Why Am I Not Ranking?
For anyone considering to make money online, you should ideally have a website, ranking on the top of Google and other search engines. The first 4 places are probably the most important ones.
If you rank past the first page, you can pretty much forget any organic traffic. In order to help you rank easier, I will share my SEO how to guide, that I’ve been using for the past couple of months.
I am still learning and continuously improving my posts, so don’t expect me to be an expert, but there is always time for improvement. I will continuously update this article whenever I learn new tricks.
As I am continuously learning new skills and tricks with the help of Wealthy Affiliate and it’s community, I will be happy to share everything I do with you.
This will be a very basic guide so for those of you who are more advanced you might not find anything new, but then again the internet and its search engines constantly constantly get updated, so you might find a trick or two that you haven’t heard about yet.
Keywords Are Number 1
Before posting any article or even typing them out, I like to have a list of keywords (not a huge list, just 3-5 main ones) that I like to incorporate in my text.
The way I find my keywords is through Jaaxy. I don’t want to write too much about them because I’ve written a more thorough post which you can read separately.
This SEO optimization guide will focus more on the little tweaks you can add, after you’ve added all your keywords, written your text and published it.
There are obviously tons more tips that I don’t know about yet, but since this is only my third month (as I’m writing this text), I can only share as much as I know.
Feel free to visit this page in future, as I will be adding more details the more I learn.
Here’s a little video I made that shows how to improve your posts:
Other things you might want to do to boost your posts are the following:
- Get backlinks
- Increase traffic
- Include videos
- Social media
Those are the main points I can share, if you want to rank and know more on how to get first page on Google.
What To Avoid
There are a lot of tricks that people recommend to boost your ranking quickly. But if you do these, this can damage your site incredibly, so I advise to stay away from these!
There are many ways to find shortcuts, but I’ve read and learned from various sources that these are very risky. I’m not saying they don’t work, I’m sure that in some cases they do, but mostly you would want to stay away form them.
- Paid backlinking
- Keyword stuffing
- Paid articles
Paying for backlinks could work for some people but what you naturally find is that your site goes from having no backlinks at all, to suddenly having a ton of them.
Googles algorithms are a lot smarter than you think and pick up on these unusual trends. Therefore they will not position you in the front of their searches.
Additionally these backlinks are usually very bad links that you don’t want leading to your site. You want to have similarly related web pages and websites to your content.
As for keyword stuffing, Google doesn’t tolerate these either. It seems to forced and as I mentioned above the algorithms don’t appreciate that forced behavior.
For the last point, paid articles doesn’t necessarily mean that it will lead to bad ranking. As a matter of fact, I am planning to outsource my blogging eventually. I just added this point, because in the beginning you should create your site manually.
Get comfortable knowing how to blog and create content regularly. Once you discover your style and the direction you want to be heading in, you can outsource your articles.
That way you will know what exactly you want your ghostwriter to talk about.
For more tips and tricks, feel free to join me at Wealthy Affiliate, where I learned everything to do with making money online. If you are serious about making money online, you should definitely give it a look.
For instance, when I first wanted to include images to my posts, I wasn’t sure which images I can use. Of course there are pictures with copyright laws on them, that prevent you from using these.
With the WA community people provided me several sources where I can now get my free images and have been, since I’ve gotten my answer.
So if you have any questions or thoughts about my SEO optimization guide, feel free to drop a comment below. I would be more than happy to help you out. If you have any other tips feel free to leave them behind as well and I will update my article and include these!
Thanks for reading and I hope I helped some of you with this post!