Keywords in the domain name
I would like to present you our “Candidate” #2 – GalwaySEO.com
Why do I use quotes? – The truth is that there is nothing wrong with buying a domain and until the site is ready to show “Website coming soon!” and contact information.
Looking at that page I wanted to obtain a little bit more information about them: domain age, historical data, backlinks and of course ranking 😀 😀 😀.
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The next step was checking the historical changes.
It turned out that it has been “coming soon” for some years – since June 2013.
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It isn’t a surprise at all that they even have some backlinks. They are listed in a business directory under the category: Best SEO Companies in Galway Ireland.
Below you can see what I found after checking the position for “Galway SEO” keyword.
And here is the result if you misspell “GalwaySEO” instead of “Galway SEO”. Nice, isn’t it?
The first result is their Twitter account, #4 – their Facebook page and #5 is the position of the website.
Now, I want to show you the really cool part: the local business results.
As I do not agree “coming soon” (for 8 years) to be on that place, I did what I believe is right:
Reviewed and reported to Google.
I am very curious to see if, when and what effect it will have.
GalwaySEO.com is an online business, but it has never worked as such! It is actually just a parked domain, with the possible purpose of selling it at some point. It should not be ranked in google local business!
I know that the “Candidate” #2 is very similar to January 2021 Sloppiest SEO Candidate #1 but we wanted to include it, because it shows us another good example of the controversy of SEO recommendations vs reality.