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Personal Site Outranking Design Forums

Discussion in 'SEO, Social Media & Online Marketing Forum:' started by Tony Hardy, May 9, 2013.

  1. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    Hi everyone,

    Things are curious on the SEO front.

    If you do a Google search for "graphic design forums" you'll see that my pretty face comes up on the front page alongside an article about me taking over the Design Forums.

    However, the actual forum itself is nowhere to be found. Somehow I outrank Estetica too. Howcome one short brief news post on my blog can outrank forums with thousands and thousands of pages of high quality content?
    Any ideas?

    Tony
     
  2. The Simulator

    The Simulator Active Member

    I'd imagine it's purely down to your own site pulling good rank in numerous searches. There are some articles I've written on mine that are pulling stupid ranking postions when they have no right to.
    For example, if you google 'professional designer' or 'freelance logo designer' a couple articles I've written recently are ranking near the top...which by rights they probably shouldn't be.
     
  3. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    For what it's worth, when I google "graphic design forums", Canny Creative isn't anywhere on my first page and the forums are the number one result.
    Isn't it to do with your own history etc too, so by viewing your own site more it will slightly distort your results anyway?
     
  4. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    Well that's good news! :D
     
  5. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    might be because google is not seeing this forum as a 'graphic design forum' and just a 'design forum' (which it is top of). As to canny - not a clue
     
  6. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    Sorry, can we get results from people googling it without the " and with the "'s too.!
     
  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    neither show df anywhere, I do get to see canny creative on both though...
     
  8. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    Hmmm, that's not a positive thing.
     
  9. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    To be fair we don't really have much in the way of seo on this site other than direct threads where google would focus on the thread content over the general term 'graphic design'.
    It might be worth adding in an 'about' page or something to add somewhere to stick seo stuff and 'advertise' the fact it's a deign forum :)
     
  10. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Guest

    Yeah I was thinking that about earlier. Could probably do with tidying a few SEO bits and bobs up.
     
  11. dedwardp

    dedwardp Member

    My results earlier weren't affected either way.
     

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