Getting Ranked On Google ~
If you want to enjoy the greatest success, it is often a must to have your blog on the first page of Google for your buying keywords. However, since competition is fierce, this can often be so much easier said than done.
Luckily, here are tips I can share with you today about how to get your blog on the first page of Google:
Create Quality Content That People Will Enjoy or Benefit From
When starting a blog, you need to put your very best content on display for the world to see. People love to see blogs with the following:
• Story-rich content
• How-to lists
• Top 10 lists
People also love content that has a personal take on the topic. For example, if you run a blog about taking care of fish, sharing information about how you do things, such as fish breeding, setting up an aquarium, treating illnesses, etc., is valuable. People love to follow one’s failures and successes, so sharing them with your audience will help build credibility and trust.
This is especially true since it will remind people that you are human, too. If you always try to come off as being perfect, people will become resentful.
It should also be known that it is so much easier to rank individual pages and posts on Google than the entire blog or website.
Avoid Bad SEO Practices
Once upon a time, you could rank without ever having to take quality content or user experience into consideration. Luckily, those days are long gone (as they should be) since Google has cracked down hard on people that used cheap tricks to rank well.
If you want to avoid possible penalties that could lower the rank of your page (and entire blog), avoid the following:
1. Duplicate and spun content
Spun content refers to using software to change different words in an article enough that it’ll pass plagiarism tests. Unfortunately, this practice is still used today, although it should really be avoided. Spinning articles generally creates terrible pieces that users can’t even read most of the time.
Also, it is believed that Google now takes grammar into account for ranking pages.
Duplicate content is content that can be found in multiple places without any alterations. Duplicate content can especially harm ranking, so you should get rid of any that you have on your blog as soon as possible.
2. Keyword stuffing
Although keywords are needed to help people find your blog, you can’t overdo it. If Google finds content stuffed with nothing but keywords, it will penalize you. I personally only like to work with 1 to 3 keywords for a given piece at about 1% density.
Look for Low Competition Keywords
If you want to make the most of your keywords, I would recommend looking for low competition buying keywords for your specific niche and topic. There are various ways to determine the competition for a niche, such as using Google Analytics.
While the high competition niches, such as weight loss, may seem more appealing, it will take so much longer to break in. Instead, you should focus on a much more narrow topic, such as recipes for juice fasting diets, in order to give you an edge.
A quick way to test your keywords is to simply type them into the Google search engine box. If ads appear on the first page, the niche has buying power and can help you generate a profit.
Encourage More Engagement on Your Pages
To help get your blog on the first page of Google, you need to build a loyal audience that will keep coming back for more. The greatest ways to do this include:
• Using polls to help get an idea of what your audience wants
• Asking for comments to help generate even more content for your blog
• Running contests to get people excited and passing the word along
• Using social media to interact even more with your fans
While these practices will help make it easier to get known and generate a profit, it does not mean that those not on the first page will not be successful. You will just need to work on them harder and try other tactics as well.