Today for the first time, by following all the rules and working hard, and also by having a bit of luck owning an old domain (9 years) that has always been about freelance graphic design, we cracked the Google top 10 for the following searches simultaneously:
- “freelance graphic design”
- “freelance graphic designer”
- “freelance graphic designers”
- “freelance graphic design portfolio”
…and a few more, as well as a dozen or so font and typeface related searches.
We did this in 3 weeks.
If you want to know, in detail, how this came about, I would encourage you to subscribe to our RSS. I’m not holding anything back, but the details will come over months, not weeks. Some of our path over the last 3 weeks is documented already. Dig, you must, and read, you must. And then after that, apply you must and work you must. Did I mention work?
Of course, I don’t expect this to last. The top 10 rating could be done in a matter of days or hours, but the fact that we did it at all is due to following good instructions, writing a lot, working hard, using WordPress, and following the advice and example of other bloggers. Our site has been in top 20, 30, and 40 for the above searches and related terms for a long time (years) with a site that was essentially one page at times (as high as #17). Now it’s time to focus on finishing my basic content like About Us, getting a usable contact and prospect screening form in place, and doing something about the Portfolio!
Hat’s off to Jacob Cass, David Airey, and Rob Cubbon! Their dedication to blogging and designing, as well as being open about their processes, and of course their kindly comments here on BonFX and on their own respective sites, are much appreciated.
Now, I just hope that the top 10 ranking we got lasts long enough for you to get here and read about it while it’s still news :).
EXPERIMENT: If you are so inclined and interested to take a look, where does BonFX come up in Google if you search any of the above terms? For what it’s worth, we don’t show up at all in Bing. What’s up with that?