When I saw Tom from Distinctly Digital had taken a look at the [web design Hertfordshire] SERP in an attempt to see why the sites were ranking as they did I couldn’t resist having a dig myself.
After a quick glance at the backlink profiles of the top ranking sites three main points jumped out at me:
- The lack of variation in links pointing to the ranking sites
- The strong performance of the #1 site given its anchor text profile suggests it is massively over-optimised, and
- As a commenter raised in Tom’s thread, the apparent poor performance of AWDltd.co.uk relative to its link metrics
The tools I have used for this analysis are Majestic SEO, CognitiveSEO and Search Metrics.
But first – Continue reading