Some of you that follow Singing Dogs closely might remember we posted that we had a 1 SERP Ranking in Google. (I should clarify we rank first for a text links to a website and webpage. Videos technically have the 1 number spot.) We were all pretty happy about this SEO development for our website… until I noticed a week later we dropped down to the 2nd spot in Google for the search phrase “Singing Dogs.”
I’ll admit to everyone that I’ve been in a battle with a Wikipedia page for the number 1 position ever since. (If you are curios to know that page is about New Guinea Singing Dogs. I wonder if Cody and Sierra are related?) For now and as of this writing we have the number 1 spot again but it was a lot of work trying to reclaim the SERP (search engine result pages) position in Google.
While I always knew that trying to outrank a Wikipedia page is damn hard, I didn’t realize it was going to be this hard. Especially considering the search term “Singing Dogs” doesn’t get as many monthly search queries as you would expect. Also it annoys me that Google changes it’s algorithm so readily and it still doesn’t take down spammy and crappy pages, even if you report them.
I’m curios to know if any pet bloggers, other types of bloggers, search marketers, etc. have also had a similarly difficult experience of trying to outrank a Wikipedia page in Google? What about for non-competitive keywords and search phrases? Was it still hard to dethrone the monster that is Wikipedia?
I’m sure most of you that live in the Mid-Atlantic or for that matter any East Coast state are wondering the same thing, when will it be Spring? It’s already March and the last time I checked the temperature said “27 degrees” (that’s 27 degrees Fahrenheit just to confirm for you Europeans.) and there is still snow on the ground here in Maryland. Why won’t winter go away?
Even though we used this “No Dogs on Grass” picture before I thought I would post it again. Hey, it’s still winter.
I’m sure a lot of others have are asking, “When will it be Spring?.” If you do leave a comment below and let us know.
Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile on this blog but things can get hectic. I thought I’d let people know that we spotted another English Shepherd at the park again.
The dog’s name was Maestro and looked A LOT like Sierra since he was a tri-color too but he is a boy. His body shape reminded us of Cody since he had a bigger head and a broader chest. So it was a dog that had Sierra’s coloring but was kind of like Cody. :)
I took this picture but it was hard to get a good a good shot with Cody, Sierra, and Maestro in the same one while there were not all running around.
When they were running around the park it was hard to tell at a distance which dog Sierra was. You had to look hard but Sierra is distinctive even when next to other tri-color dogs.
Seems funny as when we first got Cody and Sierra it seemed like the breed was extremely rare. Now it seems every other week we meet a dog that is an English Shepherd or looks like an English Shepherd mix. We’ve seen many other English Shepherds in the area so far. Wonder how many others there are?
Thought I would let everyone in on some good news for the Singing Dogs. We now have a number 1 search engine results page (SERP) ranking for the term “Singing Dogs.” See the screenshot I took below;
This makes me pretty excited since I’ve been working on getting our website to the number 1 Google spot for quite a long time. It feels good to finally outrank everyone else for the term even if it is not highly searched for.
I wish we had a video in the first two spots, but hey, you can’t win ever single battle.
I hope everyone and their pets got through the Polar Vortex ok. Most of the country experienced record breaking temperatures yesterday and this morning. Unless of course you live in Southern California in which case the rest of the country hates all of you and all the snarky social media posts and comments about how warm it is Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, etc.
Anyway, I thought for Wordless Wednesday it would be fun to post a snow related picture. Sometimes we pass this “No Dogs on Grass” sign while walking Cody and Sierra. While I understand why they specify “No Dogs on Grass” if you check the picture you will see there is no grass. So it’s not a rule we needed to follow since there was snow on the ground.
It should be noted this picture was not taken during the Polar Vortex since we did not have snow yesterday it was just incredibly cold. We took it when we had snow on the ground last week, which was not too long ago. If you like our Wordless Wednesday picture please let us know.
The Singing Dogs just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2013! We appreciate all of our fans and readers of this blog and hope that 2014 brings you good luck.
What better way to bring in the New Year with a great rendition of Auld Lang Syne by Cody and Sierra. Remember this was the video that got us on “Anderson” with Anderson Cooper.
Singing Dogs “Auld Lang Syne”
Pretty cool! I still like how in the end of “Auld Lang Syne” Sierra decides that she is done and can leave and encourages Cody to do the same.
Sierra is a bit of a dog diva and will only sing under certain circumstances. For instance sometimes she prefers to sing lying down on her side.
Sierra Lazily Sings “Auld Lang Syne”
If you like our versions of “Auld Lang Syne” be sure share them to bring in the New Year. Let us know if you have any New Year’s Resolutions that you are going to try to keep. Anything Resolutions that involve pets or animals? Let us know below.
Happy New Year!