I don’t usually write posts about search terms for this blog, even though I’ve had some hilarious searches leading people to Suess’s Pieces over the years. However, in the past week or so, something significant has happened in regards to my search traffic. People wanting to learn more about iUniverse are stopping here to read my series on iUniverse complaints.
In the past week, iUniverse search strings have made up 7 of the top 10 search phrases on this blog. What’s more? For many of those iUniverse searches, I’m listing in the top 6 results for readers. For a few keywords, I have multiple first-page results.
- iuniverse not reporting all sales
- iuniverse authors
- iuniverse, review
- iuniverse reviews 2012
- critical reviews of iuniverse self publishing
- iUniverse 2012
In terms of SEO strategy, these results are big news. It means that I’m pulling at least some traffic from iUniverse now, and they will likely see that as a threat both to their SEO efforts and to their online reputation management. I plan to use this momentum going forward and continue to fight them on the SEO front by strengthening my results for these keywords and adding more to the list.
You Can Help Hold iUniverse Accountable
Keith Ogorek, Senior VP of Marketing, wrote several comments to Lawrence, even going as far as asking Lawrence to approve comments on his blog so they were available for the public. He e-mailed Lawrence. He left comments here on Suess’s Pieces.
But Joan? It’s like she doesn’t even matter to iUniverse.
If you’d like to help us get the attention of Author Solutions you can…
Add one of the following links in your next blog post or just add a link to your sidebar and help us inform other indie authors about the facts before they fork over the money:
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