Use these steps to get a top search engine ranking for your website.
You may have heard that search engine rankings are crucial – and this is the truth. If your website ranks well in Google, MSN and Yahoo then you are exposed to the greatest pool of Internet traffic available. These search engines together drive over 90% of search market share.
But how to get this rank? Let me show you very clearly, “How to rank 1 in search engines in 12 proven steps!”
First, create a text file on your computer and name it analysis.
Step 1: Go to the search engine on which you want high ranks.
Step 2: Search the term you are targetting. For example if you want to rank high for “SEO”, then search for it.
Step 3: Look at the number one sites title that the search engine is showing you . Count the number of times your search words appear in it. Add this number to your “Analysis” file.
Step 4: Count the number in the description provided by the search engine. Add this number also to your “Analysis” file.
Step 5: Visit the site and count the number of times the term appears there and Add this number to your “Analysis” file. Don’t forget to count the number in the META DESCRIPTION tag also!
Step 6: Type the URL of that site in the search with link attribute. Example if www.mydomain.com is number one , then search for “link:http://www.mydomain.com”. The search engine will show you the number of other websites that are linking to that site. Add this number to your “Analysis” file.
Step 7: You can also add the same data for the second and third results in search.
Step 8: Open your page which you want to get ranks for in your favorite html editor. Most of the html commands are inbuilt and I don’t have to bang my head with HTML codes when I am trying to concentrate on page optimization.
Step 9: Modify your title tags , meta tags so the number of times keywords appear is just one higher than the number in the analysis file . Do the same for the BODY of your page. Enclose the keywords in BOLD tags and sometimes in both BOLD and ITALIC tags .
Step 10: If you have lot of text on the page, then divide it into paragraphs . Before every 2 or 4 paragraphs add a HEADING tag. Don’t forget to squeeze in your keywords in this tag! You can use style sheet to make the heading look better on your page. Example <H1 style=”font-size: 20px”> will reduce the size of the text in heading to 20 px instead of displaying the ugly large heading . Replace < with < Replace > with > in the code above .
Save and upload this page to your website .
Step 11: Get your site indexed by search engines . You can submit a sitemap to google directly at http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login. Google wants a XML map which is also indexed by other search engines. Generate this map for your site and submit to google. For other search engines link this map from your website’s pages. But the XML version is not for human visitors who will be visiting your site. So create a HTML version for them and link this from all your pages. It will use your XML map and create a HTML map from it , count the number of pages on your site, link to all, divide them in categories and also links to your XML map for search engines. Best part it also allows you to add your own website templet so your visitors know that this is the same site. Providing a sitemap will help you get your site indexed faster. Google says that you can have 50,000 pages listed in one single sitemap of yours.
Step 12: Start building links for your site. You can do this by submitting your site to web directories. The more sites link to you, the better it is. Remember you have to cross the LINK number in your analysis file. Most directory owners will cancel all your links if you submit twice to their directory.
Now keep checking your backlinks frequently in the search engines. You can use MSN to get the best idea. Search at http://search.msn.com
Some would suggest that you need to submit your site to search engines but that is totally unnecessary because the backlinks will keep bringing search engines to your site again and again. With each visit , they will index more pages of your site .
You must also link to quality sites as this tells the search engines that you are providing your visitors a useful resource and your site must be important enough to refer a quality site .
Best of luck for your site. Always remember, “Write for human visitors and not for search engines.”