3 Myths About How To Get Your Website on Google’s First Page
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be on page 1 of Google?
Maybe some of you find this completely unrealistic, while others already have content lingering on the first or second page.
Let me tell you about my recent SEO experiment (and some results!) For the last couple of months, I’ve been playing with the keyword “wellness keywords”. Even though it doesn’t have that many searches per month, I thought it would be an interesting keyword to test out within my new Health and Wellness niche.
Here’s my progress over the last couple of months:
And, from not showing up in this search results, I’m currently holding on position 3 of the keyword: 👇
So, as someone who has something officially on page 1 of the search results this is how I’m feeling: happy, and curious to see how this impacts my business.
This was relatively easy to rank in and I'm excited to see the progress of this, along with other keywords I’m playing with. Of course, I’ll be sharing all of this with you!
So, what would it feel like to get some easy leads from search? People who are already searching for the services you have to offer and are ready to buy. 💪
I’m sure it would feel amazing, right?
In this blog post, I’ll be sharing some myths about what it means to be on page 1 of Google. These will be small tidbits of ideas to shift how you rank in Search and how it fits in with the rest of your marketing.
And, if you are looking for some 1:1 help with your SEO, including taking care of keyword implementation, technical site changes for optimum performance, and outreach support, check out my Soar package.
Let’s kick it off with myth #1 ⭐️: You need to publish lots of content to rank high in Google
This one actually comes from a previous tactic that used to work well but is no longer valid.
Watch the below video for the run down of this myth (and what to do instead):
Here’s the thing: Google prioritized quality and you can actually rank higher by having less, more focused content, instead of having lots of random posts.
It isn’t about making every single blog post SEO friendly (because that would be overwhelming!)
Let’s move on to SEO Myth #2: "SEO is Technical”.
If you feel technically challenge, SEO can feel icky and annoying on most days. But I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be this way.
Watch SEO Myth #2 below:
I want to clarify that there are parts of SEO that do require code knowledge which is something that I take care of for you in the Soar SEO Experience (going to be relaunched this month!). Previously, I would instruct you (or your team) on how to improve the backend of your site to make sure it played nicely with Google but now, I decided to do all this, leaving you to focus on the more creative and fun process of writing content that connect with your audience.
This 1:1 service is transformative and goes beyond your site; it may impact how you view your entire business! Crazy!
Aaannd the 3rd myth has arrived: “Keywords are the only part of SEO that matters.”
This one is a big one that often gets distorted. For a lot of people, keywords are the only part of doing SEO they really understand.
Watch SEO Myth #3 video below:
What do you mean keywords are one part of SEO? Of course, keywords are important but if we aren’t intentionally asking other sites to link back to our site, than it is a huge missed opportunity.
This aspect of SEO is called backlinking: the process of generating links from other relevant sites to your site.
You’ve already done this naturally in your business: 😊
Getting featured on a podcast
Written guest posting
Been part of an online summit
Of course, there is a big difference between generating these backlinking unconsciously vs. with full intention of boosting your SEO.
That’s why the 1:1 SEO experience includes backlinking guidance: who to strategically reach out to and how to ask for links without sounding sleazy.
Those are all the SEO myths I have for you! Let me know which one of these you are going to start working on today in the comments below. I want to hear all about your progress!