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SEO Smoothie Sloppiest SEO Work Competition. January 2021 Candidate #1

In this post you can see how Galway SEO Services Company achieves ranking using abandoned site at construction stage. The power of the domain age combined with keyword domain stuffing still yields some ranking results. SEO recommendations vs reality.

Keyword stuffing in the domain name

For some time I have been paying attention to domains built only by keywords and have been researching how they actually do, wondering if this old trick still works.

Keyword stuffing in the domain name is used by website owners trying to rank higher in search engines and mislead potential users. Generally, these types of domains are secondary but not main websites for some companies or there is even no company behind them.

If you want to read more about that, here is an old but still interesting article “The Practice of Keyword Stuffing URLs and Domain Names for SEO is Dead”, Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Ken Lapp.

Does this trick attract more customers?

In our opinion, the answer is yes and we will try to show you why we believe that.

Here is an example of an SEO business that has multiple phony domains for different locations using Google Ads. If they do that, obviously there is some profit.

Keyword stuffed domain names • Google Ads • Sloppiest SEO Candidate • SEO Smoothie • SEO Agency

Probably, you will ask, how do you know it’s the same company? – You don’t need to do a lot of research, just pay attention to the phone numbers in both ads.

Should we trust them as an SEO Company? – This is another question and probably a future category in our blog.

The Sloppiest SEO Candidate

Finally, we are presenting you the candidate #1 who shows us some bad practices that still give positive ranking results…

The site we have in mind is named SeoServicesGalway.com.

seoservicesgalway.com • 2021-01-09 • Sloppiest SEO Candidate • SEO Smoothie • SEO Agency

It is obvious from the image above that the site is under construction and I couldn’t believe I was looking at their WIP experiments. That made me check the age of their domain.

The Domain Age is an important SEO factor7
Creation Date Estimation: 2014-04-14
seoservicesgalway.com • Domain age • Sloppiest SEO Candidate • SEO Smoothie • SEO Agency

It is amazing that they are in SEO business for so long and allow themselves to work this way.

So, the next step was to check the historical changes.

seoservicesgalway.com • 2018-08-05 • Sloppiest SEO Candidate • SEO Smoothie • SEO Agency

And it turned out that it has been in WIP mode for several years, at least since August 2018.

At this point, it is more than clear that they have no chance of winning our monthly competition …as there is actually no working SEO Services.

On the other hand, I was curious to see how they index…

Number of Indexed pages by Google26
seoservicesgalway.com • Indexed pages • Sloppiest SEO Candidate • SEO Smoothie • SEO Agency
Domain Rating (DR)*0
*Domain Rating is a metric developed by Ahrefs which shows the strength of a website’s backlink profile on a scale of 1 to 100.
seoservicesgalway.com • Domain rating • Sloppiest SEO Candidate • SEO Smoothie • SEO Agency
They even have some backlinks…
Domain Authority (DA)*0
*Domain Authority is a metric developed by Moz that is a predictor of how well websites will rank on search engines (from 1 to 100).

Also, I checked the position of some keywords using a free tool.

seoservicesgalway.com • Keyword ranking • Sloppiest SEO Candidate • SEO Agency • Ireland
Keyword#
seo services Galway42
seo management Galway48
seo checklist Galway53
on page seo Galway62
technical seo Galway65
seo Galway67
off page seo Galway82
seo company Galway96

On the other hand, there is a reason free tools are free…

seoservicesgalway.com • Real position • Sloppiest SEO Candidate • SEO Agency • Galway, Ireland

Excluding the Ads, the business results and the related questions, they were ranked at position #9 for my “seo services galway” query.

This is just a small example, but it makes me think of all the SEO recommendations and the real situation.

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