Getting a first page ranking after three days and at no cost isn’t really that impressive.  My name isn’t exactly John Smith now is it?   Nevertheless, I want to be number one of these apparent 3.6 million results, and that’s exactly what I am about to do.

Lightweight Linking

Lightweight Linking is the term I use for links that anyone could create.  In essence, they are links that search engines DO pay attention to, but they don’t value the importance of these links as much as say getting a one way link to your website from the BBC.

Even so, it’s time to get linking and a good place to start is to call in favours from everyone you know with a website.  What we want from these people is a link to YOUR website, preferable one way.  If they ask for a link in return it’s going to dilute the effectiveness somewhat, but I wouldn’t worry about that.  Something is better than nothing. 

Now think back to every site you’ve visited that’s asked you to fill in a profile form of some kind.  These sites will help you no end, and it’s now your job to edit said profiles to include your website address.  The same goes with discussion forums.   Find a popular one, add your URL in your signature and start contributing some discussion worthy content.

Basically, what we’re doing here is just getting as many links to our site as possible on sites that already have a search engine presence.  

In Step Two, this is EXACTLY what I did to boost my rankings:

1. Added a forum signature to any forums I frequent containing my web address.
2. Edited profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and a few other major sites to also incorporate my web address.
3.  Got 5 links to my site from external sources. 

Now remember also, if you’re really wanting a high ranking, you should use Lightweight Linking EXTENSIVELY.  The more links you get, the better the results.  I chose 5 links specifically so I could gauge results with such a low number.

The Results

After a total of 6 days, I am now ranked #1 on Google, Yahoo and Bing when I search for Warren Chandler.  That’s exactly what I set out for, but it’s not going to get me any traffic, so it’s time to move to the next step.