How To Rank A Keyword Highly In Google Search-(Step-By-Step)

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Whether you’re new to online marketing or you helped right the rule book, we all want the secret formula for how to Get High Google Rankings.  We all have the same desire of being the one that cracks the code secret formula for how to rank a keywordfor how to rank a keyword on the first page of Google whenever we write an article.

Unfortunately, Google’s ever changing ranking algorithm makes this virtually impossible but thanks to our marketing forefathers we have a somewhat of a beaten path to search engine dominance.

Well, that is if you are able to read between the lines of SEO and are not afraid to think outside of the box with different experimental SEO ranking strategies.

Just don’t go crazy and venture to far outside of that proverbial box.

As we all know by now, if you get to far outside of the white hat zone, you stand a very good chance of your website facing off against Google’s Panda 4 update.

Trust me that Panda will eat your site alive and then you will spend the next three to six months trying to get released from Google’s bad side.

So, what’s the best way to get high Google rankings other than being a big name brand or an authority site of some kind like Amazon or Walmart?

High quality engaging content that will add value to not only your site but enough so that others will want to link out to it from their sites.

Also be creative enough that it will cause your visitors to want to shout it from top their social mountains.

So, let’s say you have just written this glorious content, Now what?

Well, there are a few things that you can do, to get out in front of the search engine spiders and give your content a push towards the top before they get to crawling around to rank your content.

To be more specific, you have about an hour after publishing your content to accomplish as much of the following as you can to help boost it’s rank before your content gets indexed.

Before you hit publish send emails to the sites that you have mentioned in your content to thank them and as well to let them know you’ll be publishing soon.

This will hopefully lead to a link from them in the very near future and in some instances almost immediately.

Be very subtle and try not to come across as needy for a link.

Share your new publication socially on all of your businesses social platforms and be sure to experiment with what time of day your readers are monitoring their social networks.

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This will play an important role in you getting your content in front of as many eyeballs as possible in hopes that they will tweet, plus one, like, or stumble upon  your amazingly engaging content for others to find.

Which will also create links/social signals back to your site for the spiders to crawl on.

In turn convincing search engines that your content is providing value and that makes your keywords rank higher.

Make sure you have Social Buttons on your site so when all of the folks you just told about your content arrives on your new gloriously engaging post they have a fast easy way to show the rest of the internet how great it was.

This will lead to the all mighty tweets, likes, and shares that in turn can generate even more Buzz Generation. A.K.A. Engagement

Which by the way is now part of Google’s ranking algorithm and is how a site can outrank it’s competitors without having as many backlinks.

If you think about it, that is basically what a social share is, a socially acceptable backlink.

All of this will help you get indexed faster and rank higher in Google Search but none of this is even possible without the all powerful keyword or long tail phrase.

If you’re not properly performing On-Page SEO around a relevant keyword people will use to find your site than all of this previous work has been for nothing.

How To Rank A Keyword Highly In Google Search (Step-By-Step)

So, lets go over some tips for ranking a keyword highly in Google Search without affecting the way your readers will engage with your content.

First, let me ask you this, Do you have any tips or tricks that seem to help you get pushed to the front of the crowd?

If so, and you’re cool with sharing one or 2, than hit it up in the comments.

Who knows, maybe we’ll get something started!

#1 Keyword Research

First things first, you have to find the keyword that you’re hoping to rank for.

More importantly it needs to be one that users are also searching for!

Keep in mind, that if your site is relatively new than you should keep to the low competition to rank a keyword higher in 2019

After all, you can have one of the most powerful low competition keywords known to man but if no one is searching for that term than it will be a very lonely number one spot to hold.

If you would like a few tidbits of advice for locating a quality search term than check out my process for finding profitable low competition keywords.  It would also to behoove you to have one of the better keyword research tools and for that I offer you some information about

OK, now back to the task at hand of ranking a keyword closer to the top of the big G.

So what do we do?

Most folks in the industry will tell you to just keep writing high quality content and it will naturally happen.

This is true for the most part and is absolutely something that you should be doing on at least a weekly basis.

Especially if your site is fresh out of the gate.

There are some little extras that you can add to you content that will help it get a boost in the search engines and the more frequently your site is producing fresh content the more effective these tips will be.

Just a little something to keep in mind when considering these tips for keyword domination.

#2 Article Title Tag

So here are the same tips that have given me results like these highly ranked search queries.

Just to show I’m not talking out of the place that meets the toilet seat and to prove these results have not been manipulated in any way I have given you the links so that you can see them for yourself in Google Search. You may click on the image as well.get higher Ranking In Organic Google Search

I could keep on naming high ranking keyword search queries that I hold but you want to know how you can do it for yourself, Right?

This is one of these common knowledge things that anyone who has a website knows about or at least should know about.

Something you might not know is that you should try to include your keyword as close to the start of the title name as possible while still giving it a catchy name that folks will want to read.

Be sure that you do not stuff your title full of keywords and try to target the main one you’re wanting to rank for.

#3 Keyword Rich H-Tag

Just in case you are not aware of what I mean by H-tag it’s the blue wording that is underlined in green on this post.Getting a Keyword Ranked in Google

It is a good idea that you include your keyword or keyword phrase in at least one of these but can be done more depending on the amount of times you mention your keyword through out your post/page.

The less you use your keyword in the content the more you should try and use it in your H tags because this will boost your rankings when used correctly.

This is where the experimentation that I spoke of earlier comes in to play.

#4 In Article Keyword Placement

This is one that more than likely you already know about but is a very important part of the ranking process.

While it does not hold the same value as it used to years ago it still is a factor that can lead you to great success.

Make sure that when you are writing your content that you include the keyword you’re targeting in the very first paragraph of your article.

Also in the very last sentence of your article or as close to it as you can with out stuffing it.

At the bare minimum make sure it is in the last paragraph and that your article still reads naturally.

As long as you are writing for the reader you will be fine.

#5 Adding Image Alt Title Tags

When you place your images into your post for visual effect be sure to include your keyword in the alt title tag.

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Also you should include the keyword you used in the alt title in the description of that image.

This will not only help you move higher up in the SERP’s for a keyword but will also help with getting that particular image ranked.

What I do here is find as many different variations of that keyword and use them for the rest of the alt titles and descriptions.

DO NOT use duplicate alt title tags or descriptions because this works the same to Google as keyword stuffing or having duplicate content on your site.

#6 Write Compelling Meta Descriptions

If you decide to write your own meta descriptions make absolutely sure that you include the same keyword phrase that you have used in all of the above.

You don’t have to write your own but from some of my experimentation I believe that it helps you greatly.

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#7 Adding Internal links

This is something that most webmasters seem to overlook when trying to rank for a keyword or post/page. As you can tell I’m a firm believer in this strategy.

When implementing this method be sure not to link to keyword rich anchor text more than once for any keyword phrase for all posts you write because this will be looked upon by Google as spam.

This is also a tactic that can be done to help the rank of individual post and pages but don’t try to do it all at once.

This as well will throw red flags to the great Google.

#8 Bold and Italic Targeted Keywords

This is one that I had heard a lot of controversy over on whether or not it really works to rank a keyword.

I have personally used this method and have seen great results. In some cases as how to get ranked in googlemany as 70 positions but these are keywords that were ranking way back in the field.

However, since highlighting these keywords I continue to see them increase anywhere between 2-5 positions a week.

Keep in mind that as soon as you hit the first page these keywords become quite difficult to move unless you gain more links pointing to your site.

Now, here is another piece of personal experienced advice I can give you.

Like I told you there is much controversy around this subject and in my opinion it is half right.

See when I used bold highlights I saw little improvement and in a few cases even negative results but every time I use italic highlights I have seen only improvement and substantial amounts of it.

This is not one you should overdue and in my opinion (how I do it) only use this in the first paragraph and the last paragraph on the keyword phrases that you are targeting.

If you choose to try this do not overuse your keyword/ keyword phrase or it will backfire and cause your rank to suffer.

Get Your Keyword Ranked

There are two things that I did not previously mentioned that will result in the Big G giving your site extra credit so to speak and ultimately that means a slight boost in rank… wide.experimental keyword ranking strategies

  • A responsive mobile site design to compliment your desktop version
  • All sites as of recent using https instead of http in their URL will now get a boost to site rank
  • An easily navigable site with little to no ads above the fold (the section of your site folks see when they land on it)

There are a few more suggestions I know for a fact will work and if you are willing to experiment with them further than maybe you will learn some of the other ranking advantages it can lead you to discovering.

But I can’t give away all of my secretes to you because that will take out all of the excitement you will get from discovering new tactics of your own.

I will tell you though if you experiment with new rank increase ideas of your own it is a good idea you give any changes that you make a week or two before convincing yourself it didn’t work because some changes take longer than others.

Anytime older content is changed around to much Google will immediately jump to the conclusion that you are up to something spam related or just all around up to something fishy.

If you don’t know this already Google does not like affiliate sites and some of the higher ranking Google employees have come right out and said as much publicly.Top SEO strategies for ranking low competition keywords

That’s just something to keep in mind when creating your websites and running your experiments because quite a few folks have been known to cross the lines of experimenting and just flat out try to cheat the system.

So, remember to keep it HONEST and don’t cross over to the dark side of SEO ranking strategies or the Panda and Penguin will get you.

Keep it WHITE HAT and don’t ruin anything for the rest of us.

That’s all I have to share with you regarding How to Rank a Keyword.  Being that you’re finding my post on the front page should go to show you I know a little of what I’m talking about when it comes to showing folks how to Get High Google RankingsGood Luck and Feel Free to ask questions or share tricks (tips) you know about getting ranked highly in search engines.

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This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. Arthur Siew

    Great stuff man, I always struggle with SEO. I will bookmark this page for learning purpose.

  2. Jason

    Howdy Robert,

    Great to hear that you are enjoying the read. I like to try and put as much of me in it as possible.

    Truer words have never been spoken Robert-White Hat out side of the box experimentation. Sometimes you hit a home run and sometimes you get sandbagged but you will absolutely never know unless you take the chance to try.

    I like your idea with trying to fit in keywords that folks are already finding you with….That is a bit of Genius and sounds like it has the potential to be very beneficial to your organic standings.

    Just a little slice of info your probably already aware of but I will say anyways….It is said that your site gets a bit of a boost if you write for keywords that you have not yet targeted but the only ones that could actually confirm that are the Google employees that update the algorithm’s.

    Thanks for stopping by ole bud,

  3. Robert

    Another great post Jason! I love your writing style, it’s very conversational. It is like sitting down with a friend having a brew and shooting the breeze. :-)

    I definitely agree with you about different ways to rank a keyword. You definitely need to experiment with different “White Hat” out of the box ways to rank your keyword content.

    One of the ways I like to optimize my website is to go into Google Webmaster Tools and see which keyword queries were used by my readers. Then I try to update my content with those keyword phrases where appropriate. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, it is all part of experimenting.

    Thanks for sharing…it was a good read.


  4. Jason

    I’m glad that this information was of use to you and even more so that you enjoy my site. Wealthy Affiliate is a wonderful place for any marketer to to start and maintain their career. It is a great group of folks that are always willing to help out others in their rise to the top.

    I wish the same success for you as well and thanks for your opinions they are much appreciated,

  5. Gary


    Thank you so very much for sharing so many tips and techniques, they are all really valuable & appreciated.

    To date with Wealthy Affiliate I have slowly but surely been improving my SERP to the point where I am now getting quite a few 1st pages & 1st position results, but you have mentioned some things I have not tried as yet & I can not wait to play!

    Your entire site is awesome, you have done a great job and the info is really appreciated.

    All my best for your continued success,


  6. Jason

    Hi Tom,
    I look forward to hearing from you again soon and let me know if there is anything that I can help you with when building your website.
    I wish you all the best and glad that it will serve you well,

  7. Tom Moffett

    Jason, WOW! Great information, almost all of which is new to me. I am very new to website creation and promotion and this will give me a lot to work on. Thanks much. I’ll be back for more.

  8. Jason

    Hey Fred,
    Thanks for the moral support and think we should all try new things to help our rankings. That is as long as we don’t stoop to the level of dis honesty.
    Thanks again Fred,

  9. Frederick Owen

    Excellent article Jason! I love it when someone takes the time to explain some awesome training. Keep doing what you’re doing champ!

  10. Jason

    It’s great to know that I was able to provide you with some new information on ranking keywords. A lot of folks overlook just how important the little things can be when it comes to acquiring high search engine rankings.

    I think it is mostly because all of the smoke and mirrors that the SEO Guru’s want folks to believe they need to do in order to get higher rankings.

    Yes in some cases they are right to say that SEO is hard to do because it can very well be but 80% of your ranking battle comes from proper on page search engine optimization (SEO).

    Internal linking is in that same boat and goes hand in hand with on page optimization but can also be used to help show search engines which terms you are wanting a page/post to rank for. It doesn’t by any means hold the same kind of weight as external links to your site but has a certain degree of ranking power to it nonetheless.

    Thanks Todd for the wonderful gesture of bookmarking my site and for just expressing yourself by commenting.

    I love to get feedback from people that stop by here and read what I have to say. Whether it be a positive or negative comment because after all I want to ensure that everyone that comes here gets the experience that they hoped they would. These comments help me do that.

    As always, Thanks for reading and God Bless,

  11. Todd

    Hi Jason,
    Another great article on how to rank keywords. I didn’t know about how to title my pictures, so I really appreciate that. I also didn’t know about some of the internal linking strategies you mentioned.

    Awesome information as always. I really appreciate your site and have booked marked as a educational source.

    Keep up the good work and please let me know of your next post.

    Thanks bro,

  12. Jason

    Your on the right track with a continuous flow of fresh quality content being published on your site.

    Give it a try and then come on back by to let me know how the ranking tips did for ranking a keyword higher in Google.
    I am interested in how it goes for you,
    Thanks for taking the time to post a comment,

  13. Jason

    It is a pleasure to hear that you are taking away something from my articles.

    Although I do not condone it I can understand why some folks follow the path of easy street because some of the old seo “tricks” do still work.

    The sad part is that these same people that are taking these shortcuts are the same folks that will be struggling to gain back Google’s trust factor after implementing the wrong tips from the wrong SEO’ers

    These bleep holes have no remorse for what they are doing to your site or they just don’t care.

    It is a very dangerous line to cross as far as your website is concerned but I do try an play as close to the danger zone as possible.
    After all how else are yo going to find out what what doesn’t. It will be well worth it in the end.
    Thanks again,

  14. Sylvia

    Wow, there are so many ways to rank in Google!
    I work hard on creating high quality content and keyword research.
    Will try some of your advices.
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Wayne

    Hey Jason,

    Great article, you always deliver the goods. Every time I visit your site I get some good insight or tip that helps me move forward in my quest to be successful at this.

    The fact that your advise is always white-hat and you don’t encourage anyone to take short cuts is what keeps me coming back.

    You’re right about when others cross over that line, it makes it bad for all of us. We should always be focused on the reader and delivering quality informative content.

    Keep up the good work. The proof is in the pudding.

  16. Jason

    Thanks for the comment and kind words.

    Stop on by anytime,

  17. Jason

    Thank you for commenting to share a few things that you do to help your content rank faster.

    I as well post to webmaster tools as soon as I publish but pingoat is a new one on me and I will definitely look into this one.

    Thanks a lot Steve and thanks for reading,

  18. Steve

    Awesome advice! Anyone involved with writing content for the purpose of online advertising needs to know this. Great job!

  19. Steve

    Great post Jason! A couple things I do to give my new content a boost is to immediately submit them to and I always add them to my sitemap via Google Webmaster Tools and make Google crawl them right away.


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