Here are the #1 sites on “web usability philippines” as returned by the 3 major search engines:
- Google: The Painless Web: The old blog on web usability I started last September.
- Yahoo: Flash Usability and Web-Based Applications (Alertbox): A 2002 article by usability guru Jakob Nielsen.
- MSN: Neotitans: A local company whose homepage included the word Philippines 16 times. You cannot see all of them right away because some are hidden using the magic of CSS.
My goal is for this blog to be at the top when people search for web usability philippines. In the case of Google, I am competing against myself. Even though I do not update The Painless Web regularly, it is a PR5 while Gaboogle is only a PR4. So far I am not doing a good job because this blog is not even in the top 50. (I stopped looking so I don’t know the rank)
In Yahoo, Gaboogle is #19. Before me are 7 sites that listed all countries in the world in their webpages. In MSN, this blog is #5 with Jakob Nielsen’s old article still ahead of me.
I just found out that if I use philippine instead, Gaboogle is #8 in Google, #2 in Yahoo, and #5 in MSN.
As you may have guessed, this post is nothing but an experiment in SEO.