How To Get Your Article & Blog Post Ranked Higher On Google
Enjoy, you’re going to learn how to effectively make your article/blog post optimized so it can rank in google and other search engines for your selected keywords, now let’s first state that I’m no expert and don’t claim you will get page 1 results, but implementing these methods will increase the likely hood to get ranked.
Quick Keyword Research Overview
- Find Your Keyword
- Make Sure It Meets The Qualifications
- Gather All keywords Including The Lsi Keywords In a Txt File
- Start Writing My Content & Include My Keyword and Lsi Keywords In Content Body
- Promote Content On Social Media
Detailed Explanation of Keyword Research
This is a really important step towards ranking your article/blog post as it lets the search engines know the audience you’re wanting to target. Google’s ranking algorithm takes to account many factors including keyword density, social signals, meta title tag, meta description, and backlinks, But we will get into all that further into the article.
Step 1. Finding Your Keyword
The method I’m currently using is a combination of google auto suggest,and related searches at the bottom of the keyword you selected and searched. This not only shows me that people are actively searching these queries but also tells me that there looking for a solution to be solved. Which provides us an opportunity to write and gives these people the solution.
What’s Google Auto Suggest – it’s when you start typing your keyword in google search and then google prompts a drop down menu with keywords it thinks you’re wanting to search, you may call it a prediction, but it’s more than that. It’s also an indicator that other people are searching it too.
What’s Related Searches – This is located at the very bottom of the recently searched keyword, these can be used as an alternative title if the first keyword doesn’t meet the criteria, they also can be used as LSI keyword to boost your main keyword while also giving you more related keywords to rank for other than the main one you picked.
Finding The Competition – Now the technique that seems to work great for me is to search my keyword with quotes for example “how to do a backflip” and search this. What you’re looking for is the number of resulting pages that are targeting this keyword. Google shows you this statistic right under the search box and the results would be this for the keyword how to do a backflip About 296,000 results (0.61 seconds). This is a term that is deemed a high competition and would not be a good keyword to target. What you would aim for under 50k results, preferably 30k.
How Much Traffic – The traffic of your selected query would have to be 20 to 100 monthly search, but if you can manage to find one that has more, but must have a competition less than 50k, preferably 30k. Then go for it! There are some golden nuggets out there.
Step 2. Writing Your Article/Blog Post
At this point you have found your keyword that meets the above criteria, now you must have that included in your title and meta description. Don’t fill out your meta keyword there are obsolete at least on google search engine. The next thing for you to do is add in your main keyword and its LSI keywords into the article itself, it’s important not to sandwich your keyword in your article google and other search engines will notice this and this will hurt your rankings.
How To Add Meta Tile & Description – I really only know of one way because believe it or not I’m not skilled in website building, I’m really only knowledgeable in the new ways of having a website/blog. I recommend using a plugin called “All In One Seo”. This plugin lets you do a multitude of adjustments, but I’m going to just tell you how this plugin works for the meta title and description for your article/blog posts.
Now when the plugin has installed and you activated it there will be a custom box at the bottom of your WordPress post window, this is where you must enter your selected title which includes your main keyword and write your description which also must include your main keyword. The goal is to make your description not sound so keyword driven.
How To Write Your Article Right – This is a very hard question, but the whole point of writing a blog post/article is to provide quality content and give the people that are searching the keywords you end up writing about a solution. A helpful tip is to put yourself into the viewer’s mind and imagine what they want to get out of your content, do they want to come and read an article that is mainly written for seo purposes or do they want to read a well-written article that helps them solve their problem. Keep a 50/50 percent thought to the readers and to the search engines while writing your article.
Should I Add Images & Infographics – Honestly this all depends on what your article is about and if including media would benefit your viewers? Adding images can increase your reader’s engagement and would help explain things easier, not to mention you have another place to include your keyword which is called the img alt tag.
Step 3. Getting Your Article Noticed
At this point, your article was looked over and you fixed as many spelling mistakes and punctuation errors as possible. You could do this yourself or pay to have a professional do it, the point I’m getting at is when someone reads a well-written article they are perceived as an authority in that niche and this is what you want. This also increases the shareability of your article which is a step closer to get your article ranked.
Comment On Other Related Posts – This is another great way to get your newly published article/post more backlinks to increase the likelihood of it getting ranked, Google alerts can help you find related blogs to comment on. by entering in the keyword you want to track, and when a high authority website publishes an article that targets your tracked keyword you will get an email notifying you.
Ping Article/Blog Post – This is a must when you have a website/blog that doesn’t have any or little domain and page authority, Doing this will notify the search engine bots to come to your website to index newly published content. You won’t need to do this as much once your website is an authority.
Social Signals – Now once your article has been published you must share it to as many social media websites that you currently has accounts on. This will give your post social backlinks and will pass link juice to your homepage as well. The reason you must do this is because if you manage to get people on the specific social media platform to share your article this just increases your ranking power on google and other search engines.
Social Media Platforms
Anyways, hope you all enjoyed this article and would be interested to know what your thoughts are about ranking individual articles/blog posts. If you think that I missed methods feel free to add them in your comment below.