A customer came in to the takeaway we run and mentioned that he got to our website (Fired Wok Chinese Takeaway) only after he added the word ‘takeaway’ to his search term.
Confusing because, I was quite pleased with how the SERPS are for Firedwok and ‘chinese takeaway lancaster‘ which results (at time of writing) to this..
It turns out that he was searching for ‘oriental food delivery lancaster’ which made the site past page 5 on the results!
Bring on the featured links!
A few days or weeks ago, ComLuv got put up to PR6 on the homepage from Google. How nice! I mentioned this in the email newsletter and within a few hours, two links were sold on the sidebar for 30 days each. One with a subscription! woot!, might this be the first month Comluv pays for itself? lol
I thought I’d take advantage of this PR increase and put a text link for ‘oriental food delivery lancaster’ on with the paid ones and left it a while. In the meantime, I put some more posts on the blog portion of the takeaway website and put in some ‘oriental food’ references on the homepage.
Got me some SERPs
And now, a search for ‘oriental food delivery lancaster’ results in a number 1 position (and number 2)
Very happy with my text link purchase, and because I own the site it means it was free! haha
I guess I can take it down now, it’s done it’s job and it can make some space for another paid ad.
It’s not just me
A paid customer bought a link for UK payday loans back when that search term had them after page 10 (I tested it when they first bought the link) and now that term results in them being on page 1 of google.
They even asked why I had no subscription option for the ads! I switched it on and straight away, I had 50$ per month subscriptions coming in. Very nice!
Get YOU some links
If I can sell a few more links on subscription, I’ll have enough to upgrade the server to more memory and a faster processor. It’s typical that the first time the site has made enough money to pay for it’s own server and bandwidth, it reaches capacity again and needs upgrading! lol. what a fun ride!
You can buy featured homepage links and network wide footer links on the ComLuv page here