| 10:33 pm on Dec 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Increase your inbound links.
| 11:48 pm on Dec 29, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Inbound links from relevant sites especially if the anchor text in the hyperlink contains the keywords you wish to rank for would probably have the biggest affect on your rankings.
Unfortunately without knowing anything about your site, it's hard to say whether there are on-page/on-site optimizations that could be made to help improve your rankings. You could try posting your URL on the Google Help Forums to see what type of feedback you get as far as on-page/on-site factors the could be changed to improve your rankings.
| 1:03 am on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
>>looking for some advice on how I may get to page one of the searches, dont even care if its long term trying to make a push for a holiday coming up in feb
Long term would be in about 35 days or so? Is that February 2009 or 2010?
| 1:55 am on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
If you have site wide links to your target pages, try varying the the internal inbound anchor text to those pages using ~related terms and a few general terms.
| 2:12 am on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I'm with minnapple. Screwing around with your inbound anchor text (i.e. the link text in your menus and stuff like that) can make a difference and is likely to be the easiest and best push for you.
The last time I did this on a non-competitive term, on a site that had some OK backlinks, it quickly took the site from page to to the #1 spot for some less competitive terms.
You should also check your title tags and description meta tags while you're at it.
| 2:25 am on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
When you say "page one of the searches," what exactly do you have in mind? One person might search on "widgetonian collie underwear," while anoher might search on "widget collie shorts." It might be easier to get traffic from several less obvious keyphrases than from one high-profile keyphrase.
| 1:42 pm on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
thanks for all the feedback...im going for "one" highly competitive term for feburary im going to wait one more week to see if I move up or down, then I'll make the push if needed I'll see what i can do with the inbound anchors...thanks again
| 3:11 pm on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
If you want to live a bit riskier, you could buy a bunch of blog links. Not sure how fast those take effect though.
| 3:15 pm on Dec 30, 2008 (gmt 0)|
yeah not sure I want to go that route...seen some competitors try that they cant even be found when searching for there domain