Crushing the Competition in the SERPs

by yukon Banned
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Lol, I thought this was funny & wanted to post about it.

I'm in a hobby niche & there's not really a lot of different competition, I do have a few comp. but only two of them really understand SEO or they are outsourcing to someone that understands SEO fairly good.

I did a lot of SEO tweaking over the last week. Today I checked a list of 7 keywords that I'm trying to rank for, all 100% relevant to my main keyword.

For 1 of the keywords I'm ranking 5 thumbnail images (Google text search) & a triple SERP listing of regular SERP links/descriptions. The 5 Google thumbnail images have their pages setup to break the Google Image frame, so the SERP traffic gets sent directly to the webpage that includes the image.

So in all for this single keyword I have 8 individual links on the first SERP page (LMAO ) & that's just 1 keyword, the other 6 keywords are also ranking decent.

The keyword I'm ranking with 8 links is a major keyword for one of my comp., it's in their Index page title & a few category page titles. The comp. is still ranking #1 (for now) for this specific keyword but I'm betting he's sweating bullets about now, lol.

Anyways, having fun.
#competition #crushing #serps
  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Ha. Nice.

    Looks like you're doing a good job at taking advantage of all of the different Google "features" that you can rank for. I tend to do this sometimes with videos in addition to pages. But never images.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

      Ha. Nice.

      Looks like you're doing a good job at taking advantage of all of the different Google "features" that you can rank for. I tend to do this sometimes with videos in addition to pages. But never images.
      Yea, Google thumbnail images are awesome to rank, just have to make sure that people are interested in what the image presents & not the actual image itself, also have to break the Google Image frame to move the traffic directly from Google Text search (thumbnail image) to your web page.

      Something else I do to try & boost Google thumbnail image CTR is to not have a white background on the thumbnail image so it sticks out like a sore thumb on the Google SERPs, lol, you can't miss the thumbnail images.
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  • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
    Good job mate, what kind of "twaking" have you made? what competetion is the keyword ?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by ownergolan View Post

      Good job mate, what kind of "twaking" have you made? what competetion is the keyword ?
      • All relevant internal links/keywords in the last week, also image optimization & building internal keyword rich anchor-text links pointing at images hosted on my site.
      • Standard alt-text & surrounding the images with relevant plain text keywords.
      • Updating old post with new text/keywords/links.

      Competition is in the hobby niche.
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      • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        • All relevant internal links/keywords in the last week, also image optimization & building internal keyword rich anchor-text links pointing at images hosted on my site.
        • Standard alt-text & surrounding the images with relevant plain text keywords.
        • Updating old post with new text/keywords/links.

        Competition is in the hobby niche.
        Competition i mean low-mid-high, cause you obtained 8 postitoning for 1 keyword so i assume its low competition.. ? sry for typos on the road
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by ownergolan View Post

          Competition i mean low-mid-high, cause you obtained 8 postitoning for 1 keyword so i assume its low competition.. ? sry for typos on the road
          Med. competition keyword.

          On the images, I think dominating all 5 positions could be pulled off for a lot of high comp. keywords. I think a lot of people are scared to rank images because they think the traffic will land on the Google Image frame page, which the frame can be broken & traffic never knows any different.

          Triple SERPs can be done on just about any comp. keyword as long as the first page doesn't already have existing triple SERPs for the comp., even then it just depends on how bad someone wants to rank for the keyword.

          The good thing about double/triple SERP listings is, it throws off new competition, a lot of people don't want to deal with established comp. ranking multiple pages per keyword, they'll move along to easier keywords.
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      • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        • All relevant internal links/keywords in the last week, also image optimization & building internal keyword rich anchor-text links pointing at images hosted on my site.
        • Standard alt-text & surrounding the images with relevant plain text keywords.
        • Updating old post with new text/keywords/links.

        Competition is in the hobby niche.
        Competition i mean low-mid-high, cause you obtained 8 postitoning for 1 keyword so i assume its low competition.. ? sry for typos on the road
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    And you barely do any backlinking?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

      And you barely do any backlinking?
      Personally, No I don't build very many external links. I see new external links pop up from my traffic building links (niche forums, blogs, etc...) but I haven't built many external links in a while (maybe close to a year) for this specific site.

      One thing about my sites, I would be surprised to find an external link that wasn't on a relevant sites page (entire site in same niche, not just the backlink page).

      Last night I was looking at one of my oldest blogs that I don't mess with anymore & noticed a lot of pages with half way decent PR1-4 pages, around 50 pages total. I will be taking advantage of those links in the near future, I just need to do more keyword research & figure out the best use for those 50 or so external links.

      I'm not saying external links aren't important (they are important) & I do have plenty of existing external links, but once the main keyword is ranked, it's a lot easier (most times) to rank new relevant keywords using the authority built up from the main keyword pages. It's like a snowball effect.

      Example, main keyword already ranked = woodworking projects.

      Example, new keywords:
      • woodworking tools
      • woodworking ideas
      • free woodworking plans
      • woodworking plans
      • woodworking supplies
      • woodworking shows

      Once that first keyword is ranked (external links) you can consider the rest of that keyword list as already being half way ranked. Build out the pages + supporting pages & internal links.

      BTW, this isn't some micro site built over a weekend, the site is around 5-6 years old & around 1,000 pages of unique content.
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      • Profile picture of the author zecke
        Yuk, how to break the Google Image frame to move the traffic directly from Google Text search (thumbnail image) to your web page ?

        I`m using Your tips to rank images by pointing keyword internal rich anchor text link and after couple months I see that my pictures are no1, but still I have them in frame after click in serps
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by zecke View Post

          Yuk, how to break the Google Image frame to move the traffic directly from Google Text search (thumbnail image) to your web page ?

          I`m using Your tips to rank images by pointing keyword internal rich anchor text link and after couple months I see that my pictures are no1, but still I have them in frame after click in serps
          Put this javascript code in between the <head> tags, this is what I use to break the Google Image frame.

          After you add the code go click on your ranked image (in Google), it should break the frame as soon as you click the image in the SERPs & make you land on your web page.

          Code:
          <script type='text/javascript'> 
          if (top.location != location) {
              top.location.href = document.location.href ;
            }
          </script>
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          • Profile picture of the author AmazeMe
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            Originally Posted by yukon View Post

            Put this javascript code in between the <head> tags, this is what I use to break the Google Image frame.

            After you add the code go click on your ranked image (in Google), it should break the frame as soon as you click the image in the SERPs & make you land on your web page.

            Code:
            <script type='text/javascript'> 
            if (top.location != location) {
                top.location.href = document.location.href ;
              }
            </script>
            Yukon is back I see... once again giving dangerous information.

            If you follow this advice and put this code above the head tag, you run a HIGH risk of Google seeing this (and cutting off your image traffic).

            There is a way to pull this off (ironically with the exact same code) that is blind to Google. I'd tell you about it, but the mods here like to delete my free solutions. So I'll keep mum.
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            • Profile picture of the author yukon
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              Originally Posted by AmazeMe View Post

              Yukon is back I see... once again giving dangerous information.

              If you follow this advice and put this code above the head tag, you run a HIGH risk of Google seeing this (and cutting off your image traffic).

              There is a way to pull this off (ironically with the exact same code) that is blind to Google. I'd tell you about it, but the mods here like to delete my free solutions. So I'll keep mum.
              AmazeMe, go troll someone else.

              The reasons Warrior Forum Mods delete your comments is because all you know is how to troll, looks like you would learn after getting smacked a few times.


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              Everyone else,

              I've been running this frame breaker code on my Adsense sites for around 1.5 years, all it does is break a frame just like If someone (anyone) tries to frame your web page (totally white hat) ask anyone else that knows what their talking about, it's not a big deal.

              Don't listen to the AmazeMe troll, all he does is follow me around the forum trolling.
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          • Profile picture of the author AmazeMe
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            Originally Posted by yukon View Post

            Put this javascript code in between the <head> tags, this is what I use to break the Google Image frame.

            After you add the code go click on your ranked image (in Google), it should break the frame as soon as you click the image in the SERPs & make you land on your web page.

            Code:
            <script type='text/javascript'> 
            if (top.location != location) {
                top.location.href = document.location.href ;
              }
            </script>
            Yikes this is AWFUL advice.

            If you follow Yukon's advice and put this code above the head tag, you run a HIGH risk of Google seeing this (and cutting off your image traffic). Yes, it's been proven that Google now sees JS code.

            There is a way to pull this off (ironically with the exact same code) that is blind to Google. I'd tell you about it, but the mods here like to delete my free solutions. So I'll keep mum.
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          • Profile picture of the author TuNguyen
            Originally Posted by yukon View Post

            Put this javascript code in between the <head> tags, this is what I use to break the Google Image frame.

            After you add the code go click on your ranked image (in Google), it should break the frame as soon as you click the image in the SERPs & make you land on your web page.

            Code:
            <script type='text/javascript'> 
            if (top.location != location) {
                top.location.href = document.location.href ;
              }
            </script>
            Awesome. Thans for that.
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          • Profile picture of the author WildGale
            Did Google display image results before you worked on ranking your own images? I'm in a niche where images would add some value but they don't display on page 1, so I wonder if I should bother.

            In any case, your report is inspiring, as always.
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            • Profile picture of the author zecke
              Yuk. Your code works great. Thanks again.

              If there is any chance to speed up showing my images in Google serps ? Last time i had to wait couple months...
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              • Profile picture of the author yukon
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                Originally Posted by zecke View Post

                Yuk. Your code works great. Thanks again.

                If there is any chance to speed up showing my images in Google serps ? Last time i had to wait couple months...
                All I can suggest is build more keyword anchor-text links pointing directly at the image URL, example:

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                <a href="http://www.my-site.com/my-image.jpg/">my keyword here</a>
                When you build the image links surround the anchor-text with relevant keywords.
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            • Profile picture of the author yukon
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              Originally Posted by WildGale View Post

              Did Google display image results before you worked on ranking your own images? I'm in a niche where images would add some value but they don't display on page 1, so I wonder if I should bother.

              In any case, your report is inspiring, as always.
              Google did show images from other websites (not mine) before I started on this batch of new keywords in OP.

              I do have an older keyword that I've been trying to get Google to display thumbnail images for but haven't had that image rank yet, I'm ranking a regular webpage just not thumbnail image in Google text search for that one image. That one keyword doesn't have anyone ranking thumbnail images in text search.

              Just like ranking anything in the SERPs, sometimes keywords are just stubborn & take more work.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rndmals
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        I'm not saying external links aren't important (they are important) & I do have plenty of existing external links, but once the main keyword is ranked, it's a lot easier (most times) to rank new relevant keywords using the authority built up from the main keyword pages. It's like a snowball effect.
        That is an excellent point and hopefully people will realize that this is the cornerstone of the success of the method, and not just putting some int. links here and there and sitting with their thumbs up their rear ends, waiting for a wonder.
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    Great work... How about a little WSO for kicks and giggles.
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  • Profile picture of the author lutherlars
    Hey Yukon:
    Trying to pm u but when I send my pm, it simply goes to my pm inbox screen and nothing goes in my "sent folder." You got an email I could reach you at? Cheers.
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      Originally Posted by lutherlars View Post

      Hey Yukon:
      Trying to pm u but when I send my pm, it simply goes to my pm inbox screen and nothing goes in my "sent folder." You got an email I could reach you at? Cheers.
      The forum kept messing up earlier today, looks like you sent me the same PM 4 times. I'll PM back shortly.
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    Excellent SEO demonstrated here, as usual. Take notice, folks.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    This is very cool, Yukon and something that I am now working on doing.

    I never really considered ranking multiple pages until a few months ago when you mentioned it in another thread somewhere. I always felt, Yes page 1, i'm done.

    But now, I have 3 pages on positions 1-3 for one of my keywords and my traffic is pretty much dependent on that post now.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by lovboa View Post

      This is very cool, Yukon and something that I am now working on doing.

      I never really considered ranking multiple pages until a few months ago when you mentioned it in another thread somewhere. I always felt, Yes page 1, i'm done.

      But now, I have 3 pages on positions 1-3 for one of my keywords and my traffic is pretty much dependent on that post now.
      Ranking multiple pages for the same keyword defiantly helps increase traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzykid123
    Hey Yukon, sorry for sounding like a noob here but when you say break the google image frame,do you mean when someone clicks on a image through google rather than them seeing the image with your website in the background, it just loads up the page that the image is on?
    If so which part of wordpress should I be adding that code?
    Sorry once again for being a bit of a noob.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by wizzykid123 View Post

      Hey Yukon, sorry for sounding like a noob here but when you say break the google image frame,do you mean when someone clicks on a image through google rather than them seeing the image with your website in the background, it just loads up the page that the image is on?
      If so which part of wordpress should I be adding that code?
      Sorry once again for being a bit of a noob.
      Since your running Wordpress, first backup your Wordpress theme, then add the code between the <head> tags inside the header.php file, like this:

      <head>
      (existing head code here)


      (image frame breaker javascript code here)
      </head>
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzykid123
    All done cheers Yukon you sir are a legend. I get a fair bit of traffic from google image's and this should help keep people at the site and inturn increase my adsense revenue.
    Thanks once again.
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