Miami Zen

The Miami Zen Experiment

Miami Zen Garden This is an SEO experiment to try to rank on the first page of Google results for the Miami Zen keyword. I am publishing a new post titled "Miami Zen" on February 9th 2016. This post should rank with a Page Authority (PA) of 1. The goal is to rank on the first page of the Google search results. I plan to achieve this ranking goal through proper on-page SEO, and selection of a low competition keyword.

Miami Zen Analysis

  •, as of 2/19/16 has a domain authority of 10.
  • As of 2/19/16 has several pages including the home page with a page authority (PA) of 21.
  • The site has a spam score of 6. Probably due to the lack of links and the size of the site.
  • ahrefs and a search show 0 backlinks to the site.
  • MozBar shows 1 linking root domain.
  • There are no social shares throughout the site.


  • Increase the page authority of this new post as quickly as possible.
  • Rank for the Miami Zen keyword on the first page of the Google search results.
  • Bring down the spam score from 6 to 3.
  • Increase the domain authority of the entire site.

Miami Zen Keyword Analysis

  • Search volume of 10 monthly searches :(
  • low competition and no listed cost per click :(
  • Keyword competitiveness is approximately 14.

I estimate my keyword competitiveness ranking after publishing will be in the 10-15 range. I figure this because my domain name, page title and URL all contain the keyword term. These SEO features should add approximately 10 points to my PA. There will also be some carry over from my 10 point domain authority, I figure anywhere from 3-5 points.

SEO Techniques

  • Added backlinks to from other web properties I own.
  • Publishing post titled Miami Zen on 2/19/16, with a page authority (PA) 1.
  • Including the Miami Zen keyword in Page title, URL and in first paragraph.
  • Including Miami Zen in the first paragraph of the content.
  • Post content length is: 361 words which exceeds the minimum post size of 300.



Social Media Sharing: 2 Google+, 1 Twitter, 1 Facebook Share.
Added 2 back links from sites I own.


  • PA and DA are unchanged at 21 / 10. (can be that the MOZ data has not been updated)
  • Spam score is still at 6 (can be that the MOZ data has not been updated)
  • No backlinks or shares reflecting in MOZ toolbar.
  • Miamizen keyword ranks in 4th position in Google.
  • Miami Zen still does not rank in google.
  • Yahoo and Bing have me in 1st place for Miami Zen.
  • Changed the Ghost theme to Readable from Casper.