how did pornhub achieve the number one spot for the word "sex" on google?

Profile picture of the author Jordan JD by Jordan JD Posted: 04/18/2010
how did pornhub achieve the number one spot for the word "sex" on google?

amazing feat isn't it?
#achieve #google #number #pornhub #spot #word

  • Profile picture of the author butters
    butters
    I am sure the 275k backlinks it has helps it out a lot .
  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    Ken Strong
    Originally Posted by butters View Post
    I am sure the 275k backlinks it has helps it out a lot .
    Pretty simple, then -- just get 50,000 backlinks a day to your site and you'll knock them out of the top spot within a week.
  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    Nick Brighton
    what I find more amazing, is 3 x results down, there's probably one of the most expensive domains around "sex.com" which appears to be one of those portal sites, making referal commissions...

    ... not really a "real" site with "real" self published content, so to speak.

    Now that's gotta piss off the SEO gurus.

    P.S - A site estimated to be worth $43 million probably knows how to find folks who know how to do this stuff all day long...and do it well.
  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    x3xsolxdierx3x
    Originally Posted by Jordan JD View Post
    how did pornhub achieve the number one spot for the word "sex" on google?

    amazing feat isn't it?
    Any WSOs out there that will teach us how to do this? lol...
  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    Nick Brighton
    LOL...They are also #1 for "porn" too.

    Knock - it - out - of - the - park, fellas...don't hold back!

    They obviously know some tricks.
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    sbucciarel
    Originally Posted by Jordan JD View Post
    how did pornhub achieve the number one spot for the word "sex" on google?

    amazing feat isn't it?
    So ... what were you looking for when you discovered this tidbit of info?
    Inquiring minds want to know ....
  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    Nick Brighton
    Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post
    So ... what were you looking for when you discovered this tidbit of info?
    Inquiring minds want to know ....
    Don't you know? That's the first place SEO experts go to do their "research"

    lol. :-)
  • Profile picture of the author Chris Grable
    Chris Grable
    Pornhub.com @ #1
    Sex.com @ 2

    Huffingtonpost.com @ #3....???
  • Profile picture of the author busting
    busting
    Damn. Man, what a feeling it has to be to own the domain sex.com. The guy
    that ones this one is a lucky one.
  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    Ken Strong
    Originally Posted by Chris Grable View Post
    Huffingtonpost.com @ #3....???
    PR 6... Alexa #157.... and 13.8 million backlinks... and the particular URL goes to a post about sex. So not such a surprise.
  • Profile picture of the author Rezbi
    Rezbi
    Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post
    So ... what were you looking for when you discovered this tidbit of info?
    Inquiring minds want to know ....
    Stress relief... maybe?
  • Profile picture of the author Avidpoet
    Avidpoet
    I been trying to figure their SEO strategy out for awhile along with some of the other sites familiar to it. One interesting thing I found out is alot of those type of sites also rank very well for some of the actors and actresses. I also found out that alot of those types of sites share the same videos which is also interesting.
  • Profile picture of the author Chris Grable
    Chris Grable
    Originally Posted by KenStrong View Post
    PR 6... Alexa #157.... and 13.8 million backlinks... and the particular URL goes to a post about sex. So not such a surprise.
    Hmm... I see your point, but I'm still not so sure. Just because it makes sense... doesn't seem to make it any less surprising. There is an awful lot of competition out there and the Huffington Post seems "out of left field"...
  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    John Atkins
    Well for starters, the site has a boatload of backlinks, not to mention
    that it's been around for a while. Age helps in SEO too.
  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Gable
    Ashley Gable
    I wonder how many of us stopped at "verifying" sex.com's ranking

    And I promised myself I wouldn't spend any more money on "stress relievers". Never had good will power.

    I am sure all who read this thread lost a little more time than it took to read.
  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    GeorgR.
    Originally Posted by busting View Post
    Damn. Man, what a feeling it has to be to own the domain sex.com. The guy
    that ones this one is a lucky one.
    i would take pornhub.com over sex.com any day!
  • Profile picture of the author verbose
    verbose
    The Guy who owns Sex.com is losing the domain and it will be up for auction. He cant pay off the the financing because he does not understand how to market the right products.
    here is a link to1 of the stories
    Sex.com for sale - Boing Boing
  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    jasonmorgan
    Now that's gotta piss off the SEO gurus.
    Actually, it should piss off the article writers and 'content is king' types since both of those sites have very little text content.

    Both of those sites are a great example that what many gurus preach is nonsense.

    I been trying to figure their SEO strategy out for awhile along with some of the other sites familiar to it.
    Backlinks.

    Building backlinks, buying backlinks, trading for backlinks etc... the site is more or less a band name now so they pick up backlinks organically from all over including from many non-adult authority sites.

    There is nothing special about the site itself and it goes to show that if you work hard, hustle and can get an obscene number of backlinks you can rank well for anything.
  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    jazbo
    Not really. It is a huge site, linked to from all over the net. It is well known to many people including students and through jungle drums at work conversations etc.

    I would imagine that it gets a ton of relevant natural backlinks and most will contain the keywords free sex/porn.

    Also a quick look (well a long look) shows that far from infringing copyright, most of the clips I reckon are put up by the studios. So its in their interests to drive traffic to those posts from their networks of spplogs and generated landing pages, ie, give them free content and encourage them to investigate the paid options.

    Basically it is a genius linkbuilding strategy.

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