Getting your website to rank on Google !

Ranking at the top of Google’s search results takes determination, hard work, and a few trade “secrets.”

If your website isn’t showing up in Google search results, There could be several factors contributing to your lower placement in the search results.

We work with many business owners who have not been successful in getting their website to rank. Based on our experience, there is a few important  factors to consider when trying to improve your ranking in Google search results.

 
“Modern SEO strategy is the process of organizing a website’s content by topic, which helps search engines like Google understand a user’s intent when searching. By optimizing a web page around topics first, you can rank well for long tail keywords related to that topic. –search engine land.com

SEO is a pretty complicated subject that seems to continually change and evolve,so it’s extremely important to keep up your research. The basic SEO work consisting of keywords,meta descriptions,H1 tags and image alt tags still maintain their importance in your Google ranking but in 2018 Google has a new tool that you have to take seriously. What is Google’s new tool you ask? It’s name is RankBrain and it makes SEO work a little more complex.

Complex might be the perfect word to describe Google’s new tool. Rankbrain searches  for keywords, but this tool also looks at not just the content on your website but the context of your content. RankBrain looks at CTR (click thru rate) or how many times people click on your site and Dwell Time, how long people stay on your site,  the best Dwell Time being in the average of 3 minutes.So if your website has keyword rich content but it’s not very interesting (or comlex) people won’t hang in there to read it. So your content needs to be interesting and informative.

To keep people clicking on your site, your snippet and meta description needs to be interesting and eye catching. A good way to do this is utilize a LSI (latent semantic indexing).These being keywords that mean the same thing to describe your content and what information your content conveys.Google’s RankBrain wants specifics about your content for indexing. Google’s LSI Generator is a great tool to utilize to find LSI words related to your topic. Where do you use LSI’s? Use LSI’s in meta descriptions,title tags, image alt tags,in headers and your first paragraph.

Choose your delivery. You can choose between short tail keywords or long tail keywords.This choice actually depends on what CTR (click thru rate) you desire.

Short tail keywords contain less than three words and usually demand higher CTR’s monthly. That sounds great right? Long tail keywords consist of more than three words. You can use long tail keywords to get the attention of your target audience and thet will usually lead to longer Dwell Time on your website because your long tail keywords were specific and they clicked to your site with specific intent.And in E-commerce target audiences with specific intent usually results in sales.

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