GET YOUR WEBSITE TO THE TOP OF GOOGLE : What Every Blogger Needs to Know!

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If you want to make money with a website, then you need TRAFFIC! It’s no secret that the higher your rank in Google (or any search engine) the more traffic you will receive. Check out these 7 Organic and FREE hacks to learn how to increase traffic on YOUR website!

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Here are steps that you can take now! Learn how to get more traffic to your website!

 

*This tutorial is based on using WordPress as your hosting site.

 

WHAT YOU NEED BEFOREHAND


To get started, here are the tools you need to have ready before using this strategy.

    1. Content – if you want to follow these steps now, have your content, or blog ready to go

    2. Google Search Console/Webmaster – for this, you will need a Gmail account. It’s free and easy to set one up. Once you have a Gmail account, just go to google.com/webmasters to set up and access your information.Google Console

 

HOW TO ORGANICALLY IMPROVE YOUR GOOGLE RANKING


 

  1. Image inside your content – To get Free Images to use for your website, a good resource is CANVA.

  2. *Video embedded – not always necessary, but it helps to have a video associated with a page/post. Plus, YouTube is owned by Google and Google likes its own stuff!

  3. SEO PACK (WordPress users) – you can install the All In One SEO pack under the Plugins tab on your dashboard. Add new, search All in One SEO, install and activate.

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STEPS TO TAKE EVERY TIME YOU POST!


These are the steps you should take every time you post if you want Google to rank your website at the top of their search engine.

*NOTE, I use WordPress, so this tutorial will be based on their set-up. But you can use these steps in accordance to your own hosting site’s platform.

After you’ve written your content and you have your Google Search Counsel set up  – these are the other steps you need to take before you post and directly after you post.

 

BEFORE YOU POST

  1. Meta Title – In your dashboard, scroll down below your post. You should add a Meta title: The default will be the title of your post, but you can alter it/shorten it to make it look more appealing in a Google Search.Meta Title and Discription

  2. Meta Description – add a short description of your post. Highlight the main points.

  3. Keyword in Content – use a strong keyword in your content. For my #1 recommendation on Keyword Tools Click HERE.

  4. Alt tag in your Featured Image

    After setting your featured image, add an ALT TEXT in the description.

  5. Internal Link – Somewhere in your content, link to another page of your own website. Either the Homepage or another post that elaborates on some of the ideas in your current post.

  6. External Link – add an external link to another website.

 

IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU POST

  1. Share your post on Google Plus: Use your Meta Title and Description – exactly how it appears below your post! Then add your own comments below asking people for their opinions. Try to engage them in some way.

  2. Fetch as Google – this is done in your Google Search Consolefetch as Google and sitemaps

  3. Request Sitemap – also done in your Google Search Console

  4. Request comments from friends! Ask your friends to visit your site and post a comment on the page – not on Facebook, not on Google Plus – but the actual comment section of the post on your website.

Once you’ve completed these steps – just sit back and wait for your post to move up the ranks!

Yes, do this for every post! Yes, go back and do this for your old posts!

 

WHY DO SITES RANK FASTER THAN OTHERS?


 

TIME.

 

There are a lot of reasons why your site might not be ranking as high in a Google Search engine as you would like. It takes time for Google to trust a website – it doesn’t happen just because you’ve selected your domain name.

FACTORS INCLUDE:

  1. Domain Age – If you’ve just bought your domain or transferred an existing website, it will take time for Google to recognize. So be patient.

  2. Site Age – If you’re a newbie, just keep pressing on. You’ll get there.

  3. Trust Flow – Remember that Google is a business and they won’t trust your site right away. Google wants to provide the best information to its customers, so you have to put in the time to build trust with Google.

  4. Frequency of Content – the more you post, the more your earn Google’s trust.

  5. Overall Content – Google wants quality content – not just a bunch of ‘fluff’ pages. It recognizes this by using keywords throughout your site and tries to find a common theme. It wants to know what you’re writing about – so be consistent!

  6. Content Engagement – ask your friend’s to comment and then REPLY to ALL comments made on your site. The more sociable the site is, the more trust Google will have and the higher you will rank.

But overall, give it TIME.

 

Did you like this tutorial? Drop me a comment below. If you tried it, tell me if it worked for you!

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6 Comments to GET YOUR WEBSITE TO THE TOP OF GOOGLE : What Every Blogger Needs to Know!

  1. Amber says:

    Hmmm… Interesting technique. Why post in Google Plus and why the meta title/description?

    • Kayla says:

      Great question Amber!

      When you post a new article, on Google Plus, you make it easier for Google to find you. In essence, Google searches Google to see what’s trending, what people are posting, etc…
      If they find the post shared somewhere within Google, you have a better chance of Google displaying that post because it has already been deemed important.

      The importance of the meta title and description: your title and description gives your reader’s a preview of what your articles is about. If you Google search anything, you will usually find a title and description. Using the exact same title/description when you share on Google Plus lets Google know that it is the same article. Great question!

  2. Great post, I started my blog with All in One SEO but I moved to Yoast SEO. What is your option of Yoast SEO

    • Kayla says:

      Todd,

      Thanks so much for your comment and your compliment! I started with the SEO pack and I guess that’s all I really know. However, I have been hearing a lot about Yoast SEO lately from a lot of different resources. I think I will have to check them out and do a little more research! Thanks for bringing that to my attention again – it’s something I really need to do!

      ~Kayla

  3. Rachel says:

    This is Really good Advice! I didn’t realize there were so many things you should do as a blogger. I’m just starting out – but I think I will try this technique. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kayla says:

      Rachel,

      I’m so glad you found this article helpful! A lot of people think they need fancy ranking software or spend a ton of money on PPC campaigns. But following these steps will help you drive traffic to your website organically and these hacks are absolutely FREE (which is the best part!) If you want to check out some other hacks and understand the ins and outs of blogging, you can get your free 10 video course series HERE!

      Best of luck! If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! I’m here to help! 🙂

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