Google Ranked My Article at #2, one spot below #1 Vogue and above #3 Vanity Fair
My personal blog article, "Street Style: The Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy Look" earned a "First Page Google Ranking" at #2, one spot below #1 VOGUE and above the Madison Avenue journalistic juggernauts VANITY FAIR, HARPER'S BAZAAR, WALL STREET JOURNAL, ELLE, TOWN & COUNTRY and HUFFINGTON POST when writing about the same topic.
** Article held the #2 spot for five years, from 2013 to 2018 **
Some people aren't sure how this is important. Here's a rundown on why a Top, First-Page Google Rank is an accomplishment that is hard to earn: With more than 4 million blog posts per day vying for a first-page ranking, Google's complex and ever-elusive "Rank Brain" algorithm indexed my writing at #2 — just one slot below #1 Vogue — and above the Madison Avenue journalistic giants mentioned above. I held steady the #2 spot, under Vogue magazine for an unprecedented five years, from 2013-2018, and over the world's most well known and highly marketed fashion publications.
The ranking is given by Artificial Intelligence, so it is not biased by human factors. So with over a billions websites, and millions of post per day, Google believes you're the best in the world for this topic if they place you on Page 1—because no one goes to Google's Page 2.
There are thousands of articles written on "How to rank on the first Google page" and "Proven Method to Ranking on the First Page of Google", etc. and I am proof that SEO, AdWords and all those “bags of digital tricks” will never replace Good, Old Fashioned, High-Quality, Original-Thought, WRITING.
When you write from your heart and sense of truth, rather than thinking of "key words" and SEO, you will find yourself sitting next to Anna Wintour—maybe not front row at fashion week, but certainly on Google's front row!