SEO Rollercoaster

What Not To Do

  • We probably made every SEO mistake, let us show you what not do do 🙂
  • Do not create test sites with the same name
  • Google will not know which site is the main one, and in our case, will choose the test site to list first
  • Now we have to use redirects until Google figures out the difference
  • Do not use Auto Post plugins
  • Auto Post clutters search with meaningless titles, and stick in search results after you delete them
  • Do not post queries using your site name, unless you want to advertise your stupidity in search results

What To Do

  • Make Google Search Console your friend
  • Get a SEO plugin that creates sitemaps and scores your entries, we use Rank Math
  • Rank Math allows 5 free keywords vs. 1 with Yoast – and it is free
  • Learn how to write snippets, keywords, titles, urls, and alt text
  • Create original content at least once a week, with links
  • Use a Table of Contents
  • Write content in list form

What the Experts Say

  • Bhanu from Rank Math was kind enough to share the info below:
  • “Please note that ranking on Google depends on so much more than just your on-page optimization.
  • You could have the perfect article and still struggle to break the top 10 in SERPs.
  • Here are some of the factors Google considers when ranking you:
  1. Your website’s authority
  2. Your content’s quality and how better it is than the other article currently ranking.
  3. How competitive the keyword is.
  4. How many backlinks you have and if they are better than what the other guys ranking for that keyword have.
  5. Your website’s crawlability.
  6. Frequency of new content and content updates.
  7. So much more that there is a dedicated blog post on it by Brian Dean: https://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors
  • I would recommend that you keep at it and work on acquiring more links to break into the top SERPs.”