What is Ranking?
Many people are puzzled as to what Search Engine Optimization is For. I simply define it as ranking in a search engine, preferably google ranking. Search Engine Optimization is basically when you structure your website so that people can find it through organic searching. That is when someone types in a keyword on a search engine and your website is listed on the search result page. Ranking comes into play because you want your website to be on the 1st result page.
Why It’s Important
You want traffic to your website right? I mean why else would you place a site on the world wide wide web. You build it for your users, your audience, your consumers, or for anybody that needs advice. The most popular search engines today are, Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Traffic can be brought to your page via social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. However, search engines are mostly used when internet users want to search for something on the internet. I know I generally go to Google for everything I want to learn more about. If search engines cannot find your website, you miss out on great opportunity to gain traffic to your website.
How do I get my page to be more SEO, Friendly?
The most importantly and I would say the most widely known way is through having the right keywords on your website. What are keywords? Keywords are the very words that is typed into the search engine bar.
These are words that pre-populates as you type in your word or your phrase or even a sentence in the search bar. The results of those keywords that you search for in the search engine will bring up pages that are relevant. That very keyword that someone types in could lead to a link of your website on the very first result page. You want to know why? It’s because that keyword that they searched for was inside the content that’s on one of your pages on your website.
Keyword Research is Important to gaining SEO Rankings
There are numerous ways you can find keywords to place into your content. You can simply use google and check out what populate as you type in your keyword. That’s an easy and free way to do it but it doesn’t mean you are getting the best keyword that will increase your ranking and generate traffic to your website. You have to dig a little deeper to get the best keyword. You have to do what is known as keyword research.
A lot people like to get really technical with keyword research. I like to keep it simple. The most important numbers to look at when doing your keyword research is looking at the number that shows the amount of searches and the number of competition. Check out the video below as I explain exactly what that is and you will see what I use to find the perfect keywords for my posts.
Another Tip Quick Tip how to Improve Your SEO Rankings
- Create Original Content. Search Engines are smart enough to find pages that are completely plagiarized. This will decrease all chances on having your pages ranked and seen by others.
- Create links to other pages within your website (internal links). This makes your page more user friendly to your users. It also helps Google understand your website.
- Stay engaged with your users. Make sure you are writing content that will engage people enough so that they can make comments. When you have comments on your website, Google will see your post as viable information and see that people are actively engaging.
Check Out this even more power and incredible keyword tool
One of the other keyword search tools that I find to be very helpful is called Jaaxy. I mentioned it now because this is a tool that does come with a price after you use up your 30 free keyword searches. Let me repeat. You get 30 FREE keyword searches once you sign up which is also free. That’s 30 posts or pages that you can create that has a quality keyword placed in your content.
Try it for yourself.
That’s all I have for now on SEO Ranking. I wanted to be quick and straight to the point. I’ve read many articles that goes on for days. It’s great info but come on, I need to get to the meat of what’s important and learn what I should do. Please leave comments, tips, or your thoughts on SEO Ranking and how I could improve it!!!!