If you own a website or a blog, it is obvious that you need to see it ranking top in search engine results. If most of your posts appear on the first page of search engines, that will drive lot of organic traffic to your blog. But, how to do that? To rank on the top of search engine results and to attract more traffic, you need to do extra work other than quality content. So, here are some tips which are helpful for you to increase the position of your site on search engine results. If you don’t follow these steps, start doing that. It will improve your rankings and hence more exposure and more traffic to your site.
3 Tips to get your site Rank Top
#1: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Although you spend lot of time writing a quality blog post which gives lot of valuable information to your readers, still you need to pay attention to SEO of the blog post. This doesn’t mean that you need to write for search engines with lot of stuffed keywords. Instead write human readable quality content which also include the main keywords in different places of your content.
If you use WordPress platform, SEO is easy with plugins like WordPress SEO by Yoast. However, if you use blogger as your blog platform, then you need to focus on your writing, and once you finish the post you are able to write a Meta description for your post which is available on the side of the blog posts. By using few sentences/long keyword phrases which on this description space, you are able to increase SEO of your blogger blog.
Don’t neglect the power of social media when it comes to make your site rank on top. If you create quality contents, obviously these posts will go viral and you will receive more social shares. However, before your readers interactive with your posts, make it a habit to bookmark your latest posts in social media sites. Popular sites like twitter, Google plus and Pinterest has a big impact on your rankings and social traffic.
#3: Link Building
Link building is still important and there is still an impact on links when it comes on ranking top. However don’t use black-hat methods such as buying links or comment spam. Instead make its habit to build links to your site naturally.
If you haven’t submitted your site to search engines, start submitting it. I usually use www.freewebsubmission.com
By submitting your site url to quality web directories, you are able to get some links when the site is fresh. If you didn’t see the power of comments, blog commenting is another great way to get a link back to your site. Make it a habit to comment on other sites with a link back to your site.(however don’t leave your url in your blog comment. Instead fill the data with your url in comment box. This will give you a decent backlink.
Above are some of the tips I use to increase ranking of my blogs.Do you follow these methods to your site?
Amila Wickramarachchi is a Singapore based blogger who writes few blogs.Her food blog Food Corner is popular for Sri Lankan recipes.She also writes this blog to share her knowledge on blogging with other fellow bloggers.