Accidental Page 1 Ranking for One Word Keywords

Have you ever found yourself ranked for a popular one word keyword that you never intended on ranking for? Maybe we’re an odd ball, but the top one word keyword (besides our company name) that drives traffic to our site is “tagged“. That’s right folks, as in tag you’re it. Last year I created the Blog Tag Tree and it drew in literally thousands of links, many of which used the anchor text of “tagged”. Obviously this wasn’t one of those keywords in my keyword glossary, so I found it interesting how much traffic we actually get from this pretty unrelated keyword.

Content alone isn’t going to make it happen, links with specific anchor text is needed.

What one word keywords do you “accidentally” rank for?


  • Jordan says:

    My baby blog occasionally gets traffic for “nakey.” I’m a little concerned… I’m afraid some pedophile is watchin our home movies. ๐Ÿ™

  • Tony says:

    I rank for my own first name. Probably has to do with how I sign all the comments I make. “Tony” doesn’t seem to be popular enough to drive any substantial levels of traffic though.

  • Aniela says:

    I too rank for allright for my first name. Almost no traffic comes from it tho.
    I’m surprised you’re not getting much traffic from “tony”, I looked it up and theres over 40 thousand searches/month for that name ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tony says:

    Wow, wouldn’t have thought. Though I rank considerably better (3rd) on the Canadian portal of Google rather than the .com (first half of 2nd page?). Besides, having Tony Awards and Tony Blair for Google “twins” is quite a challenge ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • tomas says:

    for the word “chistes”, but i received like 200 visits in a week, my log wasnยดt to popular that days, I was so happy.

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