10 Ways to raise your site in Google Part 1

Home Inspector with EZ Rider Home Inspections LLC.

After recieving a lot of help with my website (it is still not great). I thought it would be good to give some of the infromation I learned to everyone. So here it goes.

This is part one of a ten aprt series on how to increase your website rankings on Google. That being said, there are tons of things webmasters can do to help their sites perform better in search, so this list is not by a long shot finished. It is, though, what I think are the top ten strategies for better search engine-and by "search engine" I mean "Google" - placement.


1. Title tags

Listed by others as one of the Big Three (tags, links, and text), we're putting title tags at the top. The words in the title tag appear in the link that pops up in the search result. This is where you tell the search engine (and the would-be visitor) as succinctly as possible what needs to be known: company or publication name; relevant, targeted keyword or keyword phrase taken from the text of the page. Each page should have a title tag as Google ranks each page individually, not the site in its entirety.


Hope this helps someone, and more to follow.

Don Rider

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Jimmy McCall
JimmyMcCall.com - Cunningham, TN
The Ex-Mortgage Consultant
Don, There is a lot here on Active Rain about Google Ranking.  So, I don't know if I have the patience for a for several part blog on the subject.  But I will give you the benefit of the doubt and see what you have to say.
Mar 30, 2008 04:13 PM #1
Steven Odierno
Mahwah, NJ
NJ Mortgage & Marketing Professional

Hi Don - Thanks for the advice.  I named all of my pages exactly the same - with the name of my company.  Needless to say, I will go back right now and rename them using relevant search terms.  And thanks for telling us they Google ranks the pages individually.  I look forward to your next post.

Mar 31, 2008 02:07 AM #2
Rick Terry
RE/MAX Premier Property Showcase - Vero Beach, FL
Speed it up Don, I am on pins and needles.  Maybe three at a time...
Mar 31, 2008 02:35 AM #3
Bob Edwards
Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc. - Appleton, WI
Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI
Don- My site is currently "Under Construction" so I'm very interested to what you have to say. I too have been following as many posts on the subject as I can. (I think I'd have to agree with Rick, I could handle a few more at a time.)
Mar 31, 2008 02:50 AM #4
Don Rider
EZ Rider Home Inspections LLC. - Bossier City, LA
Shreveport Bossier Home Inspector

Thanks to everyone for the comments. I am going to try and post two steps each day to get through them all.


Thanks again

Mar 31, 2008 03:25 AM #5
Freddy Delgadillo
Judah Realty Group - Bellevue, WA
Real Estate Broker specializing Greater Eastside
Don- you should post more at a time... i agree with the other readers... other sites have valuable information all on one page. its nice to read it all on one sitting. FYI... thanks for the blip of info. See you around.
Mar 31, 2008 03:26 AM #6
Trevor Jules
2 Blue Chip Professionals, LLC - Ellicott City, MD
Thanks for for the advise Don. More please....
Mar 31, 2008 03:30 AM #7
Don Rider
EZ Rider Home Inspections LLC. - Bossier City, LA
Shreveport Bossier Home Inspector

Thanks all,

I have post part two and three, I will try to get four and five done this afternoon.



Mar 31, 2008 03:37 AM #8
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


This one I have been able to work with, thanks

Mar 31, 2008 03:42 AM #9
Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA
I will need to sit down and read .. read.. and then do seems like great info
Apr 16, 2008 02:45 PM #10
Megan McGonigal
Integrity Real Estate - Northeast, MD
CRP - Cecil County, MD & Harford County, MD Real Estate
Hi Don, I am new at all this so I am interested in as much info as possible on how to make my site better. I will be looking forward to future posts. Thanks
Apr 16, 2008 02:51 PM #11
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