How to Get Your Website at The Top of Google

How to Get Your Website at The Top of Google

In this article we will be looking at how to get your website at the top of Google but there is a short disclaimer to hit up first…

These steps are the steps I have used to get top rankings in Google’s search results – I still use these steps to this day! Please don’t expect a magic wand to help you along if you have chosen an incredibly diluted or popular niche. These steps will help ANYONE rank better but where you end up will be down to your own initial market research and your own keyword research.

Steps Required for Top Google Rankings

I’m sure by now you’ve come across many different versions of ‘ninja’ SEO ranking tricks and you’re probably a little tired by it all right?

So why should you follow these types of steps? Why don’t you just go for it and hope for the best?

Well it’s all about consistency – if you are consistent with the way you use SEO in line with your content you will become much more efficient overall.

When I first started out building websites I was all over the place – I had so much enthusiasm I just couldn’t hold myself back. I had to teach myself organization as I went along and this meant that I made many mistakes along the way.

Don’t make the same mistakes I did – stay consistent and stay organized!

Watch a FREE video training on the 10 Steps Required For Top Google Rankings below:

10 Steps Required for Top Google Rankings

#1 Meta Title

I always feel a bit of an idiot when including this step first but I’m afraid it’s very necessary – for some reason a large number of bloggers still ignore it!

ALWAYS have your targeted keyword in the Meta Title of your post or article. Remember, on most website platforms your Meta Title is the actual title of your post ( or article ).

#2 Meta Description

The Meta Description theory still has mixed opinions among many of the top marketers online…but it’s ALWAYS worked for me!

If you decide not to use a Meta description you are leaving the selection in the hands of Google. This means that Google will decide what snippets of content to display under each of your search results.

When you include you primary keyword in your Meta Description and then search for the page you will see that Google has put this keyword in bold lettering.

Meta Description

So ask yourself this one question – if Meta Descriptions were not that important to SEO why would Google take the time to bold your specific keyword?

Don’t go overboard when creating your Meta Description – include the primary keyword and keep the description between 150 to 160 characters. This is the limit of characters Google allows before it cuts off your description.

I usually aim for just under 150 characters, just to be on the safe side!

#3 H1 & H2 Options For Headlines

Always double check that your headline (in most cases your blog/article title) is either in H1 or H2 coding. The majority of website platforms out there use either H1 or H2 tags for their titles by default.

If you are not sure – double check!

The ‘H’ tags are actually styling elements used by website text editors to make things large. These ‘H’ tags alert Google to the fact that the text within them is VERY important.

#4 Internal Links on Your Website

An internal link is a link that simply leads (or points to) another page (or post) on your website. For example, this internal link leads to Our #1 Recommendation page!

If at all possible, try and include an internal link to an older website page (or post) in every new piece of content you put out there.

These internal links aid Google by showing them what other (related) pages you have on your website.

Internal Links on Your Website

For example, posts don’t generally show up one after another in a menu item – they are usually tucked away under an archive list. Internal links can therefore highlight these posts that are somewhat hidden away from sight.

These internal links should come in the form of anchor text that is related to the destination post. For example, you could link the text SEO Research to a Best Tools For SEO Page.

#5 Alt Tags For Your Images

Try to have at least one image on your post/page that contains an Alt Tag. These Alt attributes give you the chance to describe your image – with a related keyword of course!

When you upload an image to your site most professional website platforms will allow you to add an Alt Tag.

#6 Using External Links

For some reason many webmasters are afraid of linking out to another website. I think most feel that if they direct the visitor to another site that visitor will not return. This is not usually the case (if your content is up to scratch!).

I try to link out from about 75% of my posts and pages – always to an authority site. Try not to link to the same page time after time. I like to link to different Wikipedia topics whenever possible.

Using External Links

When Google sees that you are not afraid to link off your website it knows you are thinking about the visitor’s experience. You are showing them that you are trying to give out as much help and information as possible.

#7 URL Containing Your Keyword

A lot of people feel the temptation to mess about with their URL to create a shorter or more ‘tight’ look to it. This is something I never do myself.

Your URL is usually taken off your Meta Title and blog post title – this means that it will be containing your keyword by default. Why would you want to change this?

By having your keyword in your URL you are giving Google yet another opportunity to spot it. This means one more opportunity to figure out what your post/page is about.

#8 Use Video

If the opportunity presents itself, have a related video embedded somewhere on your post or article. Thankfully you don’t need to be Steven Spielberg to get a video up and running on your site these days – that’s where YouTube comes into play!

YouTube allows you to share/embed ( most ) videos on your website for free.

Go to any topic-related YouTube video and click the Share button below the video screen. If the Embed button is visible it means you are allowed to take this video and post it on your website (without the police breaking down your door!).
YouTube Embed Function

#9 Replying to Comments

Unfortunately I see this mistake happen more and more often these days and it really is a shame. If someone takes the time to leave a related worthwhile comment on your website ALWAYS make sure you respond to it.

It doesn’t matter if the comment is positive or negative – respond to it without thinking twice!

Unfortunately this will take up time on your part but believe me – it is worth it in the long run.

Comment engagement helps keep your page fresh and active in the eyes of your visitors AND in the eyes of Google. At the end of the day these comments are actually acting as extra content so your post/article will be getting longer and longer.

It’s no secret that Google LOVES long pieces of relevant, quality content and ranks them really well.

#10 Make it Easy to Share

Always aim to make it as easy as possible for people to share your work on social platforms. When people share your work they are creating a nice organic backlink for you and also sending out a social signal to Google ( it basically indicates to Google that your content is worthwhile! ).

If you look to the left side of this screen you will see a floating social widget that allows visitors to share my work. It’s not that intrusive, it doesn’t cover any of my text and people can get to it easily.

Make sure you are using some sort of social widget on your website – make it really easy for people to share your work.

Google Domination

If you are looking for information on how to get your website at the top of Google, these ten steps are all you need.

As I mentioned above, consistently use these steps for every piece of content you use until they become second nature. The more organized you are with your content production – the more likely you are to rank well.

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12 comments on “How to Get Your Website at The Top of Google

  1. Chris, you have a very informative website. As a beginner I am overwhelmed with the amount of information a person needs to know. Your site answers a lot of questions on how to build a site and rank it. I know it made me want to read up on lots of things I don’t know about. Great site, Steve

  2. This is great! You’ve pretty much gave all beginner’s a good start up guide (or crash course, if you will) about SEO. It’s really not that complicated but I think that the learning curve doesn’t favor beginners because they have a tendency to over-complicate things. Really SEO is just as simple as you’ve made it seem here. Excellent resource of information and I like the spin you made on the Residential income because the stock market is so volatile, especially these days.

    1. Cheers Jesse – no idea where you are going with the Residential income though! 🙂

      Still, nice to hear you enjoyed the article – remember that sharing is caring!!!!

  3. Hi Chris – I certainly did pick up a few extra tips from your article. I was one of those who use to also believe in external links, I thought it was like back-linking to authority sites, but I also started hearing negatives about this, but I like that you say that Google see you are not afraid to link to others as you have the reader in mind …. I also agree with the shortlink explanation you gave. Thanks for tips

    1. Hi Laurie,

      Glad you were able to pick up a few tips from this article! Backlinks tend to still be held in high authority although I have noticed them slipping in power. I have certain pages on the first page of Google with no backlinks whatsoever!

      I think it’s getting to the point where Google is lacking trust with backlinks – and that is good news for us legit webmasters.

  4. Chris,
    In fact each of the suggestions that you mentioned in this article are methods taught at the organization to which we both are members.

    I find it interesting that in other companies that perhaps do not teach all of these “tricks of the trade” their members wind up never having their websites reach a high level of placement within the search engines as possible.

    It’s all in the training and I for one am glad that through training I was taught the importance of all 10 factors mentioned in your article. Even what look to be unimportant ones such as #3 H1 or H2 size for the headlines and #9 taking the time to reply to comments through engaging in dialogue with article readers both are looked upon positively by the search engines.

    Best decision I ever made in my life was joining your #1 recommendation that you mentioned in your article.


    1. Hello once again Jeff – always a pleasure to have you here and to read your excellent comments!

      I agree, most of these so called guru-run companies don’t get the success rate…well their members don’t get anywhere near it most of the time!

      All you need are the steps laid out in front of you – from then on it’s up to you to follow them religiously (like we have both done!).

      Always love it when a WA member returns here for a chat – look forward to speaking to you again soon!

  5. Hi Chris,

    I loved the clarity which you provided in your article about getting ranked in Google. As an online entrepreneur myself, I’m always looking for ways of improving my SEO.

    Your article provides ten easy-to-follow steps in getting ranked. This is a great find and certainly one that I will be bookmarking for future reference.

    Regards –

    1. Well Hello Steve!

      Thanks for saying so! Cheers for the bookmark mate and the kind words – glad you enjoyed this layout on search engine optimization and ranking.

  6. Hi Chris. Really love your article and thanks for the helpful tips – really needed to read something like this today!

    SEO is something I still struggle with from time to time – I have been a member of the WA for about two months now and I still don’t think I’ve got my SEO just right yet!

    A friend of mine recommended putting your keyword on all titles with your images – well he basically said I should use them wherever possible.

    Would you recommend it or do you think it could be seen as keyword stuffing by Google? I’ve worked so hard on my site I’d hate to do something stupid to ruin it and have to start all over again!

    1. Hi Leonard,

      First off, it’s great to hear that you enjoyed the article. Secondly – don’t listen to this friend again on matters of SEO…he/she seems to be a bit off the mark!

      Okay, read the article again and take note of where I tell you to put the keywords – stick to these places!

      What your friend is suggesting could very well be seen as keyword stuffing and there’s no coming back from that these days – your article will be worthless!

      Again, re-read the article in it’s entirety and stop listening to your friend! 🙂

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