First Page Google Ranking Tips That Work 60% Of The Time, Every Time!
Over the past few years, I must have figured something out as one of the more successful aspects of my blog have been around search results. I wish I could take credit for being some sort of search mastermind, but the reality is it’s been quite a bit of trial and error.
I hadn’t even realized that this was the case, but lo and behold, there I was coming in at #7 despite being a few months behind plenty of people that had written similar reviews.
While I typically do put a decent amount of effort into ensuring my blog posts are search friendly, I didn’t really in this case as I was more focused on simply writing an accurate recap of my Triberr experiences.
So what happened?
Who knows. Really. There’s no guarantees with organic search results, but there are specific steps I have and continue to take that I believe are contributing to my search results success.
For many of you they may not be eye openers, but the fact is, these tactics work. If a nobody like me can make it work, anyone can replicate the same results.
I’ve written about this on numerous occasions, but it bears repeating, I believe your blog title is probably the single most important aspect in strong search results. And it’s not just about picking the hottest keyword you can, but picking something that’s relevant to your article, searched for frequently and not overly competitive.
Your title is your selling point for users to click through. Make sure you utilize tools like the Google Keyword Tool to determine which keyword phrases are searched for frequently for your given topic.
With a little digging, you’ll find a great keyword phrase that has high search frequency, low to mild # of results to compete with, and relevant for your blog article. For more info, see How to Optimize Your Blog for Google.
It’s no surprise that often times those that find themselves on the front page of Google results are a direct result of being the first to provide content on a given subject.
Stay ahead of the crowd by ensuring you are tapped into news sources through RSS readers or alerts as they happen, and turn around great content quickly.
Find a Niche Inside Your Niche
This has worked really well for me. Find unique angles within your topic that are often overlooked.
- Find great books that haven’t yet reached critical mass and write a review.
- Write about helpful tools or resources you stumble across that solved a problem for you.
One of the most trafficked articles on my site to this day was an article I wrote a little over a year ago about how to sync your Gmail contacts on your iPhone without using Exchange.
It was just one of those things that I was trying to figure out to do and had to dig deep to find a solution. So I wrote a blog article about how to do it, and it drives a large % of my traffic to this day.
This goes without saying, but make sure you take the time to share your article EVERYWHERE.
Of course the obvious places like Facebook and Twitter, but don’t forget LinkedIn Groups (major source of traffic for me) and sites like Digg and Reddit. Check out some fairly newcomers like Blog Interact and Blokube which have attracted some new readers for me as well. Oh and have you heard of Triberr???
Th-th-th-that’s all folks!
That’s what I do and it seems to work. Of course having a strong history of this sort of activity certainly contributes to my search success so be patient.
- For those of you finding similar success, what has worked for you?