Eve and Wall-E and the power of SEO and Google
My 6 year old daughter is quite interested in Google images and searching out her favourite pictures of Mario, or Peach… Recently she’s discovered the world of Wall-E and Eve. Yes, the lovable garbage crushing robot and his friend from the famous Pixar movie.
She drew a few pictures and then asked if they could be found beside the other pictures that she searched for using Google images. I thought about it for a while and decided it was a worthwhile challenge, a test of sorts. So, using some trusted SEO techniques, I’ve taken it upon myself to make a new post with a few of her images and see if these can get to the first place search for Wall-E and Eve images. This should take about a week or so and I’ll post the results here when they are updated on Google.
Keep in mind, I’m minimizing the number of in-bound links to this page and I’ve asked Google to index the page via the Google Search Console. Nothing else fancy has been done, other than make sure that the site, this post and the images associated with it are using some measure of best SEO practices.
Update #1 – December 25
So, less than 24 hours into our test and I have the blog post showing up as a page 2 result in Google searches for ‘Eve and Wall-E as Humans’… not bad, considering the limited exposure this post has. As far as the images search goes though, nothing as of yet and no image results to report on.
Update #2 – December 28
We’ve managed to keep the page 2 result in Google searches for ‘Eve and Wall-E as Humans’… again, not bad, Our images have shown up in search results as well for ‘Eve and Wall-E as Humans’… they aren’t above the fold, but middle of the pack and again not bad for a quick posts without much coverage.
Update #3 – January 16
Just a quick final update here, we have page 1 results in web listing and above-the-fold image listings after less than a month, just goes to show the value of a properly marked up page with good SEO functionality.