Do you want to rank #1 on Google? Well I hate to say it but it’s actually really hard.
Ten years ago it used to be easy to rank #1 on Google, but now it’s really hard..unless you follow these 3 Powerful SEO Tips to Rank #1 on Google in 2019.
Neil Patel, an SEO guru, started on Google when he was 16 years old. He created a website call “Advice Monkey” that no longer exists. It was a replication of Monster.com
When he created the website he thought it was cool and that people would come to his website and get traffic…but guess what happened? No one came to it. It was at that point that he realized that there was something called SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
He decided to pay a few marketing firms to help him with his SEO because he wanted to rank #1 on Google for terms like ‘job search.’ Sadly, his paid efforts resulted in zero traffic.
Eventually he lost all his money attempting to rank number one while working as a waiter picking up dirty dishes and throwing away trash. It was at that point the decided to learn SEO.
When he started to learn SEO, it was easy back then to put the keywords in your website and get ranking. Now however, it’s not that easy.
Tip #1 – Focus on content
Google has an update called Hummingbird, therefore websites that have content on everything won’t do as well as the websites that focus on one single niche and are super thorough . For example, assume you have a website on dating.
You write an article talking about the ‘5 Ways You Can Land A Date’ or the ‘5 Ways You Can Land Your Dream Date’. If you end up breaking it down to go to ‘Match.com’ and you will find a match after you create a profile… then more than likely you won’t do very well.
However, if you write an article that breaks down how to create a profile on Match.com and it gives you advice on your profile picture; your description; how to be funny; and how to (maybe) add a video, then your ranking will be better.
Also, you go further in-depth and break-down every little thing that they should do at Match.com, for instance include additional information on sites like Tinder, Bumble, eHarmony and other similar platforms.
You can even discuss how you should respond to people and engage with them; should you be even hitting people up; what’s the first thing you should say to them; how you should respond; where you should go for your first date; or how to move from your first date to your second date?…in other words if you are super thorough and your content is so amazing that when people read your article they say,
“Wow! I read this article and I don’t have anymore questions and I know what to do next!”…that is how thorough you have to be in Google to rank #1.
Learn to poke as many holes as you can in your content and fill them all with rich credible information so that when people click on your article they will want to read more and subscribe to your site for more information.
Tip #2 – Optimize Your Title Tag and Your Meta description
Have you ever done a Google search and notice that every time there is a link at the top and then there is this one sentence?
Well, the link at the top is called your Title Tag and the description below is called the Meta Description.
Now think of it this way, if you search for the phrase “Online Dating” and you don’t see the word “Online Dating” in the Title or the Meta description, are you going to click on the result? I doubt, because why would you click on a result that isn’t related to what you’re looking for?
In addition to that, have you ever done a search for a term like “Online Dating” and noticed that the word isn’t in the Title or the Description? That’s because Google tracks ‘who’ is ‘clicking’ on what type of ‘listing’.
Google has learnt that when a keyword is in a listing, that keyword that you are searching for, Google knows that you are more likely to ‘click thru’. So, the tip is that in your Title Tag and Meta Description make sure you include the ‘keyword’.
But you can’t just include the keyword (from our example) “Online Dating”. The easiest way would be to include the keyword in everything so people would know that the article is about “Online Dating” and hope you get more clicks! but it’s not that simple.
Yes, you have to include your keyword in your Title and your Meta Description, but it also has to be appealing. This means that if it:
- Doesn’t flow in a sentence
- It’s not easy to read and,
- It’s not appealing to read or evoking curiosity …
“then no one is going to click thru!”
Tip #3 – Use Google Search Console
Did you know that Google gives you a tool that teaches you how to rank #1 on Google?
Yes, I know that sounds ridiculous but it is true…and it’s called Google Search Console.
If you’re not already a user of it, sign up…it’s FREE it doesn’t cost a dollar! You’re missing out if you’re not using it. I can’t emphasize that enough!
Google Search Console requires a few days because it takes some time to populate your data.
You’ll see a screen that shows Search Analytics. This shows you all the pages of your website that are getting you traffic. The cool thing about Google Search Console is they are also show you which articles are getting ‘impressions’. Here is what I mean by ‘impressions.’
You know when you do a search on Google you don’t always click thru on the results, right? If you did, then you’d be clicking through on 10 results every time you did a search…and that’d be insane!
What Google shows us is ‘how many people’ are seeing your listing and clicking thru and how many people don’t click thru. So, Google shows you how many:
- Impressions you’re getting
- the ‘clicks’ and
- the ‘click thru rate’ CTR
What you’ll find is in general that you’re lucky if you’re getting around a 5% click thru rate, sometimes 10-15% but in most cases your pages will be getting less than 5% CTR
The cool part about Google Search Console is they show you all the keywords that you’re getting impressions for and the ones you’re getting clicks for.
Now remember the first tip about content thoroughness and an article that talks about everything under the sun on your site? Well, you can use Google Search Console to tie back to the first tip…so tip 1 and 3 are related.
What you want to do is to take all the keywords that you are getting impressions for and start adding them to your copy. Don’t just shove them in and have your content be keyword rich that when someone reads it and all that they see is (as our example) ‘Online Dating’; “Tinder”; “eHarmony’; Meeting someone online’…If someone was reading your article and it sounded just like that they are going to ‘bounce’ off your site because it means that your content sucks and it just has too many keywords. It has to flow naturally and be educational.
In closing, you want to take those keywords that you are seeing in Google Search Console and add them to an article to make it more thorough. This tip will boost your traffic. Yes, it is that simple.
Let’s recap our tips.
- Make your content is super thorough
- Make sure you include Keywords in the Title Tag and the Meta Description, but also when you’re doing your Title and Meta Description make sure that you are evoking curiosity and that you’re creating amazing Titles that everyone will want to read and click thru.
- Use the free tool that Google has given you which is the Google Search Console that will help you rank #1.
Use these three things and you can rank #1, not just in the future but right now.
Now that you have learnt these three tactics, I want you to implement them and after you have implemented them, in the next 45 days I want you to leave a comment with your results. I want to build a community with like minded people so that we can all act and help each other grow.
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So there you go. Those were the 3 Powerful SEO Tips to Rank #1 on Google in 2019. You can also check out my video at YouTube on 7 Essential Things to Check for Better SEO
Remember, with hard work and perseverance, anyone can earn money from their blog account.