SEO For Beginners: 3 Fast SEO Tips to Rank #1 on Google

by SEO-Builder July 13, 2019
SEO For Beginners 3 Fast SEO Tips to Rank #1 on Google

Do you want to rank #1 on Google? Well, I hate to say it, but it’s actually really hard. Ten years ago, it used to be really easy but now it’s hard. And you know what… unless you read this SEO for beginners article you’re not going to be able to rank #1 in Google. Today I’m going to share with you 3 fast SEO tips to rank #1 on Google.

 

Key takeaways:

  • Focus on content

  • Optimise your title tags and meta descriptions

  • Consider the search query intent

  • The power of the Google Search Console

  • Challenge

 

SEO For Beginners: 3 Fast SEO Tips to Rank #1 on Google

 

I got started with SEO when I was 16 years old. I created a website called “Doctors Near Me”. It no longer exists, so if you search for it you’re not going to see my website. Long story short, it’s a medical search engine for private practitioners in the UK and when I created the website I thought ‘Oh cool. This is it. People are going to come to my site and I’m going to get traffic’. But you know what… I popped up the website and no one came to it. From that point, I realised there was something called SEO that I had to do. I paid a few marketing agencies to help me with the Search Engine Optimisation to rank for terms like a private doctor. But you know what… I gave them money and I got no results. Eventually, as a 16-year-old kid, I lost all my savings. You only can make so much money cleaning restrooms and picking up trash. So, I had to learn it. But when I first started it was as simple as putting the keywords on your website and you could rank. I wish it was that easy these days.

 

Focus on content

Number one in our SEO for Beginners guide is to focus on content. See Google has this update called Hummingbird and with Hummingbird what they decided to do is websites that have content about everything won’t do as well as websites that focus on one single niche and are super thorough. For example, let’s say you have a website around dating and your article is talking about five ways you can land a date or five ways you can land your dream date. If you end up breaking down the topic in ‘Hey go to Tinder.com. Sign up and you’ll find a match. After you create a profile you’re not going to do that well’.

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But if you write an article that breaks down how to create a profile on Tinder.com, the ideal picture, the deal description, how to be funny and even how to add a video. Although I haven’t been on these dating sites in ages if you go really in-depth and you break down every little thing that they should do and then after you break down Tinder.com you then talk about Bumble. You then talk about Match and eHarmony. Then you even discuss how you should respond to people and engage with them. Should you be hitting people up? What’s the first thing you should say to them? How should you respond to where should you go for your first date, right? How to carry from your first date and ask them on a second date. But if you’re super thorough and your content is so amazing that people are like ‘Huh wow I read this article. I don’t have any more questions and I know what to do next’. That’s how thorough you need to be.

So, poke holes in your content and as many holes, as you can and fill them all up so then that way people are like this is the end of all sites that you should end up reading. So now that we’ve got that wrapped up, let’s dive into the second tip if you want to rank number #1 on Google.

 

Optimise your title tags and meta descriptions

The second tip I have for you is to optimise your title tags and your meta descriptions. Have you ever done a Google search and notice that every time you do it there is this link at the top and then there’s this one sentence description. The link at the top is called the title tag and the sentence below is called a meta description.

SEO for Beginners: Title Tag and Meta Description in Google Search Results

Now think of it this way, if you search for the phrase ‘online dating’ and you don’t see the word online dating either in the title nor in the description. Are you going to click on the result? Well if you are there’s something wrong because why would you click on a result that isn’t related to what you’re looking for? In addition to that, have you ever done a search for a term like online dating and noticed that the word isn’t in the description? That’s because Google tracks who’s clicking on what listing and they’ve learned that when a keyword you’re searching for is in the listing you’re way more likely to click through. So, in your title tag and meta description make sure to include the target keyword. But you can’t just include the keyword like online dating, right? The easiest way what I would do, and I wish it was this simple is just to put online dating, online dating and online dating everywhere. If I could put it 20 times people would know that the article is on online dating and it will get more clicks. But it’s not that simple… Yes, you must include the keyword in your title and your description, but it has to be appealing. If it doesn’t flow in a sentence, it’s not easy to read and it’s not appealing or evoking curiosity, no one is going to click through.

 

The power of the Google Search Console

The third SEO tip I have for you is to use Google Search Console. Did you know that Google gives you a tool that teaches you how to rank #1 on Google? Yes, I know that sounds ridiculous, but it is true, and it’s called Google Search Console. If you’re not already a user, sign up for it. It doesn’t cost a dollar. You’re missing out if you’re not using it. I can’t emphasize that enough. Once you set up the Search Console, give it a few days because it takes some time to populate data. You’ll see a screen like the one below that shows the search analytics, and all pages on your website that are getting your traffic.

The cool thing about Google Search Console is it also shows you which articles are getting impressions. And here’s what I mean by impressions. You know when you do a search on Google you don’t always click on a result. If you did then you’d be clicking on all 10 results every time you did a search. That would be insane. Well, Google shows you how many people are seeing your listing and clicking through and how many people don’t click through. It shows you how many impressions you’re getting, the clicks and the click-through rate. What you’ll find is, in general, you’re lucky if you’re getting around a 5% click-through rate, sometimes 10-15% but in most cases, your pages are going to be getting less than 5% Click-Through-Rate (CTR).

SEO Keyword Research Tutorial in 5 easy stepsThe cool part about Google Search Console is it shows you all the keywords that get you impressions and all the ones you’re getting clicks for. Now remember the first tip was about content thoroughness and you want an article that talks about everything under the sun. Well, you can use Google Search Console to tie it back to the first SEO tip. So, kind of number 1 and 3 are related. You want to take all the keywords you’re getting impressions for and start adding them to your copy.

Now don’t just shove them in and have your content be stuffed with keywords where you know someone reads it and all it is online dating. If someone was reading your article and it sounded just like ‘Tinder, Tinder, online dating, eHarmony’ then they’re going to leave your page and bounce off your site because that means your content sucks and it just has too many keywords that have to flow naturally and be educational. So you want to take those keywords that you’re seeing in Google Search Console and add them to the article. Now we have an article on Instagram and it teaches you how to get over 300 targeted Instagram followers per day. That article is around 10000 words when I first wrote that article. It wasn’t 10000 words, it was roughly 2500.

I went to Google Search console, I saw all the people that are searching for terms relate to the article I added him within that article I made it more in-depth. And you know what my traffic more than triple for that article. Yes, it is that simple. And when I made that change it didn’t happen right away, but I noticed the results within 50 days. That’s not a long time. So now let’s recap on the tips.

 

Summary

First, make sure your content is super thorough and you include the target keywords within your title tag and meta description but also when you’re doing your title and description aim to evoke curiosity and create an amazing title that everyone wants to click and read. Next, use the free tool that Google gives you to rank #1 – Google Search Console. Use those 3 SEO tips and you can rank number one not just in the future but also right now.

 

Challenge

Now that you’ve learned these three tips, I challenge you in which I want you to take these tactics and implement them. In the next 45 days. I want you to leave a comment with your results because if you’re not doing well that means I’m not happy and I know these tactics work and that’s why I’m telling you. Because if you implement them you’re going to see results and you would be ecstatic and your life is going to change. And I want to build a community of like-minded people. We all take action and we help each other grow. So, I challenge you to take action and implement these three steps. I know you might be busy and not be able to do all of them right away but just pick one. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Pick one of them. Make the change. Maybe you can start with the second tactic as it is the easiest one implement and you can start seeing results right away.

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