This is the second of several blog posts I wrote years ago, which I’ve decided to republish. Some will include follow up comments, such as this one and others will just be reposted in their original form for your entertainment. Hope you enjoy.
Originally posted Feb 4, 2006
World War One Research
I recently watched the movie Gallipoli based on events that took place during World War one. The movie was excellent and inspired me to learn more about this major world event which is nearing it’s 100th anniversary. As with all major events, there is a ton of information on the topic. Of course my first step was to Google the keywords “world war one” which yielded over a quarter trillion results.
I browsed the first couple sites on the first page and bookmarked one or two (for later reference) then submitted a second search for “the great war”. Strangely most of the websites that came up for this search were the same as from my previous search. So I decided to try a third search, this time with the keywords “war to end all wars”. Well, you might’ve guessed, the results had several sites that were listed in my first two searches.
There are so many articles and resources about search engine optimization and Internet marketing available on the Internet, including my own “Newz from the Studio” that I don’t want to turn this into another SEO article. My intent was to write about my findings on The Great War, but my thoughts took a turn and here I am analyzing the data I compiled from this experience.
My only conclusion, and this may be a week theory since I haven’t bothered to verify my findings with further testing, is that websites that have a large amount of relevant content on a specific topic, and many pages of unique content pertaining to a specific topic will rank well in Google.
I’ll leave it to someone else to prove or disprove this theory. My goal is to provoke thought and entertain your imagination. Take this information for what it is and do with it what you will, and hopefully it will help you further your quest. Good luck and I hope to see you next time.
Follow up (Feb 3, 2011) – apparently my earlier assessment was spot on. Google and other search engines absolutely give higher value to websites that have a large amount of relevant content on a specific topic, and many pages of unique content pertaining to a specific topic will rank well.