Here we go again. I am not an expert but as my blog indicated these are just my ideas and I want to share them with you and hopefully, you’ll get something out of it. This is how I understood the process of SEO and Link Building, if you have comments and suggestion then feel free to leave a comment. That way, I’ll be able to broaden my knowledge of the subject matter.
Let’s move on…
I am going to discuss why it is very important to have your website on the first page of Google and it may sound very common but at least you understood the basics rather than reading a very complicated explanation of the process.
How did you came about my post? Well, the answer might be different from each person. If you are trying to type in the google search bar with this keyword “how to get your website on the first page of Google”, you’ll most likely see this:
That is the first page of Google’s SERP’s (Search Engine Results Page). Chances are, you are going to browse those sites and read their content. I don’t have my blog there yet! Crap! This blog might be on Page 20 where nobody or just a few people will bother looking for it. It is a common habit for people to look for results or pages relevant to their search terms until page 5 but not more than that. In that case, you are missing out on a lot of traffic and potential sales!
How Does Google Determine Who Goes on What Page and Order?
Business owners, bloggers and the rest of the pack realized the importance of getting that coveted position and because of that they tried every method thus SEO and Link Building was born.
Google and other search engines uses an algorithm that calculates your website’s authority. The higher your authority on your keyword/search term/niche is, the better you are placed on the rankings. The problem is, Google doesn’t broadcast how their algorithm works. There are several ways to rank on Google and ultimately it is about the quality of your backlinks.
Backlinks are the those websites that are linking to you. It’s a vote saying that you have good website and such. If you have lots of this then that will establish your authority. However, it is also important to know that not all backlinks are good. Stay away from porn sites,scam sites and typical “bad neighbors” and you’ll do well.
- Build plenty of backlinks – make sure to get backlinks from websites that have high page rank. Make your links natural or organic.
- Get your website from fresh and original content
- Drive traffic through social media sites and other web2.0 websites
- Do On-Page Optimization – optimize your website to load faster, have keywords and meta tags
- DO NOT RUSH! – The ultimate pitfall of all webmasters and website owners. They wanted to get their websites on Google right away. Well, that won’t work!
There you have it. The steps are pretty common and broad, but I have more posts that’ll discuss these steps in detail. To be honest, it’s a way to keep you reading my blog! (LOL)