One Page Site Update: Page 1 of Google within 3 months
So some of you may remember that on 8th Dec, 2016, I started a new site which was just one page. The main keyword had 27,100 monthly searches and an Ahrefs Keyword Difficulty score of 4. You can check the earlier two posts about it here and here.
After 3 months literally to the date, the site is now on Page 1 (10th position).
12/8/2016: Created 1,000+ word post & social profiles
12/12/2016: 10 blog comments/5 directory listings/2 web 2.0s/250 more words
12/15/2016: 27 outreach emails. 4 Linked to my website
12/28/2016: Rank rose to 20th position
1/11/2017: Sent reminder emails. Got 1 new link. Added 1700 words
Rank rose to 18th position.
1/13/2017: Sent 100 new outreach emails. I didnt get new links but rank rose to 12th position. I assume its due to traffic to the site due to the 100 emails.
2/6/2017: 100 blog comments: No change in ranking.
2/27/2017: Shared images from the site on Pinterest and got 500 repins to the site (I am pretty active on Pinterest so was easy. Got a decent amount of traffic too)
Rank jumped to Position 10, Page 1 but immediately fell.
3/9/2017: Once again on Page 1, Position 10
1. You can beat sandbox and rank on Page 1 within the supposed six month period.
2. You can rank a site even if it just one page.
Words on the Page: 1,000+250+1,700=2,950 words
Root domains linking to the site as per Google Console:
Outreach links: 5 links
Comment Links: 9 links
Directory links: 5 links
Social links: 3 links (YT, g+, pinterest)
web 2.0: 2 links
other links: 2 links (no idea where those came from)
Next target: Top 3 of Google for the keyword. Please subscribe below if you would like an email update on how I got the website to the Top 3 positions on Google.