Manchester Freelance SEO Challenge Update


OK, so in my last SEO related post, I talk about gunning for the top spot in Google for “manchester freelance” which has a healthy competition of nearly three million results.

10 hours after making the SEO changes I’m on the first page of Google at position 4 which is again a lot quicker than I expected and has made me eat my words:

I don’t expect this to happen overnight though!

Edit: July 8th @ 12:30 – Now at position 2!

The Manchester Freelance SEO Challenge

The other day I thought that getting to the top of Google for “Stockport Freelancer” would be too niche, too easy, and a waste of time so I decided to opt for “Manchester Freelancer” which is a tad more broad with fairly healthy competition, around 450,000 results.

However I made one blog post and within an hour I was appearing at the top of Google for “Manchester Freelancer” which surprised me a little. It goes to show though how much Google likes trusted platforms such as WordPress as publishing engines, and combined with it’s automatic pinging service, SEO starts to become a breeze.

For some reason though, Google wants to correct the search term to “Manchester Freelance” (minus the ‘r’) which has six times the competition, over 2,600,000 results. Therefore I’m going to modify the SEO strategy slightly to see if I can make a dent in that. I don’t expect this to happen overnight though!