Now, I know I shouldn't be complaining, but. . . I noticed an uptick in blog traffic this weekend. In looking through the Typepad stats, it appears that my blog plosing about Kelly's Shoes video, complete with lyrics, was rising in Google results. For example, in the search "shoes by kelly lyrics" my blog shows up first. It's actually a great listing because: 1) I show the video and 2) I actually post the lyrics., but Google has no way of knowing this. Why is it the case that I moved up to the top of the results after only a week on a page that has a Page Rank of 0 and no links to it?
Clearly one advantage was that I named my post "Shoes by Kelly" instead of "Kelly - Shoes." I did an experiment last night and changed the title of the post to see if that has any affect. I have a couple of theories:
- Google is desperately trying to include blogs in its search results for contemporary things and will err on the side of too many blog results
- Google may be using recency of blogs as a strong signal, which means that I will get only a temporary boost in rankings
- My posting has a link to a YouTube video, which gives it a boost in the Google rankings
- I inadvertently chose an excellent title
Any other ideas about why I might have gotten so high so fast? [note all of my carefully chosen links in this post, with appropriate anchor text]