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How To Rank #1 On Google With A New Blog

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Free organic traffic

Do you want it?

Who doesn’t

We all wish if there was a magic wand to drive millions of free organic traffic every month

And grow our email list, get more shares and more sales!

We all want free Google traffic

Sounds like just a dream to new bloggers?…Nah, not in 2021

how to rank on google with a new blog

To get free organic traffic you need to rank higher on Google

It used to be impossible for a new blog to rank on Google no matter how hard you tried

But now it’s possible

One of my posts is not just on Google first page but it’s on the first position

If you search “how to be approved on ShareASale” on Google my post comes #1

That’s not all, you will also see a featured snippet from the same post as well

But you know what?

My site Blogger’s Jungle is the new kid in the game

I must admit, this came out as a surprise

I was one of those bloggers who believe that you can’t rank on Google with a new blog unless you have lots of backlinks

But I was wrong

Right now, as we speak I’m getting more traffic from Google than any other traffic source:

Main traffic source is organic

As you can see 59% of my traffic is from organic search

I used to rely on Pinterest alone but not anymore

Another exciting part is, I’m ranking for multiple terms with the same post, **happy dance**

Lately, Google analytics was showing that I’m getting traffic from a new search term

I went on to Google to find out how I was ranking

And boom! the same post was on the first position

If you search for “ShareASale approval policy” on Google again my post comes #1

Not only am I ranking on Google but I’m also ranking on Bing:

This means both search engines are giving me some free love

For this post’s sake, I’m going to show you how I managed to rank #1 on Google with my new blog

These techniques will help you rank on all search engines

How To Rank Number 1 On Google With A New Blog

Before we go any further

One blogging rule you must always follow is to always write your blog post with your readers and SEO in mind if you are serious about ranking on Google

1. Page Speed Is Always A Ranking Factor

Always remember that you are crafting your blog post for humans (your readers) and search engine bots

With that in mind, the first thing to consider before you come up with a topic and start writing is your page speed

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You can write a killer post and apply every SEO tactic

But if your site isn’t loading fast then you will probably not rank as high as you wish

When Google ranks a page it also considers user experience,

If your readers are leaving your site before reading your blog post due to slow loading then this might affect your rankings

To check your site speed:

Visit Ubersuggest >> type in your domain name and click site audit

It only takes 3min for Ubersuggest to audit your site and show you the results for free

To get the best page speed:

  1. Choose a good host for your blog- I recommend Siteground (my host) and Bluehost the best alternative
  2. Use a responsive theme- I use Astra
  3. Always update your plugins
  4. Use a caching plugin
  5. Optimize your images

2. Use An SEO Plugin

We can not talk about ranking #1 on Google without talking about an SEO plugin to back you up

I use Yoast SEO

This plugin helped me so much in optimizing my post for SEO

Before publishing my post I checked on Yoast’s SEO suggestions and I applied everything that was suggested and I managed to turn all the lights green

UPDATE: Don’t worry if the Yoast lights are orange some of my posts are ranking with orange lights

Yoast is free to use all you need is to download, activate it and start optimizing your post for SEO

3. Publishing Helpful Content Is Key To Ranking #1 On Google

As I said earlier you must always write your post with your readers in mind

If you take a look around Blogger’s Jungle you will find that each and every post is solving my reader’s problems

That’s my main priority

And on my Shareasale approval post, I tried my best to answer the questions that I knew my readers might have

In fact, I answered some of the questions that I had before I was approved on ShareASale

If you are wondering how you can get your reader’s questions

Worry no more, Answer The Public is the best tool to give you all the questions your readers have

4. Write More Than Your Competitors

After drafting my post I checked on Google how others were ranking with the same keywords I wanted to rank for

I do this almost every time I write a new post, you should try to do the same

Read thoroughly the first 5-10 pages on Google and see what your competitors missed

Make sure to fill in those gaps in your post

Aways remember Google is trying to find the best answers and if your post answers all the questions you will rank like magic

Please do get me right, I didn’t say copy your competitor’s content

All you need to do is to read those posts (for inspiration)and write your killer post in your own words

Google doesn’t rank duplicate content,, after all,, it’s extremely bad to copy another blogger’s hard work

5. Add Relevant Keywords In Your Keyphrase

You will find that Yoast will ask you to add a focus keyphrase that you want to rank for

Keywords and keyphrases used to confuse me

At first, I thought keywords are the same as keyphrases

But they are not the same

So it’s good to understand the difference between these two first

Here is a simple definition:

A keyword is one single word, for example, ShareASale was my keyword

And a key phrase is a set of words that create a phrase and you need to use relevant keywords to create a key phrase you want to rank for

If you focus on a single keyword then it won’t be easy for you to rank

Because single keywords have high competition whereas keyphrases have low competition and will help you rank higher

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    6. Write Scannable Content

    Google cares more about user’s experience than anything else when ranking your post

    This means it’s bad news if your reader quits before reading your post

    To avoid that, structure your post in an easy to read (scannable) format

    Use subheadings and short paragraphs throughout your blog post

    So that your readers can easily scan your content and quickly figure out what your post is about

    Also, try to aim for a one-sentence paragraph

    I know I know, I am telling you to break some rules here

    In school, a good paragraph has 5-6 sentences but its the opposite in blogging

    Short paragraphs make your post easy to read

    With short paragraphs, you can easily read a 3000+ word blog post without noticing

    And your readers with mobile phones will appreciate that

    7. Add Your Keyphrase/Keywords Inside Your Post

    Add your keyphrase naturally inside your post and your subheadings

    This will influence your rankings

    It will also help your readers and search engine bots to understand your post

    8. Write Long Blog Posts

    Google prefers long posts to short posts and so as your readers

    Huh, why?

    Long posts have more information

    Try to aim for a 1000+ word post

    But make sure you focus more on quality over quantity

    9. Add Internal Links

    Internal links are links to your own posts

    On my ShareASale approval post, I linked to some of my (relevant) posts

    This practice alone is an essential SEO technique

    It gives value to your content and Google will understand your site better and easily rank your post higher

    10. Educate Yourself About SEO

    There is more to SEO than what I’ve mentioned in this post

    And Ana of The She Approach covers everything you need to know about SEO on her Boosting your blog traffic ebook

    She shares all the SEO techniques she used to grow her blog from 1000 page views to more than 50k pageviews in one month

    TheSheApproach's Boosting your blog traffic ebook

    Grab your own copy and start enjoying some Google love!

    Wrapping Up

    There might be amazing pieces of content already ranking for the same keywords you want to rank for

    Don’t get discouraged, you can rank on top of all those posts in no time

    All you need is a mobile-friendly blog, quality content and SEO knowledge

    I want to hear from you

    Share your success with me, tell me how you rank on Google or any other search engine, I want to hear from you

    I hope this post helped you, please show some love kindly share with your peeps and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest

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    18 thoughts on “How To Rank #1 On Google With A New Blog”

    1. Well, I will be definitely keeping this post “pinned” to my marketing strategy board on Pinterest. My blog is five months old and I have received most of my traffic from Pinterest. Since Pinterest traffic is very unstable I have begun diving into Google SEO. I have learned that the average post can take 35 weeks to rank to its fullest potential. Any thoughts on that?

      1. Hi, Rebecca, I haven’t heard about that but I don’t think it’s true because it didn’t take 35 weeks for my post to rank

    2. Wow! This is a fantastic step by step process for successful blogging. Outstanding guide that anyone can benefit from even if you have an established blog. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom and experience!

    3. I discovered just what I was looking for.
      You’ve ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you. Have a
      nice day.

    4. you’ve just put me on a path to what i supposed was an impossible feat and now i believe i can actually rank first on Google in a few months, thank you so much.

    5. Hi! Great post! I started my blog about 10 days ago and my intention is not to rely on platforms like Pinterest for traffic. So I have a question; You mentioned the ‘one sentence paragraphs’, but I also noticed that your sentences/paragraphs have no punctuation at the end. Is that a ‘thing’? Does it help with readers skimming content more quickly?

      Thanks! 🙂

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