One of the main reasons – no, that’s not right. THE reasons why I moved my blog from RealTown Blogs last week to my own server was the inherent SEO advantages that come with such a move. Content constantly is refreshed and the judicious use of keywords will help my primary site’s overall rankings.
This easily can be an anomaly of the Google server as those things have been known to happen. But last week, pre-move, Dalton’s Arizona Homes was ranked around 720th for Phoenix Arizona Real Estate. (A good chunk of this was due to the lack of the correct keyword ratio, or so I ascertain, and an abundance of other content such as the reports of quarterly average sales prices in Glendale, Peoria and Surprise.)
Tonight when I checked I couldn’t find us in our usual lowly place. At first I thought we had fallen off the map. Until I found us. In 122nd place. Still not enough to light the real-estate world on fire and certainly not enough to scare Russell Shaw.
If it’s a glitch, then at least it made me happy for one evening. If it’s not a glitch, then this is one hell of a start of accomplishing what I set out to do some time ago – double the amount of business I get through the Web. It’s not as substantial a move as it may sound, even for someone with about $4 million in sales off the web the last two years, but it would be enough to rank me as the top sales person in my office.
Given rankings for the site also have risen on Yahoo! and MSN, this actually may be legit. But only time will tell. In the interim, I’ll keep posting like hell about the doings here in Phoenix (but only when I really do have something to say) and see what happens.