How to Rank High on Google

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Being on the top of Google’s list is critical to many bloggers.  Exposure is the key to every bloggers success.  Google’s ranking can mean being an overnight sensation or having zero visitors at the end of the day.  This is a harsh reality for many new bloggers trying to get their feet wet.  With a great understanding of how Google ranks websites, bloggers can carry out marketing strategies to make sure they are always at the top of the list.  Even though as times change you can still use these methods to make sure your blog is visible with a continuous flow of traffic.

The great thing about finding strategies to rank high on Google is that it does not require for you to be an expert, anyone can accomplish this with a little know how and it will not cost you a large amount of money in order to rank high for your keywords on Google.  Here are a few easy ways for you to rank high on Google.

Having Quality Content

It is very important to have a blog that is contained with original, quality content.  This will automatically help you to rank for the keywords that your article or post is centered around.  You will also need to tag your posts and label them into categories.  Do not forget these important key steps before you hit the publish button.

Share Buttons

Make sure that you have an enable social sharing buttons for your blog and for each post that you write.  When your blog readers click to share your content to social media and others read it and share it to their friends, you posts will become popular and help you to rank higher on Google.  You will definitely want to get a Google + account for your blog or website and add your links there because they have the most ranking clout.  Next in line is Facebook.  If you don’t have a Facebook account for your blog or website, make sure you acquire one as soon as possible.

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Fast Page Load

Did you know that Amazon according to Alexa.com is ranked number 4 in the US and 6 globally as on the the top websites in the world.  Not only is this true because they have over 1 million websites linking back to them but also due to the fact that Amazon home page loads in 1.66 seconds.  This is very fast and a blog or website that has a faster page load may rank higher over those with a slower page load.  Visitors prefer websites with faster page loads and may decide to visit another site if your does not, leaving you with a higher bounce rate.

Another advantage to having a blog or website with a fast page load is that other blogs or websites may link back to yours if it loads up in a relatively short period of time.  This will help you to get more traffic over time and this will be reflected in your overall Google search rankings.

 

Google’s Keyword Planner

Using Google’s keyword planner tool will help you in finding out the best long tail keywords for your blog.  Finding the best long tail keywords will help you refine search terms to your web page.  Long tail keywords may seem to draw less traffic for most people because of the highly specific words used.  Be that as it may, you will surely get high-quality traffic as the trade-off.  Many times when people use search engines with the same keywords they tend to get the same results.  Frustrated web surfers will tend to narrow down their search with specific words landing them directly to your blog.  This is where long tail keywords have the upper hand.

SEO Plugins

Using plugins on your blog is essential and a crucial way to outrank competitors.  Image optimization is one way of ensuring your file sizes are not slowing down your page load times.  Image plugins are just one tool that can make your blog great.  Utilizing a security plugin will add extra protection to your blog from hackers. It may seem a bit extreme to most to go to this extent, but if you are gaining revenue from your blog it is imperative to safeguard your assets wisely.  Finding an SEO plugin will help with the functionality of your blog.  You will be able to optimize your web pages content and create a high retention rate when visitors are on your blog.  Plugins can keep your blog running smoothly and often act as your right-hand man with many of the day-to-day issues that arise when running a blog.

Here are some plugins that I use and recommend that can help you to rank higher on Google

Yoast SEO

Squirrly

WP Super Cache

Add Meta Tags

WP Engine

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