Why We Blog ?
The simple answer to this question is – To Earn Money.
Each and every blogger is writing posts, doing SEO, following Google’s guidelines just to earn money. Many people love to blog because of their interest and for fun. But in the end, they are always running after money.
Earning money from a blog is never easy. We have to do so many things for that. All we want is – Traffic. If there is no traffic on your blog then, you won’t be able to earn money. And what we should do to improve our blog stats? The solution is to increase Search Rankings. By doing so, we can get on the first page of Google and can improve our blog traffic.
This is very important question that we should always work for – How to get on First Page Of Google ?
Many people are writing unique content for their blog and are still unable to get on first page. Why so?
As we know that Google has two dangerous animals now – Panda and Penguin. We should always pay more attention to Google Panda Algorithm and Google Penguin Update. Once you are following the guidelines, you will be improving in Search Engine Ranking.
Here, I will tell you top 10 Killer SEO Tips to get on first page of Google Search -
1. PageRank Factor -
Let me tell you what is this PageRank ?
PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after Larry Page and used by Google Internet Search Engine, that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyper-linked set of documents such as the World Wide Web.
You can see in detail on Wikipedia.
Every website has a particular PR (PageRank). PR of Google.com is 10/10. Similarly, PR of my blog is 1/10.
PR of a blog increases after you have many backlinks to your blog. You must always work in increasing PR of your blog.
Some of the best ways to improve PR of your blog is – Blog Commenting, Guest Posting, Submitting articles in Good article directories and Regular Posting.
2. Bounce Rate -
Maintaining bounce rate is very difficult for a blog. One should focus on related content so that people could love your blog. Some of the factors that can help you in decreasing the bounce rate are – adding links between the posts, adding related post plugins, adding recent blog posts in sidebar and lot more. I have also written a detailed post on how to decrease bounce rate. Through this, you can learn why is this necessary and how you can do it.
3. Proper Optimization -
One should read the SEO Tips to follow on new website. These tips will help you in improving Search Ranking of your blog. One should also focus on the keywords density. Being a blogger, this was my biggest mistake that I made as a newbie. You can maintain your keywords density by visualizing the length of your post. More lengthy your post is, more the chances of getting on the first page of Google.
4. Proper Blog Design -
Google loves those site with white background, proper appearance and should open in less time. Your blog should have proper ad space, less number of links and navigation should be perfect. These are some the blog design tipson which you should concentrate every time.
5. Promotion Of Your Blog -
You must promote your blog on every social networking site such as Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Bloggers, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Technorati. Through this, you can gain popularity and more traffic which improves your Search Ranking automatically.
6. Use less than 3 Ads Unit on your blog -
This is another factor that leads to popularity of your blog in Search Engine. Many bloggers who were using more than 3 Ads unit in their blog got a shock when Google Panda Algorithm came into existence. Google penalized all those blogs having more than 3 Ads unit which leads to decrease in their Search Engine Ranking. So, you should not use more than 3 Ads Unit on your site for better optimization.
7. Don’t use flash Content -
I have seen many blogs with flash theme installed on them. Such blogs are not liked by visitors. Hence, this factor leads to more bounce rate and blog loses the high ranking on Google. Don’t put slider on your blog because it leads to poor user experience and you will not able to get on first page of Google every time.
8. Add XML Sitemap -
XML Sitemap is necessary for each and every blog. Google XML Sitemap gives extra clues about your site that surely improves the ranking of your blog. You should submit Google XML Sitemap to Google Webmaster Toolsfor better optimization of your site.
9. Remove useless links from Google -
We never know how many links of our blog are showing on Google. Some are important and some are useless. Most number of useless links of your site on Google can make your site look like a content farm. To check this, you must search on Google : site:yoursite.com , and see how many pages are showing. Many of them must not be shown like : comments, improper tags, 404 pages and so on. You can remove all these pages via Google Webmaster Tools. Once you have removed all of them, you can see the results.
10. Alexa Ranking -
Personally, I believe in Alexa Rankings. Alexa Rank of your blog should be good in order to get good amount of traffic. Many people are confused on how does Alexa really works? If your blog is having less than 1,00,000 Alexa Rank, then your Search Ranking will improve and your blog will be able to land on first page of Google. So, always try to improve Alexa Ranking of your blog.