Simple But Effective Tips to Dominate Google Results

Dominating Google and Search Engines Results - What it Entails?
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Google is the most look-up-to search engine any website or blog will like to dominate. Appearing in Google's results for any of the targeted keywords is an unending game among publishers.

Attempt to dominate every relevant search results is, to some publishers, a battle no one can win. And for real, if seen as a war, there may not be a defeat or a conqueror. However, if you see it as a game, some people are better at it than others. In the end, only those who know the right tactics will emerge winners.

After the successful launches and running of two authority and a few mico-niche blogs, it occurred to me that dominating Google's or any search engines' results is not as tasking as it sounds.

I'd equally narrated how a friend and I launched a website without (direct) Google or search engine ranking. And surprising we made it. That might come at the cost, of course, if you're ready to pay.

However, very many of us will prefer dominating search results without spending a dime or with just a few effective tips. The success of this very blog and a few others was a result of coming up in search results for all my keywords for relevant searches.

This post is a diary of the journey so far. It will also guide you on the same journey and promise you the dominion of your niche.

Dominating Google and Search Engines Results - What it Entails?

Let's start this section by looking at what it means to dominate Google ranking or results.

Ranking means to be presented within the results shown by Google or search engines. This doesn't imply being on page one of the search results. Your posts can be on the last page of 1000000 results shown and it could just right at the number one position.

Ranking occurs only after your content has been crawled and pages indexed for the next searches.

Dominating Google search results, in this context, means being on the first page of the results. In other words, being one of the ten results that Google shows for the relevant keywords you're targeting or for your niche.

Read: Beyond Keyword Research: 5 Tactics to Write For Real Searches

Of course, working towards page one is not a joke. However, that's where we all want to be. If my post doesn't stand on page 1 for the targeted keywords and within a few months, I'd better updated that for better performance or delete it completely.

Unless you're writing for researchers or special education topics, if your posts don't rank on page one, you hardly have searchers who will have time to navigate several pages of Google results before finding you.

Forbes reported that, according to Moz, the first page of Google captures 71% of search traffic clicks and has been reported to be as high as 92% in recent years. Second-page results are far from a close second coming in at below 6% of all website clicks

In fact with the advent of Google snippets, even those whose posts appear on page one are losing about 50% of the clicks.

According to Search Engines Land, updated data from the second quarter of 2019, showed that 49.76% of Google searches ended without a click. In June, that figure surpassed 50%, meaning that the majority of Google searches ended right on the search results page, without the user clicking through to any results.

To this end, the need to work effectively to dominate the search results, especially page one, has never been this important.

My blogs' analysis has been consistently giving 90% of traffic from search engines. That's an alarming result for blogs that receive about 10,000 daily page views and 2000 unique visitors.

Using my tactics and that of others, you're sure to replicate the same results we're proud of today.

1. Avoid Multi-Niche Approach

I couldn't speak woe enough of multi-niche blogging in my post, "Single-Niche vs Multi-Niche Blogging: Which is Better and Profitable?". This is because you won't do well in writing a variety of unrelated topics on a single website.

If you're too eager to write anything that comes to your mind thereby digressing from a specific topic of your discourse, forget about dominating search results.

The best way to go is by focusing your attention on a topic. Let the search engines understand what your niche is. If you're tempted to start writing for another niche, consider micro-niche blogging.

I'm not sorry to say that, if you can't be choosy with a specific niche and write extensively for that, you can't get anywhere near dominating search results. You only leave search engines confused with different distracting topics.

2. SEO: Allow Search Engines to Crawl

Search Engines Optimization wouldn't have been so important if you're not interested in organic traffic. You could have just followed my friend and I approach in the post, "How to Dominate the Internet Without Google or Ranking".

The result of one and a half years of experimentation testifies to my position in the post, "Is SEO Really Necessary for a Website's Success?".

As a matter of fact, dominating search results is a clear outcome of good SEO practice. If done well, you're almost done with half of what blogging requires.

Luckily, most of the modern website or blog templates had got the small touches done by default. You're just to do a few more touches and your SEO is in place.

In brief, be sure your domain name contains the keyword of the niche. If the domain name is already is chosen (wrongly), work on other aspects of SEO. Other things done well will shadow the error in the domain name.

Make sure your website's title and description contain your keywords. Ensure your website speed is great. Use a mobile-friendly and adaptive template or theme. Adequately and appropriately use tags/labels, menus, etc. Be sure your website links are not broken and the pages can be crawled and indexed by the search engines.

3. Optimize Your Website for Relevant Keywords

While crawling your website for indexing, search engines read the keywords to see how related they're to the searches. Not only that, it also matches your keywords with searchers' intent to know how relevant the results will be for them.

On your own side, you're to make sure that you adequately interpret your target keywords in each of your posts. You have to be sure you don't keyword-stuff any post. See How to Repeat Keywords WITHOUT Stuffing.

More so, the long-tail keywords should be you most-focused especially if you're writing for competitive niches or titles. In the same vein, don't just keyword without maintaining natural flow in the discourse. You should simply write for people, not search engines.

4. Research and Write to Beat Competition

This is the most friendly part of search engine results. I enjoy this competition. Users, just like search engines, also do.

Sincerely, if you can't beat them in our world, don't join us. Is that scary!

It's better be!

Because you don't win here if you can't beat us and seriously this world is getting matured daily. You won't live long if you don't have much to contribute.

As for your competition, if you're ready to face your fear, you can beat them in the game even if they're decades into the game ahead of you. See How to Outrank Authority Blogs in the Same Niche and Keywords.

You must have come across several tools to analyze the competition. For all my years in publishing, I'd not used any. All I do each time I intend to write is check what others (ranking on page 1) had written. I wanted to know why they're considered number 1 to 10.

My findings show where I will beat them. I make my posts clearer where they leave readers confused. I add more points where they write short (if necessary). I smartly and concisely present mine with different titles, introductions, headings, and subheadings.

If you got to this post from page one of Google search results, that's my little secret to beat the competition.

5. Write Unique Content With Users in Mind

When you hear content, you should know it means quality and stand-out presentation. There is one to add. That's 'users-focused'.

Listen, you can easily be fooled that the longer you write, the better. While to a certain extent that is true, I'd found out that pillar posts can still harm your ranking if care is not taken. See How Long Content Can Still Hurt Your Ranking.

In most cases, if you don't put your readers at the front of your words-count, you're only losing to the competition. Be cautious of how long your posts should be and to what extent each word will have positive effects on the audience.

I'd warned and given better clues to achieving this in my post, "How to Write Long Content with Good Users Experience".

Be sure you don't just write, write for people. If the first few visitors enjoy your presentations, they're likely to subscribe, share, print, or bookmark the post. These little actions send the signal to Google that they love what you'd pushed forth. Google compensates further by presenting you for the next searchers.

6. Engage With Legal Link-Building Strategies

Among all the link-building activities, the organic or natural ones are highly recommended. This is because they're the undiluted ones. We can simply say they're more legal. See How to Get Backlinks FREE.

However, there a few others like guest posting, social media account linking, forum contributions, and comments that may earn you some quality backlinks. Things only backfire if you go excess or dubious with spammy comments, links exchange, or schemes of all types.

Google measures your credibility by the number of links referring back to your website. The more of this you have per post, the higher the specific post will rank in the search results.

For more than a year most of my posts with quality backlinks never drop in the search results while a few without backlinks keep fluctuating.

7. Promote Your Content Correctly

Our focus is on dominating Google and other search engines. Do we need marketing content at all?

Yes!

The primary and best form of online content marketing is, of course, dominating organic searches.

However, a few independent marketing strategies such as guest posting, article distributions, sending posts regularly to subscribers are all forms of secondary marketing.

Fortunately, they all come back to help search ranking if you do them well.

For instance, your subscribers, reading your posts nearly every day, are likely to see your results in their next Google search results if they look for a topic you'd covered. Whereas, someone who was not used to read your posts may not see such a result in the same position or at all. See How to Use Email Subscription to Grow Readership and Ranking.

Why?

Most search engines use users' browsing histories, cookies, and caches to deliver results to the users' devices. This is why we keep seeing the same websites we love literarily for different searches and on Google Discover.

Conclusion

The summary of the game of dominating search engine results is blending SEO and non-SEO activities of your blogging rightly together.

Once you gain search engines' support with few SEO tactics and improve your users' experience, unless you don't have the right content, you should have confidence that 90% (if not all) of your traffic will come from search engines.

When this happens, you can celebrate your search results dominion with me!

Do you have better approaches to dominating search results? Do you think it is nearly impossible to show up for every targeted keyword? Share your experience in the comment section below.

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