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How I got my WP site from unindexet to #2 on Google

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by theunspecified, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. theunspecified

    theunspecified Newbie

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    Hey guys, I posted this on the main forum yesterday but realised that a lot of people it is relevant for probably just lurk in this subforum, so now I'm posting it here as well. I work in the affiliate business, which means I create a lot of websites and test a lot of different stuff to try to make them rank and convert. for CMS I use WordPress, where I have managed to make a website go from unindexet to #2 on Google within a few days, which I thought some of you might find interesting.

    A little disclaimer is that I did this on medium competition keywords, and not high competition.
    It's getting closer to being a year ago where I did it, and I haven't received any warnings or messages through Google & bing webmaster tools and so on.
    Anyways here's the "recipe" that I used to make this possible

    Meta data:
    It's important to make your meta data top notch.
    First of all you wanna go to settings > general and choose the language you want the website to rank for.
    URL structure is also really important, so go to settings > permalinks and choose "post name", ideally you customize it for every page though, so it's optimized.
    After that is done install "Yoast" or "All in one Seo" and set that up, there is lots of guides for that, so I'm not gonna go in depth with that.

    Only 1 H1
    A lot of themes have the flaw that they have multiple H1's which can really harm your SEO, so make sure this is not the case with your theme, to check it
    view the source and search for H1, this is very critical.

    Low spam score
    There's lots of factors in spam scores, here's how to avoid a few ones easily:
    - Add a contact email or form, this is important
    - Every article should be 1000+ words
    - Do not hide or make links hard to see, this is a huge factor

    Sitemap and breadcrumbs
    It's important to have a sitemap, and less important to have breadcrumbs, but it's a nice little extra thing that Google rewards.
    Yoast and many other plugins offer both of these things.

    Pagespeed: Google insight
    Pagespeed is becoming one of the biggest factors, so it's important to have an eye on it, a great tool for this is Google's own tool,
    which you can find here: developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights

    It's not hard to hit a score of 100/100, all you need to do is install plugins that does whats listed below.
    - Minification (better wp minify, w3 cache)
    - Move scripts to footer (scripts to footer)
    - Remove Google fonts and other external code (remove google fonts)
    - Caching (w3 cache, super cache)

    There is a ton of plugins that can do these things, I have written some examples plugins after each point
    It's important to note that if your website is built with Jquery or the like, moving Jquery to footer might cause some functionality to not work.
    It's a big flaw to have a website which is built with that nowadays though, so you might wanna consinder switching theme if that is your case

    Backlinks
    A lot of people say that links and mentions is more than half of your SEO, which is why things like linkbuilding is very important. There is a lot linkbuilding techinques, like creating great content, infographics and much more. Since my websites are affiliate sites, I don't have content that people naturally link to, therefor I buy links for all of my websites

    I'm probably not allowed to write what backlink provider I used here, so I won't, but it is very important that you buy good links from proper providers, they are everywhere, so ask your friends, read reviews if there is any and so on, to make sure that you get proper links - This is a giant part of SEO nowadays, shitty links will only harm your site.


    I'm aware that this is probably not news to a lot of you, but for some it might be, so I thought I'd share it anyway

    I'll do my best to answer question
    Have a great day
    Over and out
     
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