So glad that I've just achieved Google Page 1 Position 4 ranking in just 3 Minutes!
Here's the screenshot:
As you can see, this is a review I wrote on Digital Altitude, and the SERP shows "3 mins ago". It's a really motivating result.
Let me share with you what I did...
Keyword Research: Long Tail Keywords
Firstly, Keyword Research is really important! My main keyword for this post is "Is Digital Altitude a Pyramid Scheme". This is one of the terms that people are likely to search for when they're researching for DA.
However, as compared to the very common keyword "Digital Altitude Review", the QSR (competition) for my keyword is a lot lesser. The QSR for "Digital Altitude Review" is 215 while the QSR for "Is Digital Altitude a Pyramid Scheme" is only 13.
And the SEO Score for "Digital Altitude Review" is 77 while the SEO Score for "Is Digital Altitude a Pyramid Scheme" is 95.
The keyword I choose is more of a long tail keyword. With less competition, it has lesser searches and traffic as well. But our main goal is to rank on Google page 1, isn't it?
So, the first step to better ranking is to choose your keyword wisely and you only need to focus on ONE keyword per post.
By the way, there's a common misconception regarding "long tail keyword". A long tail keyword does not mean the keyword is longer and has more words.
In fact, the length and number of words of a keyword has nothing to do with whether it is a long tail keyword or not.
If you don't understand what I mean here, check out this post by Dom about long tail keyword:
Research for My Review
I spent around 1 to 2 hours reading people's reviews online as well as signing up for DA's 14-day trial to see the platform myself.
There's one very common misconception people have is that they can't write a review for products they have not tried themselves. If you are one of them, check out this post on 5 Strategies to Write a Product Review without Buying & Owning the Product Yourself.
I'm telling you that you can write reviews on things you've not tried or even owned yourself. There's nothing wrong with it.
So, I did my thorough research before putting everything together and wrote the review.
As you can see from my Digital Altitude review, it is very authentic and thorough despite I didn't personally tried their courses.
In order for your post to get ranked in Google fast, you need to get your on-page SEO right. That's the crucial thing you have full control in your hands as compared to off-page SEO where there are certain factors that are not within your control.
Basically, I did the 7 SEO Tips Jay taught in his live webinar.
- Meta Title
- Meta Description
- Keyword in Content
- Image Attributes
- Internal Links
- External Links
- Video Embed
If you haven't watched Jay's Webinar Replay on these SEO Strategies, what you need to do is just click on this link and go watch it! Because Jay's advice works!
Recently, Jay did another webinar on 7 SEO Strategies to Explode Your Rankings in 2018. You should check that out as well. The additional tips include:
- List Based Content
- AMP Results
- Bing Webmaster Tool
- Posting to Google+
All these advice from Jay is very useful and powerful. We should learn and apply to our own contents!
As long as you get your on-page SEO right, your chance of ranking well in Google fast will increase a lot.
After Publishing The Post
The process doesn't end at the point when you hit the publish button. In fact, promoting your content is as important as creating it.
So, here are the things I did after I hit that publish button...
(1) I come to Wealthy Affiliate and request comments.
(2) I share the post on all the social media I have...
(3) I go to Search Console AddURL and submit my new URL for indexing, instead of using "Fetch as Google". This is the new strategy I learnt from Dom's WA blog post.
To learn why and how to do it, check out his blog post here:
Basically, Fetch as Google's main purpose is not for you to request indexing according to Dom. Instead, AddURL is the correct way of doing it and it's a lot faster.
Nevertheless, I did both AddURL and Fetch as Google for this post.
After doing these three steps, I typed in my keyword into Chrome Incognito and BOOM!! Page 1 Position 4 in 3 Minutes.
That's not the end of content promotion though...
To get an even better ranking for multiple keywords, including the more competitive ones like "Digital Altitude Review", here's what I plan to do...
(1) Leave comments on contents related to Digital Altitude and link to my post (despite being nofollow).
(2) Find forums, groups, discussion areas where people are discussing about Digital Altitude and participate in the conversation. I'll eventually link to my post in a natural way.
(3) Write relevant (review) posts and build internal links to this posts. For example, I can write a review on Empower Network or Carbon Copy Pro because Michael Force, the founder of Digital Altitude, is also involved in all these other programs.
These are the strategies you can apply to your own content creation and promotion as well!
All you have to do is to follow the training here in WA because it works. No doubt there are a lot of learning, effort and time needed but we are building a business for ourselves.
If you want to succeed, there's no short cut but to really put in the hard work. If you're able to persist and be consistent in your work, it's going to pay off.
Once you gain the traction for your business and the trust from Google, your traffic as well as your sales will increase exponentially.
I really hope that what I've shared in this post can help you get better rankings and improve your SEO skills.
Give me a like if you find this helpful and do leave a comment below if you have any questions :)