Astoundingly High Google Ranks
Reflect Oasis's Depth and Breadth of Unique, Authoritative Content

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How We Got Lots of Google Juice

We've poured hundreds of pages of free, unique authoritative content on a wide variety of sustainability-related topics onto the web since 1997. It has now reached some sort of critical threshold for trustworthy, authoritative-ness, and now basically anything we write about is top-ranked in Google.

(Besides writing a lot of unique material people want to read—far and away the main factor, we organized and search-engine-optimized it according to principles summarized in part on our Web design page.)

I noticed that more and more, I'd be searching on information on this or that and our own pages will come up. It gradually dawned on me that the world wide web isn't my own hard drive, and that this meant we were successfully competing against over 25 billion other pages for these top spots (!!!)

Google loves Oasis because people love Oasis's content. The Google algorithm favors unique content that people find useful. The worth of our pages is reflected in some astonishingly votes of confidence; we were number one for "legalize sustainability," for example, a month after we put it up, without a single incoming link that we know of.

We've had our minds blown consistently by how Google finds Oasis so authoritative on such a breadth of topics...so we figured it was about time we share the news with our readers.

 

 

How Much Google Juice Is That?

Recently, we started recording our rank on various terms...here's a small sample:

high google ranks #3 (!! this one varries...it's sometimes #1)

wholesale price list #3 (!)

ecological design examples #1, 2

legalize Sustainability #1, 2

graywater policy #1, 2, 5, 6, 8

greywater mistakes #1, 2, 5

uniform plumbing code #10

graywater science #1, 2

understanding water #2

water storage #9, 10

ferrocement tanks #4

potable water treatment #4 (!)

integrated fire strategies #3

dengue fever information #6 (!)

ecological book design #3

fecal coliform #3 (!)

green septic #1

cost of driving #5 (!)

car depreciation per mile #4

healthy is sexy #1

integrated movement #9 (!)

green menstrual products #1 (!!)

rock balancing #8 (!)

natural camping #1 (!)

full moon drumming fire safety #1, 2

drum dance resources #1

natural earth sun moon tide rhythms #6

bath house design #1

bikeways in Santa Barbara #1

Bear in mind...this is a tiny home office, with zero marketing budget, no SEO gimmicks, competing against every other web site on the planet!

There can't be many organizations that have anything like this high of google ranks per employee, per dollar of organizational budget, or number of web pages.

Sure some of these searches are pretty softball. But, we didn't include most of searches in which we have too big of an innate advantage (Slots 1 through 9600 for Create an Oasis with Greywater, refer to our book by that name, for example). On the other hand, some of these searches here are for real common terms (wholesale price list), and/or well outside the areas we are most known for (dengue fever information, drum dance circles...). For example, we now have two pages, total, on web design, and this one is #25 out of 75,300,000 for the search high google ranks and #1 for the same thing in quotes.

We have gone through a lot of incredulity that this ranks can actually be real. We've speculated that Google is personalizing results, if not by google account, then by geographic area, or search history. However, these results repeat on all our computers, our friends computers, i phones that have never been before connected to the oasis web site, and, finally, our latest test, which consisted of borrowing the computer of a random guy at an internet cafe in Maine, 3000 miles from here, who had never heard of us.

 

(Note, these ranks above show the rank at the time we checked. The ranks seem to be creeping up over time, but can also be lower, sometimes by a wide margin, especially if we've re-targeted the page. If you have personalized search turned on in Google, that will change ranks as well. You can find our pages within the search results by searching in the page for oasis. Add quotes to the search, and our rank skyrockets for almost every search. All the ranks here are for searches without quotes except the ones with quotes shown here.)

List of Ranks We Checked

Ecological Design and Building

ecological systems design #1, 2

ecological design #5, 6

ecological design examples #1, 2

ecological design checklist #2, 3

ecological design consulting #1

eco village house #11

ecovillage design #1

deep Green Building List #8

Maruata #2, 3

Huehuecoyotl #9

legalize Sustainability #1, 2

experimental permits #12

alternative owner builder code #15

how to build a cob house #6

living with nature #9

home office examples #3

hand sculpted house #3

rocket mass heaters #7

eco home checklist #1

 

Personal Finance

how to live really well on almost nothing #3

artificial wetland #3

 

Graywater

greywater #3, 6, 7

grey water #3, 4, 5

graywater #2

gray water #2, 5

greywater law #1, 2

graywater policy #1, 2, 3, 4, 9

greywater mistakes #1, 2, 4

graywater science #1, 2, 10

Radical plumbing #1, 4

UPC&CPC improvements #10

IPC improvements #2

stub outs #2

three-way diverter valves #2

3-way diverter valves #2

diverter valve #6

Arizona greywater law #1, 2, 8, 11, 20

grey water policy center #1, 2, 3

model greywater ordinance #2, 3

indoor grey water reuse #2, 3

gray water workshop #2, 4

washing machine pump #5

laundry detergent ingredients #17

aguas grises #5

 

Water Storage

water storage #5

water tanks #7

rainwater harvesting #29

 

 

 

Water quality

understanding water #2

potable water treatment #4

water treatment #55

third world water treatment #2

wild water wisdom #1, 2, 3

water quality testing #14

water testing #60±

inexpensive water testing #14

fecal coliform measurements #2

fecal coliform counts #1

fecal coliform #3

coliform #10

 

Health

dengue fever information #5

 

Toilets

earth toilets #10

orchard toilets #2

composting toilet design #2

composting toilets #70

sand filter #6

slow sand filters #3

latrines in Africa #2

Watson wick #1, 2

leach field design #13

alternative septic system #30

green septic #1

how to repair a failing septic #1

 

Transportation

what driving really costs #1

cost of driving #5

transport bicycles #2

the way of the bicycle #1

healthy is sexy #1

how safe is bicycling?#19

invincible bearings #2, 3

Goleta bike paths #9

 

Alternative Lifestyle

integrated movement #7

menstrual product alternatives #6, 7 (!)

green menstrual products #1 (!!)

rock balancing #4

natural camping #1

Indigenous community #5

full moon drumming #2

full moon drumming fire safety #3

living with nature #6

 

Business

consulting payment terms #1

wholesale price list #2 (!!!)

wholesale book prices #3

 

and finally...

 

high google ranks #25

high search engine rankings #70

astoundingly high google ranks... #1 !

 

 

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