Back With a Vengeance – I Need 30 People For My Next SEO Experiment (Take 2)

By on Mar 21, 2011 in Search | 48 comments

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In case you haven’t heard the news – I accidentally crashed my blog’s database last month and it took me over a week to fix things (Feb 17 – 25). I’ve also launched an SEO experiment last month, where I’ve asked my readers to participate, but sadly, I wasn’t able to see its results.

I apologize to those who have volunteered before and hope we can restart with this new project.

How to Participate

What’s in it for you?

Just like before, I’ll be giving in-content link mentions to those that who’ll be willing to participate on this SEO experiment (with your preferred anchor text), which will be included on the results of this experiment.

Sneak Peak

There’s a new factor that I wanted to play around for the past few months, and I just thought that this is the right time to do that (this is not similar to the previous experiment we’ve done last month) – primarily to revive this blog’s momentum. Here’s a quick cool spoiler of this experiment:

My previous post about how to optimize Ecommerce websites, which was published last March 15, 2011, was able to rank 1st on several specific long tails (which are really being searched by people, given that I only found out about its rankings through my analytics “keywords sending traffic” report).

Google SERP SEO Strategies for Ecommerce

#1 – “SEO strategy for ecommerce” – Shot taken 24-hours after being published

Google SERP SEO Strategies for Ecommerce#1 – “SEO strategies for ecommerce” – Shot taken 24-hours after being published

SEOmoz RankTracker 1

Shot taken 20 minutes ago (5 days after) – SEOmoz RankTracker

SEOmoz RankTrackerShot taken 20 minutes ago (5 days after) – SEOmoz RankTracker

I was thinking of making a post regarding this event a few days back at SEO-Hacker, but I backed down due to some missing factors – which actually led me to a much bigger idea. Feel free to comment below if you’re interested to volunteer on this experiment.  Thanks!

Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre is Co-Founder and CEO of Xight Interactive, marketing consultant for Affilorama and Traffic Travis, and also the sole author of this SEO blog. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonacidre and on Google+.

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    • John

      June 27, 2013

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      Awesome concept mate! I am considering doing something like this on my site. I would love to meet up with you next time I am in the Philippines :)

  1. This experiment seems to explain the relation between links and results. However, your website seems to have a lot of authority. I think this experiment must be done with a difficult keyword and a lot of links. 30 people will not be enough for this. :)

  2. Sean

    August 1, 2011

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    I agree. I think 40 would make for a better sample size. :) Love to participate in the future if this one is full.

  3. Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips for first-time blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.


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