SEO example of off-page criteria and damping effect

by Mike Levin SEO & Datamaster, 04/30/2009

Hey, wanna see a page with virtually nothing on it–no title tag, not head or body, basically nothing, that still ranks on the first page of Google for the very competitive name, Mike Levin? OK, here’s the pic. Go underneath for an explanation of what’s going on here.

From Blogger Pictures

So what happened is that I used Google Docs and a php file on my Web host to re-serve the public version of the file. That trick stopped working, but I optimized the page so well that I haven’t lost my page 1 standing. I will have to fix this, but it’s an awesome demonstration of the power of the “damping” effect, and off-page factors.