10 May 11
04 Jul 11 10:06 pm
Confused about keyword ranking
Apparently I misunderstand how you rank for a keyword phrase. I thought that if you had a five word phrase like "how to build muscle fast" for example, and someone typed that particular phrase into google, you would rank higher than someone who just used a variation of it as their keywords. But, I just noticed that that is not necessarily the case. If you type "how to build muscle fast" into google for example, the first one listed has all five of those words in the title. The second one, however, just has four of the words, "how to build muscle" but it doesn't have the word 'fast". The third one has "build muscle fast" in the title but not the "how to". The fourth one, once again has all five of the words in the title, "how to build muscle fast".
This just isn't even right. How do some people out ranking other people for a keyword phrase that they themselves aren't even using? They might only have two of the five words that got typed into google and yet they managed to rank higher than someone who has all five of the words. What's up with that?