There are a lot of questions I get from new people looking to or have already launched a new website and are starting to put up information for the world to read. The problem is no one is reading it because they can't find it. Your website and all the stuff you write is buried on the hundreds of pages that Google already has on the topic. So, you need to rise up those pages and start to stand out.
Think of when you type a phrase into Google. Do you start clicking on the first couple of headings you see? This is what I do. I never keep scrolling from page to page hoping I'm going to find an answer to my problem on the back pages. If you like to stay and surf on the front page then I can assuredly tell you so does the rest of the world. That is the ultimate goal, get on that first page.
Do Your Keyword Research
The first thing you need is a tool to help you identify what people are searching for. Something that will tell you how much competition there is on that topic. Also, how many times a month people are searching for the term that you are writing about. The less competition the better and the chances of getting your website to the top are a lot greater. This goes for every article you write. You have to do your research or nobody will find you.
Here is how I researched this particular post to help get to the top of Google.
This keyword phrase gets 64 searches a month and has only 5 pages of competition. This is a very rich phrase and with time will climb at the rankings. I'm not going to suggest anywhere in this article that after you publish a post it's going to automatically rank position #1 on page #1. It's not that easy and it takes many factors, not just one to get to the top.
This is how great a tool Jaaxy has. You can test drive Jaaxy for free and it comes with a 30 search trial. Check it out!
Ping Your Content
You've done your research, written you article and hit the publish button. Now it's time to let the search engines know that something new has hit the internet. Your WordPress plug in All In One SEO will automatically ping out (send a signal) to search engines that you have published new content. We're just going to help that process along a little more. At least I try to and what's the harm.
I submit my published link to a site called DIGG and another called Total Ping.
Just follow the instructions, the sites are free for you to submit your links and you're done. Most of the important search engine sites that pick up traffic will now know you are there.
The only social media site I concern myself with posting to is Google+. The reason is quite simply that, there is absolutely no hard data collected yet that can guarantee that you can convert Facebook and Twitter followers to buyers. I have thousands of followers who don't buy anything. So, for that reason I don't concern myself with posting my content to those sites.
There is nothing wrong with it, but there is no immediate need to do it after you publish content. If you want to do it later, absolutely but right now we're focused on getting content ranked to the top of Google. Posting to Facebook doesn't do a lot for that. If you don't have a Google + account create one. Every post or page you publish, you should also post it through Google+.
Google is 70% of the search market and this is one of their own social media products, so posting your content there let's the Google spiders know that you are there.
If you are not familiar with the Google+ platform spend some on it and watch some of the tutorials. They will really help you navigate through all the terminology so you can use this valuable tool to help with your rankings.
Make Google Fetch Your Friend
Once you open a Google account there is no need to do it again to access any of the Google resources. Installing Google Webmaster tools to your website will help you to look and see what is going on with your website and how it's performing.
Once you install Webmaster Tools and verify your website (step by step provided) you can now speed up the process of letting Google index your content. This normally could take weeks if you just left Google to index your site and content on it's own.
All we are doing here is letting Google know we just posted something new to our website. Here is what my webmaster tools fetch looks like.
Keep This in Mind
While it is your goal to have top ranked content and a top ranked website, it takes a lot of time to get there. Patience is the key and let it be your friend. Google awards websites with engaging thorough and original content. It checks to see how many visitors you have and how long they are staying when they visit your site.
How old your site is, becomes a big factor. If you compare a website (business) that just started a month ago to one that started 5 years ago, who do you think Google will rank higher on the pages? Yes, age has a lot to do with it so just keeping writing articles and then post them to your website following these steps and let Google take care of the rest. If you wanted to start a successful business of any kind, it doesn't happen overnight, this takes years so make a five year plan and stick to it. You owe that much to yourself.
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Hi there, my name is Peter, it's so great to meet you. I started this website back in 2015 to help educate and inform people on the many ways to make money online. There are so many scams out there that need to be revealed. I also explore ways on how we can turn our time into dollars working from home. I hope you find some of the tips and suggestions helpful on your online business journey.
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