Those of you who have been following my latest post about SEO and Israeli Progressive Rock would be glad to find out that our site currently appears on the first page of results on Google for Israeli Progressive Rock! Now isn't that cool?
It took Google about a week to index the post and make the new calculations for our site. That means that we should start updating the the site more often, so that next time Google will index it faster. For the sake of comparison, I wrote this short blog on our MySpace page, which links back to the post. It was indexed by Google only a few minutes after I posted it!
Notice that our site now appears fifth on the results for Israeli Progressive Rock, not the actual post. But - the description that appears on Google is derived from the post. I'll have to consult with our development team to see if that can be changed.
We are defeated only by Wikipedia's value for Music in Israel, a site called UK70sprog rock that has an article about prog in Israel, and two articles by the guru of Israeli Prog-Rock, Uri Breitman. Btw, his site dominates Google in Hebrew results for prog rock with many key phrases, from Genesis and King Crimson to Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree.
All in all, I think this has been a success. Though one has to wonder... was it just a bit too easy? Maybe in a week's time, we will lost our precious ranking. Or maybe the reason it was that easy is the fact that nobody really uses Google to search for the phrase Israeli Progressive Rock. There are tools to check if that's true, but I guess we'll never know!