How to Get on Google Page 1 Not Using Your Keyword

Last Update: May 19, 2019

Would you like to know how to get on Google Page 1 not using your keyword? We all do keyword research looking for that perfect word to get us high rankings, but there is another way to get on the first page of search.

WRITE INFORMATIVE LONG FORM CONTENT

You will always get some push back from content writers when they hear long-form content. I feel that reaction is based on their unwillingness to write enough content. Like Neil Patel says, "make sure your content is super in depth, answering any question that may arise."

There is a good reason why the majority of top ranking pages are more than 1,500 words long, according to serpIQ. The more content there is for Google to index the better chance you can rank for keyword queries that you never intentionally used in your content.


Not only am I on Google Page 1 for my target keyword, but just by typing in a related keyword query I am also on Page 1 Position 1, as seen in above image. This review I had written was about 4,200 words long, giving Google plenty of diverse keywords to rank me for.

It is important to remember that Google does not rank our content solely on our target keyword. Google wants to highly rank content that best answers the keyword query typed into its search bar. By providing information on Shaqir's connection with MOBE, I rank #1.

To see how you too can get high Google Page 1 rankings using Google Search Console and not only your reseached target keyword, click the below link to the tutorial. Remember, Google is looking to display content that best answers whatever keyword is typed into its search.

How to Rank on Google Page 1 WITHOUT a Target Keyword

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AmyStoskopf Premium
MIne says I have ranked even my articles but I have yet to find them So I am confused as well. But I like the idea, because I have a couple long post and the feedback was that they are too long. around 1500 words. I will just keep going so far its got me where I am now.Thanks for this!
Amy
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boomergp08 Premium
Whoever said they were too long does not know what they are talking about. 1,500 words is perfectly fine and in fact the majority of top ranked content is at least 2,000 words.
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Nancy29 Premium
This concept has me scratching my head. I've ranked on Google for a couple of keywords that I didn't use in my posts. They have absolutely nothing to do with my post topics. Is it possible they were in the articles I linked to?

I'm not complaining...I'm hoping for many, many more! But is is a puzzle.
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boomergp08 Premium
They could have been pulled from your content and/or from your comments. They do not even have to be all words together, like in the example I show in the image above.
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KC1953 Premium
Excellent article. I read a really good article related to this subject on EllegantThemes.com entitled A Marketer’s Guide to Keyword Stemming regarding how Google is changing logarithms pertaining to site ranking and keywords.

As you and Kyle have pointed out, it's more about providing accurate and informative content than cramming a bunch of keywords willy-nilly forced into an article that just doesn't quite sing. Google's AI is getting smarter everyday and raising the bar for those seeking good site ranking.

I'm off to do read your article again.
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KC1953 Premium
Oh my! Logarithms...really. Algorithms I did mean to say. lol
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boomergp08 Premium
HaHa, I knew you meant Algorithms.

People get so obsessed in finding that perfect keyword that they lose sight of what Google is really looking for. Detailed informative content that will provide answers to the keyword queries that people will type into Google.

So naturally that means Google will rank us for multiple keywords and not just the one we research and use as our target keyword. There are dozens of keyword queries people can type into Google to find one particular post.
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Mick18 Premium
Great advice. Thanks a lot.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Mick.
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Pepiccione Premium
This is really good and surprising! (well for me.. :=)
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks. Happy you liked it. Google has many ways to rank our content, as long as it answers the keyword queries of website searchers.
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BradB18 Premium
Thank you Boomer for this valuable info. It makes perfect sense and I too take note of what Neil Patel has to teach.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Neil Patel is probably the only content marketer outside of Kyle and Carson that I look to for guidance. All three are #1 in my opinion.
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BradB18 Premium
Yep, they are the best.
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Scwebu Premium
Thank you for sharing.
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure.
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Pastordna Premium
Boomerg thanks for this your TIMELY share!

I just finished one of my targeted ten blogs per month I resently vowed to be doing to improve my website.

One of them turned out to be the longest I've ever done about 6ooo+ words and I began to WONDER what google will be doing with that as I've made up my mind to go ahead to post it anyway.

Any thought from you?

Cheers
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boomergp08 Premium
WOW! I am sure Google will love that post because it loves long form content and will find so many different keywords within it.

And here I thought my 4,200+ word review post was long. You definitely got me beat.
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SStubbins1 Premium
Thank you for this insightful post. It is very educational and informative. This will allow me to improve as I move forward.

Peace💗
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy I could share this information with you and the community.
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CandP Premium
Awesome! Great tips, Rob and we shall follow suit.
Writing in-depth really seems to be a key factor.
C & P
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you C&P. When you write in depth content you are adding value, which is a ranking factor. When you do not write in depth content, then your content doesn't provide enough information over that of other similar websites.
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Cinderella5 Premium
Great Info
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boomergp08 Premium
Tank you.
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Brenda63 Premium
I’ve been reading and watching Neil Patel in his YouTube channel. He does mention that rich snippets are one way to get at top. But not need to do that, he suggested like you said not to focus so much on keywords but focus on quality content. I’d like to see a tutorial about how to do that. Thanks for this tutorial.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Neil talks about quality content in one of his videos. He says to always write in depth content and then go back and see if you have provided enough information to answer any questions that people may have after reading it. Content is basically descriptive conversation in written form.
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Nadia27 Premium
That's great. Thanks
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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