I’ve been doing a little more experimenting with using the power of article sites and Squidoo and am pleased with the results so far, it really is possible to get on the first page of Google in a day or two if your articles are constructed correctly.
A good title seems to be the major key. In short, use the keyword phrase you’re targeting. So if you’re targeting the search phrase “unusual birthday gifts” then make sure that exact phrase is the title (or the start of a longer title) of your article. Use the phrase again at the start of the first paragraph and use it a few times in the body of the article.
Writing a similar article for posting on a blog or another article site and put a link from it to the first one also seems to help. Obviously you need to target very specific phrases which don’t have to many webpages optimized for the same phrase so target “thick blue widgets: and not “widgets”.
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