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unusual surge to page one in competitive marketplace

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rolarome, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. rolarome

    rolarome Newbie

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    hi there,

    google: I have been tracking a number of competing websites in the business of tourism and it 's pretty much same old same old month after month after month - everyone stays in the same place, same page.

    until today.

    one site has jumped from number 49 to 9 overnight.

    this has never ever happened before, the only changes to the index page are as follows (second segment of code, in larger font). not so much changes, more like a normal php error message but you never know:



    GOOGLE POSITION 49 FOR 'ROME TOURS'

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en">
    <title>Roman Candle Tours - Vatican Rome Tours Colosseum in English</title>
    <meta name="description" content="Roman Candle Tours - offers guided tours of Rome including Vatican tours and the Colosseum all by English speaking guides with a passion for Rome.">
    <meta name="keywords" content="Roman Candle Tours, English speaking tours Rome, guided tours Rome, tours Rome, Vatican tours, walking tours Rome, city tours Rome, English speaking guides Rome">
    <meta name="author" content="Fisheyes Ltd - Internet Solutions for Tourism - http://hiderefer.org/?http://www.fisheyes.it/">
    <meta name="distribution" content="global">
    <meta name="revisit-after" content="7 days">
    <meta name="robots" content="all">
    <link href="stylesheet/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="images/favicon.ico">
    </head>
    <script src="http://hiderefer.org/?http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    _uacct = "UA-3740776-1";
    urchinTracker();
    </script>
    <body>

    GOOGLE POSITION 9 FOR 'ROME TOURS'

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en">
    <title>Roman Candle Tours - Vatican Rome Tours Colosseum in English</title>
    <meta name="description" content="Roman Candle Tours - offers guided tours of Rome including Vatican tours and the Colosseum all by English speaking guides with a passion for Rome.">
    <meta name="keywords" content="Roman Candle Tours, English speaking tours Rome, guided tours Rome, tours Rome, Vatican tours, walking tours Rome, city tours Rome, English speaking guides Rome">
    <meta name="author" content="Fisheyes Ltd - Internet Solutions for Tourism - http://hiderefer.org/?http://www.fisheyes.it/">
    <meta name="distribution" content="global">
    <meta name="revisit-after" content="7 days">
    <meta name="robots" content="all">
    <link href="stylesheet/style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="images/favicon.ico">
    <br />
    <b>Warning</b>: include(javascript/bookmark.js) [<a href='function.include'>function.include</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in <b>/home/r/o/romancandletours/web/public_html/index.php</b> on line <b>15</b><br />
    <br />
    <b>Warning</b>: include(javascript/bookmark.js) [<a href='function.include'>function.include</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in <b>/home/r/o/romancandletours/web/public_html/index.php</b> on line <b>15</b><br />
    <br />
    <b>Warning</b>: include() [<a href='function.include'>function.include</a>]: Failed opening 'javascript/bookmark.js' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in <b>/home/r/o/romancandletours/web/public_html/index.php</b> on line <b>15</b><br />
    </head>
    <script src="http://hiderefer.org/?http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js" type="text/javascript">
    </script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    _uacct = "UA-3740776-1";
    urchinTracker();
    </script>
    <body>


    any thoughts?

    thanks
     
  2. triggershot

    triggershot Registered Member

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    The competition for that keyword really isn't that hard, I would suggest you do your on-page SEO, optimize for the keyword "rome tours", and get some high PR backlinks, such as Angela's backlinks and should be able to rank in top 5 easily.