After three years of hard work I am now #1 on the planet for “andrew”!
Feel free to throw a few more links this way with “andrew” in the anchor text to reinforce my position of global andrew domination. 🙂 That dude at #2 has owned the #1 spot for years.
I love the smell of #1 in image search in the morning. It smells like #victory.
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You know it baby!
Done. I have renamed the link on my personal blog from Local SEO Guide to just “Andrew’s Blog”.
Thanks Dev, but change that one back – rather rank for “local seo guide” than “andrew” 🙂
Dev, Andrew really meant you should link to my blog with ‘Local SEO guide’ and keep his link saying ‘Andrew’.
Unfortunately Beckham and Michelangelo appear to have doomed me to several ‘pages’ deep into the new infinite scroll.
Or you guys could link to Powered by Search and help it rank for “local seo services” – much better conversion rate on that one ;).
I don’t have a shot at beating slum dog millionaire star Dev Patel either.
Man Beckham owns that results page. David Patterson could have done some damage, but he didn’t want it bad enough.
Don’t tempt me Dev…
I guess this is generation y’s version of, “if you looked up X in the dictionary, you’d find a picture of him.”
You now define Andrew for all mankind.
Hey Kyle, this is a p.c. blog. I now define Andrew for all humankind.
Damn, I just did an image search on my name, and I think the “defining image of Liam” is far worse than having David Beckham! It’s that Gallagher character. Plus there’s a terrible pic of Liam Neeson with his pants off. Damn you Google image search.
wooT! what a hoot, Andrew….
and nope, me neither in beating Jim Carrey or Jim Morrison or Jim Belushi….sigh…
still funny! and I’ll do a blog on it myownself too….nice find Andrew — expected from the #1 Andrew in Google tho, eh!
Not at the office right now, otherwise I’d do a little research on your links before I typed it but this is such a cool trick that I don’t want to forget about it… just curious, did you actually build link campaigns around your name? If so, did you ever link directly to the image and how many links did you create?
Also- be careful how you tell people about how to find you this way, because people logged into Google may confuse this with ‘social content / social circle’ area on the bottom of the serp (right above news) where its almost always profile pics.
That brings me to the question- how do you know when a search brings up an image-box on the homepage?
(patent-pending on the term ‘image-box’……. kidding, but its catchy, right?)
A while ago I asked readers to link to my site with the word “andrew” in the anchor text, but that’s about all the effort I made.
Re the image-box, not sure what all of the triggers are for this.
Interesting….. I just assumed it was from your comments on blogs with the name ‘Andrew’ in them….. what exactly are the factors to getting an image to rank? Based on your site I would assume it to be backlinks to a page with that name in the anchor text which matches the name of the alt text of the image.
Also, I wonder what would happen if you uploaded a new image named andrew.jpg…. would it reset all the work done thusfar?
I think it’s the number of backlinks to the site with “Andrew” in the anchor text plus the image optimization I have done on the site.
If I changed the image I imagine it would reset.
Lets try it………………… Just kidding.
Just curious though…. how many hits do you actually get a week now for the keyword ‘Andrew’?
According to Webmaster Tools I am doing 8,100 impressions/month for the term. The CTR is lower than what you would think because the other guys look so much more interesting 🙂