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How To Rank With Google: SEO Tips 2021

Have you just started building your blog, or have you been doing it for a long time and still haven’t ranked in Google. No worries. I am here to help you understand how to rank higher with google using SEO tips in 2021. It can be very hard and confusing, but I am going to break it down easily for you.

How to rank on google

How long does it take to rank with Google?

If you use these SEO hacks of 2021 appropriately, your page may rank on google after 3-6 months (90-180 days). Most posts don’t rank within a year because the writers don’t use SEO correctly. Hopefully, these simplified steps would help you rank soon!

How to rank with Google? 

Step 1: Find the right keywords.

You are probably asking yourself “How can I find the right keywords?”. It is actually easy once you understand it. If you haven’t ever ranked yet, you should follow this research technique.

Find a keyword research tool. There are many. You can use Ubersuggest for free but you have only three free searches a day. Choose a topic to write about and search it on Google.  Google usually mentions other related questions searched by people. Write all this down. Then go to ubersuggest and write one of these topics and click search. Ubersuggest will give you a list of relatable keywords. Read carefully now! Choose the keywords that have a search volume of at least 100 and an SEO difficulty of 20 or less. You want 20 or less because you are still new at this. The less the competition the higher your chances of ranking. Keep in mind, you are not looking for only one keyword, but many.

Example

I will give you an example. Let’s write about potty training. I type “how to potty train” in Google        Search. Google gives me a list of people also asked questions like “How to start potty training? How to potty train a toddler? How to potty train, my toddler, in three days?” I am going to write these down. I then go to Ubersuggest and search how to potty train. A list of keywords come up. How to potty train has a very high volume and a competition difficulty of 20. Not bad, but I need more than one keyword. So, I scroll down and find when to potty train a child which has a high volume search and an SEO difficulty of 8. Excellent! Keep searching and finding more good relatable keywords. Write them all down.

I wrote the following keywords down because they have low SEO difficulty and a good search volume.

  • How To Potty Train?
  • When To Potty Train A Child?
  • How To Potty Train A Toddler?
  • Potty Must-Haves
  • How To Potty Train a Two-Year-Old Toddler, a Three-Year-Old Toddler, or a Stubborn Toddler?

Step 2: Find the top 10 searches for your main keyword.

Choose one primary keyword from the keyword list you have done in the previous step. Search it on Google and look at the top 10 results. Find a website that links to a personal blog like yours. You are no different than them and you can overrank them. See how many words they have written about the topic. Look at their headline, and the questions they answered in that post.

Example

Let’s use the example I mentioned before. So, now I am going to type my main keyword” how to potty train” and enter it into Google search. I look at the top 10 websites linked to this keyword and I find a blog similar to mine. The blog is www.munchkins.com I open it up and look at the number of words in the post, the number of images, and what exactly was answered in the post. 

Step 3: Write a better quality post.

So, now you have found your competition, you need to rank on google higher than your competition. I am going to write a longer post and answer much more questions about potty training than www.munchkins.com To answer more questions about potty training in your blog post, use the list of keywords you have written down in step 1. Also, add more images.

Example

For example, www.munchkins.com mentions the following topics in her post

  • Tips To Potty Train A Toddler
  • Potty Must-Haves

I am going to include these topics in my post, but that is not all. I am also going to answer other questions about potty training (the questions in the list of keywords I wrote in Step 1) to make a longer and better quality post. So my post will have the following subheadings:

  • How To Potty Train A Two-Year-Old Toddler?
  • When To Potty Train A Child?
  • How To Potty Train A Three-Year-Old Toddler?
  • Tips To Potty Train A Toddler
  • How To Potty Train A Stubborn Toddler?
  • Potty Must-Haves
  • How To Potty Train A Toddler in 72 Hours?

Step 4: Place your keywords in the right places.

Now, where should you place your keywords list? The primary keyword should be found in the title, the first paragraph of the post, the meta description, in the image ALT Text and Titles, and in the URL. Use your other keywords in H2 and H3 headings as subtopics.

Step 5: Create an eye-catching title.

Why will someone choose your post instead of the other posts? Your title needs to grab their attention. I recommend reading this post on how to write a catchy title.

If you’re a mommy blogger, read this post on ideas for blog topics.

Example

Using the same example, for the potty training blog post, I would title it “How To Potty Train A Toddler In 72 Hours”. Notice it includes the primary keyword and makes a huge claim”72 Hours” which will grab people’s attention. 

Step 6: Use internal links and external links

Link each post to at least 2-3 other posts on your blog. This will connect your posts together and each link will act as a backlink to another post of yours.

Link an external trustworthy link to your blog post too. This will allow Google to trust your post. Make sure it is not a post that answers more questions than your post.

Step 7: Grow Your Blog

Promote your post! You can use Facebook groups and threads or answer questions using your links on Forums and communities. Guest post for other bloggers and collaborate. This will all increase your domain authority! Google will start trusting your website!

I hope this post helps you! Leave a comment if you have more tips. Let’s help each other!

 

 

 

26 Comments

  1. Lovvvved this post because you used examples I could follow. Thanks :), Kris

  2. These are such great tips! Thank you for this!

  3. Kimmy says:

    These are all great tips! Writing some of these down

  4. Great post to write SEO posts. Will be incredibly helpful for new bloggers.

  5. Gervin Khan says:

    Nice tips and I am glad that you also put an example for us to easily understand it. Thanks!

  6. Monica Simpson says:

    These are really helpful tips. I find keywords to be so important! They have to be the right ones!

  7. I’m always on a lookout for any tips to grow my blog. Thank you for sharing.

  8. thanks for all those examples.. i am trying to make an effort to rank better and all these tips will help even more

  9. Thanks for breaking this down. So important to know

  10. ashley t says:

    These are some great examples you shared and I will definitely save this post. Ive been looking for ways to boost my SEO.

  11. This is such an important part of owning a website. I do need to focus on going through these steps better.

  12. Excellent read. Thank you for all the helpful tips! Happy that I did have that awesome title for my potty training blog post. Will applying everything else!

  13. You have explained SEO so well. This post is worth saving for later

  14. orsakadabra says:

    Wow, this is really informative. keep it up!

  15. These are really good and useful tips! I’ll defo be looking in to practise when the time comes😍

  16. Monica Simpson says:

    This is super helpful for me and my Etsy shop I just opened. I’m learning about how to get more traffic. The keywords part stood out to me. I need to work on that!

  17. Kelsey Velez says:

    This is such a great post!! Thanks for sharing especially the examples.

  18. Very helpful post, and you’re right – most bloggers don’t use SEO correctly!

  19. This is so important and such helpful information! So many great tips.

  20. SEO can be very daunting to new bloggers and still to seasoned bloggers. This is such a great post to reference for SEO tips!

  21. This is so informative and helpful! I’m definitely going to implement these tips to improve my SEO.

  22. Luna S says:

    I need to work on my SEO more myself, I think a lot of people don’t use it because it can be a pain to find all the right info but this post has been very helpful.

  23. YES! I was literally just researching SEO specifically for Google rankings.

  24. thank you so much for these SEO tips

  25. Great tips thanks!

  26. Thank you! This is amazing info! I can’t wait to try these tips on my next post!

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