Mary asked a question on her blog post, “what is the best way to get ranked?”
- You have to follow the lesson here at Wealthy Affiliate.
- Get Jaaxy Keyword Tool and use the good keywords in your post.
- Write some great content and post regularly
Let me explain what is “Jaaxy Keyword Tool”. It is a tool for searching for keywords, you can get it at Jaaxy.com. When you sign up as a free member, you are allowed keyword searches for 30 times. Then when your 30 times is used, you cannot do keyword search anymore. You will have to pay and upgrade to pro membership which will cost you $19 a month.
Keywords are words that people type in Google or other search engines to find what they want. For example, if anyone want to buy a pair of sports shoes, they might type in cheap sports shoes. If you have written a post on cheap sports shoes, then your post will come up on the search result, as well as many other people’s websites who has the same keywords.
In order to come up on the first page of the search result, which we called it ranking. If your website is the first on the list, then you rank number one, and so forth. As statistic shows that most people only click on websites on the first page, around 90% of the time. So it is very important that your website shows up on the first page (or we called it ranked on the first page). When your website ranked further back and there will be less chance that someone will click on it.
These Robots are fun to play with, you can guide them with your smartphone or tablet. They also react to your voice. They have a mind of their own and they interact with each other.
When you typed in certain keyword in Jaaxy keyword search, it will give you:-
- how many people search on this keywords in a month.
- how many clicks you can expect to get when you rank on the first page.
- QSR (Quoted Search Results), how many websites have these keywords on their post or page. These are your competitors if you want to use the same keywords.
- there is more information as well, but these ones are the main ones.
You can sign up to Jaaxy and try it out. It is free, you can click here to join.
Besides keywords, to rank well you got to have good content as well, like what Alex said. Because Google has people who look at websites and they will give you a better ranking when you have good contents.
Alex’s reply doesn’t contain all the factors to get a good ranking.
To rank well, you also need quality backlinks. I will explain what is backlinks.
Backlink means someone put your website address on their own site, they are referring to your content. Google will reward you for having good content and rank you better – because other people are referring to your content, so you must have something good on your website.
Because of this, people in the past did what we called “link trading”. They will just cooperate with someone they know and they will put each other’s link on their websites. They will even trade with other people who’s websites are totally irrelevant. Since then, Google knew about this trick and they do not honour the links which are not relevant, in fact, they will give you a worse ranking if you do that.
So that is why I said quality back link, means that the other site which has your link must be similar to your own site. They link to your website for a good reason.