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My Content Tuning Experiment

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by validseo, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. validseo

    validseo Power Member

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    I created test pages using a secret keyword and then let Google index the test pages... Then I googled the secret keyword and Google sorted the test pages.... It looks to me like one exact match in the title followed with lots of keyword stuffing in the body is what works best for content tuning currently.

    I did not expect the test pages to be so neatly ordered... I always figured Google worked in a lot of chaos to keep outsiders from making these kinds of determinations so easily.

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    You put keywords into the title and the pages ranked. What did you suspect would happen? Please don't take this the wrong way, I'm just trying to see what your hypothesis was and what this experiment was trying to prove.
     
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    It told me a lot of things... like having multiple keyword matches in the title doesn't outrank 1 exact match... It also told me that 1 H1 match is not better than 2 H3 matches... and it is empirical data instead of faith-based SEO... I'm just sharing my findings.

    What if Google had ranked 4 title matches higher than 1. I'd bet most people would be equally unimpressed with that information, but it is totally valuable intel to me even though most people would write it off as mundane.

    Just to clarify... I did not set out to prove anything... I created the test pages in hopes that Google would show me directly how it behaves in regards to content tuning and it did.
     
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