How I Moved SERP Ranking 40 Positions In 18 Hrs
Here’s how I improved my SERP ranking for my newest niche site from Google’s page 7 to page 3 in 18 hours. As in all my new micro niche adsense sites, the process I follow is pretty routine since I’ve now created 16 websites. A quick summary of what I do for each new site is this: 1. Keyword Research 2. Purchase Domain with main keyword 3. Write Homepage content 4. Get new website indexed in24 hours 5. New website in SERP on Google’s page 2 or page 3 My Results: Well the good news is that my newest niche site got indexed within 12 hours but the bad news – it appeared on Google’s page 7 somewhere at the 67th position. I was expecting it to be on page 3-5 as the main keyword I was ranking was a little more competitive with more search volume. I have to admit it’s a little harder nowadays to get higher ranking because of Google’s ever changing algorithms like the recent May Day update. (by the way, for this new niche I chose to use WordPress because the techniques I used, described below work better with a WordPress blog) Well there’s no rest for the wicked and off I went to work on my SERP and this is exactly what I did that finally moved it to page 3, at 27th position within 18 hours. Here goes:
1.Google Wonder Wheel
I used the Google Wonder Wheel to find all my LSI keywords. You probably know that when you write articles for any topic, you should include LSI keywords in addition to your main keywords. With Google Wonder Wheel, it just makes your job much easier to find them. These are the steps I used: (I’ll just use an example of how to find LSI keywords for “how to make money blogging” as my main keyword since I cannot share with you my niche keyword. The process is the same anyway) (a) Do the search for “how to make money blogging” in Google as usual. Then click on ‘Wonder Wheel’ just below ‘All results’ option:
(b) You will be presented with a display of the Google Wonder Wheel for the main keyword you just typed in as “how to make money blogging” with all the accompanying LSI keywords like “make money wordpress”, “how to make money fast”, “how to make money online”, “how to make money from home”, “how to start a blog” etc:
Now for my niche site I made sure some of these LSI keywords can be found on the second post I wrote making sure there were both H1 and H2 tags in the content as well as my site description. By doing so, it tells Google what is the theme of my site.(Check my post:“Wanna Know What Google Sees in your Blog”)
How Google Wheel Can Help Your Ranking
Depending on how competitive your keywords are, Google Wheel can help in many ways to expedite your search engine ranking even without any backlinks just like my case.
(c) It also helps you plan all your future posts as to what topics you should be writing about. That just sort of cement your theme and you know that’s a perfect way to give Google what it wants.
2. Put ‘Google News’ RSS Feed
I added Google News RSS feeds for my main keyword to my new site, so that I start getting news content relating to my keyword automatically on my site. Besides providing more content on my site, I will get some long tail keywords ranked too.
3. Provide a Resource Page
I did a quick search for good websites with similar topic as my niche and created a short blogroll. For each of these sites I used the LSI keywords from Google Wonder Wheel as the keyword I want to show on the link page. Again this helps to tell Google what your theme is all about.
As part of link building for this niche, I will later contact the blog owners to link back possibly from another website or blog.
Latest Update: My niche site has moved up to Google’s #1 position since Aug 30, 2010. I followed Brian Johnson’s Commission Ritual to the T and that made the difference.
What I have done is just improved my SERP higher and its all on-page SEO techniques. Probably not earth shattering news. The real work starts with more link building for this new website to moved it to Google’s Top 3 positions.