stick in iframe, noindex the linked page.
I would think that would be spammy. Also, how can you guarantee you will always be #1 for that search term?
Not sure about using it... just sounding out people with greater knowledge than me... but.... IF a web page is No. 1 then why not make hay while the sun shines... equally Page 1 on Google is I guess... a bit like saying... "we are the number 1 website for whatever... ". If you ae THE No. 1 then why not use it as a marketing tool?
Would your furry widget customers care that you were #1 for that search? Would it make any difference to your sales? My guess probably not (unless you were selling SEO services).
Besides, with local and international search producing different SERPS, can you be sure all of your visitors would see that you were #1?
If you said that on your site, you'd effectively be inviting them to leave your site to go do a Google search.
How would that help you close sales?
As a previous poster mentioned, many of the SERPs are very different based on the geo-targeting of the visitors IP.
You may be #1 when you search, but you may well NOT be #1 for everyone in every location and making the claim and not coming up #1 may take away credibility.
Furthering what StoutFiles had to say, there is a lot of talk lately about variable rankings these days. Rankings have a lot of movement based on geography, iGoogle, time of day, the "yo-yo" effect, and who knows what else.
Does the potential upside outweigh the downside of having a customer check your ranking and see you somewhere other than #1?
What the GoogleGod giveth, the GoogleGod taketh away -- this board is filled with that exact experience from webmaster after webmaster, of "falling from grace" for no discernible reason. Unless there's a definite financial benefit to you in making such an announcement, I'd leave well enough alone. Enjoy the sunshine before the clouds arrive, and make no mistake about it, the clouds will arrive some day. Google makes no guarantees -- nor should they.
I've seen some sites that have a screen capture of them at #1 or #2. But if you do an actual check, most of the time they are not at the top any more.
Of course, I've also seen some "screen captures" where their site's information was obviously PhotoShopped into the screen capture.
Thanks for some great comments guys... as requested.. "any thoughts" and some very valuable answers.. Thanks!
|site's information was obviously PhotoShopped into the screen capture |
The nerve of some people never ceases to amaze.
I wouldn't. Don't tempt tigers.
my competitor used to do that - he had "we're number 1 on google for fuzzy widgets" on his about us page and even on his investors page.
he's number 2-3 now - bad karma