How to Get High Search Engine Rankings
Getting high website rankings is key – otherwise, there will be no one to buy your products! What I’m going to teach you today I learned from this amazing program that teaches you how to create a fool-proof affiliate website, step-by-step:
Today is going to hit on a question I get almost every day from readers – the extremely broad question of how to get higher search engine rankings. Unfortunately, there is no single answer to this question.
It’s one that would take hours to properly discuss, and there are hundreds of books on the topic. But, I can definitely show you the basics and tell you what you need to be working on – all things you’ll go into in further detail in the future.
What Search Engines Want
Google is the de facto search engine, meaning what they want, we give them. Yahoo! and Bing are great tools, but they just don’t have the volume that Google enjoys, and for the most part the algorithms are very similar across the board.
As for what Google wants, they’ve never been privy to tell us their search rankings, but we have been able to speculate quite a bit – here’s a list of what we do know:
* Inbound Links – The original algorithm that made Google what it is today is the one that taught the web how to rank sites by how many links they get from other sites.
In particular, Google ranks you by the links you get from authority, reference, and related sites.
They don’t like link exchanges, they don’t like link farms and they definitely don’t like empty pages with unrelated content linking to you. They do, however, like .gov and .edu sites, high Page Rank sites, and content rich sites on your niche linking to you.
* Keyword Density – Keyword density is far less of a factor than it once was, but it still stands out as a big part of the process.
You’ll need to ensure keywords appear in your Title
Tags, META tags, your headings on the page, and within inbound links you have pointing at your site. Proximity and placement on your page are also important as it shows the relative value of that keyword.
* Outbound Links – Links are fantastic coming in, but they can be valuable going out too. If you’re referencing quality, related sites in your niche, it will show that you’re intent on providing users with value and information.
* Clean HTML
– Messy HTML that isn’t verified and has bad tags will not necessarily hurt you, but it sure won’t help. There are conventions here that are too complex for a short message, but you’ll want to have a programmer clean up any code you use on your sites if it’s old or doesn’t perform well.
Navigation Structure – Your pages should all be linked so that you can reach any other page on your site with ease. Remove any dead-end links, and don’t have any links nested more than 3 pages deep in the structure.
Quality – More and more, Google’s spiders are learning how to tell if your content is of a decent quality.
(latent semantic indexing) and other natural language filters to gauge the way your keywords are laid out and how the content is ormatted, they can tell if you’re writing for a ranking or for useful content.
The result is that most pages need to be at least 400 words now, keyword density needs to stay below 4% and content needs to be topic related.
Getting high search rankings is a long process that requires an expert eye for content development and keyword planning.
However, if you do it right, you’ll find infinitely more value in your organic search listings than any single PPC campaign could ever provide as traffic will pour in repeatedly without any additional cost.
But while I’ve taken you through how to do onsite optimization like the pro’s do, I haven’t taught you how to build links – the thing Google loves most. To learn that, you’ll need to go here:
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