Article updated on 07/08/2018.
There’s nothing worse than putting your heart and soul into a blog and then realizing that Google doesn’t like the clothes it’s wearing. Believe me – I’ve been there!
A simple search on how to get first page on Google will bring up a sea of misinformation and shady SEO offers. Is this ranking lark an art form or is it an exact science…
How do you get first page on google?
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How to Rank on First Page of Google
Well first things first – a worker is only ever going to be as good as the tools he/she uses. If you are using the commonly available internet tools you are putting yourself in the same boat as millions of other webmasters out there…
Do you fancy taking on the millions?
Do you think you’ll win out on top?
Well, no to both really (at a guess!). Ranking well in the search engines is solely down to the amount of research you have put in. If you flutter your way through it you are highly unlikely to outplay the competition – period!
You have to take part in the process of trial and error in order to develop a strategy that works for you.
Search engines love content – so that’s your first port of call!
Don’t expect Google to sit up and take notice if you have a website floating around with 20 pages – that ain’t nothing to them!
20 pages!!!! Well that’s a lot of content!
No, no it’s not! If you are serious about ranking ANYWHERE near the first two pages of Google results you need to get well above this number.
When I first started up this site I put my life and soul into producing quality content – day after day, night after night!
At one point I had over 50 pieces of quality content on it and I still suffered from lame-ass rankings – it was soul destroying.
These days a large majority of the articles I produce here rank within the first two pages of Google’s results – there’s no magic formula behind it, I just did things the right way and I made use of the right tools…
So, how did I actually achieve all this?
Guaranteed First Page Google
Sometimes in life you just get lucky – I did when I stumbled upon a rather low key marketing community named Wealthy Affiliate. It didn’t have dynamic headlines and it didn’t promise me I was going to get rich overnight.
It only promised me the education to build up an online business…for free!
The Wealthy Affiliate not only taught me how to succeed online, it provided me with the tools to step above the competition. I got to utilize an awesome keyword research tool named Jaaxy.
This tool allows me to dig down into keywords I fancy using and see what their REAL competition is. I can quite literally tell whether a phrase is going to rank one of my pages on Google within minutes!!!
I then select that keyword and create content around the keyword phrase knowing that it will rank well within a couple of weeks.
But there’s no ninja training behind this Jaaxy keyword tool – if I can reach these dizzy heights then so can you!
Use the Jaaxy search box below to experience the magic yourself…
Using Keywords For Google First Page Placement
While this process is not exactly rocket science you need to realize that locating these keywords is just the start of your journey. The next step is to use these awesome keywords in the correct manner.
When I first started up with my internet marketing training there were many ‘tricks’ one could take on to rank with keywords.
At one time it was commonplace to paste keywords at the bottom of your webpage in white text – your webpage was white, your keywords were white, nobody was the wiser!
This allowed savvy website owners to rank for keywords with very poor grammar without effecting their content. For example:
Try fitting ‘Rank First Google First Page’ into your writing without sounding a like a complete idiot!
It just doesn’t fit does it?
It might be a low competition keyword with a high volume of monthly searches but it’s really bad grammar – if you use it visibly within your text you’ll look like an amateur.
Well all that sugar and shake is over now – Google got tired of these keyword stuffing tactics and took evasive action.
If you attempt to use these keyword stuffing techniques these days you will be penalized almost instantly. Remember – Google ain’t that forgiving (when you’re out you’re out!).
Matt Cutts recently gave an excellent explanation on how to use keywords in the correct manner ( and he’d know! ). He explained that search engines will pick up on the first time you mention a keyword and read on. They’ll then notice that you’ve mentioned the keyword a second time and get a little more interested.
After this point the search engine in question loses a little interest – it sort of levels off and calms down on the excitement the more and more you use the keyword.
If you proceed further and keep mentioning the keyword the search engine’s alarm bells will go off and you’ll be tarred as a danger site ( keyword stuffing! ).
I think the best way to tackle keyword research is to use the chosen keyword as an idea for your article. Use it in the main heading of the article then try and mention it once in the first paragraph of your content.
From that point onward it’s best to just write naturally until you come to the conclusion or summary of your piece. It might be a good idea to try and fit it into this section as a little boost to your article keyword ‘juice’.
So that’s the keyword mentioned twice within the body of the article and within the heading/title itself – job done!
No Magic Formula – No Hype
As I mentioned above, there really is no magic formula or exact science. Sometimes I find awesome keywords and end up ranking on page 5 or 6 of Google’s search results.
Why does this happen?
I have no idea!!!
But what I do find is that these lower ranking pages will move up the board over time. The more content I add to my site directly effects the rankings of pieces I published weeks before.
Sometimes I start off on page 5 and then within a couple of months I’ve managed to squeeze onto page 1.
The key here is to keep adding original content and move forward. The more Google sees your site evolve and grow the more it will take a fancy to it.