Getting on the first page of Google is not as difficult as some may think. All you have to do is be very strategic with how you set up your article. If you’re in the beginning stages with your blog, then the best thing to do would be to target low competition keywords.
The strategy that I lay out in this video mainly works for blogs that are 5 to 6 months old. You also have to make sure that you’re frequently posting content in order for this to work.
Google likes fresh content so if your blog is only putting out content every once in a while and isn’t sticking to a predictable schedule, this strategy won’t work.
All you have to do is post 1-3 times per week and follow the rest of the steps. Here’s a quick overview of how to get on the first page of Google with your blog:
1. 1,200 word article: content is king, the more the better
2. Meta title and Meta Description keyword used in WordPress
3. Internal linking: linking to another page on your site
4. External linking: linking away from your site, like to wikipedia
5. Adding an image: Alt tag within an image***
6. Embedding video: embedding, not necessary but it helps
7. Sharing on social media: extra link juice
When you put together all these pieces, you solve the puzzle for ranking high in the search engines. In the same way that YouTube uses engagement, watch time, and SEO, the same rules apply for Google.
Out of all these elements, I’d have to say that content is the most important. If you only produce articles that are 300 to 500 words long, the likelihood of you landing on the first page is slim to none.
The saying, “Content is king” holds true and has a very big impact on the amount of authority Google will give to your site. The more content you produce, the faster you’ll rank, which means the more authority will be given to your site.
Keyword stuffing, also known as keyword density, isn’t as powerful as it used to be. Nowadays, you can get penalized for quite a few different things and that’s one of them. You’d probably be surprised to know that all you need to do for this strategy is to target one low competition keyword and have it in your article only 1-3 times.
The seven items I listed above are metrics that Google uses to rank an article. Even if you don’t apply all of them, just the simple incorporation of two or three of these methods can put you over-the-top.
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