Does ‘Crowdsearching’ Work For SEO? Here Are My Results So Far
If you’re not familiar with this new-ish SEO approach, ‘crowdsearching’ is where hired websurfers search for your site on the Google SERPs, click on your site there and then spend various amounts of time on your site.
In theory, this improves your rankings by imitating real engagement (seo hero) with a site and higher CTR on the SERPs, giving people what they want, right Google?
Let’s see how that theory shapes up with some actual testing…
In early December 2014, I started trying out this new crowdsearching service from Dan Anton on a neglected site of mine in a blogging sub-niche that was getting no other SEO work.
Here are my results so far and I have excluded brand results here as nobody would be searching for the brand of this affiliate site:
Term 1 (2400 monthly searches, rankings improvement from #41 to #17):
Term 2 (1300 monthly searches, rankings improvement from #41 to #21):
Term 3 (5400 monthly searches, rankings improvement from #51 to #31):
Term 4 (9900 monthly searches, rankings decline from #51 to #59):
Term 5 (14800 monthly searches, rankings decline from #27 to #28):
Term 6 (9900 monthly searches, rankings decline from #24 to #27):
What I have also noticed is that other terms that were not targeted in this crowdsearch project benefited, even though they weren’t directly targeted e.g. going from nowhere to #26 on a 18100 monthly search term:
All in all, not a bad result – nothing works 100% of the time in SEO or life – and in my view, subject to a lot more crowdsearch.me testing, looks like a good add-on, NOT replacement for normal SEO work.
You can view more on this crowdsearching service here.
More tests coming on my blog here in 2016 too (https://blog.terrykyle.com/3d-printer/).