So you want to rank high in Google, Bing and Yahoo.
You want to get all the precious click-through’s to your website. Well now you can. All you need to do is to be consistent.
So before I begin let me tell you why I’m qualified to tell you this. I am not a professional but own many, many websites with different projects and have quite high ranking websites.
Read on to read tips!
Tip 1 – Submit to Engines
The first step to ranking high in a search engine is to actually be on the search engine. You need to visit a few links and suggest your URL to Google, Bing and Yahoo. The major search engines.
Here are some links:
Tip 2 – Meta Tags
The following code is meta tags. This has to be between the <head> tags on your website in order for search engines to understand what your website is about. Google now ignores some meta tags but they definitely help search engines optimize your website better.
You are free to copy the above code and replace the relevant sections. You should write a sentence for your websites description and enter a keyword (all in lowercase) followed by a comma then a space and then another keyword. Eg, keyword, keyword2,
Tip 3 – WebMaster Duties
It is upto you, the webmaster to take care of your websites. You should sign up for Google Webmaster here and then begin optimizing your website. A sitemap is a page, proper if in xml, that lists all links in your website. This helps websites find links that were missed during a crawl. If you are running WordPress, a popular blogging program you may use various tools to make a sitemap.
Tip 4 – Unique Content
If your website is a imitation of someone else’s website. Or perhaps a website with monthly updates then there is no way you will gain any serious traffic through ranking. Google and other search engines index sites on a more regular basis depending on when they update their website. If your website has unique content that is regularly updated then Google will start to crawl your website faster and this will ultimately improve your websites ranking.
Tip 5 – Keywords and BackLinks
Keywords are very important. They are tags. They tell people what a website has. You have to know what Keyword Density is in order to understand this concept. Keyword Density is how much a word appears on a page compared to the total amount of words on a page. The more keywords, the more likely your going to rank better. However don’t spam. Search engines also search for this and will simply ignore you. Using your keyword more than 5 times on a page may be too much. (Don’t confuse normal text with keywords)
Backlinks are simply links that point to your website, if you have a lot of backlinks then you will get a better rank on Google. How does one get backlinks, simply by producing unique content and by being on the web for a long time. The longer you are online the higher you will be ranked. Also get involved in forums, and post links where appropriate to your website. I don’t suggest you do link exchanged with websites as this usually leads to failure.