I think I'm missing something. I've gone through the training and I think I know how to choose keywords however, when I searched Google for my keywords, I looked through 15 pages of results and never saw my article. It has been indexed. What other factors are involved in getting ranked higher? Thank you.

The numbers for the keywords are

avg traffic QSR SEO

56 10 41 99

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Triblu Premium
Hey Lisa,

You may find the following tutorial very informative: I sure did.

Hope this helps you.
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Lisa196 Premium
You're right Trish. That was awesome, thank you so much for sharing it.

Even though it was an older post it actually really helped me because I have been feeling sort of held back or hampered in my writing by having to work within the keywords all the time.

I followed the links and watched Kyle's tranings. I'm going to write a few articles ... just me, without worrying about the keywords and affiliate links and see how I come out.

Thanks again,
Lisa
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Triblu Premium
That is what I do all of the time Lisa.

Use my keywords in my titles, then no more than 3 times within 1,000 words... and sometimes, I find more than one relevant keyword, so I see if I can use them too, as you just never know how Google will decide to share your content.

Many times, I just write.. and THEN I see where I can add my three uses of a particular keyword. BUT I only add it where it sounds "normal" to be used.

When you want to know HOW a post is ranking, check your Google Analytics. Do NOT go Google searching for it's rank or you could hurt your post's rank: Too many worry about the WRONG things. Nowhere in Kyle's training will you hear him say to stay awake at nights worrying about the rank of your posts... or... that you should fret over keywords. Right?

Happy writing.
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Lisa196 Premium
True! Happy writing to you too Trish.
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EnergyK Premium
Excellent answers from Ferra.
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AparnaBansal Premium
Fabulous points given by Ferra and Chrys
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Lisa196 Premium
Yes, thank you for checking in Aparna.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
How old is your website and how old is the post you are trying to find?

Google have over 200 factors when it comes to ranking.
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Lisa196 Premium
Less than 2 months for both.

I think I know the answer to my question based on your question. Both my website and post need time before they will possibly rank better if I follow many of the over 200 factors.

I've learned a lot from you and Ferra just now. I guess I was thinking that indexing and ranking happened together at the same time.

Thanks Chrystopher.

Lisa
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ChrystopherJ Premium
No worries Lisa :-) Unfortunately, Indexing and Ranking are two separate beats. Indexing purely means that Google now knows about you, and you are in their database. Ranking will change on a daily basis, especially after core algorithm changes, but Google actually make over 500 changes a year to their algorithm. So with those changes, and the 200+ factors, your rankings will fluctuate, but usually get better over time, especially if you follow the training here and don’t do any Black Hat SEO. You can use Jaaxy’s SiteRank to see if you appear on the first page of the SERPs, based on your keyword for each individual page/post. You can also use Google’s Search Console (GSC) and Bing Webmaster to see where you are Ranking based on the keywords they have identified for you from your content.
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Lisa196 Premium
That makes so much more sense than what I had in mind.

Thank you so much for taking the time to explain it like that.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Lisa,

Those numbers look great. Glad to hear your posts are indexed.

The ranking will take longer than indexing. It can take weeks or months. The more we publish quality content that are helpful to readers, after 3 months or so, when we have more than 30 posts, Google starts to see us as an authority in the niche we choose.

Google itself has more than 200 factors to rank a page (website age, SEO practices, user-friendly, quality content, length of content, etc). The SEO practices that Jay teaches us in his training are great. They are Meta Title, Meta Description, Keywords in content, Alt Text on the Images, Internal Links, External Links, Embeded video (optional).

To rank high in the search engines, it is advised to have content in the region of 1000-1500 words. Although some content can be 4000+ words, likewise, some content can be 500-800 words.
Check out Diane's post below, it's an interesting read: How did you put your keywords in your post?
Maybe this training can be of help: Here is another great read from Backlinko (an authority website):
https://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors
According to Backlinko, the posts that tends to be on page 1 are in the range between 1900-2000 words.
https://backlinko.com/search-engine-ranking

Hope this helps,
Ferra
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Lisa196 Premium
Thank you Ferra.

I was starting to worry that I was not choosing my keywords correctly.

You have clarified some things for me here. As I told Chrystopher, I was thinking the indexing and ranking happened together.

Thank you for the information. I will check out Jay's training and the links that you provided.

Thanks again,
Lisa
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EmakAmelia Premium
You're welcome, Lisa. It takes time and a lot of efforts but it is possible for us to be an authority in the niche we choose. Keep at it. We can do it! 😀💪
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Lisa196 Premium
I appreciate your encouragement always Ferra.

Thank you. We can do it!
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