Is getting ranked by Google really important to business success?

Last Update: July 16, 2021

So what exactly has the jury ruled on this ranking with Google/Bing/Yahoo thing?

On the newly designed Wealthy Affiliate home page, there is an entire section dedicated to the best 'ranking stories'.from affiliate members.

In fact, as a WA newbie, getting your site indexed and ranked on Google is tantamount to winning the lottery!

Blog posts by affiliates announcing that their content has been indexed by Google have amassed hundreds of likes and comments and create a buzz into which newbies get caught up and try their best to emulate.

The pressure to get indexed/ranked becomes tremendous and disappointment has been expressed when affiliates are not successful at getting the nod from Google in particular.

To better understand how the Big G's ranking system and algorithm works, get the story straight from the horse's mouth at Google. According to MonsterInsights, the top 10 Google ranking factors for 2021 are:

1. High quality content.

2. Backlinks or inbound links.

3. Search intent (what the user is looking for).

4. Website loading speed.

5. Mobile friendliness.

6. Domain authority (your site's expertise about a particular topic).

7. Keyword optimization.

8. Website structure.

9. Website security.

10. User experience.

Additonally, one of the most valuable blog posts I've read in my 8+ months at WA is Partha's 'Here's how to rank no. 1 on Google - everything revealed'. A must-read and definite eye-opener for any affiliate interested in a simple yet novel way to drive traffic to your website - and of course, if your motivation is to get ranked high on Google.

Partha's approach may not be for everyone (if you're not into lengthy posts, then this one is definitely not for you!), but it certainly brings another perspective to this important subject area, and as I always say, "Knowledge is Power".

I would love to hear your views on the value of getting your content indexed and ranked and how much achieving that goal has meant to you and your motivation to succeed at writing rank-worthy content.

Cheers!

Maria

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Jesusfan Premium
Hi Maria!

Partha says it's all about traffic. If your number one way to get traffic is through Google/Yahoo/Bing, then you will need to rank. And in order to rank, your content will first have to get indexed.

At least that is my understanding. I still get excited when I get an email notification telling me I have content that's been indexed in Google.

Lynn
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Brongsugah Premium
Hello Lynn. Yes, it certainly is all about traffic and having the quality content and the 'right' content that will generate that traffic. Partha simplified the process in a way that I found extremely useful. I appreciate you stopping by and reading the post. Hope it was useful. Take care.

Maria
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richardgb Premium
Hi Maria
A comprehensive list from Monsterinsights.
According to Google themselves, understanding a searchers intent is the most important point in order to be able to create quality content.
Two days ago I posted, also citing Parthia’s excellent posts: :-)
Richard
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Brongsugah Premium
Hello Richard. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I have read and commented on your post which was indeed very valuable and one to bookmark for any affiliate interested in enhancing their writing skills. Cheers!

Maria
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richardgb Premium
Thank you, Maria!
:-)
Richard
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philmedia Premium Plus
Mine is simple: keyword research in jaaxy, then I check out the best sites on the Google front page and see what they are doing. Can I beat them? Maybe, yes, go head, no move on.

There are many content writers in my niche now, so it's a complicated strategy, and jaaxy and a google search are key. SEO figure is crucial.

I am also gearing my search to questions which is helping. Without indexing, you won't rank. No audience, no point. Unless you have plenty of time to write to yourself all day !!

My audience growth rate is 550 per cent week on week in respect to year on year, so my aim is two double that this year with this strategy: only low hanging fruit though and lots of it.

I even go for very low volume words.

My speed /security is sorted via WA, so it's all about research and content. And it is not about bells and whistles.

Great post... good for thinking. Thanks, Phil
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Brongsugah Premium
Hello Phil. Thanks for reading and more so for providing your own methods which I think are also important and useful for writers to consider. I do agree on placing your focus on the research and content and like you, I'm not into the bells and whistles too much. Low hanging fruit can be quite a clever pathway to get yourself situated well in the Google framework. Much appreciated.

Maria
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philmedia Premium Plus
My pleasure we need more posts like these. Much appreciated, Phil
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Christorv Premium Plus
Senor Phil, its been a while I read one of your informative responses, boy I missed this, free coaching advise on here at WA, awesome 👌
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Low hanging fruits - I am coming for you even more now 🌞
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Newme202 Premium
It was so exciting for a bit and then I realised that all my articles ARE going to be indexed

That's what happen when you write and then that killed the excitement.

Ranking, I'm not bothered about. Tell me about traffic and clicking on affiliate links instead.

I'm more focused on other positive factors now :)
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richardgb Premium
Hi Simone
If you’re not concerned about ranking, are you using social media for traffic?
:-)
Richard
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Newme202 Premium
When I say I'm not concerned, I mean I don't make it an obsession anymore
Although I do get social media traffic, I recently started concentrated on using other sources as well.
Will let you all know how I get on
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richardgb Premium
Thanks for clarity, Simone and I look forward to more ideas when you’re ready!
:-)
Richard
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Newme202 Premium
You're welcome :)
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Brongsugah Premium
Thanks for stopping by and reading the post Simone. I do hear you on the traffic bit, which is of paramount importance for without it, what's the point? Research will guide you to create content that has key SEO in mind. Appreciate the input. Cheers!

Maria
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eminentcopy Premium
Excellent share, Maria.
Thank you.
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Brongsugah Premium
Thanks Muslimah. I appreciate your reading and commenting.
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