Practically every day I get emails asking how to rank a site. I love to help but there are a lot of variables at play.
- What link building has already been done?
- What keywords are being targeted?
- What’s the competition like? Strong?
- Is on page optimization done correctly?
- What niche is the site in?
- Any penalties? Manual actions?
- What is Google using as their favorite ranking signals these days? Penalties?
Clearly there isn’t an easy answer to ranking because it depends on all the above factors and more. But I have a standard recipe that I use and tweak based upon those details…
Standard disclaimer: While this works great for me, you may find different results. Always consult an SEO professional to fully understand the risks and rewards for any SEO plan.
- Get your on-page optimized. Make sure you are NOT keyword stuffing.
- Buy a small press release gig on Fiverr (100 links instead of 250 or 1000). Use the URL as your keyword for this.
- Buy a small high PR social bookmark gig on Fiverr.
- Buy 10 home page links at HighPRSociety.co.
- Create a project of 50 links per day at DripFeedLinks (DFL) links. Use the site URL as your keyword. Do this for two weeks and then stop.
- Create a second project for all of the remaining links you have at DFL. Point those links to the two Fiverr gigs instead of your main site. This is called building a link pyramid or boosting your backlinks and is a main strategy for safe link building.
- Point 100-200 social signals to your site from SocialAdr.
- Point 1000+ social signals to your Fiverr gigs.
- Feed all of your link that are built into One Hour Indexing so you know Google finds them.
After doing the above steps, wait two weeks and check your rankings. If no movement has happened in the rankings, do all of the above steps one more time. If you still aren’t ranking after another two weeks, then it’s time to pull out the big guns and look at spending more money on higher quality links. (Or look at your expectations for your keywords) A SEO expert is always nice to consult as well, and that’ll cost some money.
There is a lot more to SEO than just this, of course, but it’s where I like to start for most of the folks who want a simple recipe.