How to Rank #1 on Google with SEO
Well, it is actually really hard now to rank #1 on Google, but it was really easy 10 years ago. Today we are going to share the three ways, you can rank number one on Google today. Earlier putting the keywords can rank you easily, but today it might need tons of things to do to rank number one (#1) on Google and on other search engines. This guide is for beginners, so-called, ‘SEO for beginners’.
Tip – 1: Focus on Content, Focus on a Niche and Write thorough content on your Website.
Google has this update called Hummingbird and with Hummingbird what they decided to do is, Websites who just have content on everything won’t do as well websites who focus on one single niche and are super thorough.
For example- Let’s say you have a website around dating and your article let’s say talking about ‘Five ways you can land a date’ or ‘Five ways you can land your dream date’. If you end up breaking down, Hey! Go to Match.com and sign up and you’ll find a match after you create a profile, you are not going to do that well.
But if you write an article that breaks down that how to create a profile on Match.com, the ideal picture, the ideal description, how to be funny, how to even maybe add a video so. If you go really in-depth and you break down every little thing that they should do, and then after you break down Match.com.
You then talk about Tinder, you then talk about Bumble, you then talk about eHarmony and other platforms. You then even discuss how you should respond to people and engage with them, should you be hitting people up, what’s the first things you should say to them, how should you respond, where should you go for your first date, right, how to carry from your first date and ask them on the second date.
But if you’re super thorough and your content is so amazing that people are like – “Huh! Wow, I read this article. I don’t have any more questions and I know what to do next.” That’s how thorough you need to be. So, poke holes in your content, and as many holes as you can and fill them all up. Then that way people are like- “This is the end all site that you should end up reading if you’re interested in dating online.”
Now let’s check out the Second tip to Rank number one on google today.
Tip – 2: Optimize your title tag and Meta Description
Have you ever done a Google search? And noticed that every time you do it there is a link at the top and then there’s this one sentence.
The link at the top is called the title tag. And the description below is called the meta description.
Now think of this way, if you search the phrase online dating and you don’t see the word online dating in either the title or the description, are you going to click on the result? Well, if you are, there is something wrong. Because why would you click on the result that is not related to what you are looking for?
In addition to that have you ever done a search like online dating? And have you ever noticed that the word isn’t in the title or description? That’s because Google tracks who’s clicking on what listing, and they have learned that when a keyword is in the listing that same keyword you are searching for. They know you are way more likely to go through.
So, in your title tag and meta description, make sure you include the keyword but you can’t just add the keyword like online dating, right? The easiest way and what would I do and I wish it was this simple.
I will just put online dating, online dating, online dating, if I could put it twenty times so people would know that the article is about online dating. I wish I would get more clicks. But it’s not that simple. Yes, you have to include the keyword in your title and your description, but it has to be appealing. If it doesn’t flow in a sentence, if it is not easy to read, and it is not appealing and evoking curiosity. No one is going to click through.
Now the last but not the least, the third thing we have for you is to use Google Search Console.
Tip – 3: Google Search Console
Google gives you a tool that teaches you how to rank number one on google? Yes, that sounds ridiculous, but it’s True and is called Google Search Console.
If you are not already a user of it, sign up now. It doesn’t cost a dollar. You are missing out if you are not using it. I can’t emphasize that enough.
So, now that you’re using Google search console, give it a few days because it takes some time to populate data. You’ll see a screen that shows search analytics and this shows you all the pages on your website that are getting your traffic.
But the cool thing about Google search console is that they also show you which articles are getting impressions. And here is what we mean by impressions, you know when you do a search on Google, you don’t always click through on the result, right?
If you did, then you would be clicking through on 10 results every time you did a search. That would be insane. What Google shows is how many peoples are seeing your listing and clicking through and how many peoples don’t click through.
So, they show you how many impressions you are getting, the clicks, and the click-thru rate. And what you’ll find is, in general, you are lucky if you’re getting around a 5% of Click Thru Rate, sometimes 10, 15. But in most cases, most of your pages are gonna be getting less than 5% click-thru rate.
Now the cool part of Google Search Console is that they show you all the keywords that you are getting impressions for and all the ones you’re getting clicks for.
Now remember the first tip was about content thoroughness and you want an article that talks about everything under the sun, well you can use the google search console to tie in back to the first tip. So, kinda numbers one and three are related in which you want to take all the keywords you are getting impressions for and start adding them to your copy.
Now don’t just shove them in and have your content be keyword-rich. Where someone reads it and all it is is online dating, Tinder, eHarmony, dating online, meeting someone from online dating, right?
If someone was reading your article and it sounded just like that they’re gonna bounce off your site because that means your content sucks and it just has too many keywords. It has to flow naturally and be educational. So, you wanna take those keywords that you’re seeing in Google Search Console and add them to the article.
Now let’s recap on the tips-
- Make your content super thorough.
- Make sure you include the keywords within your title tag and meta description. But also, when you’re doing with title and meta description make sure you are evoking curiosity, you are creating an amazing title that everyone wants to read and click through.
- Use the free tool that Google gives you that’ll help you to rank number one, that is Google Search Console.
Use these three things and you can rank number one on Google not just in the future but also right now.
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