One purpose of buying the domain “CopywritingDean.com” was that it’d be easier to rank in the top 10 for the term “Copywriting.”
I’d reached the 2nd page of Google results for “copywriting” with Stephensblog.com, but I wanted to leave that domain for a number of reasons I won’t go into here.
Well a month or so ago when I checked the ranking of “CopywritingDean.com” for the term “copywriting,” I was shocked to find myself ranked 450th. YIKES. So I started making some changes.
Fixing a mistake
A major mistake when switching domains was copying the posts from StephensBlog.com over to CopywritingDean.com. We’ve all heard about the duplicate content penalty… well l got it.
After I went through and deleted a few dozen posts from CopywritingDean.com that were also on StephensBlog.com, I jumped from #450 to #119.
Still a long way to go, but that’s a start.
Sticking with what works
At Stephensblog.com I was able to jump from about #75 to mid twenties by having posts submitted to Blog Carnivals.
You can do this yourself here: http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit.php
Just look for blog carnivals that fit your blogs topic, and submit individual blog posts to the carnival.
I’ve found software that automates the process for you before, but it seems to have stopped working. I assume the site doesn’t want you to submit via software, so now I just do it by hand. It doesn’t take too long and it’s a mindless activity, so I just do it while chatting on the phone to the GF.
I’m also on the lookout for people who want to trade links in their blog rolls. I have 164 pages listed in google from CopywritingDean.com and each one will have a link to your page if you’ll put my blog in your blogroll.
Of course, if you don’t care for my blog then there’s no reason for you to add me to your sidebar. But if you do enjoy my blog, adding me to your blogroll has an extra benefit.
Just leave a comment to this post letting me know that you added me and I’ll make sure to add you to my sidebar. (Assuming your site isn’t objectional… you know, like illegal stuff and the like.)