86% Of SEOs Say They Can Rank #1 In Both Google.com & Regional Googles

Aug 20, 2009 • 8:46 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

A couple weeks ago, I asked our readers how feasible it was to rank in the number one spot in Google.com and at the same time rank #1 in a regional flavored Google search space. We have just about a hundred responses, so I wanted to share the results with you.

In short, 86% of the respondents said it was possible. 46% said yes, it is doable, 40% said it depends on the keyword, 11% said it was not possible and the rest didn't really answer the question. Here is the visual breakdown:

Question: Can You Rank #1 In Regional Google & Google.com?

:: Yes said 45 respondents or 46% :: Depends On Keyword said 39 respondents or 40% :: No said 11 respondents or 11% :: Other answer... said 2 respondents or 2%

Poll on Ranking in Google Regional

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Comments:

Phil

08/20/2009 06:57 pm

That is such a joke. That's like 86% of Track & Field coaches saying they can get their running star to win a medal at the Olympics. Newsflash: There are 10 spots on SERP1, and many more businesses to fill those, plus irrelevant SE entries like Wikipedia.

Phil

08/20/2009 07:04 pm

Nice commenting system. Cuts you off.

Barry Schwartz

08/20/2009 07:13 pm

You had a bracket, which was interpreted as HTML.

Rob Abdul

08/21/2009 08:37 am

It is no joke Phil, and you can beat Wikipedia. Ever heard of David and Goliath's story? Barry the following is a slight shameful plug; none-the-less necessary to illustrate a point (my site is robabdul.com): Keywords #1 "ebusiness specialist" 1st place in Google globally 1st place in Google UK. Keywords #2 "ecommerce expert" 5th place on Google globally 1st place in Google UK. Keywords #3 "rob abdul" 1st place in Google globally 1st place in Google UK.

Scott Patterson

08/21/2009 11:42 am

"That's like 86% of Track & Field coaches saying they can get their running star to win a medal at the Olympics." Not so, most websites don't hire a SEO, so the analogy doesn't fit. And even if it wasn't possible, why would someone be an SEO if they didn't at least think they could make it to #1?

Rob Abdul

08/21/2009 01:00 pm

The first page on Google is the Promised Land. To be there for a competitive keyword takes a lot of hard work in brand building and gaining trust with the Google Gods. I have found that most non SEO’s do not fully appreciate the nature of the beast! The Internet is a living breathing constantly growing organic monster. To retain good SEPRs requires “continual” work as the sands are always shifting.

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