Have you ever wondered how to get on the first page of Google in 24 hours? Well, wonder no more. I’m going to tell you precisely what you need to do! The process is straightforward to execute, and all it takes is a little bit of time and effort from your end. If this sounds like something that interests you, read on!
Signup for Keyword Tracking Software
Ahrefs has a 7 dollar 7-day trial option; this trial will allow you to perform keyword research. If Ahrefs isn’t your preference, SEMRush and Moz are good alternate choices.
You will need a keyword research tool to find articles you should be writing about to gain traffic for your website.
Find Low Competition, High Volume Keywords
Once you have familiarized yourself with the keyword tracking software you’ve selected, it’s time to find relevant keywords in your niche.
You will want to find low competition keywords with high search volume. An easy way to find these keywords is to do a competitive analysis of the top site in that vertical/niche.
Using Ahrefs as an example, I searched a competitor’s website’s keywords, focusing on Search Volume above 1,000 and Keyword difficulty under 10. Then I sorted by traffic.
Long-tail keywords are often a good selection. A long-tail keyword is a phrase that is generally made from three to five words. Since these keywords are more specific than generic terms, they allow you to target niche demographics.
Creating the new content
The next step is to write a comprehensive article on that topic (keyword) you found in your keyword research; it is imperative to cover every aspect a reader might ask.
You will also want to include references, outbound and internal links, schema where possible, and interesting images. You want to ensure the reader stays engaged and not pogo-sticking around the SERPs (jumping from result to result).
This article must be 10x better than what your competitor would ever write, include video, infographics, and anything a reader might find engaging. Fast results require hard work and dedication to success.
Submit your new article to Search Engines
Once your article has been written, published, and optimized (I suggest SurferSEO to optimize pages), it’s time to submit this article to Search Engines (Google & Bing).
First, you will need to make sure you have an XML sitemaps setup. If you use WordPress as your Content Management System (CMS), the Yoast Plugin has a great built-in XML sitemap generator. Make sure your XML sitemap has been submitted to Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.
Next, you can submit your new page for indexing. You can do this in:
Google Search Console >> URL inspection >> Request Indexing;
Bing Webmaster tools >> URL Submission >> Submit URLs.
Promote, Promote, Promote!
After submitting your article to Search Engines, you will want to promote your work to every social media website you can think of: Pinterest, Flipboard, Twitter, Facebook, etc.; this will increase the chances of having Google index your website, not to mention, increase referral traffic to your content. Do not syndicate your articles, that will decreases the chances of having it be indexed.
Keep Creating Content
SEO isn’t a set it and forget it process; you want to constantly create and add new content to find out what people and Google are enjoying the most reading. Like performers (actors, singers, etc.), they need to churn out many performances before they craft their skills and learn what their audience responds best to.
To get on the first page of a search engine, you need to study your competition and use keyword research tools. These will help find keywords with high volume and low competition so that it’s easy for people searching online to find your website! If it doesn’t work, keep testing, and don’t give up. If you’re still having trouble ranking your website on Google, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or leave a question or comment below.