Am I the coolest guy on the planet?
Are we there yet?
This page is basically the timeline of what I've done here at
CoolestGuyOnThePlanet.org, dating my efforts to rank for the
phrase "coolest guy on the planet" at Google. Hopefully I'll
be able to post a big "I'm #1!" here someday soon.
Friday, November 23rd, 2007
Just a quick update to say that it's been almost 3 months and
this site is still ranked #1 in Google for "coolest guy on the planet".
Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
TODAY I AM #1 FOR COOLEST GUY ON THE PLANET.
It's a dice game in Google, though, so let's see if it lasts!
Tuesday, July 11th, 2007
The site is now #2! Look out Brad... ;)
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
Just got back from an 11 day vacation to find that my site is now
ranked #3 for "coolest guy on the planet" and #4 for
"the coolest guy on the planet" in Google. Very exciting!
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
Today the site is at #5.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
Today I am the 6th coolest guy on the planet, according to Google.
The squidoo lens, Blogger blog and Wordpress blog I created are
all indexed in Google (two days later), as are all of the Digg
story pages I used to get them crawled and index in the first
Monday, June 4th, 2007
After a little fluctuation, my site dropped to #10 and then moved
back to #8 for its primary keywords, "coolest guy on the planet".
However, I rank #1 for "coolestguyontheplanet" (the same query
with no spaces). Not what I was going for, but it's interesting
just the same.
Also, today I created a Blogger blog and a Squidoo lens both
linked to this site with my keywords. I submitted those sites
to Reddit, Digg and del.icio.us in order to get Google to index
them and count the links.
I also submitted the site directly to Digg, del.icio.us and Reddit,
and created a Wordpress blog and did the same (Digg/Reddit/del.icio.us).
This should give some new one-way links to my site.
Wednesday, May 23st, 2007
Today I submitted my site to a large number of directories.
Monday, May 21st, 2007
I've risen to #8 on Google for coolest guy on the planet.
I'm assuming it's because the articles I had written are starting
to make their way to a variety of web sites. I'm seeing 5 or 10
copies of each of the articles on other sites.
Sunday, April 30th, 2007
I noticed in my server logs that my site has gotten quite a number of
visitors from this DigitalPoint forum thread.
It's mostly people with SEO experience saying that this site is not of value
to anyone except beginners (which is a fact that I've never tried to hide).
Regardless, though, all advertisement is good advertisement, and the thread
is bringing visitors!
Saturday, April 28th, 2007
I had quite a hassle from one of need-an-article.com's writers who insisted that
ghost writers don't do the research on the articles they write. She told me
that I have to do the research myself. Ha! Why pay a ghost writer if I'm going to
have to do my own research?
Anyway, after all of that hassle, I finally got the 5 articles I had them write
and submitted four of them to ArticleCity.com
and GoArticles.com (one was too
short and of low quality).
ArticleCity doesn't allow hyperlinked text, so those were just straight url links.
GoArticles does allow hyperlinked text, so I used "coolest guy on the planet" for
two of the article bios and "search engine optimzation" for the other two.
I also added a new article on how I got such a nice description
for my site in Google's results. It's easy to get a nice, clean description in
Google if you know how. Read the article to find out how it's done.
Since I added a new page, and made a few small updates to a couple of other pages,
I updated my sitemap XML file and resubmitted the sitemap
It's important that Google see you're adding fresh content on a regular
basis. Regularly updated sites will hold their rankings better than sites Google
sees are "stale."
Finally, I also added AdSense to the index page to see if I can generate a little
revenue from this site. I tried adding it to the other content pages, but for
some reason Google thought they were all about hairstyles and toupees! Weird.
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
My brother emailed me today to tell me that CoolestGuyOnThePlanet.org now ranks #9
in Google for, of course, "coolest guy on the planet"!
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
Today I built the entire site, generated the site map file
and submitted it to Google, and
submitted the site itself to Google.
I also submitted the site to
this DMOZ category.
I also submitted to 5 directories with at least a PR4 home page using the link-text "Coolest Guy On The Planet",
3 PR4+ directories using "Rank in Google" and 2 using "Search Engine Optimization".
I used SEO Elite to find the directories.
Within a couple of hours of submitting my site map XML, Googlebot has already crawled the site.
I also hired Need-An-Article to write 5 SEO articles
and two Press Releases for me to submit to the various article and PR submission sites using
I added a link to the resources page of my blog pointing to the home page with the text Coolest Guy on the Planet.