Okay, here`s one for the experts.
I have had a number of attorneys contact me to ask how I achieved such a high page rank in a search arena that is cluttered with content (attorneys). When I tell these folks, "I honestly don`t know," they appear skeptical--like I`m holding something back. But that`s not the case. Yes, I did skim Google`s Webmaster Tools and read some SEO articles, but that`s about it. If there is something others can learn from my experience, by all means, I am happy to share. I just need to know WHAT to share!
My latest site was done in asp.net (but with static pages), and I wonder if that may be a factor. Do the search engines somehow favor asp.net, especially if a web searcher is using IE?
I have done a basic Adwords campaign since January 2008, having produced about 2,600 impressions and 13 clicks. Could this be a factor in my good organic search result?
I have authored two articles since November 2007, and they were picked up through EzineArticles by a number of sources. One of the articles has been viewed about 125 times, and the other 28. The articles contain a link to my site. This exposure certainly couldn`t hurt my search results, but even if all 153 readers visited my site (unlikely), that still wouldn`t explain such a high organic ranking in such a relatively short time.
Dumb luck is, of course, a possiblity. Unless you all have some other good explanations, I`m going to attribute this phenomenon to dumb luck.
I anxiously await your thoughts and comments.
Have a great day!