Google First Page Guaranteed: How To Get Your Blog On The First Page Of Google [for Free in 2021]

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If you want to get on Google first page guaranteed, you’ve come to the right place.

Read this case study to discover proven methods that work to beat the online competition.

How to get on Google first page guaranteed for free

Do you want to get your blog post on the Google first page guaranteed?

There is something really exciting about to happen…

Peter from has taken on a challenge to write a guest post on in such a way that it ranks on the Google first page guaranteed.

He will explain the entire procedure in detail and show how a blogger can use this strategy to get traffic to a site that is only a few months old.

Not only that, he also demonstrates how to monetize this page.

Is he going to succeed? You will find out in the “Update” section at the end of this article.

Note: This post was updated in March 2018

– to include actual results achieved with this strategy in the past few months on a site that is only 4 months old

– to include UberSuggest as a much better free tool than the Google Keyword Planner

– to include some details about Google’s mobile-first index.

How To Get Your Blog On The First Page Of Google Guaranteed

Is it really possible to get on the first page of Google for free?

Before we begin, I want to make one thing clear to avoid any misunderstandings: Most probably you are not going to get the home page of your blog on the first page of Google. I will be talking about writing an individual blog post in such a way that it will likely end up on the first page for a specific keyword and thus bring you some extra search traffic.

But I am going to show you how you can double or triple your organic visitors for blog posts with pretty much the same amount of work. Isn’t that cool? It is going to be just a tiny bit technical, but I promise I will explain it nicely so that it is not a problem.

This post was mainly meant to help out new bloggers, but experienced ones will also find usable stuff in it.

New Blogs Have A Hard Time

Most of you probably know the phenomenon where you write a blog post, you get a bunch of traffic to it through social media, Facebook, Twitter, or your e-mail list if you have one, then it all dies. This is a lot of work and wouldn’t it be nice to just have regular traffic to these posts without having to pay a penny and without you lifting a finger?

For new bloggers, they write the post (or 10-15 posts) and nothing happens. Your blog is there nice and shiny like a new building, with great content, but it is just so empty. Your Google Search Console goes 0-1-1-0-0 organic visitors.

Now, if you have a brand new blog, you will probably run into something called the Google sandbox where your blog just will not rank, whatever you do. There are things you can do to shorten the time period it takes to get through it, and the method I describe in this post will help you get some traffic despite that. But the main thing is that you need to earn Google’s trust.

Google is a business itself and its goal is to consistently provide the best content to its users. Otherwise, it would go out of business as people would turn away from it. Therefore your new blog will usually get ignored by Google, as you probably don’t have a lot of content on it that would deserve ranking on the first page.

Therefore, if you have a new blog, just go for cranking out as much high-quality content as possible.

Why New Blogs Have A Hard Time

New bloggers have a hard time because their blog lacks authority.

There is a very simple way to check a blog’s authority. Unfortunately, it is not 100 percent exact, so don’t put your life on it, but it gives you a general ballpark idea and it’s a free resource.

Type in  (This will redirect you to a more complicated URL of MOZ).

Then type in the URL of your site. On the screenshot below you can see the wonderful job Janice has been doing over the past 3 years, her blog has a Domain Authority of 48. As a comparison, a brand new blog starts with zero, and my blog, after 4 months of work got up to a DA of 15.

How to get on the Google first page guaranteed

If you have a high Domain Authority, your content will be easier to rank on Google’s first page, and the method I will show you will have a lot more kick, but it will also help people with lower scores.

How Not To Do It

My blog is just 4 months old and I have a total of 60 posts published, which is basically a post written every other day. I have been really busy… without much result.

I write about two things. The first one is a very specific subject on domain names, and the other one is internet marketing, aimed at helping out people who have a new website or blog, as I realized that these people don’t have a lot of guidance to get started.

When I started, not knowing anything else, I was just doing it the dumb way. I would run into a problem, research it, solve it, then publish a post about it. My blog is basically a record of all the newbie problems I had to solve.

How to Rank on Google First Page Guaranteed

How To Write A Blog Post To Get Maximum Organic Traffic

About a month and a half ago I became smarter and I changed my method. First, I did a lot of research, of course.

I published a post 11 days ago and I targeted it for a certain phrase about domains. I just typed this into Google and it showed up in position 11, on the top of page 2 of the search results. And that is usually just a start. If the readers like it, the post will go higher. I did no link building or promotion other than tweeting it out.

I published another post 3 days ago on the subject on sales funnels and this morning when I checked, it was on the first page, in the afternoon it was on the second page. It is normal to see such “Google dance” right after a page gets indexed, Google wants to see where to place the page and is experimenting with it. The position usually stabilizes after a while.

These are not high-traffic keywords, but they add up for sure.

Now I am going to show you the secret.

Warning: This is a simple method for non-tech-savvy bloggers and will not work for every single post, but depending on your niche, it will very possibly give you some extra organic visitors with just spending a few extra minutes of your time; therefore, it is definitely worth a try.

The first thing you need to know is that difficulty equals opportunity

Are you researching something in your niche and finding that the search results are absolutely unhelpful or you need to look up 15 different posts/articles to get all the data? Or are you getting straight garbage in a Google first page search result, like text that doesn’t even make sense? Has that ever happened to you?

This might seem extremely annoying, but in reality, this is a sign for you that you should write a comprehensive post on the topic and it that could rank well in Google.

Why? Because if you are having trouble, there will be other searchers that are having the exact same trouble, and if you write really deep, helpful content, Google will need to rank it simply because there is nothing else available.

Make sure you avoid subjects that already have high-quality content in the search results, as you most probably will not be able to outrank these.

Of course, there are a few guidelines you will need to follow besides the quality of your article.

Keyword Research

This may sound scary, but I will greatly simplify it for you.

You will need a free keyword research tool like Google Keyword Planner.

Enter your keyword and just find a few keyword suggestions that fit your subject and are in the 10-100 range. Pick one that you like best – this is going to be your main keyword. You will put this into the title and the URL of your post. Sprinkle the other keywords somewhere in your text wherever they make sense, modify them slightly if needed. You need to go for searcher intent rather than the exact keyword. If a keyword doesn’t fit, just leave it out, and don’t overdo it.

That’s all you need to do. Larger successful sites don’t usually bother to target these keywords as it doesn’t give them enough return and most website owners have no idea how to do this.

From your perspective, if you write 30 blog posts and each gets 20 organic visitors per month, that is 600 visitors per month that you otherwise wouldn’t have. If you are a new blog owner, those visitors can mean the difference between life or death. When your blog gets older and accumulates links, the posts will also start ranking for more competitive terms that you were not targeting and your organic traffic to these posts will increase over time even more.

How To Write Your Blog Post Effectively

Make sure your facts are correct, your post is extremely engaging, actionable, and deep. But there is more.

Your post needs to be over 2,000 words, as statistically, that is the length that shows up on the first page of Google, as explained in this article.

If you can’t make it be 2,000 words, don’t worry, publish it anyway, and upgrade it later on when you find more relevant data. However, the often-suggested 500-word posts are just not going to cut it. Sorry.

Make sure you have a compelling title that will get searchers to click through to your blog. Just look around the internet and see what other sites are using and based on that make up your own title, to include your main keyword.

Sprinkle a few outbound links to authoritative websites that have something to do with the subject you are writing about. This will add relevancy to your post and increase your ranking, despite the fact that many people think the opposite.

Let Your Post Boil In The Google Soup And Rank

Once your post is ready, publish it, then go to your Google Search Console account (earlier it was called Webmaster Tools). Click on “Crawl>Fetch as Google”. Submit the URL of the page, wait until Google crawls it (takes a few seconds) then click “Request Indexing”.

This simple procedure will result in your new post showing up in Google’s index and search results in about 3 days. If you need to majorly update a post, then always resubmit it the same way. If you already have an authority blog, you probably don’t need to bother about this detail as Google already knows to index new content on your site.

Google will index and test your post. Since you have Google Analytics installed on your blog, Google knows about every heartbeat it makes.

The key indicators are time spent on a page and bounce rate. You should also monitor these daily. You can promote your new post on Social Media, but make sure you do it in relevant places. E. g. a like-for-like group clicking on your post and staying there for 5 seconds will destroy all your hard work as it decreases the average time spent on your post. If your server is down, that will be a 0-second visit… If your page is too slow to load, and people can’t wait for it, the results are the same… And Google takes note of all that.

Make sure you add photos, videos, etc. to engage your visitors more. If they watch a video, they spend that much more time on your page, making Google favor you more. Ensure that the file name of the picture also contains a related keyword and that it is not too large and loads fast.

Give your visitors a reason to visit another page, this will reduce your bounce rate and Google will give you better rankings.

The main reason this strategy works is that you provide awesome content to such a degree where most of your competitors are not going to go. Most of them are not going to go through the pain it many times takes to come up with an article that is engaging all the way through its 2,500 words… And this is where your opportunity lies.

Note: I hope you have been enjoying this post. As you may have been told, I wrote this as a public challenge/case study: write it, post it, and have it appear on the first page of Google for a specific keyword without any link building whatsoever. I am going to use the two keywords here:

how to get on Google first page for free

how to get on Google first page guaranteed

We shall see what happens… I am really brave to do this….

In the next section, I will show you how to monetize a post like this with affiliate marketing. Unfortunately, this part of the story is more hit or miss, but we will see what happens…You will see that the monetization is very subtle. No pushing, no big red buttons, simply educating my readers.

Why People Fail With Their Blogs

People fail with their new blogs because of the following:  

  1. They don’t have a system to be successful.
  2. On top of it, it takes them several months to see that whatever they are doing is not working, thereby wasting their precious time.

If you have a new blog, you can follow the above and write 50 posts with the above strategy, post them in Facebook groups and send them out to Twitter. You can top it up with some basic link building if you have time…

This is a basic system that you can follow. Do it consistently and you will see traffic and you will start making some money with your blog.

I implemented this system not so long ago. In the first month, I got two affiliate sales, each one for $129. These two sales came from 17 total people referred to that site. That’s a conversion rate of over 10 percent.

How To Build A Successful Blog

Please realize that following this simple system is not going to make you into a millionaire. It is enough to get your feet wet and give you some success if you are getting no traffic. Once you are confident, you will need to use additional strategies.

I learned a lot of things from a fellow internet marketer who gets 500,000 visitors per month to his blog. He said that kind of traffic requires a simultaneous use of several marketing channels.

Another important element is that you want to use as many passive, set and forget methods as possible, as you only have so many hours in a day… And you also need time for your family and to enjoy your life…

If you have been blogging for even just a few months then you know that it takes time to develop a system in any area. If you want to figure it out all by yourself for each area, it is just going to take you too long…

After a while, you will know which way you want to expand to your next step. There are many systems you can choose from. Do whatever is close to your heart, as that will work best for you. Find a course in that area, do it, and implement it.

As an example, you may want to expand by starting to use Pinterest. Most people use Pinterest to collect their Star Wars photos (like I do) and for similar things. But did you know that with correct strategy and intimate knowledge of its system, you can turn Pinterest into a serious weapon for your blog and get tens of thousands of visitors and thousands of subscribers, completely on autopilot? There is someone who did that and you can find out more about this by following this link.

I urge you to get started, I can’t wait to see your comments (by the way, those comments also help to rank a blog post…)

Host blogger’s comments:

Readers, please share so other website creators discover Peter’s tips.

He explained how to get on Google’s first page guaranteed for free and without link building.

Peter also gave information about how to monetize using affiliate marketing programs.

The connection between boosting organic traffic and affiliate marketing success definitely exists. Once you start increasing traffic from search engines, you will make more as an affiliate marketer since more people will be visiting your blog.

I look forward to your views. Do you have any additional tips to get on Google’s first page guaranteed for free?


Within nine hours, this post was on Page 1 of Google. Look at the screenshot:

Google first page guaranted for free: The screenshot proves these methods work in 9 hours

I’d say Peter’s tips are effective! How about you?

Update 3/26/2018

On my first blog,, I am getting 370 organic clicks with about 5 posts that I wrote with this strategy. The other posts where I didn’t use it are getting zero… Here’s the graph:

Google first page guaranted for free: The screenshot proves these methods work in 9 hours

Since the original blog post was published, I started a new blog called FunnelXpert, simply because the subject of expired domains is a bit too “esoteric” to promote. My new blog is about how you can turn your blog into a 5-figure business using a correctly built sales funnel.

Needless to say, I have been using the above strategy from the very beginning.

However, I switched over to, which has been taken over by Neil Patel. You get very helpful results like this:

Google first page guaranted for free: The screenshot proves these methods work in 9 hours

For example, “How to Get Out of Google Sandbox” has 30 searches per month and difficulty of 0.12.

You may ask why should you spend your precious time writing 2,000-word blog posts for keywords with 30 monthly searches…

The answer has a few angles to it.

93 percent of all searches on Google have less than 20 monthly search volume and no one targets them because everyone is thinking like that… This is a huge untapped resource.

I personally think it makes more sense to target such keywords and get a trickle of traffic each than target a phrase with 500 searches and get nothing.

On top of it, there are phrases that are very similar and have the same search intent. After a few months, your post will rank for all these different search terms and that adds up pretty fast.

Additionally, these numbers are estimates and they can be way off. Sometimes you can get huge traffic from keywords listed with zero searches.

I recommend that you type in this phrase and check the search results yourself, look up each of the top 10. Please note that search results are different based on your location, your own search history, and even because of the browser you use. If I search on Firefox and Chrome, I get different results even on the same computer!

Observe the DA of the sites, the number of the backlinks and the length of the articles. The good news is that with this strategy it’s possible to beat even high DA websites, as you will see later on.

As an example, this is one of the search results:

Google Sandbox 2.0: What You Should Know – Ahrefs

Jul 24, 2014 – There’s a fairly new topic that has been the talk of the SEO town since the last few weeks — Google Sandbox 2.0. If you don’t already know what Google Sandbox is, it’s essentially a form of Google penalty, which filters out backlinks to a penalized site which would otherwise have a positive impact on the …

FunnelXpert is beating this listing per my Chrome browser, but in Firefox it is beating me… But in both cases, FunnelXpert is listed on the first page. Ahrefs has a DA of 78 and MOZ shows the article has 11 links. If you open the article, you see that it is only 800 words long.

If you pick keywords that have articles on the first page that are short and not very useful, you can easily rank on the first page with your 2,000+ word article.

Here’s another example:

  Keyword Search Volume CPC Competition
  wordpress sales funnel theme   20     0.52

The top result is SKThemes, Sales Page WordPress themes for landing sales funnel websites

Apparently, it has 7 backlinks. The length of the article is just over 1,000 words.

My post, The Best WordPress Sales Funnel Themes & Plugins, is 2,400 words.

My site is only 4 months old, DA: 11, and the post has no backlinks, and I am successfully competing with all these high DA sites.

And I am beating ElegantThemes, DA: 95, 6 backlinks.

Google first page guaranted for free: The screenshot proves these methods work in 9 hours

Since this post has already gotten me 3 sales and $163 in commissions, I am planning to update it with even more details.

Is Your Blog Optimized For Mobile?

Google recently switched over to the mobile-first index.

Previously there were two different index databases, one for mobile, one for desktop.

When you searched from desktop, you would get the desktop results. When you searched from a phone, you would get the mobile results.

However the number of mobile searches now surpasses desktop, therefore even if you search from desktop, you get the results from the mobile index.

What does that mean? If your site is not mobile optimized, your rankings suffer.

If you have a large featured image and your site loads slow, same thing.

I recommend that you check how your post looks like on a phone.

Your pop-ups may work on desktop but may be horrible on mobile.

I recently saw that the slide-in opt-in form I created was covering the entire screen on a phone, which is a big no-no and destroys rankings.  

One Final Trick

Once you have written your post, link back to it from a site like Quora or and point to it from some blog comments, and by creating a couple of Pinterest pins.

Many of you may say, “But some of those links are no-follow”.  

You know what? This is where you fail with your blog. Believing all the garbage that is taught to you as eternal truths.

Someone posted on on the subject of the Google sandbox. I entered the discussion and I linked back to my post on the subject. It was a few days later that it started to rank on the first page.

And I have a similar experience with Quora.

What does this all mean for my blog? FunnelXpert is getting 170 monthly organic clicks from Google and this number is increasing every single day.

If you want steady traffic to your blog, be sure to incorporate this strategy when you write your blog posts.

Monetizing Your Blog

In the original challenge that I did, I tried to monetize the traffic, however, this wasn’t successful.

I have since learned a lot about monetization, too. There’s a lot more to it than just throwing some affiliate links or ads on your blog.

If you want to learn more, sign up for my Turn Your Blog Into A 5-Figure Business free e-course.

I also created a Blog Earnings Troubleshooter so that you can identify the points that prevent your blog from earning money for you.

Author Bio: 

I will introduce my new website to you.

It is called FunnelXpert, and it is about funnels: sales funnels, webinar funnels, and everything that goes into it to make your site or blog profitable.

If you liked what I did above, hop over. It actually demonstrates what a sales funnel is like, what it does. I’d like to invite you to come over, sign up, experience it yourself, and use what you learned to build a 5-figure blog or website.

Author Bio: Peter Nyiri is an SEO expert and the co-founder of the Mostly Blogging Academy of online marketing courses.

  1. Ruth Daly

    Very interesting and useful information. Pinned to my ‘Writing’ board for future reference!

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks Ruth, for reading and pinning. Thanks for your comments today as well.

  2. Judith

    Very informative. I just pinned this to my board. I shall be implementing these tips on my blog. Thanks for sharing

  3. Sarah

    Thank you for your insight, Peter! This was a truly helpful post and I’m going to try your methods! I get most of my traffic from Pinterest but would love to grow my search engine traffic!

  4. Philip Verghese Ariel

    Hi Peter Good to see you at Janice place with a timely and informative post.
    This is indeed a collector’s item. Yes, I am bookmarking it for my further read.
    Though I am in this field for some years and I am following some of the strategies most of them are really new to me.
    Surely will check the rest.
    Thanks Peter and Janice for this wonderful share.
    Keep sharing
    Jave a great week ahead
    ~ Phil

  5. Linda

    Thank you, Janice and Peter, for the useful info! I suspect I’ll be reading this several more times. (Pinning!)

  6. Stephanie

    I loved your post! Talk about actionable tips. I love that you’re new to SEO and willing to put yourself out there for an experiment. It will be interesting to see how you rank for those long tail keywords. I’ve already entered the url for my latest post in google console for indexing. Thank you for that tip! That was a good one.

    The one point that bummed me out was the one about 2,000 + word posts being all that matters and that 500 word posts are a waste of time. My posts were all long format and I had a very popular blogger tell me to write shorter posts more frequently in order to become indexed for key words. I’m so confused! I also had difficulty utilizing the “no follow” extension. Not sure if you shared that tip or if it came from one of your links. I installed the extension in Chrome, but it was greyed out when I tried to test it on Anyways, thanks again for the comprehensive post. Much appreciated!

    • Peter Nyiri

      Hi Stephanie,
      I have 3 posts ranking on first page on my blog. Although I have known about this “long-tail” keyword concept for several years, unfortunately I just recently discovered how to use it, so I wasted time writing many articles the wrong way.
      Actually what I do when trying to rank something, I look at the existing articles on the first page and see how long they are.
      i wasn’t the one writing about the no-follow, in fact I included in this post linking out to an on-subject high authority site (with follow) to help ranking. I only use no-follow for affiliate links.

      • Edward Thorpe

        Hi Peter,

        Interesting that you only use ‘nofollow’ links for affiliate prompts.

        I use many link-outs to authority sites, but always have them open in a new tab. How do you format yours?

        Killer training in this post, btw!

  7. John Doe

    These tips to get on the first page of Google are spectacular. Your guest host is a genius when it comes SEO.

  8. Startup Arena

    Amazing post and so much to learn. It’s awesome information which is very helpful for me. Thanks for sharing this great post. I think content is king any blog if our content is not good we are not get ranking on first page.
    Keep it up good work.

  9. Hansoftech

    Hi, Awesome content and I really appreciate Peter as he has really succeeded in his challenge, Ranking a blog on first page of Google is not difficult but requires time and effort. Always we have to write a content as a user point of view because Google loves when user loves it. Create a long and engaging content with targeted keyword. Have a look on this link to know more about how to rank high in google

  10. Stefan Alexander

    This is an amazing case study. It just proves that authority websites who have great content published on their blogs have a good chance of ranking without any linkbuilding. Also, the focus on keyword research is a great as well. Although the traffic coming from a long tail keyword such as “how to get on google first page guaranteed” is really low, I believe this page will also rank for other longtail keywords that you haven’t planned for. Usually, Google Search Console reveals some awesome keywords that aren’t at all targeted, but the algorithm is smart enough to show your page on that. I’d love to read an update on how many keywords this post ranks in the top 10 for in a couple of weeks.

    • Peter Nyiri

      We will definitely keep track…
      And just so you know, it happens that the keyword tool gives incorrect data. You can run into keywords where it says less then 10 visitors, but in reality you get 10 visitors a day…

  11. Yasar Ali

    Outstanding post Janice!

    Starting a blog the right way and then following the SEO practices help you rank a newly post quickly & on the first page.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Yasar,
      Thanks for writing. I agree. Peter did an amazing job. His experiment was a great success!

  12. Janice Wald

    Hi Yasar,
    Thanks for writing. I agree. Peter did an amazing job. His experiment was a great success!

  13. Rachel Lavern

    Sounds like good information for those wanting to get their feet wet.

  14. Elise Cohen Ho

    This is great information and encourages me to write a post about a very interesting health-related subject that I recently came across but find limited info on. 2000 words is a pretty lengthy post though…

    • Peter Nyiri

      One thing I need to add is that the needed content length is also niche-related.
      If you can’t write 2000 words, post it with a little over 1000 and see how it performs. Then check your Search Console to see where it ranks – if it comes in 20-30 in the search results, it’s worth to upgrade it to 2000 later on. However 500-word posts are clearly a waste of time.

  15. Richard Monssen

    Hi Peter,

    Nice article on effectively writing to rank on Google! As someone who has been into SEO for quite some time I can honestly say this article has some really good info in it for people just starting out in blogging.

    My site is 2 months old and has a MOZ rank that’s fluctuating between 1.2 & 2.3. I don’t really rely on these stats much though as with mine it’s not showing freshly built links yet. I’ve done most of the on page optimization required to rank most of my articles and am averaging well over 100 visitors per month for various keyword phrases. I should mention that that most of these are are “long tail keyword phrases” like yours.

    For someone who is just starting out with SEO your right on track with great articles like this one!

  16. Ryan Biddulph

    Good job Peter. If you put in some legwork, and patiently do things the right way, you will see SEO returns. I noted recently how almost 10% of my blog traffic flows from Google, from what used to be 0 percent LOL. It always helps to be found among search results; passive, targeted traffic is sweet traffic.


    • Peter Nyiri

      It’s really funny that I see posts saying “SEO is dead”. Far from it….

  17. Joe

    Good article, although interestingly enough, I’m not seeing this post on the first page of Google. There’s lots of other good articles on that first page, though!

  18. roamy

    I think most blogs fail to make it to the top of Google because many bloggers use keywords that are too competitive, others know nothing about keywords at all.
    But a post on page 5 of Google, no one gets to see it, that`s why we should always aim for low hanging fruit and write the best blog we can.Another thing I see with most bloggers is”a rush to post” how does anyone expect to outrank a 2000 word post from an old site with a 500-word post with high competing keywords?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Roamy,
      I appreciate your comments and discussing SEO with you.
      1. As far as low-hanging fruit, yes, that’s what is necessary. However, when I see a keyword gets 1 million searches a month but is fiercely competitive, it goes against my grain not to try for it, but I don’t, knowing, like you said, it will end up on Page 5 and no one will see it!
      As far as the rush to post: I spend SO long trying to find that low-hanging fruit. Thanks for the validation that’s it’s worth my time.

  19. Saurabh

    Hey Peter & Janice,

    it is always helpful to read your excellent posts.

    Agree with your point Google loves long pieces of content,

    And absolutely love this post. It’s super easy to follow + implement,

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Saurabh,
      Thanks for writing to tell us you enjoyed Peter’s post. Glad you enjoyed!

  20. Sanne

    Thanks for this! Although I knew most of it, it is so good to be reminded of it. Blogging is hard work and it can get demotivating if you don’t see the results you were hoping for…

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sanne,
      Thanks for writing us. Many of us are disappointed with our organic traffic. Taking Peter’s tips should help.

  21. Shelby

    This is probably the most helpful thing I’ve read- and thank you for the links to the site explorer and explaining keyword research! i do none of these things so much appreciated!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Shelby,
      I’m so glad Peter’s tips and my internal links were helpful to you. Thanks for writing to tell us.

  22. Sarah

    Great advice. I will have to bookmark your site so I can read over this again. 🙂

  23. Mudassir Iqbal

    SEO is the backbone of every site. SEO changes over time and one needs to continually research to stay ahead or risk sinking. This is exactly what I do to stay in the first page most especially with good and quality keywords….

  24. Nirmala

    Hi Peter,

    When I found this post on Twitter, I have immediately landed here to read the content. Driving the organic traffic is an art and yes, doing the keyword research is most important!

    As you said, it is hard to get traffic to the new blog. We have to do the consistent work to get out of the Google Sandbox. Quality content with the best design for the user experience is the SEO strategy gonna rock in 2018.

    You have contributed a helpful post to Janice’s blog readers. BTW, why is your site not opening on my end? Could you please check it?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nirmala,
      How great to see you here! Thanks for clicking my link over at Twitter. You are so knowledgeable about SEO, it means a great deal that you think Peter’s SEO post is valuable. I will tell him you have a question for him. Thanks for writing us.

  25. Chery Schmidt

    Hello Janice! I loved that you put this challenge out to Peter! And WOWSY Did he do an amazing job with this post! I am going to start taking more time on keyword research! Thank you both for sharing.. Chery :))

  26. Kathryn Maclean

    Hi Jance and Peter. Wow, what information! That MOZ Search Console was eye-opening. I haven’t checked MOZ in some time.
    I liked that you stated: “Sprinkle a few outbound links to authoritative websites that have something to do with the subject you are writing about. This will add relevancy to your post and increase your ranking, despite the fact that many people think the opposite” and ” The main reason this strategy works is that you provide awesome content to such a degree where most of your competitors are not going to go. Most of them are not going to go through the pain it many times takes to come up with an article that is engaging all the way through its 2,500 words… And this is where your opportunity lies.”
    For Janice – “did you know that with correct strategy and intimate knowledge of its system, you can turn Pinterest into a serious weapon for your blog and get tens of thousands of visitors and thousands of subscribers, completely on autopilot?” lol inside joke. Saving this and sharing! I am a fan Peter!

    • Peter Nyiri

      Hi Katryn,
      Thanks for the feedback! There’s more stuff coming….
      I am preparing a whole course…
      And more posts.

  27. Lesly Federici

    Great, informative and useful. Picked up some insights that were helpful. MOZ is great 🙂 Thank you!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lesly,
      Many have commented how valuable Moz is. I am a regular user.

  28. Mehmood Hanif

    very nice article but how many people will use this long phrase keyword?

    • Peter Nyiri

      It’s time to get in. The big companies don’t bother with these, because it is too mush work.
      The internet marketing niche is using it a lot, but there is still a lot of opportunity in other subjects.
      I used it to increase my organic traffic from zero to 100/month in a few weeks.

      • Mehmood Hanif

        100/month? Cool. I’m in the middle of launching a new website and will share my experience here once I’m done..

          • Mehmood Hanif

            Haha sound interesting. Competition is healthy for businesses if you take it in a positive way!

            BTW my project will take bit time to go live

  29. George Kolkata

    The article is very much informative. Your para ‘difficulty equals opportunity’ was interesting and I confess that I am going to try this method. Thank you very writing the post.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi George,
      Peter is going to publish even more SEO tips regarding ranking on Google on my blog tomorrow. Stay tuned!

  30. Mark Newsome

    Thanks for pointing us in the right direction Peter!

    Trying to figure out how to consistently rank advance
    on Google, is like trying to guess how beans are in a 27 foot jar!LOL!

    Meaning, the possibilities seem to be endless.
    You have definitely help demystify the entire process for
    us, and make the desired outcome, far more likely
    to happen.

    And thanks for sharing his proven expertise with us Janice!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      Great to hear from you. Happy New Year to you! I agree Peter’s tips are incredibly helpful for people wishing to rank. He pulled off quite a feat this year with my article. Thanks for writing.

  31. Jaleh

    I’m a new travel blogger and have already found the traffic spikes & inevitable crashes absolutely maddening. I’ve looked up my site and it has a Domain Authority of 1 lol. .. 1!!!

    This is all awesome advice, thank you so much!! Excited to spend the next few months optimizing, targeting keywords, and hopefully growing to at least a Domain Authority of 2 😛

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jaleh,
      Nice to meet you. Thanks for writing.
      You’ve come to the right place. We help new bloggers here.
      The way to grow your Domain Authority is by getting links to your blog.
      I brought you a link to an expert interview I published. 20 experts share how to get links to your site for free:
      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do.

  32. Tim

    Thank you for your tips. I’m new at blogging and am looking for ways to have the greatest impact. I’ll be trying out soon some of these ideas about getting on Google’s radar!

  33. Pratibodh

    It is a great article to grow page rank of website. I got amazing tips for rank up my website in google search engine. Thank you for sharing amazing article.

  34. Deb McCarthy

    Terrific tips, once again Janice! Your blog proves invaluable to us trying to promote our blogs and websites.
    Also, I just want to pass along – they are easy and clear on the eyes to read.

    I’ve forever taken your advice on (with my other blogs) using shorter paragraphs and spacing. Nothing worse than long-winded paragraphs when one ends up going into snooze mode and leaving your blog!


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  36. Samuel Johnson

    This is an indepth step by step guide on getting a site to rank with ease, i love this.thanks for sharing

  37. Regex SEO

    Do you think keywords and anchors are essential to use when it comes to comment marketing?

    • Janice Wald

      Do you mean content marketing? If yes, my answer is definitely. If no, I’d love to hear more. What is comment marketing?

  38. igli

    A very useful article. I have started a blog myself and this is very useful information.

  39. Scrupulousblog

    This is quite an informative and helpful post about google ranking. Using relevant keywords is one way I help my clients rank on the first page of google. You need to make sure the keywords have a high search volume.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Scrupulous,
      I appreciate you writing with this testament to the value of keywords. I spend up to 30 minutes researching keywords I could potentially rank for before publishing. Thanks for contributing to the dialogue.

  40. John Abioye

    Nice one bro thanks, i had a post that was ranked in no 1 of Google search but i edited the post yesterday and when i checked again on Google it wasn’t on d first page again, please what can i do?

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