I just wanted to give a bit of an update on how that was going. If you recall, that specific page was ranking 9th. To be honest, I didn’t have a lot of time to make all the changes I wanted to, but I did manage to do the basics.
A few days later, now I am ranking 2rd. Just a few days later. (I was ranking 2nd yesterday when I checked but was too lazy to write).
Crushing The Competition!
Let me leave you with a bit of relevant advice. Ranking on Google is not just about your site, your efforts, on-page or off-page. It also has to do with your competitors. Being 1 on google I see many of my competitors copying me. Yes, sure they try to change a bit here a bit there, trying hard to take my sites, designs, and methods, and improve on them to make it better. As lame as that is, that is away the desperate try to do it.
If this happens to you, this is what you can do. Check their markets. Check which markets they rank high, check if you also have that specific city page targeted. If you don’t, great. Create a city page for every city they rank for that you do not yet have targeted. As your core site is ranking higher, you will outrank them for those cities in a few days.
Smother them with your higher rankings and take away all their leads. In time they will struggle and you will outcompete them. It all sounds very harsh, but see it this way, if they have the nerve to copy you and try to outdo you by just copying you, they deserve this.
So one of my competitors that are always copying me and seemingly has not 1 original bone in his body is ranking first on Google for the keywords “We buy houses in Madison CT Fast“. I checked my city-specific pages and sure enough, I am not targeting this very sought after city.
So to fight fire with ungodly furious thunderously power, I decided now to create city pages for every city they are targeting, and because I actually know what I am doing when it comes to SEO (not just copying without knowing how and why it works) of course I will outrank them in a week or so.
So the first step here is to create a city-specific page. Then use some of the methods I will explain in a future article to get Google to notice the site and start ranking you high. This will push your competitors down the ranks as you take over the first place. Do this with all their cities so that eventually they rank 1 for nothing!
What was that saying? Mess with the best, die like the rest!