How to Get Ranked on Page 1 of Google

 

Summary of “How to Get Ranked on Page 1 of Google”

Once you put all the effort into creating your website, you want visitors to be able to find it! One of the most common ways for visitors to find you is through search engines, but you have to show up in the top search results for search engines, such as Google, in order for them to find you.  So, how do you get ranked on page 1 of Google?  Check out this informative video created by Mark and Kurt Steinbrueck, with OurChurch.Com.  In this video, they explain what you need to do to have your site rank well with Google.

The level of competition for the keyword that you are trying to rank for will affect how long it takes to get high rankings but there are several things you can do to get an edge on the competition.   

1. Make Sure Search Engines Can Find You
In some auto-created websites, they actually block search engines from finding you initially.  This can be a quick fix, such as simply changing a setting for your site, so you need to double check that search engines are able to find your site.  

2. Be Readable to Search Engines
You want to be sure that search engines, or search bots, are able to read your site.  Search bots are not able to read graphics and they are not able to read flash.  This is important because flash is a popular way to design a site, so if you are using flash, you need to create some text or add things in a format that the search engines can read.

3. Have Good Navigation
If you have clear navigation for your site, either by top or side menus, it will help the search engines find all the pages to your site.  It will also make it easier for visitors to find everything on your site!

4. On Page Optimization
There are tags you can add to your site, things like meta tags and title tags, which visitors won’t see but are readable to search engines.  These tags help tell the search engines what keywords to rank you for.  You can also add the keywords into the text of the content on your website, which the search engines can read as well.

5. Link Building
This becomes very important when dealing with competitive keywords.  You can think of links like a vote of popularity for your site.  It is important to note, these are not the links on your site, but links on other sites that point to you.  The more links you have from other sites pointing back to your site, especially from quality sites, the more credibility you can gain with the search engines.  Links are crucial for how to get ranked on page 1 of Google for competitive keywords.

6. Citations
This is relatively new, but is becoming increasingly important.  Citations are when your site is mentioned on another website.

Getting ranked on page 1 in Google can take a lot of work and skill.  We’d love to partner with you to use our years of skill and expertise to get you ranking well.  To learn more about how we can help you get ranked on page 1 of Google, please complete the form below and request a free, no-obligation consultation, right now.

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Kurt Steinbrueck is the Director of Marketing Services with OurChurch.Com. He also serves on the leadership of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. You can find him on Google+ as .

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