Rated the 2nd most active community member on SEOmoz

Recently SEOmoz has released some data for 2012 to show who had the most trafficked posts and who were the most active users on the community. I have noticed that for 2011 and also now 2012 that I was the 2nd most active community member for both years by sheer number of contributions to the SEOmoz website.

See image below for rankings during 2011:

top community member 2011
top community member 2011

See image below for rankings during 2012:

top community member 2012 seomoz
top community member 2012 seomoz

It has not been easy to achieve these above results, it involves hours and hours helping out members on the SEOmoz community and building a presence in the community. I have met numerous people at events and conferences who have mentioned that they have seen me commenting on SEOmoz which is good.

Have reached “SEO Guru” Status on SEOmoz – James Norquay

So after working very hard on the SEOmoz website for the last few years, writing detailed blog posts such as my post on Advanced Keyword Research for example, helping out with 100’s of questions in the PRO Q&A section, providing free SEO help for the many thousand users on the website and also commenting and contributing on 100’s of different SEO posts to show my insight I have reached the level of SEO GURU (picture below)

SEO GURU Australia
SEO GURU Australia

Along with the rank I am now positioned 12th in the community ranks on SEOmoz http://www.seomoz.org/users, this is out of over 11,783+ global based SEO’s.

About SEOmoz:

SEOmoz is one of the worlds most well known SEO brands online with daily SEO news and information, SEOmoz is an authority in the space. Founded by Rand Fiskin a household name to many in the business.

Re Brand Currently Happening to JamesNorquay.com

Hi All,

I have decided to give my various web properties a tune up and push the James Norquay brand more heavily, first things first I have new images which I have now pushed to various online profiles:

James Norquay
James Norquay

A big thank you goes out to Pieter who organised the photo shoot.

So here are some current profiles online I am working on:

SEOmoz profile – (Authority Status – Ranked 33 Global out of 100,000+ SEO’s)


Twitter Profile – 4000+ Followers.


Linkedin Profile –


Google + Profile –


I have also created a new YouTube brand page where I will be uploading content –


I have a bunch of other profiles online too yet at the moment, I will add over time.

So good things ahead.

Have Reached Authority status on SEOmoz

So I have been pretty active on SEOmoz for a few years, in the past I never really posted just read the blog posts on Youmoz nd the main blog yet over the last 18 months I have been quite active on the website and have been posting a fair bit.

I have also made some great connections from SEO moz in both real life at industry events and also via websites such as Twitter and Linkedin.

Another great point is that I am ranked 33rd in the world for SEO’s on the top users section.

SEOmoz profile
SEOmoz profile

Search Engine Ranking Factors by SEOmoz Top 5

Top SEO Ranking Factors
Top SEO Ranking Factors

I noticed this graph today I have seen it numerous times before, but thought I would post it on my blog =)

According to data from SEO moz here are the top five ranking factors in SEO –

1) Keyword Focused anchor texts in external links.

2) External link popularity quality and quantity of external links.

3) Diversity of link sources links from many unique link root domains.

4) Keyword use in the title tag.

5) Trustworthiness of the domain based on link distance form trusted domains.

Whilst I think this top 5 is quite strong, I feel [Exact] Keyword in the domain should be high up on the list!!

What are your top 5 ranking factors, please post them up here =)