Could you be wondering why your articles are not ranking number one on Google? I’ll take you through some of the reasons why you are not achieving this.
Of course, the internet is full of poor content, right? But does that mean that all content that is not ranking number one on Google is not quality? Again, why is it hard even for some content marketing gurus to have their articles stand out on Google?
You may have quality articles and excellent content marketing skill, but still, find it difficult to have people notice your site quickly. The right strategies must be applied, and you must also be patient to start seeing the benefits of it all. Nothing is easy at first, but with time you will find it easy, and doable.
This article will help you know how to start ranking top on Google. Find out more by reading the content.
Ranking Top on Google through High Quality
Are your pages flooded with poor quality content? Is the word count less than 300 words? Then, you cannot rank number one on Google. Over the years, you have heard that quality matters most. Yes, to some extent it is true, but that does not mean that quantity does not matter at all.
You cannot have pages with only 250 words and expect to rank. Word count should be a factor to consider too. Nevertheless, as much as you are considering the word count factor, always prioritize quality. Don’t just fill the page, let each word you type make sense. This way, you will always be ranking number one on Google.
Strive to ensure that your content makes content marketing easy for you.
The more the word count, the more the opportunity to include more keywords thus the possibilities to rank high. Again, your page seems resourceful and valuable if the word count is high.
Web Page Optimization
Optimizing your web pages alone cannot help you rank number one on Google. The correct way of content optimization must be applied. For Google to rank your content after the keyword has been typed, it needs to understand what your content is all about.
How do you do that? By rightfully optimizing your web pages. This way your content will stand out.
How do you optimize your web pages correctly?
- Have a primary keyword (main topic) and a secondary keyword (that supports the topic). Let each page on your website focus entirely on the main subject.
- Include the primary keyword in the title, introduction, body, and last paragraph of your content. Also, include the secondary keyword in your subtitles.
- Chose three or four keywords (secondary keywords) that relate to your main topic.
- Dynamically generate URLs that have a keyword.
- Identify one or two high authority websites that relate with your content and link out to them.
- Link internally to other (one or two) pages that relate to the main topic on your websites.
- When naming your images, include a secondary keyword in the filename.
Any incoming links (from another website) to your site are known as backlinks. To show how reliable and trustworthy your website is, you need to backlink your website. With low-quality backlink or no backlink whatsoever, ranking number one on Google may end up to be a dream never come true!
The thing, therefore, is identifying relevant websites (in your niche) that offer high-quality content and backlink your site. A single high-quality backlink to your website can tremendously cause your content to rank number one on Google.
In short; quality matters most in backlinks.
As much as you are backlinking to high-quality websites, your content should be engaging to make readers want to read through the page until they get to the backlink. After all, who will be interested in clicking a backlink in a sparse, boring and non-engaging content?
You should note that when you produce engaging content, other website owners will want to backlink to your site too.
Your Website is Very New to Rank
It should not be a surprise to hear that your website needs to be several months old to rank number one on Google. The older the site; the higher the chances of ranking top on Google. Nevertheless, the fact that your site is new should not make you lose heart. Remember, those sites that are ranking well today started from where you are.
As discussed previously in this article; produce engaging content, optimize the pages and content, backlink to high-quality websites, and you will be ranking number one on Google.
Also, it is important to find if Google indexes your new website. The reason is, Google has to index your site for it to appear on the search engine. Sometimes it takes several weeks for Google to index a new website, but not necessarily.
There are so many reasons that can prevent your articles from ranking number one on Google. However, the reasons mentioned above are the most common ones. Thank God; now you know! Take action. Deal with everything that was hindering success from coming your way. You now have the chance to rank number one on Google.
It is important to note that great writers able to produce engaging content are emerging each day and competition becomes high each day too. None of the reasons discussed above is a mountain too big to level; it’s achievable.
However, for your articles to rank number one on Google, you need well-crafted content. That is what you get when you hire me. I provide gilt-edged content that is engaging and will help you rank higher and higher.
12 thoughts on “Why Your Articles Are Not Ranking Number One On Google”
This is good information for starters like me….Big up..
Thank you Kate, I’m happy you have learnt something. Now implement it.All the best.
Thank you so much, Mercy.
Beautiful, I don’t know some of the tips you have highlighted there. First, I didn’t know that I need to write longer Articles. Second, I didn’t know anything about primary keyword. Thanks Mary, I am learning day by day.
I love this, I am now a step ahead of where I was when I clicked on the link to this article. Great work.
This is wonderful Mary. This is a big insight for my blog as well. Keep going gal.
I’m hoping to have mine running soon. Just have to decide what niche to settle on
Very productive, keep it up
Thank you so much.
Thanks, Mary for such an awesome informative post.
Totally appreciated, Jackson!