searchmetrics email facebook github gplus instagram linkedin phone rss twitter whatsapp youtube arrow-right chevron-up chevron-down chevron-left chevron-right clock close menu search

The Rhinoplasty Plano story about ranking #1


Episode Overview:

Join host Ben as he continues his conversation with Kyle Roof, cofounder, and SEO at Page Optimizer Pro. Today the duo talks more about testing, specifically about an SEO competition, Kyle participated in that ended with surprising results. 

Back in 2018, a Facebook group called SEO Signals Lab launched a competition for SEOs to rank for the search term “rhinoplasty Plano” within 30 days and using a brand new domain. Kyle’s site contained mostly Lorem Ipsum plus relevant keywords (in English) using the proper on-page locations, and he also used a few citation building services for link building. While he was only in position #7 after the 30 days had ended, what followed next was quite unexpected. 

As the days continued, Kyle’s site ended up ranking #1 in the SERP as well as for map listings. Search Engine Journal ran an article about the competition with an angle that Kyle’s non-English site was making fun of Google. Hours after the article, Kyle’s site was deindexed by Google. And soon after, 20 of his unrelated test sites were also deindexed as “spam.” The cherry on top: Google wrote a new rule to account for this. From Kyle’s perspective, it means he was right about what he was saying and doing with on-page SEO. 

Tyson Stockton

Tyson Stockton

Tyson has over 10 years' experience in the digital marketing industry. As Vice President of Client and Account Management, Tyson manages the Enterprise Client Success team and SEO Consulting efforts at Searchmetrics. Tyson has worked with some of world’s largest enterprise websites including Fortune 500 and global eCommerce leaders. Prior to Searchmetrics, Tyson worked on the in-house side managing the SEO and SEM efforts of a collection of 14 sports specialty eCommerce companies in the US, Europe and Australia.

Write a Comment

Note: If you enter something other than a name here (such as a keyword), or if your entry seems to have been made for commercial or advertising purposes, we reserve the right to delete or edit your comment. So please only post genuine comments here!

Also, please note that, with the submission of your comment, you allow your data to be stored by To enable comments to be reviewed and to prevent abuse, this website stores the name, email address, comment text, and the IP address and timestamp of your comment. The comments can be deleted at any time. Detailed information can be found in our privacy statement.