How to Get Better Google Rankings

Last Update: July 17, 2016

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.

How to Use Keywords for Better SEO

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.

How to Use a Posting Schedule for Better SEO

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.

How to Use Internal Links for Better 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.

How to Use GWT or Google Search Console for Better SEO

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.

How to Use On-Page and Off-Page Factors for Better SEO

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!

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greenvee Premium
Thanks, great help.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
This is some great information! I have saved them all so I will be able to refer to them later! I have learned a lot here and don't usually stray away from this community to learn something! I can usually find it right here!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you, I am happy I was able to help you out.
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KatieMac Premium
Great post and to the point Robert like you I pretty much stick what I learn here, whilst I might follow certain people outside of WA as you say it is always a question of cross referencing and I have certainly gone through your training, other than that I meet up with a group of bloggers offline which also helps and it also shows me how good the training is here,
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Cathy. Yes the training here in WA is certainly is the best and ahead of the curve in some circumstances.
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TinaB Premium
Hi Robert.

I always follow and enjoy your tutorials, and so I'm glad you are still a WA member.

I believe success speaks for itself, and I find that truly successful WA people don't toot the horn. But I think it's fine to post a success story once in a great while.

Keep up the great work!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Tina. Happy you like my training tutorials. I would rather share success through teaching other people than writing about it.
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JewelCarol Premium
Thanks so much for all yr fantastic training, Robert. Have a great day. :))
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Jewel. Have a great weekend!
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viyee Premium
Hi Robert, I always follow your training. Thank you very much. Congratulation on your 3rd anniversary at WA!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and thank you Peony
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HowardJaros Premium
Congrats on your third anniversary at WA Robert!!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Howard
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Ultimateless Premium
I love that you are organising your trainings to make it easier for us to find what we need...thanks Robert! I shared your indexing training..it saved me a lot of trouble...
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boomergp08 Premium
That's great because that is one of the main reasons why I did it, to make it easier for people to find them when searching for answers to certain categories.
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SuzetteH Premium
Thank you Robert. I have always loved your training and trust what you have to say. I think this will be very benificial to all of use who follow you and your training. I for one have been one who has found finding certain training you have done hard to find. I usually go over any training several times.

I am also one who has occasionally tooted my own horn. Thanks for making feel stupid now. Just kidding!!! I can make myself feel that way all by myself :), has nothing to do with you.

I think your awesome and appreciate all you do for me and all the members here at WA!!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Suzette. Being that I have done so many tutorials and several on the same topic, I felt that by grouping them together would make it easier for people to find. I hope it helps everyone out.
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lynnsam61 Premium
Thank you for this useful information. It sounds very helpful.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Erica. I hope it will help you in your website creation.
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HutchNZ Premium
I have been following some of your training and it has been very helpful. I was however jumping a head of the core training so will be all over this grouping.
Cheers Robert.
Wade
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Wade. I hope these training tutorials will be of benefit to you.
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Steve1958 Premium
As a fairly 'newbie' I am going to keep this post in my notepad and digest it a bit more...I have recently been taught pre WA that the days of over using keywords will in fact be detrimental from a google point of view...I have a lot to learn and it sounds like I need to take a good hard look at what you have learnt and taught over the past few years...thanks for your post...
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Steve. Yes, a lot of old SEO practices regarding keywords can be harmful in the sight of Google, especially now that their algorithm can know what the keyword is without using it more than twice.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks for your reply...I didn't know about the algorithm thing!
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Kaciesmama Premium
This is great Robert thank you
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Pauline.
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks very much for this training Robert. And, congratulations on your three years WA membership :)
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Valerie and thank you.
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TomasB Premium
Thanks for sharing with us again Robert.You always have great information for us.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Always a pleasure to help the WA community
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RTejeda Premium
Thanks for sharing this great info, Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are most welcome Rosa.
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DreamAngel Premium
Congrats on the 3 years and thank you for sharing the training!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and thank you!
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adreyna Premium
This is great - thanks for sharing!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy to share.
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Rpetry144 Premium
Wow! This is going to be so helpful. Thank you Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Rob. It is my pleasure.
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Dreamer56 Premium
Thanks for this Robert. What a time saver to have all your great tutorials grouped together.
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boomergp08 Premium
That is my plan. To make it quicker and easier to find them depending on topic specific categories.
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LizPB Premium
Thank you Boomerang! And happy anniversary!!
I really need help with SEO. I'm going to check out all your tutorials and probably ask lots of questions.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and it is my pleasure. Go ahead and ask lots of questions, I have lots of answers. :)
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mjdimarco Premium
Love your trainings, man.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks! It is nice to have fans. :)
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DianneBee Premium
This is all great stuff! I'm still un-learning old stuff and need to review it all! Big thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I hope they will benefit your website SEO.
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Cynthiah1 Premium
This is very awesome. Thank You I plan on going through all!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. May they enlighten and help you with your website rankings.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Excellent post, Robert. Thanks for sharing.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Mike. Happy you liked it.
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youngatheart Premium
That is awesome. Always looking forward to your training. I always appreciate the way you simplify concepts!
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boomergp08 Premium
Simplification is what I always try to strive for so that people can learn things from a different approach.
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Lbath5 Premium
Thank you for all your training. Helpful as always. Linda
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Linda.
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Thanks so much. I would say this is one of my weak points.
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boomergp08 Premium
I believe it is and was a weak point for many of us. I know when I started I was a bit puzzled, but it gets clearer as time goes by.
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Thanks so much for leading the way. Hope I can do the same for you sometime soon.
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boomergp08 Premium
I am sure you will Greg.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Absolutely fantastic you are an inspiration to us all my friend
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Paul. It is my pleasure to serve the community.
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Loubelle Premium
Hi Boomer that's fantastic. I'm going to bookmark this all the best regards
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boomergp08 Premium
Awesome! That is what I hope others will do as well and then use the training when needed.
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FHagstrom Premium
Great idea to have your excellent training all in one place and sorted by category, thanks!!

After this, can we be expecting a The best of learning and laughter series? :)

Thanks again Robert, your trainings are second to none
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boomergp08 Premium
Hey! That's a good idea! I can group all the ones with the Mr Bean videos and the like. :-)
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NINEK7 Premium
Thank you so much Robert for all the knowledge that you are sharing with us!

I have one question - just to clarify :
Keyword density is in your opinion NOT important?

I am sure that in the WA trainings is said that the Keyword density IS important and that we should use density check found in Rapid writer.

All the best!
Nina
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boomergp08 Premium
Keyword Density not being important is not my opinion. That is fact. Google has said for years that repeating a keyword more than twice has NO benefit.

If mentioned too many times after twice it will begin to bring the rankings down, as they begin to see it as keyword stuffing. The Google algorithm can easily know what your keyword is by just looking at the title and first paragraph.

Like Kyle says in the training, place your keyword in your title and in the first paragraph. There is no further need to repeat it again. If you are writing a long-form post of 1,500 to 2,000+ words, mentioning it one more time near the end is justified.

But keyword density is old and out-dated SEO that Google does not recommend nor does the WA training. As for rapid writer, that module hasn't been updated within the 3 years since I have been here, so I would not go by what it claims.
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NINEK7 Premium
Thank you very much for the explanation Robert!

Have a great day!
Nina
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forresth1 Premium
thanks for the training robert
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You are welcome Forrest
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LouisaB Premium
Thank you Robert for this Wealth of information. I will surely. Put it into perspective.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Louisa. I hope it helps you and everyone else who read them when needed.
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NRosales Premium
Thanks Robert for all your training and highly recommendable to those in need.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I hope they can help everyone who needs the information that is provided.
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mechidor Premium
Thank you for sharing Robert:)
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You are welcome. It was my pleasure.
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JudeP Premium
Bookmarking this Robert - it's fab help and assistance for those who are unsure :)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Jude. It definitely makes it easier to find all tutorials within a specific top.
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wendyk Premium
Thanks Robert and congrats on your 3 year anniversary.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Wendy and thanks!
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GlenPalo Premium
Excellent, Robert. Like the way the material is organized; very useful.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Glen. Organized...that was/is my plan for this and upcoming posts.
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theresroth Premium
Thank you for doing this for us, Robert, there is so much to be gleaned from this hard work of long-standing members.....
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Therese. I just want to help to make it easier to find some of my older yet still relevant tutorials and make it easier for people to learn when they have the time.
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Loes Premium
Thank you for this terrific info again Robert, great idea, to categorize your training, I just did that with my blogs, and added my training on request.
You could make it a lot easier for us to find your valuable resources!
This is how I have categorized them:
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Loes. I sort of got this idea from you and something that Nathaniell did a couple of years ago. :)
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Loes Premium
Success, it' s a lot of work:)
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gmegs Premium
Great Idea Robert!
... was hoping you'd put together a "guide" to your trainings like this. Perfect!
And thank you again once more .....

Three years already for me as well (July 13) - wow, time flies!
Hahaha - I see you're up early too - I'm headed for the coffee!
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boomergp08 Premium
I was up early, too early actually, especially after a long Friday. But it caught up to me and I took a nap around 3:00 pm.

I've been wanting to consolidate my training tutorials into groups to make them a bit easier to find for those looking for specific topics. Also to help out my new followers and those that normally do not check out training tutorials.
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HI... when I open traffic will not be the problem I need banners to make affilte cash on the side and pennys from google ad or amazon is a joke... the product does not matter on my site getting paid aff fees does... if you can recommedsome good aff programs thanks
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boomergp08 Premium
I would never recommend anyone use Google AdSense unless your website is established and gets thousands of visitors a day.

There are a lot of good affiliate programs but it all comes down to what your niche is and then research the programs in that niche.
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tyrellch Premium
Will be going through these as soon as I finish the module I am busy with. Sounds solid.
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boomergp08 Premium
There is no rush. Whenever you have the time.
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JSmith62 Premium
Excellent Robert, Thank you for all your helpful posting. You certainly have wonderful technique for outlining the details here.
Joel
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Joel. It is always a pleasure to help this community.
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