If you’ve read my previous posts way back 2 or 3 years ago, you know that I love promoting products in Amazon.com and I spend a good amount of time in researching potential niches or physical products.
Then when I spot a potential opportunity, I will check out on google who’s ranking on the first page for a particular term. Most of the time, I expect to see the usual pages ranking on first page like amazon.com and other big brand shopping sites.
But for a particular keyword, I was surprised to see that majority of the pages that are ranking are from affiliates. The keyword that I’m talking about is…
BEST PRESSURE WASHERS REVIEWS
Here’s a screenshot of the serp:
6 out of the 10 results are homepages with keywords in their domain name.
- find-best-pressurewasherreviews.com (dashes baby!)
- pressurewashr.com (even typos work!)
- pressurewashersdirect.com (inside page ranking)
I have a suspicion that these sites are doing some serious linkbuilding to help with their rankings. So I decided to check one of the sites and sure enough I saw some of the links they’ve built.
I always believe that links are still crucial when it comes ranking pages but it’s not the same as it was before all those crazy google animal updates.
After checking their links, I checked out their content and saw that all of them provide a good amount of information. I didn’t look closely but I think that most of them had over 1,000 words of content in their page.
Personally I believe that they have done a great job at ranking and at the same time, they gave quality information. Well at least I hope they’re all top quality since I didn’t investigate that much.
What’s the point of this article?
The point is that backlinks still works but gone are the days where you can throw up a very thin 3-5 page mini site and expect to be visible on top of the serps.
But I have to confess that I still have some of these mini sites still ranking on first page. And I think the only reason why they’re still ranking even after all the updates is that each article has over 1,000 words and that they only have a few backlinks. Plus, my sites have an exact match domain.
Of course I’m not saying that this is the golden magic formula for ranking on top of google. But you can bet that I will still follow this pattern simply because it’s the process that’s working for me right now.
I also wrote this article because I think this would be a nice reference to check again in case of any future google updates.
Grab This Opportunity!
Take note that the dot com domain name for this term is still available as of this writing. So if you think you can provide quality information and you like to join the best pressure washers reviews party then I believe you will do a great job by quickly snatching this domain and building an authority site.
If you need any assistance in setting up a campaign, I’ll be here to help you out. But I highly recommend that you register for the starter account over at Wealthy Affiliate to make sure that you have the right info and support.
Are you going to go for this campaign? I would love to hear what you think of this. If you have any feedback or comments, please leave them below this article. Thanks!