Legs (#6).
What's pleases us so much about these rankings (and from the list below) is that they are a direct result from posted content and not advertising. As well as the interest from others linking to our site and individual articles (which we encourage you to do as well). Substance is still effective when it comes to optimizing search engines.
Some new searches (as of April 21, 2006 (most have increased since this published date, according to Google) (go ahead and try them out yourself):
-- #1 for Radio Consulting Trend and #1 for Radio Consulting Trends
-- #1 for Radio Media Strategy
-- #1 and #2 for spoof media trend (#4 and #9 for spoof media trends)
-- #1 and #4 for Joint Media Trend (#1 for Joint Media Trends)
-- #1 and #7 for Truthiness Media Trend (#2 and #13 for Truthiness Media Trends)
-- #2 for Radio Media Trend and #10 for Radio Media Trends
-- #2 for I Just Can't Quit You
-- #2, #3 and #5 for Viral Video Media Trend while still #2, #3 and #10 for Viral Video Media Trends
-- #3 for Media Strategy Trend and #5 for Media Strategy Trends
-- #3, #4 and #5 for Truthiness Trend
-- #4 for Cellphone Media Trend (#34 for Cellphone Media Trends)
-- #5 for Howard Stern Media Trend (#9 for Howard Stern Media Trends)
-- #6 for Sirius XM Trend (#4 for Sirius XM Trends)
-- #6 and #7 for MySpace Media Trend and #21 for MySpace Media trends
-- #7 for AOL Media Trend and #43 for AOL Media Trends
-- #7 for Viral Video Trend...but #6 and #7 for Viral Video Trends
-- #8 for iPod Media Trend (#37 for iPod Media Trends)
-- #9 for Podcast Media Trend and #59 for Podcast Media Trends
-- #11 for Radio Market Research Consulting
-- We are now #12 for Media Trend
-- #12 for radio market research trend and #19 for Radio Market Research Trends
-- #12 for Market Research Media Trend and #47 for Market Research Media Trends
-- #12 for Yahoo Media Trend and #64 for Yahoo Media Trends
-- #13 for Joint Consulting
-- #13 for Google Media Trend (#63 for Google Media Trends)
-- #16 for Apple Media Trend (but #58 for Apple Media Trends)
-- #21 for Radio Consulting
We're thrilled! All these keyword search phrases show examples of our brand building with the Jointblog.
Meanwhile, we're still #10 for Katie Couric legs and #8 for Katie Courics legs. Very good, considering it is one of the web's most search keywords this month...and that's just from only one Jointblog posting.
Just keeping a leg up on search...and the search goes on...
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Saturday, April 22, 2006,