How to get your blog post on 1st page of Google
Why to rank on Google 1st page?
The only way to get huge traffic to your blog is to bring your blog post on the first page of google. Yes, you can easily bring your blog post on google front page without paying to an SEO expert for free, by just writing quality content and targeting proper keywords. You need to plan your work to get on page 1 of google. You blog should strictly follow On page SEO and Off page SEO to rank first on google. So, the 1st thing you have to do is to add and verify you blog in Google Webmaster tool (GWT). Once you have added your website in GWT, just add your sitemap and check the indexing and the crawling section to find any errors. Now, we are not going to focus on indexing or crawling or spiders, we are going to focus on search analytics. So, we will see step by step how to get your website on google page 1 and increase your website traffic using GWT search analytics.
Step 1- Login Google Webmaster tool
Once you login to GWT, you have to come to the section of search traffic->search analytics. Here, you will see a window as shown below. Now, once you get the below page, you have to check ✓ the box for Position, as shown below.
As you can see below, the first three columns are for Monthly volume, CPC and clicks, which are already present by default. But, Position column is added by us for more information about our keywords. Now, as you can see below, my blog keywords are on left side (Blurred) and right side has information status about them. Now, the question is how we will use this data to bring our blog post on the front page. That is a very valid question, but I hope few of them would have already got their answer I guess. So, here you can see in the below image, I have highlighted the section for keyword position. Here, you can see the keywords are ranking on 1st and 3rd position on the first page of google. Because these keywords are ranked on 1st page and 1st position the number of clicks are more as shown below. So, we can say that more number of blog post on first or front page of google means more traffic, which will give more clicks. Now, how to get your blog post on the first page of google?.
Step 2: Find Less clicked keywords
Now, if you can see in the below image, I have picked some less click keywords, where my keywords are ranking 10 or more than 10 which a monthly search of 320/month and CPC $4.08. This mean, your blog post is not on ranking on top of the google search. Now, the you have to work on this keyword to bring it on the top. Just visit your blog and check the blog post ranking for this keyword. Add some more quality content and focus your keywords in title, meta description, h1, h2, h3 tags etc. and get some back-links to it. Also, check the blog post of other blogs which are ranking for this keyword, what they missed to add. Once, you have added quality stuff and right keywords on your blog post, again re-post it with a new updated date. Google will index your blog post in few days and guaranteed it will come on the 1st page of google search engine. Now, you will enjoy more traffic and more clicks to your blog post.
Hope, this article will help you gain some knowledge about google webmaster tools and keywords. Do share your thoughts in comment section.