Everybody with a website wants to get on the first page of Google. However, when it comes to getting the straight information on how to get top Google rankings, there’s a ton of misinformation out there…
The ability for your content to rank well in Google really just comes down to a few simple rules. By following these rules in conjunction with the right activities, you can stop wasting your time and money, and start producing results.
First of all, let me show you a few examples. (so you feel comfortable taking my advice)
Ranked Blog Post Content
Example 1 :: Google First Page #1 And #2 Ranking
Example 1 :: Google First Page #5 Ranking
Ranked Video Content
Example 1 :: Google First Page #1 And #2 Ranking
Example 2 :: Google First Page #1 Ranking
Example 2 :: Google First Page #3 Ranking
The cool thing is that I spend less than 2 hours per day on average doing all my online business tasks… that includes sharing what I learn through blog posts, creating videos, syndicating my content across social media sites… and checking my email for commission notices. LOL 🙂
So what are these simple rules for ranking on the first page of Google?…
RULE #1 – Stop Pursuing Ridiculously Competitive Keywords
It’s the natural tendency for every new online marketer to go after keywords with heavy search volume. They spend a bunch of time optimizing their content for those keywords, building backlinks and watching the rankings. Then… after a long wait, they find themselves listed on page 58 of the search results, if at all. So they get a spark of hope and continue their futile ranking efforts, wasting even more time (and often money).
The reality is that there are hundreds of less competitive, and more lucrative keywords that you CAN rank for with a lot less time and effort.
Using tools like Ubersuggest.org in conjunction with Keywords.io, and even just Google and YouTube Search… will help you to drill down to the exact phrases people are searching for; revealing the overlooked gold.
*keep in mind that by optimizing for a keyphrase (like the examples above), you will likely rank for dozens of related terms as well.
RULE #2 – When It Comes To Content SEO… Don’t Over Do It!
The SEO game has changed significantly over the past years. The days of keyword stuffing and having an exact science to ranking well are long past. Today’s search engine algorithms are smart and able to discern bad content from good, as well as obvious attempts to “game” the system.
What do the search engines want?… Unique, quality, naturally readable content.
That means that if you’re writing about a specific topic, don’t stuff it with your keywords. It is recommended that you use your keywords in your title and if you naturally write about that topic, you will most likely use those keywords and other highly related terms “naturally” throughout your content. You don’t need to be concerned with “keyword density”. Just write naturally and conversationally… with a focus on bringing value to your readers.
Have a clear and specific topic in mind. Being laser focused when writing your article or blog post will make it much easier for you to keep on point. In other words, know what you are going to write about and what position you are going to take on that topic… before you start writing.
RULE #3 – Focus On Value And Quality Of Content
Yes, you can absolutely rank crappy content… but why do it?
The more value you give in your content, the more effective it will be for you once it’s ranked and getting traffic. You can get very good at creating quality content in a short amount of time, and the lifetime value of that content once it’s ranked can be HUGE!
Be sure to include at least one applicable image in your blog content. This has been proven to increase SEO value, as well as create a better user experience. It will also be an asset to you when you syndicate your content on social sites since the image thumbnail can be displayed alongside the title and excerpt from your post. It is also good practice to include your keywords in the file name of your image if possible. By also naming your image using your keywords, the image will also often rank in Google’s image search… giving you even more search traffic.
When you post quality content and get it ranked for valuable keywords, you’ve just created something that can continue to grow. You see, people like to share good stuff, and when they share your content you get even better rankings and more traffic.
Another advantage to creating good content, aside from the fact that people will actually read it or watch it… it will give you a lot more credibility. And no matter what you are selling, you need credibility… because people will take action and buy from people they know, like and trust.
RULE #4 – Develop A Simple Core Repeatable Process For Content Syndication… Then Expand It As Time Permits
It’s not enough to just publish your content on your website. You need to get your content “out there”. We do that by syndicating across a wide variety of sites. Not only does this process get immediate “eye balls” on our content, but in most cases, this will also give you backlinks (another important SEO element).
If you’re intimidated by the process of syndicating your content, it may be because you don’t have it down to a simple, repeatable process yet.
There is nothing hard about content syndication, and it should only take you a few minutes with each blog post you publish.
Here’s a simple process to get you started… then you can expand across additional sites as your time permits.
- Share on Facebook
- Share on Google Plus
- Share on Twitter
- Share on LinkedIn
- Share on StumbleUpon, Digg and Pinterest
*Additionally, you can share to related Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups, and Google Plus communities.
I do this syndication process with every blog post or video I publish, then come back through when I have more time and expand it to additional sites such as document sharing sites, video hosting sites, etc.
1. Do some quick research to determine your topic and target keywords.
Find long-tail keyphrases that people are searching for around topics that you are passionate about or can share value on. Get inside the heads of those typing in those phrases… what are they looking for?, what problems to do they have?
2. Construct and publish quality content.
Provide the answers people are looking for… the solutions to their problems, etc.
3. Syndicate/Share your content (backlinks and social signals).
Keep in mind that you are not limited to sharing your blog posts only one time… you can go back and re-share older posts. Get creative with this, use different images and angles to “refresh” older content.
4. Rinse and Repeat.
Just keep doing it… and you’ll get better the more you DO!
If you follow the process outlined above, you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration while building an incredible traffic generating machine in any niche… with very part time efforts.
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Now just relax, take a deep breath… because ranking in Google search just got a whole lot easier for you.
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