Ranking on the first page of Google has never been easy and it’s not going to get easy in the future as well. In fact, it will keep on going harder and harder to rank number 1 on google.
If you work hard, harder, hardest maybe you can also achieve those results of ranking number 1 on google.
So let us take the cat out of the bag!
To understand what you have to do to get to number one on Google, you really have to understand two different things.
For that, you need to understand what factors Google uses to determine which page should rank there.
There is a huge list of google ranking factors but for now, I will tell you the most important one. Though, if you want to read my post of all google ranking factors, here is the link:
Google Ranking Factors for 2016
Most Common Google Ranking Factors for a Blog Post.
#1: Posts Title
Higher search engine ranking not only depends upon your Blog theme but also in the title of your blog posts. I am listing down the 5 tips to make your blog post title effective and SEO-friendly.
Pick some keywords. What is your post about?
Do some Keyword Research and pick the one with low competition, high traffic, and high CPC if possible.
Select your Permalink URL. It is not necessary that permalink is always your blog post title and typically nowadays it is never the same as that of your post title. SO you need to make a good permalink with your keyword involved in it.
Do not make a title that is stuffed with your keyword. Use the KISS method (Keep It Simple Stupid). Be Human. Be Interesting and make a good title without spamming.
Collect your Bonus Points i.e. Title Tags & Meta Descriptions. Do not ever dare to leave them empty. Those are your bonus and you gotta collect them. Tell People what your post is about and give the right tags; they help in ranking your blog post at an awful amount.
#2: Number of words in a Post.
Did you know Long Posts are more likely to be ranked?
So Make long Posts in detail for your audience. 700-800 words will be fine and if you can make a post with words more than 1000 then do so.
Google simply counts the number of times each important word or each important phrase appears. The more times a word or phrase appears, the more likely Google is to think that the page is about that word or phrase and that is why you need to embed your keyword within your post to tell google the keyword that you want to rank for.
Google cares about links because it looks at them as if they were votes between websites and web pages. One webpage can vote for another one by linking to it.
Links are not all created equal though. Certain links are far more influential. Some links can really move your ranking higher while other links don’t seem to move it at all.
A link is considered high quality from an SEO standpoint if that link has more potential to influence your rankings.
If you stick to those above three listed factors you are more likely to rank higher an higher in your rankings.
This post isn’t over yet…
Let us find out some interesting things (My very interesting case studies)…
Comparing Rankings at 1st page, 2nd page and so on..
I recently did some case studies and found out that there is a huge difference in traffic between the blogs ranking on different pages of google.
Let us look at a table that tells how much traffic flows through the first 4 pages..
First Page – 78%
Second Page – 51%
Third Page- 36%
Fourth Page – 18%
Fifth Page – 11%
Obviously, this is just one example – it will take a while to look into the new data and look at an average – but it shows a number 1 getting nearly 30% more of the clicks than a no2 ranking.
So I guess it tells you the idea of how beneficial can it be to rank on the first page of google.
Traffic that you’ll get if you rank on the first page of google
If you ask me this question right now then I would simply answer you :
….more traffic than you would get if you were in number 2 position.
Without actually being number 1 for a term, it’s impossible to say for sure. Google Adwords, of course, is very useful (the best keyword research tool?) but you’re paying a pretty penny for all that intel and often, the client has no data to share.
If you’re an SEO with a few number 1 terms, you can see what traffic you get and compare it with any keyword data tool for that key phrase, and then make some assumptions from any normalized data.
Summary for Ranking Number 1 on Google
Let me summarize this post by telling you the page that is worthy of being ranked at number 1 on google.
Page worth of being ranked at number 1 on google
The page is relevant to the terms being searched for.
The page is considered an authority about its topic.
The page has good, useful content.
The page has been around for a while.
The page is part of a site with lots of information.
The page loads quickly.
The page doesn’t have a bunch of broken links.
The page isn’t filled with a cheap list of keywords.
So ranking number 1 on google generally means:
Creating many fast-loading, content-rich pages, with the words you want to rank for on the page and in the <TITLE> tag, and
Getting links to your pages from other sites, especially from pages similar in content
Truth be told, that is 90% of it right there. Of course, there are more details, and that’s why there are thirteen pages of explanation that follow, but the summary above is SEO in a nutshell.
I Hope This Article Will Help You to make Rank Number 1 on Google (for Bloggers).