Make Money Online Anchor Test Results


Here are some really early stats on what happens when you can rank on page 1 of a prized search term. The above screen shot is my Google search stats for the past three days.

As you can see, make money online quickly vaulted to the second highest search term. The number one search term for finding this blog is still “John Chow” (who would have guessed?). Another thing I noticed is that I am now ranking on page 1 of Google for “making money online.” That phrase is not searched as much as make money online but it’s an added bonus since I wasn’t trying to rank for it.

These stats are early but they are very encouraging. Having 252 new search engine visitors in three days means over 2,500 people will discover this blog every month. There is no way I will be able to retain all of them. However, because they’re searching for something that this blog talks about, I hope a fair percentage will stick around, bookmark me, or add me to their RSS readers. Judging by the recent rise of the FeedBurner RSS counter, I say quite a number of people are doing that.

Below is a graph of my journey to to the front of Google’s search engine results page. Thanks to Justin at Water Cooling 101 for tracking it for me.


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57 thoughts on “Make Money Online Anchor Test Results”

  1. Tyler says:

    I like how people seem to goto your site after looking up ‘whores’ 😯

    1. Brian says:

      I, too, am amused by that statistic.


      1. I wonder how many of these people felt ‘cheated’ when they found nothing related to whores when they come onto here from the results.. πŸ˜€

        1. Marc says:

          I suspect many were deeply disappointed πŸ™‚

        2. Brendan says:

          They Find the Google Whores.

    2. What do you mean? I thought that’s what we were all here looking for.

  2. Carl says:

    First 5-star post in a while! πŸ™‚

    I can’t get over how many people just search for your name… Are you that famous? πŸ˜†

  3. Gdog says:

    I got here by searching for gail vaz-oxlade and trying the “I’m feeling lucky” button πŸ™‚

  4. Shaun Carter says:

    Wow… whores. Never would have guessed you ranked for that… lol.

    I’m always fascinated by what terms people use to find some of my sites, there are definitely some interesting ones.

    1. Gary Lee says:

      Jay-Z? is that you?

      1. Shaun Carter says:

        He’s my cousin… lol. Nope but I get that a lot… I’m a little too white to pass for jigga man.

  5. I Post it says:

    Whats more surprising is not that fact that people are looking for whores on the net but actually they are spelling it right. They are actually using ‘W’.

  6. Did you conduct any specific SEO techniques or is it all based on quality content.

  7. Mike Panic says:

    Very nice work… shows the power of anchor text. That is where I am really starting to stumble though, branding my blog, I write about so much, hence the name of – even coming up with a great searchable tagline is a pita.

    o yea… fyi: That phase is not searched as much as make money online but it’s an added bonus since I wasn’t trying to rank for it.

    I think you mean phrase

  8. Jester says:

    I can’t believe you didn’t even mention that number 7 was “whores.”

    THAT is news-worthy. πŸ˜†

  9. skiper says:

    Thats the power of anchor text,nice job, I’ll try it to my blog and hope to be on the first page for my search keyword.

  10. zaki says:

    Congratulations to you.
    It seems that now you are going to be chalenging problogger. Well done!!! It doesn’t matter as long as it is a healthy competition.

    Everybody wants to be like you including me. I’m working hard to follow your foot step.. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  11. Jerry says:

    This momentum you have is insane! keep it up

  12. Mark Shead says:

    So ranking on the front page for “make money online” only sends 82 people per day?

    I kind of expected it to be higher than that.

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s only been 3 days. I’m on the front page of 12 data centers. The number should increase as more data centers update.

      1. Gary Lee says:

        so what are we gonna do with this newfound traffic? Are you overhauling the site? or is it going to be pretty much the same?

        1. I guess he can give a hand in conversion of this new-found traffic into revenue. That would be a nice return.

      2. Dave says:

        John – How did you find out that you are only on the front page in 12 data centers?

        1. Marc says:

          You can check a data centre by using its IP. The data centre lists are out there on the web.

    2. Mark says:

      After this successful experiment, an update on your increased traffic levels would no doubt be be much appreciated by the blogging community. Of course respecting your privacy rights this could possibly be in percentage terms etc

  13. THis is amazing stuff John, great blog. I have just implemented at my blog – The Kingsland Report. Thanks!

    1. This info should help me understand anchors more.

  14. it’s always fun to see what people are looking for when they enter your site from Search Engines
    last month i had people looking for “average age of alien abductees” only god knows how they related it to my site…

  15. Frank says:

    I find it funny that people searching for ‘Agloco Scam’ somehow find their way here to the home of one of the biggest Agloco evangelists. It’s like going into the Lion’s den…

  16. simon says:

    That’s very impressive result!! πŸ˜›
    I wish I can make keyword”碲路賺錒” link to my page on Google’s first page 😈

  17. That’s some amazing progress for the search phrase, John. Guess it’s only a matter of time before you make it to the front page for that!

  18. Brian says:

    Congratulations John, can’t believe you got there so quick. Well done.

    BTW this page
    reckons there are about half a million searches for “whores” per month.

    Are you planning to do more work with this keyword ? 😈

  19. Nomar says:

    Great John, I think you can get ranked for almost everything high with those reviews

  20. Gary Lee says:

    i’m waiting to see the first $500 review!

  21. Do you really have to use as comparison? :mrgreen:

    1. Marc says:

      Yes, yes he does πŸ˜‰ How else do drum up some added buzz over the post?

  22. John, which option in Analytics gives you that view? I’m searching through my options and can’t find it. I got the reverse: Keyword/Source, but not Source/Keyword. I’d like to see what I’m getting for each search engine like you’ve previewed. Thanks. ❓

    1. Kenny says:

      Marketing Optimization > Search Engine Marketing > CPC vs Organic Conversion

      Then expand one of the items (in John’s case, he opened up Google)

      1. Excellent πŸ˜› there it is. I hadn’t been looking under the Marketing section, but that does make sense now. Thanks!

        1. Marc says:

          I have an amazingly difficult time with the Analytics menu structure. I’m sure it makes perfect sense to some of you, but to me, it makes none whatsoever.

  23. Wow, that’s great John! I’m surprised the traffic numbers are not even higher than that but like you mentioned it’s still early (not in all datacenters etc.)

    Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

  24. I came here looking for whores? What the heck is all this ‘make money online’ crap?

  25. What’s ‘gail vaz-oxlade’?

    1. John Chow says:

      She is the host of Till Debt Do Us part. I wrote a post about her show and she replied to it.

  26. Dear John,

    Youhave some intresting statistics of how people are making money online. Can you also highligh something on your experience
    1.) Do Adwords Spendors benefit from all this actually and some statics on that ?

    I was thinking, assuming you have some unsed kewords which you use cheap keywords and adwords to bring people to your website but actually it does not have the contnet linked to it but just few adwords to the orignal content with which the user came there ?

    Is it possible

  27. Sabrina says:

    How do you do it??? I stopped reading Mark Cubans’ blog everyday to read yours. I’m finding that’s a very worth it exchange. πŸ™‚

    You’re blog is very helpful, thank you! πŸ™‚

  28. Josh Rives says:

    Do you linkbait yourself or is this all a result of reviews and changing content on your site?

  29. Thanks for sharing your stats like that. Seeing some analysis done is encouraging. Can I ask, who do you use as web tracker and what is their fee? I use a free one right now and have started using Google Analytics as well. I am impressed with them and will fully switch over once I have some more data collected.

  30. Franck S says:

    Good job John. As I am trying to get there as well (I am on page two), I was trying to find my site, and I found your blog…

    Google is shaking up everybody these days. Results are changing every week.

    Now the question is not to be on the first page, but to stay there. This is the real challenge.

    I’ve seen some sites stay on the first page for only days.

  31. Jeff says:

    Just joined your mybloglog community

  32. Dave says:

    This is true, but I think in John’s case, he is there to stay. Simply due to the fact that he’s picked up so many quality related links with the anchor text of that keyword.

  33. Wow, you ranked for whores. Somehow my site got visitors search for orgy.

  34. This is great John! I am shooting for a simple phrase. “Hopeless Romantic” I like to think that I am a hopeless romantic and also it would be fun to tell girl that I am rank #1 on google for the phrase “Hopeless Romantic”. I will let you know when it comes!!


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