However, I also mentioned my desire to be #1 on Google for Patrick Lee. Guess what? As of right now, I’m on the first page of results! This is quite impressive considering I have zero inbound links (that Google knows about anyway). For those unfamiliar with the strange and mystical world of search engine optimization, many search engines (including Google) place a fairly significant weight on links to your site. The more, the better.
So how did I con my way to #8 (as of this writing) with no inbound links? Well, Google also places a lot of importance on page titles and HTML headings (H1 – H6 tags). Back when I decided to see if I could push myself to #1 for my own name, the first thing I did was add Patrick Lee to the page title and the H1 tag at the top of the page. My guess is that it’s working. What do you think?