Page one of Google for freelance copywriting

| November 19, 2009

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I’ve been on page one of Google for my top two search terms for over a year now. As you can imagine, being top of page 1 in Google’s SERPs brings in a lot of business. Today my positions look like this:

  • freelance copywriter – Google UK – No 2 on page 1
  • freelance copywriter – Google entire web – No 2 on page 1
  • freelance copywriting – Google UK – No 3 on page 1
  • freelance copywriting – Google entire web – No 3 on page 1

My site was completely offline in early November for whole week because of hosting problems. But despite being completely invisible for seven days it held onto its ranking. In contrast I didn’t get my personal art gallery site – decor-works.co.uk – up and running again until a fortnight after it disappeared. It has temporarily vanished from the listings.

It’s useful to know that if your site goes belly up for a week it’ll probably be OK. But if you leave it much longer you’ll have a lot more SEO work to do to get it back where it was before things went dog-shaped.

Search engines place great importance on fairness. I can only imagine that the reason my freelance copywriting site retained its ranking for week is because it would be horribly unfair for Google to de-rank it immediately without giving me a chance to reinstate things. Thank you,  Google! XXX

Update for 2015 – Ha, I spoke too soon! Oh for the olden days when snagging page on SERPs positions was relatively easy…

 

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Category: copywriting and marketing

By Kate Goldstone - ()

Originally from Middlesbrough, I lived in Brighton for many years before moving to North Devon. I’ve had a passion for words all my life and this is my twelfth year as a freelance writer. In my spare time I draw, paint, sculpt, carve wood and rock, garden, read, write poetry and enjoy long distance hiking. I sing and play the recorder. I collect modernist paintings, vintage rugs and mid-century German art pottery. I’m a member of The Poetry Society. And I am an experienced volunteer shepherd, a ‘Lookerer’.

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