3 Tips to Getting Your Website to the First Page of Google ~ Social Media Advisors

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Real Estate Agent with Myrtle Beach Homes Blog

The concept of getting your website to the first page of Google seems like an almost impossible task to many.  People spend months writing Social Media Advisors- 3 Tips TO getting your website to Page One of Googlemore and more content for their site, getting backlinks, and editing things without ever getting your website to the first page of Google.  You feel defeated when your site stays on page 17 and just won't budge.  Then one day you get a call from a company who promises “if you give us $395.00 per month, we will put your site on the first page of Google.” The part that these telemarketers neglect to mention is that the moment you stop paying them, your website will drop faster than lead balloon.  As a former real estate agent, I used to get these calls regularly.

So, how can you actually get your website to the first page of Google?  Well, there are a couple of really basic principles that you’ll need to implement.  The “basics” are just that – basic.  Before I share these, first you need to learn to not over-complicate things.  Here are 3 easy steps to getting your website to the first page of Google:

1. Good, solid, keyword-rich content. So what is quality keyword-rich content? Basically, it’s content that gives something of value to consumers and search engines.  You need to have keyword-rich posts that answer the questions your consumers have.  Do not just spit out some random words and call it a post.  If you write just to write and do not really have purpose, you are basically wasting your time if you are trying to get business.  Develop a gameplan for your content and stick to it.

Ten well-written, targeted, keyword dense posts will bring a greater result than 100 posts that are thrown together quickly, with topics all over the place, and which contain piles of typos, grammatical errors, and more.  This is a prime example of the principle of quality over quantity for the greatest result possible.

2.  Writing Consistently on Your Blog. Many times people start working on getting their website to the first page of Google and after the first month or so they simply give up. One of the key factors to getting your website on the first page of Google is to consistently offer fresh content on your site.  The easiest way to do this, of course, is to integrate a blog into your page.

You don’t need to have a Masters degree in English to have an effective blog.  You just need to publish 2-3 good, quality posts each week that offer valuable content to your readers that are also written with your primary keywords in mind.  One of the biggest excuses that I hear is that a business does not have time to write.  According to HubSpot, businesses who blog receive 55% more visitors than companies who do not.

Here’s a simple time management strategy:  On the weekend or whenever you have a few spare hours, (watching a football game, relaxing by the fire, etc.), sit down and write 2 or 3 really good quality posts.  Then, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday you can launch these pre-written posts.  You can then take the rest of the week to respond to comments, etc.  To the consumers and search engines, it appears as though you have written new content on three different days.

This practice is far healthier for your rankings than writing a bunch of content one day, then waiting 7-10 days to write more.  Why? The search engines are constantly visiting your page to index more content.  The freshness is important when it comes to Google’s indexing algorithm.  Also, they see a constant stream of new stuff instead of a bunch on one day, then a week of dormancy until you get around to posting again.  This is also helpful for your consumer audience of readers.  If you publish 3-4 posts all at once, the likelihood of those posts bringing you good consumer traffic from those subscribed to your blog is minimal.  Most consumers will read maybe one post, but will not have the time, attention span, or energy to read multiple posts.

3.  Link, Link, Link! The more sites that are pointing links at your page (especially when titled with the keywords you are Social Media Advisors- 3 Tips TO getting your website to Page One of Googletrying to achieve) will produce a great return.  One easy way to get some great links pointing to your site is to make sure you have added your business site to your profiles on any and all networks you participate in.  Links from higher ranking sites help the search engines realize that these sites recognize your website. 

It is kind of like when Oprah endorsed KFC’s new grilled chicken promo.  In no time, there were over 2 million coupons printed and many were left missing out on the promotion because of lack of supply. Links from reputable sites make your own site seem more reputable. 

One thing for sure, you need to make positive that the links you insert places are actually working for you.  Many networks block the search engines from following the links to prevent spam.  (I will be writing more about this in the future.)

Another great way to get links, is to ask your friends and family members to place a link on their blogs, websites, etc.  Two things with regards to linking: do not pay a link farm service.  Search engines don’t value these links – I could go into great detail about why, but just rest assured that it’s a waste of time and money. The other tip is to not do a reciprocal link when possible.  This means, if your brother links to your site, do not put a link back to his. 

A detour. An easy alternative to reciprocal links is to have a link triangle. In this case, your brother links to your site, you link to your parents, and your parents link to your brother’s page.  All links are one-way and none are going back and forth.  The more links you can have pointed at your site, the better it will help in getting your website to the first page of Google. You can think of each link as a “vote” for your site.

If you implement just these three tips, it will help get your website onto the first page of Google.  Obviously,  there are plenty of other factors that contribute to this phenomenon.  If you take these and not only integrate into your website, but also into your blog, the most vital part to your website, you will start seeing results in a rather quick fashion. These three items I discussed alone can make or break the effectiveness of a website. 

If you have any questions, let me know. And by the way, 210 Consulting- Social Media Advisors offers some really great personal coaching taught by myself and Jason Crouch on this subject.

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Rainmaker
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R.E. Renée Hoover, Salesperson
Century 21 Geba Realty, Milford, PA; Licensed in PA & NYS - Milford, PA
Poconos, Pike, Wayne, Monroe Counties, PA; PA/NYS

Thanks Jeremy - good stuff!  The link back strategy is the toughest to achieve - especially if not doing reciprocal links.  Nevertheless, it is important.  I am soon ready to launch my new website, and providing incentives to other sites to link to mine is an area where I need to spend some significant thought and brainstorming.

You're the best!

Feb 20, 2010 11:09 PM #234
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Sean Callahan
Real Estate Marketing Nerds - San Diego, CA

 

Hi Jeremy,

Great blog and tips....

I have found www.Agreatertown.com to be a great place to do some powerful link building.

Here is a short article on using Agreatetown
http://activerain.com/blogsview/1473785/a-greater-search-engine-optimization-resource-for-real-estate-agents

Feb 21, 2010 08:19 AM #235
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Jared Hokanson
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Thanks for sharing, I'm always amazed at little tweaks that can be learned and  made to help improve rankings. 

Feb 22, 2010 04:01 PM #236
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Matt Thomas
Atlas Real Estate Advisors - Athens, GA

great advice for keeping it simple.  There are so many myths about what works and what doesn't, and since Google doesn't publish a how-to guide, services are able to prey on our lack of knowledge.  Great post!

Feb 22, 2010 09:54 PM #237
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Catherine Marrone
Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC - West Newbury, MA
West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County

Thanks for the great tips.  The internet still seems somewhat elusive to me in ranking sites so I appreciate the straight forward suggestions. 

Feb 23, 2010 01:48 AM #238
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June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
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Hi Jeremy ~  Thank you once again for writing about this subject.  I am bookmarking this for later use.  I thought that I was Super Women once and my age tells me I am not. 

With your permission I would like to print this out???

Feb 23, 2010 05:22 AM #239
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June Tassillo
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Hi Jeremy ~  Thank you once again for writing about this subject.  I am bookmarking this for later use.  I thought that I was Super Women once and my age tells me I am not. 

With your permission I would like to print this out???

Feb 23, 2010 05:23 AM #240
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June Tassillo
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Hi Jeremy ~  Thank you once again for writing about this subject.  I am bookmarking this for later use.  I thought that I was Super Women once and my age tells me I am not. 

With your permission I would like to print this out???

Feb 23, 2010 05:24 AM #241
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Bo Kociuba & Buster Elliott
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Jeremy - thank you for a fabulous simplicity! All of the information I am gathering is so overwheming ... so your post came just in the right time...after reading the post and comments it looks like I can get a grip on it...

With smiles,

Bo in Yukon

PS. Post #147 - what do you think about Ben's statement?

'Start a Blog in Google and a WP Blog (there Free) and cut and paste your Content there and then add back links back to your main blog. (add a somewhat relevant You tube Video at the bottom) and Google will see it as a unique post. Never link Back.'

Feb 23, 2010 08:44 AM #242
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Edwin Gerace
The State Paper - Lexington, SC

I challenge all of you to look at and explore a website  called A Greatertown that has some great GOOGLE JUICE.  The impact it makes on Google is remarkable.  I am not good at tech data or how things happen.  I can tell you that it works. 

 

Example:  I have found a site called www.agreatertown.com where I could add post with rich content and in some times less than 24 hours these topics are on the top page of Google. 

If it works just share this data with others or talk to the owner about other opportunities.

Edwin Gerace, www.EdwinGerace.com or PLEASE FOLLOW www.twitter.com/edwingerace

 

Feb 24, 2010 12:40 PM #243
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Matt Robinson
Professional Investors Guild - Pensacola, FL
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Jeremy, great content-rich post.  I appreciate you sharing some of your insights with all of us.

Feb 25, 2010 12:25 AM #244
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Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Jeremy...thanks for this great information and making it easy to understand. I'm still learning and this

will help alot! 

Feb 25, 2010 01:50 PM #245
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Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux
Keller Williams Suburban Realty - West Orange, NJ
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Integrating my blog prominently on my website helps it have new content consistently and I see it moving up in Alexa rankings all the time. Before doing this, new content, new front page images wasn't consistent.

Feb 26, 2010 12:34 PM #246
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Joe Sosky
KW Commercial - Vancouver, WA
Commercial Real Estate Broker - (360) 816-9652

Great pointers on keywords,consistent blogging and linking.  Thank you.

Mar 04, 2010 11:56 PM #247
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John Maygard
CIR Realty - Airdrie, AB

Jeremy, Thank you for the post.

I used some of the information to raise my site from non existent to page 4 in a very short time.

If I was consistent it probably would have been higher.

 

Mar 11, 2010 03:10 PM #248
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Aaron Silverman
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Thanks for the tips.

Mar 15, 2010 08:33 AM #249
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
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Hi Jeremy...Great advice, I have a blog on the first page of one of my web sites, sure helps with SEO on Google

Mar 16, 2010 03:59 AM #250
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Robert Foster
United Country-Michigan Outdoor Properties - Northern Office - Wolverine, MI

Jeremy,   Thanks for the pointers.   My goal is to write a couple of blogs a week. 

Mar 31, 2010 01:41 PM #251
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Fred Sweezer Sr.
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Thanks very much!

Apr 02, 2010 07:49 AM #252
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Valuable info, Jeremy.  I followed the link from your "Getting To The Top of Search Engines~ Using An ActiveRain Automatic Signature" article.

Aug 06, 2010 03:51 AM #253
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