Google Page 1 Listing
It's been over 7 months from when i first joined Wealthy Affiliate. I still believe it's the best Education and Support you can get online. The following story of my journey, would not have been possible, without Wealthy Affiliate-Join Now!
About 3 months before that i had created a website and written an Ebook, hoping to eventually get some sales. When i decided to find out about SEO and how to get traffic(i had no clue), i luckily found, and joined Wealthy Affiliate. Within 3 days, i knew that this was the place for me, and signed up for the first month. I was 'blown away' by the quality and amount of Education available, and the support, so i will likely stay for life.
After going through the Certification Course, i decided to move that 1st website over to WA. In the process, i ended up with my Domain transferred, but no posts/pages, nothing! Although i had backed up my site with the old host, i could not work out how to 'repopulate' my website again. What do i do?
I decided to get a list of every post/page that Google had indexed, and rewrite them from scratch, ensuring that before i posted, the URL was the same from my 1st website. It was a huge project, but i am now posting new content, after about 2 months. There were about 40 pages/posts to rewrite!
Now to the point of this post, enough of the background.
3 days ago, after going into 'incognito' in Chrome, i stumbled upon a page 1 listing for my website! I was amazed, as i had only just rewritten all the posts a month earlier. Perhaps because those URL's were indexed many months ago, some were 8 months old, could have helped.
The next day the post was on page 2 now, so they do move around. The point i want to make, is that i knew nothing about keywords when this post was written. Yet i have today 4 entries on page 1 for that keyword. 4 out of 10 ain't bad, the only problem is the lack of traffic. When checking in the WA keyword tool, the search is <10, traffic is <10, competition 23.
This was purely accidental, but the result is that a brand new post, rewritten 2 days ago, is now on Google page 1 for 2 keywords. The point i want to make is, NOWHERE IN THAT POST TITLE OR POST TEXT was those 2 keywords mentioned!
2 words that are part of that keyword were mentioned, and this could have helped. Google has now ranked a number of keywords for me, 2 on the first page(2 different keywords), and others pretty close.
I now have 5 keywords that i have been ranked for(i know there are many others), which are 'rising to the top'. The more posts i create with those keywords, the better Google will like it.
I feel as though i am on my way, and now can take advantage of these rankings. I feel empowered now, how would a post perform with these ranked keywords now? If my top 2 keywords are used in all my future posts, and occasionally a post title, i believe i can hold those rankings, and actually improve.
Another bonus, is 2 brand new keywords have been ranked for me, although they have only been mentioned about 5 times on my whole site, because of these other ranked keywords. Somehow, Google deems them relevant to the website! Happy Days!
These new keywords have more searches and traffic too!
Thanks to the Education of Wealthy Affiliate, and the support i have received, i am on my way. Low competition keywords can get you on Google page 1, but we need more.
Over time this will be accomplished, traffic will increase and earnings will increase.
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