Originally Posted by Bill Murray
I only added location because I am not in the UK, and it might be hard for you to rank for that term globally or in my area. What you see as search results are not the same as what I (or someone else) sees.
My point was that just because of your domain name (ie, the keywords are in the domain name), you should be able to rank very high (top 5) for this term, especially locally. That's why it shocked me not to see your domain in the results I scanned.
Look the sites that are ranking ahead of yours. Take the time to create great content and build quality links to it. With a little bit of work, you should be able to rise to the top of the SERP for the keywords that will drive your business.
Yes, checking on an incognito search window, I'm currently ranking 7 for my two main keywords on a UK wide search. Not good enough but a decent start in such a short period.
I'm aiming for third spot within a couple of months. My top 2 competitors have been in the game for years and are bigger operators, so I don't expect to jump ahead of them for a while - although I should be able to with some secondary key words.
But yes, I intend to keep plugging away, producing good content and building natural links over time. My immediate aim is to secure X amount of 2012 bookings, and to use links and content produced as a result of those events to be ranking consistently in the top 3 for a number of key terms by 2013. Wish me luck!
Cheers all. Think we can probably lock this up.