How To Rank #1 On Google With A New Blog In 2019

(Last Updated On: September 15, 2019)
How To Rank #1 On Google With A New Blog In 2019

Free organic traffic

Do you want it?

Who doesn’t

We all wish if there was a magic wand to drive millions of free organic traffic every month

And grow our email list, get more shares and more sales!

We all want free Google traffic

Sounds like just a dream to new bloggers?…Nah, not in 2019

To get free organic traffic you need to rank higher on Google

And it used to be impossible for a new blog to rank on Google no matter how hard you tried

But now it’s possible

One of my posts is not just on Google first page but it’s on the first position

If you search “how to be approved on ShareASale” on Google my post comes #1

That’s not all, you will also see a featured snippet from the same post as well

But you know what?

Blogger’s Jungle is the new kid in the game

This blog is less than seven months

I must admit, this came out as a surprise

I was one of those bloggers who believe that you can’t rank on Google with a new blog unless you have lots of backlinks

But I was wrong

Right now, as we speak I’m getting more traffic from Google than on any other traffic source:

Main traffic source is organic

As you can see 59% of my traffic is from organic search

Used to rely on Pinterest alone

Another exciting part is, I’m ranking for multiple terms with the same post, **happy dance**

Lately, Google analytics was showing that I’m getting traffic from a new search term

I went on to Google to find out how I was ranking

And boom! the same post was on the first position

If you search for “ShareASale approval policy” on Google again my post comes #1

Not only am I ranking on Google but I’m also ranking on Bing:

This means both search engines are giving me some free love

For this post’s sake, I’m going to show you how I managed to rank #1 on Google with my new blog

These techniques will help you rank on all search engines

How To Rank Number 1 On Google With A New Blog

Before we go any further

One blogging rule you must always follow is to always write your blog post with your readers and SEO in mind if you are serious about ranking on Google

1. Page Speed Is Always A Ranking Factor

Always remember that you are crafting your blog post for humans (your readers) and search engine bots

With that in mind, the first thing to consider before you come up with a topic and start writing is your page speed

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You can write a killer post and apply every SEO tactic

But if your site isn’t loading fast then you will probably not rank as high as you wish

When Google ranks a page it also considers user experience,

If your readers are leaving your site before reading your blog post due to slow loading then this might affect your rankings

To check your site speed:

Visit Ubersuggest >> type in your domain name and click site audit

It only takes 3min for Ubersuggest to audit your site and show you the results for free

To get the best page speed:

  1. Choose a good host for your blog- I recommend Siteground (my host) and Bluehost the best alternative
  2. Use a responsive theme- I use Astra
  3. Always update your plugins
  4. Use a caching plugin
  5. Optimize your images

2. Use An SEO Plugin

We can not talk about ranking #1 on Google without talking about an SEO plugin to back you up

I use Yoast SEO

This plugin helped me so much in optimizing my post for SEO

Before publishing my post I checked on Yoast’s SEO suggestions and I applied everything that was suggested and I managed to turn all the lights green

Yoast is free to use all you need is to download, activate it and start optimizing your post for SEO

3. Publishing Helpful Content Is Key To Ranking #1 On Google

As I said earlier you must always write your post with your readers in mind

If you take a look around Blogger’s Jungle you will find that each and every post is solving my reader’s problems

That’s my main priority

And on my Shareasale approval post, I tried my best to answer the questions that I knew my readers might have

In fact, I answered some of the questions that I had before I was approved on ShareASale

If you are wondering how you can get your reader’s questions

Worry no more, Answer The Public is the best tool to give you all the questions your readers have

4. Write More Than Your Competitors

After drafting my post I checked on Google how others were ranking with the same keywords I wanted to rank for

I do this almost every time I write a new post, you should try to do the same

Read thoroughly the first 5-10 pages on Google and see what your competitors missed

Make sure to fill in those gaps in your post

Aways remember Google is trying to find the best answers and if your post answers all the questions you will rank like magic

Please do get me right, I didn’t say copy your competitor’s content

All you need to do is to read those posts (for inspiration)and write your killer post in your own words

Google doesn’t rank duplicate content,, after all,, it’s extremely bad to copy another blogger’s hard work

5. Add Relevant Keywords In Your Keyphrase

You will find that Yoast will ask you to add a focus keyphrase that you want to rank for

Keywords and keyphrases used to confuse me

At first, I thought keywords are the same as keyphrases

But they are not the same

So it’s good to understand the difference between these two first

Here is a simple definition:

A keyword is one single word, for example, ShareASale was my keyword

And a key phrase is a set of words that create a phrase and you need to use relevant keywords to create a key phrase you want to rank for

If you focus on a single keyword then it won’t be easy for you to rank

Because single keywords have high competition whereas keyphrases have low competition and will help you rank higher

6. Write Scannable Content

Google cares more about user’s experience than anything else when ranking your post

This means it’s bad news if your reader quits before reading your post

To avoid that, structure your post in an easy to read (scannable) format

Use subheadings and short paragraphs throughout your blog post

So that your readers can easily scan your content and quickly figure out what your post is about

Also, try to aim for a one-sentence paragraph

I know I know, I am telling you to break some rules here

In school, a good paragraph has 5-6 sentences but its the opposite in blogging

Short paragraphs make your post easy to read

With short paragraphs, you can easily read a 3000+ word blog post without noticing

And your readers with mobile phones will appreciate that

7. Add Your Keyphrase/Keywords Inside Your Post

Add your keyphrase naturally inside your post and your subheadings

This will influence your rankings

It will also help your readers and search engine bots to understand your post

8. Write Long Blog Posts

Google prefers long posts than short posts and so as your readers

Huh, why?

Long posts have more information

Try to aim for a 1000+ word post

But make sure you focus more on quality over quantity

9. Add Internal Links

Internal links are links to your own posts

On my ShareASale approval post, I linked to some of my (relevant) posts

This practice alone is an essential SEO technique

It gives value to your content and Google will understand your site better and easily rank your post higher

10. Educate Yourself About SEO

There is more to SEO than what I’ve mentioned in this post

And Ana of The She Approach covers everything you need to know about SEO on her Boosting your blog traffic ebook

She shares all the SEO techniques she used to grow her blog from 1000 page views to more than 50k pageviews in one month

TheSheApproach's Boosting your blog traffic ebook

Grab your own copy and start enjoying some Google love!

Wrapping Up

There might be amazing pieces of content already ranking for the same keywords you want to rank for

Don’t get discouraged, you can rank on top of all those posts in no time

All you need is a mobile-friendly blog, quality content and SEO knowledge

I want to hear from you

Share your success with me, tell me how you rank on Google or any other search engine, I want to hear from you


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