Can You Really Outrank the Big Companies on Google
A question I have heard many times here within Wealthy Affiliate, mainly by those members who are trying to rank high in Google is, can you really outrank the big companies on Google? The answer is a big fat YES! Let me show you an example of this.
THE BASEBALL NICHE
The make money online niche is very popular. Many Wealthy Affiliate member websites are ranked on the first page of Google for that specific niche, as seen in my cover photo above. What about a niche totally unrelated to MMO? Can you outrank the big guys in your niche?
I decided to pick a niche that was unrelated directly to Wealthy Affiliate, meaning it wasn't about WA like a review or a scam report. The niche I have picked has to do with Baseball Affiliate Programs, seeing how I knew one of my website posts was on page 1.
I went into Private Browsing Incognito mode of Google to get accurate search results. This is important because doing a search in Google the normal way will not give you accurate results. I explain why here in this WA tutorial. Then I searched for Baseball Affiliate Programs.
As you can see in the image above the #1 spot on Google Page 1 is occupied by the website owned by our very own WA Ambassador Nathaniell. The #2 spot is a website from another affiliate marketer not from WA, doing the same as what Nathaniell and I did with our posts.
IS THAT A WA BLOG POST?
Practically all new members here at WA and also several members that have been here for at least a year, do not know that ALL WA BLOGS get indexed into Google. They can even rank on the first page of Google if the blog is well written with low competition keywords.
In the above image we see the #3 and #4 spots are of two big company affiliate programs, Rawlings Baseballs and the MLB Shop, respectively. Here you have it that two big well-known companies are being out ranked by two affiliate marketer websites, one being Nathaniell's.
Then in the #5 spot there is my WA Blog Post about Baseball Affiliate Programs. More proof that WA Blogs get indexed and ranked in Google. This is why I created a tutorial explaining how to make money with your WA blog. Every member has the ability to do this.
As I mention in the tutorial I linked to in the paragraph above, I write many of my WA blogs (not this one) for people outside of WA and thus I have received many referrals from this. But I digress... In spot #6 is another big name company affiliate program from the MLB.
MY WEBSITE POST IS ON PAGE ONE
Now you can see in the image above, spots #7 and #8 are of the Hitting Performance Lab and Baseball Express affiliate programs respectively. In spot #9 is my website review of my Top 4 Favorite MLB Affiliate Programs. Spot # 10 is another affiliate program from SSK Baseball.
Back in October 2019 I was ranking in spot #5 with my WA Blog in #6. However, with the interest in baseball easing and football rising in America, my website post slipped down to spot #9. I expect rankings to go up again once baseball season gets going again.
This is one reason why rankings will change over a period of time. You may be wondering why my WA Blog post on the same niche topic is doing better in the rankings? First off WA has great search engine authority and secondly I link to this WA blog from within my website post.
Within my website review of my top 4 favorite baseball affiliate programs, I mention more affiliate programs that appear in my WA blog. Then I provide a link to my WA Blog so my website readers can enter WA, read my blog for further information, and maybe get a referral.
Plus with my website post ranking on page 1 of Google it is giving a very little bit of link juice to that WA Blog post. It doesn't matter to me which one is ranking higher, as long as they both remain on page 1. So YES, you can outrank the big companies in Google search.
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