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13 Steps to Increase Your WordPress Rankings in Google

Step 1

Get backlinks from authority sources. Don’t just get backlinks from random sources such as link farms; get backlinks from places that have a high page rank and don’t link to many places. These are the best sites to get linked to from.

Step 2

Utilize header tags. Using H1 tags let the search engines know what it should be focusing on which is why you should use a keyword that you’re mainly trying to target as your H1 tag. H2 and H3 tags should be used sparingly as well.

Step 3

Avoid writing thin content such as 100 words and a bunch of ads on the page. Google doesn’t like a page that’s sole purpose is to sell someone something without actually providing them with any real in-depth content.

Step 4

You want to try to lower your bounce rate as well because Google now takes into account how many people are staying on your site and not just visiting it.

Step 5

Try to socially engage customers and visitors. Google also takes into account how many people are talking about your website via Social websites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Step 6

Only use relevant content on your website. If you try to spam keywords that are in no way relevant to your website, this will only hurt your search engine rankings.

Step 7

Don’t spam backlinks from random sources such as forums using things like Xrumer or SeNuke. People believe this is the best way to build backlinks but this only hurts your search engine rankings.

Step 8

Choose keywords that can be ranked for easily. Sometimes, people believe they can rank for high end keywords without any external rankings or sources.

Step 9

Try to get Web 2.0 websites with relevant content linking to your website.

Step 10

Try to engage visitors in a way that keeps them coming back. Increasing your Alexa rank will actually help your search engine rankings as well.

Step 11

Don’t switch domains or keep constantly changing your domains. Google loves aged domains like a fine aged wine. So before you get rid of that domain and decide to do something different, keep that domain around just a bit longer because it will help you in the long run.

Step 12

Try to reduce the number of images or videos on your website if your website is loading slowly. Slowly loading websites are ranked lower in the search engine rankings because Google believes people should get exactly what they want as quickly as possible.

Step 13

Keep your website updated or attach a blog to your domain.com/blog. Google loves dynamic content that’s updated daily or even weekly. Sites that have stale content that never change have a lower chance of being indexed. This is why WordPress is one of the most popular blogging software choices to use for people looking to rank highly.

Placing well on Google is all about giving Google and the visitors that use it some love. If you love Google, Google will definitely send some love your way back. Search Engine Optimization isn’t a complicated science but there is a science behind it. You can easily rank highly in search engines utilizing the 14 tips above and remember some common sense. Just think about what the visitors want to see and try to avoid some of the simple mistakes by going against the advice above.

Stuart McHenry is the Head of SEO for McKremie an SEO Company in Orange County that also specializes in reputation management.

 

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10 Responses to “13 Steps to Increase Your WordPress Rankings in Google”

  1. Suzanne says:

    I just 4 months ago completed step 13. Previously I had an exterior blogger blog that did me absolutely no good at all. Now I am realizing that step 4 is crucial. I have a few pages that get really good traffic but have a high bounce rate.

  2. Mike Dawson says:

    Great stuff. I recommend trying to keep as much link juice inside your blog as possible. Use the power of internal linking to your advantage. An internally well-linked blog will give your website a good PR boost.

  3. Robert Tyson says:

    Solid points, thanks. I also can see Google+ getting more and more important in the coming months, so I suspect that linking your G+ account up with your blog and building up your ‘author rank’ will prove crucial in the long run.

  4. Natalie says:

    Thanks for this amazing steps, I will follow your direction please let me know, can we use directory submission to get back-links, as you said get links from different sources.
    Really Amazing and very interesting post whatever you have shared. This is wonderful view and now i have found the views and very quite informative that is very useful well thanks for sharing this info.

    Thanks!
    Natalie

  5. Steven Papas says:

    Thank for this useful tips alex,I will try to follow them. Every blogger should follow this steps. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hello, this will be very useful for all bloggers! I will definitely be following these steps, well at least try to! I think that Google + will become a lot more popular in the upcoming months. Fantastic post- thank you for sharing!

  7. Paul Butler says:

    Great article!

    I learned a couple new SEO tips to start utilizing today!
    Keep up the great work!!
    Paul Butler

  8. Some great tips here that I will certainly be using, I have been doing this for a while but I still haven’t quite grasped this process until now! So thank you for sharing this post.

  9. Ron Shimoff says:

    This article has great and true tips for promoting your website
    on the search engines, and I’d like to add my own specific tips:
    1) Authority sites – In order to achieve links from authority sites try to do guest posting. A lot of those sites seek for a high
    quality content and in return they will let you link back.
    4) Bounce rate – Try to create and add some high quality videos to your site. Video are a great way to make your site an awesome one, and as a side effect people (who will watch your video), will stay more time on the site.

  10. Ryan Key says:

    Thats why getting a site optimized in WordPress is pretty simple. Using these tactics you should just fine and on your way to stardom.