How to Get Better Google Rankings
We all want better Google rankings and are always searching for any way we can achieve that goal. But unfortunately there are so many ways that can contribute to that goal and also prevent you from getting there.
Most of what will prevent you are the old and out-dated information about obtaining higher Google rankings. Stuff like keyword density has been out-dated for years, yet people still seem to think they need to do it.
But Robert Yoast says that I need to repeat my keywords a few times. Who are you going to believe, Yoast or WA and Google? Both WA and Google say otherwise. Google says that there is no benefit to repeat a keyword more than twice and WA doesn't teach us to do it either.
DID KYLE OR CARSON TEACH IT?
Most everything I teach in my trainings come from what I have learned here at WA and then have put into action on my websites. Rarely do I go elsewhere to get my information, and if I do, I will cross check it with what is taught here.
There really isn't that much we need to learn that isn't taught here within WA by Kyle and Carson and other members within the community that have put these actions to the test in their own websites and have seen results.
FOR MY FOLLOWERS, NEW AND OLD
In another 3 weeks from today, July 15, 2016, I will have been here at WA for 3 years. I am not really someone to write "Success" posts about myself, and only did so in the early training because Kyle said to.
So instead of posting a 3 year anniversary post, or shout out HEY I JUST GOT MY 10,000TH FOLLOWER, or something along those lines, starting with this post and a few more to follow, I will be sharing links to some of my WA training tutorials for those who might have missed them or do not know they exist.
Seeing how I have 50 different training tutorials, some dealing with the same subject matter, I will be grouping them together within this and upcoming blogs to make them easier to find.
The training represented in this blog will be for those who want to know how to get better Google rankings for their websites. Most of what I teach in these tutorials I have learned from Kyle and Carson, then put into practice on my websites, and seen positive results.
TRAINING FOR BETTER SEO
Being that there are so many factors that go into getting higher rankings in Google, I focus on the factors we have control over, because frankly there are many we do not have control over.
I did a 4-part training series on different ways we all can do to improve website rankings and actually did a part 5, but didn't title it as such. All 5 of those training tutorials are listed below. This first one teaches you How to Use Keywords.
In Part 2 I talk about some of the other ways we can make SEO work better for us by posting our content using a Posting Schedule to consistently post content instead of in a haphazard way. Google likes consistency. Give Google what it wants and they will return the favor.
In Part 3 I discuss something that Google really LIKES for us to do with our websites and that is creating Internal Links to other relevant content within our website. Not only does this make Google happy but it also creates a better User Experience (UX), and if you do not know this already - a better UX leads to higher SEO.
In Part 4 I explain why I like using Google Webmaster Tools, which is now called Google Search Console. NOTE: Some of the images of GWT will look slightly different because when they changed their name, they also changed some of their page graphics. However the functionality is the same.
Using this free Google tool will show you what keywords your content is ranking under. Just because you select a target keyword does not mean that Google will rank you highly on that one keyword. You could be ranking higher for a keyword Google indexed from somewhere else in your post or comments. GWT will point this out.
In Part 5, though it is not titled as such, I discuss the different kinds of On-Page SEO & Off-Page SEO we have control over, as well as some that we do not. I provide a Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors infograph that helps to explain the importance of various factors like using keywords and content quality.
NOTE: FREE KEYWORDS = TRAINING TUTORIALS PART 1, 2 & 3 I have listed Free Keywords mainly for those in Bootcamp. However in Parts 2 & 3 I also listed keywords for those in the Health & Wellness niche.
GOOGLE VIDEOS =
IN PART 1 There is a Google video explaining which Meta Tags matter and which one (namely the Keywords Meta Tag) is no longer to be used.
IN PART 4 There are 2 Google videos. The first one explains about how to find actionable keywords in Google Webmaster Tools that your content is being ranked under. The second video explains about Fetch as Google and Submit to Index.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or on each of the training tutorials at the links above. Thanks!