I just realized today that I’m ranking number 1 for the search term “spinach vs. lettuce.” I know that this is the sort of thing that only bloggers geek out on, but darnit, I am a blogger! OK, so that’s in addition to being a fit guy and a personal trainer, but allow me to elaborate.
When you type a search query into Google, the order that a site appears in that search is its rank. Well, if you type in “spinach vs. lettuce”, my article Spinach vs. Lettuce is the very first listing in Google!
The higher your page ranks, the more people are likely to visit your site when they type in that phrase or keyword. Sure, I’d like to rank higher for some other phrases and keywords, such as kettlebells, yoga, or core cardio kettlebell, but I’ll take spinach vs. lettuce too! After all, nutrition is such a huge part of fitness, and that’s why I wrote that article in the first place. I wanted to really highlight the difference between two common ingredients of a salad, and it’s something that I like to eat fairly often for lunch.
Aside from the name of this website, JohnnyFit, this is my first of hopefully many number-one rankings.
Oddly enough, the other pages for which I’m getting close to top ranking are also for nutritional articles. The searches “hummus and carrots”, “raw almonds vs dry roasted almonds”, and “protein substitutes” lead you to my page near the top of the rankings. I’m also doing well in a few others too! I can track all kinds of things like that with the Google Webmasters Tools that I have connected to my site.
Now that Google is including social metrics in their search engine results, you might get different results based on your “Likes” and “+’s”, as well as those of your friends and circles. Therefore, I usually do my queries to satisfy my amusement when I’m not logged into my Google account.
Anyway, enough geeking out for now. I just had to share!
Are there any search queries that you would think I would land on the first page of Google with? Or, maybe you originally found my website by typing something random into a search engine. I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!