In this post, I’ll show you nine effective ways for quickly getting your website to the top of Google!!! My youtube subscribers have given me a lot of great comments, so I decided to put it in writing here. The best part is that these do it yourself (DIY) SEO techniques do not require hiring an agency. To be honest, I had no idea what SEO was when I established my first website.It took me three years of trial and error to finally figure out how to conduct SEO properly. So, with everything out of the way, let’s get started.
SEO Technique #1
USE THESE WORDS IN YOUR TITLE TAGS, GET MORE TRAFFIC
Last year SEO pro Ross Hudgens decided to run an interesting SEO experiment. Ross analyzed 7999 pages that ranked in the first page of Google and discovered that top ranking pages tend to use these words in their tittle tags
Now here is the idea, Google up-ranks websites that get a high organic click through rate. According to Ross, certain terms tend to attract lots of clicks from Google searchers, and because pages that use these terms in their tittle tag get more clicks, they also get higher ranking. Besides the terms that Ross found here are some that I also recommend to maximize your click through rate:
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SEO Technique #2
FIND LONG TAIL KEYWORDS WITH “SEARCHES RELATED TO…”
This approach can be used in the following ways:
- Enter a search term into Google.
- Scroll to the bottom of the search results until you reach the elated section of the search.
- This part is where Google displays keywords that are related to the one you just looked for, and because they are directly from Google, they can help you create long tail keywords.
SEO Technique #3
USE THESE LITTLE-KNOWN SOURCES OF AWESOME KEYWORD IDEAS
Every blogger naturally uses google suggest to search for key words and that is good, but the thing about it is that everyone and their mum knows about and that is why I recommend untapped sources of suggested keywords.
SEO Technique #4
REDUCE YOUR BOUNCE RATE
Last year, I looked at one million Google search results to see why some pages ranked higher than others, and one of the things I discovered was that pages with a low bounce rate outrank ones with a high bounce rate.
Although it is unclear whether Google employs bounce rate as a ranking component, I recommend that you work on improving your pages with a high bounce rate.
SEO Technique #5
USE ADWORDS TO OPTIMIZE FOR CLICK-THROUGH-RATE (CTR)
Google adwords is like a big auction and one good thing about it is that Google takes into account an Ad’s click through rate. Almost every ad you see on Google is optimized to maximize clicks.
This is how to use this technique: first search for your keyword on Google then keep an eye for adword ads that appear at the top and bottom of the first page. If you notice any words that the ads tend to use a lot, sprinkle them into the tittle and description tags and you will surely see an increase in your CTR and traffic.
SEO Technique #6
BUILD BACKLINKS FROM “LINK ROUNDUPS”
Link roundups are weekly or monthly blog posts that link out to the best content that recently came out. If then you publish high quality content on your site you have a good chance of getting your content included in a roundup.
Now let’s get into the steps:
First you need to find link roundups in your industry. All you need to do is search in Google using these search strings: “Your keyword + Link roundup” “Your keyword + Roundup” “Your keyword + best of” “Your keyword + This week” you will surely find a hand full of roundups that are good for your site.
The last step is to reach out to the person that runs the roundup, let them know that they run a great roundup and that your content would be a good fit.
SEO Technique #7
RESOURCE PAGE LINK BUILDING
This strategy is similar to link roundups with one major difference. Like link roundups resource pages link out to awesome content on a given topic but unlike link roundups resource pages include the all-time best content on that topic.
Now here is how to build links from resource pages:
First use these search strings to find resource pages in your niche; “Your keyword + Resource page” “Your keyword + Resources” “Your keyword + recommended sites” “Your keyword + links” when you find a page where your link would make sense, send the site owner the script below. If your content is amazing, most people would have no problem adding your link to their resource page.
SEO Technique #8
PUBLISH IN-DEPTH CONTENT
This technique practically speaks for itself. To rank today, your content needs to cover everything there is to know about your topic. Be as explicit as possible.
SEO Technique #9
PAY ATTENTION TO SERP FEATURES
Recently Google has been adding lots of stuff to search results. Stuffs like knowledge graphs, rich snippet, video results and also more adds than ever before. These Serp features can steal clicks away from the organic search results. So, do your best to target keywords that don’t have a lot of serp features.
- BONUS TIP
- TAP INTO MULTIMEDIA
Simply said; image rich content tend to rank best in Google.