Every person who runs a website or blog wants to get their website or blog on the front page of Google. It results in more people visiting the website, which can result in higher sales & money made from ads and products. But talking about getting higher rankings & making it on the front page of Google is a whole lot easier than actually doing it! There are some strategies for getting on the front page of Google, but it does require a good deal of effort and a good amount of planning – plus some time and patience for it to all come to fruition. In this post, I will explain some of the strategies you can use to get your site ranked higher and eventually on the first page of Google.
- Update Your Site Regularly with Quality Content
Google heavily punishes sites that post low-effort, mass produced content and sites that do not post at all. Thus, one important thing to keep in mind if you want to get your site to the front page of Google is that you need to regularly update your site with new, quality content.
You don’t necessarily need to post once a day – some successful bloggers may only post once per month. However, their posts are often long, high quality, and they have a bank of previous content to fill their sites with. If you’re new, you may need to work on getting a good number of articles or blog posts up on your sites before you reduce your posting frequency.
You also need to make sure that the content is high-quality. You can’t just copy and paste things you find elsewhere (that would be a copyright infringement), nor should you hire cheap, bad writers just for the sake of churning out articles – you need to actually put effort into creating content.
- Use Keywords
One of the best methods for getting your website on the first page of Google is to target keywords. Just targeting keywords is no guarantee that you will get your site onto the front page. But, if you pick the right keywords and if you make sure that you use good content to support those keywords, then you should see your site appear on the front page of Google for keywords that don’t necessarily have a lot of competition already. And the more your site climbs in the rankings, the easier it’ll be to rank higher for even the high competition keywords (use keyword research tools to find which keywords to target).
- Use Backlinks
Another important strategy for getting your site to the front page of Google is to use backlinks. For those who do not know, backlinks are links to a website that are found on other sites. So, when someone tweets a link to a website, that link is considered a backlink. The more backlinks a site has, the more weight Google will give it in its’ rankings.
The reason backlinks work is that Google thinks of backlinks as essentially being votes of confidence. If people are continually posting links to a site all over the internet, then clearly that site must be good at whatever it does. However, a backlink from a spammy site won’t make much difference, so there’s no point spamming your links all over the web!
If you find these tips to be helpful or you’d like to add a few tips of your own, I’d love to hear in the comments below.