Msg#: 3157654 posted 7:17 pm on Nov 15, 2006 (gmt 0)
I am working on a site that will have to compete in a competitive area online, so I am understandably nervous about how I am going to fare. Anyway - to get going I typed in some of the most popular phrases for my website into Google today and noticed that a site that should not be on top, (at least as far as I can work out), is still occupying position 1 on Google.
The site has : 1) barely any content 2) consists of only 6 pages 3) 5 of them have hardly any text 4) Has an Alexa rating (for what it is worth) of 4,300,0005) 5) According to Yahoo Site Explorer has 7 incoming links (not counting links from within its own domain) 6) Counting its own internal links, it has a further 15 incoming links 7) All incoming links (as listed by Yahho) are from sites with a PR of 0 8) Google's site: query lists 30 incoming links, but they are all internal, it lists no sites linking in at all. 9) Home page has PR of 1/10 10) Google does not have a cached snapshot of the page
Sites that rank lower than the one described above are rich, large, fully featured, high content sites simply loaded with information.
It makes the job of trying to compete really difficult if you see a site that seems so rubbish, being ranked at position 1.