I’ve been blogging since 2008. On my blog, I mainly write about internet marketing. I also share insight about other topics including web production, multimedia authoring, gardening, farming, you name it.
I also rant.
My rants are designed to draw related traffic and share my point of view.
Because my blog ranks highly with Google, and other search engines, whenever I publish a post about a company, organization or even an individual, each article usually achieves top rankings across the board.
But, sometimes, even my popular blog’s PR# can be beat. When this happens, SEO is not an option.
Instead I have to resort to more aggressive techniques involving an automated RSS feed burner, and multi-thread Ping services.
After all, I wouldn’t want for my rants to be a complete waste of time now would I?
One example involves Pastor Art Dykstra, a man of the cloth who robbed me of my intellectual property while I served under him at Calvary Chapel St Petersburg, a non-profit church business located in Pinellas Park, FL.
For years, the good pastor had me working on numerous personal and ministry related projects, one of which required I provide both photography & graphic design services.
Like a drunk at a bar who gets more and more intoxicated with each sip, in pure amazement with the quality of the work I put out Pastor Art Dykstra kept placing work order after work order with no care in the world as to our agreement which clearly stipulated my work was to be used within the body and distributed at no charge.
When I found out he and Calvary Chapel St Petersburg were selling books featuring my cover art work through various sources, notably Amazon, I reached out to church leadership and requested compensation. Their answer was no.
So, I went to work doing what I do best: Answer God’s calling to expose wolves who prey on the Lord’s flock.
I leveraged my own list of Ping services, a custom built Yahoo Pipe, a screen grab YouTube video AND aggressive social sharing to rank my YouTube video and blog post at the top of search engines, thereby taking control of my story’s exposure knowing the wolves are hard at work doing what they can to erase the truth and continue posing as men of God.
Whenever anyone searches the internet for Pastor Art Dykstra, they likely watch my video rant or read my blog post.
• #2 & #4 First Page Google Rankings
• #2, #3 & #4 First Page Yahoo Rankings
• #2, #3 & #4 First Page Bing Rankings
Like I mention in the video that’s clearly displaying my work, the good pastor should have paid the piper…
So, consider this next time you find yourself looking for non-SEO strategies to rank your website on search engines for one reason, or another… ;)