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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

8 tips that can help your new blog rank on Google fast




Did you just create a new blog or website, are you thinking of the best ways to rank on Google? Hey, look no further, I’m here to introduce you to just a few tips that will help your blog rank better on Google.


Introduction

Ranking on Google’s Search Engine Page Results (SERPs) especially the first page is what every blog owner is striving for, or better put should be striving for. Of course, this will make it possible for your site to generate good organic traffic without spending money on paid ads.

To be able to rank on Google, one has to implement some strategies; even though I’ve seen people rank their sites easily without implementing any of these tactics. However, this may be due to their blog niche, domain authority (In a case where they buy expired domain with high DA), or some other things that may be beyond the scope of this article.

Disclaimer

There are many other ways or methods for ranking on Google (both white hat and black hat), it is not limited to the ones listed below.
The tips I’m giving you here are purely white hats; still, they’re just a few of the white hat tactics you can use to rank your new blog. For the sake of those that may not know, white hat means following Google’s rule to rank your website, while black hat is vice versa. In plain words, the white hat is legal whereas black hat is illegal.
Find below the necessary tips you can apply on your new blog to rank on Google, before going for intermediate/advanced SEO practices.

1. Use short URLs

Research has shown that pages with short URLs rank on Google more than those with long URLs. This is possible only when every other thing remains equal.

2. Optimize your title tag not just for keyword, but for CTR as well

It is a well-known practice to include the target/focus keyword/keyphrase in the title tag, again, your title tag supposed to be optimized for Click-Through-Rate (CTR). CTR is the rate at which visitors click on your link on the SERP, the more CTR you get, the higher you rank on Google. So, you have to optimize your title to be appealing, such that one cannot help but click on your link on the SERP. Eg) “Top 10 Schools in Nigeria; number 6 will amaze you”.  



    3. To rank a page, make sure it contains at least 1,000 words


There are over a billion blogs/websites on the internet today, contents flying here and there. Google is no longer interested in content that cannot add value to people, they believe for content to have value; it should discuss deeply the content topic. 

For example, if you are writing on how to open a Facebook account, say you write… To open a Facebook account, visit the website, click on sing up and that is it. No!

You should be detailed like:

  • Visit https://facebook.com,
  • Click on create an account,
  • Enter your name, e-mail, and mobile number in the spaces provided,
  • Then click the signup button.

This is just an example, be sure you support each step with its corresponding image for Facebook. Writing quality content increases your blog visitor’s session duration, which is also another metric that is used to calculate site ranking.

See: How To Write SEO Article

4. Use numbers in your title tag to boost CTR

Again, title tags with numbers get 36% more clicks than title tags without numbers according to research in a recent study. People seem to get attracted more when you use title tags like:
  • 10 ways to do yoga
  • 7 hot smartphones
  • Best 20 wristwatches

So, start using numbers in your title tags for your content.

    5. Build backlinks from high authority sites in your niche
This is one way you can get ranked on Google faster. When a URL (link) from your website is quoted in another web page, you’ve got a backlink. However, getting backlinks from low DA sites won’t help you rank on Google. But when high DA sites (let’s say DA: 40 and above) link to you, then you’re on your way to rank better on Google.

The question now is; how can you get these high DA sites link to you?
  • There are many ways to achieve that, one of these ways is by giving a well-deserved answer for a question on sites like Quora, in the process, you’ll put your link there. Mind you, you can get banned if your answer is obsolete or contain too much link from your site.
  • Write great content for big sites like Medium. Of course a link to your blog should be embedded in the content.
  • Search on Google for sites that accept guest posts, confirm their domain authority (You can use http://ubersuggest.com), then guest post for them if you are satisfied with their DA.
  • etc

    6. Invest 50% of your time in promoting your content

One of the fastest ways to gain traffic to your blog is by promoting your content. You can promote on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, etc.), but be careful not to spam else you’ll be penalized.  

      7. Website speed
I’m sure you don’t like a slow loading website, me too. When your blog takes time to load, your visitor may end up leaving your site even before it can load fully. 

You should optimize your images if you have too many of them on your blog, you may need to hire a programmer to minify your codes if you’re not one. However, if you are using WordPress, you can easily do all these with plugins. You can check your blog speed using http://pingdom.com. It will show you the time it takes your blog to load, and then give you hints on what to do to increase the speed of your blog.

8. Mobile friendly (Responsive)

Lastly, whatever you do, make sure your blog is mobile-friendly. You can check if your blog is mobile responsive using http://responsinator.com.
Most people browse on-the-go using their mobile devices, as such we have more people accessing our websites/blogs using mobile devices. (See attached image)
For your blog to rank on Google, you must make it to be mobile responsive.



Conclusion

That’s what I have for you can rank a new blog on Google, if you can be religious with these tips; I see no way your blog won’t be ranking on Google.

Remember, you can still get there some other way, but this is a way that is tested and it’s working perfectly fine.

I hope this helps you with your SEO, now you can go out there and rank your way to the first page of Google SERP.

Ask any questions using the comment box, and I'll answer them ASAP.

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