How long should it take to rank on the first page of Google?
On average, it takes 90-180 days to rank higher on Google.
However, in our case, it took only 35 days to jump from 101+ ranking to take 10th position (now on 4th position).
Yeah, that’s crazy, right?
Well, that’s not the craziest part for us. The best for us is the jump of 27 positions on SERP in just one day.
It only takes one backlink from a big website to helps to take this great jump and guess what we get that for free.
In this post, we will unearth the practices, which helps us take our post on the 1st page in just 35 days and jump form 38th positions to 11th position in just one day.
Almost a jump of 30 positions, now consider this is as a content marketing guide on ‘how to rank higher on Google in just one month.’
To rank your post on the first Google page, here are some ingredients that you need to add in the recipe.
Content Production Practice
The first step in the creation of content is what keywords should be added to the content piece. You could add as many queries as possible to maximize your chances to rank in more keywords.
The tool we used to do the keyword research was Ahrefs. It tells about product search volume and keywords difficulty. Once you get the list of keywords, then start to integrate them into your content to answer more queries related to your content.
User Intended Content
The first thing that matters the most is the quality of the content. You should not be afraid to edit brutally and take out any content piece that is dragging the concept or taking it too long to deliver the main concept crux of what you have promised in the title.
You can use nomenclature if your audience is knowledgeable enough to understand and give the information as fast as you can. According to Google guideline, posts ranking in featured snippets are those who have provided the information in the first fold of post.
On-Page SEO Activities
Once you have completed the content, it’s time to optimize your content right away with on-page SEO. In this process, here are on-page practices that you need to follow.
- Competitors Analysis
You need to know you what pages are ranking on the same keyword on which you are competing. At least lookout top 10 competitors ranking on the same KW, look into their pages, and add those keywords that have higher volume and lesser KD.
- Title, Description & Alt Text
Optimize everything in your hand in your content. Here are some basic SEO rules that you should do:
- Make the image Lite
The faster your website becomes, the more it gets the chance to get clearance in Google technical audit. Images are the main culprit that makes the website heavier and increase the load time. Before uploading images use TinyPng, it compresses the image size and maintains the quality.
- Use Main Primary KW in Description, Title and First Paragraph
It’s the basic SEO tactic but still very crucial to optimize your ranking.
That’s all the practices that every organic marketer must perform to take off on an excellent start to rank on the first page.
Now, this is the fun part. Here is the work of real digital marketer work starts, off-page SEO practices is highly responsible for taking your content on the first page of Google Page.
The primary purpose of the off-page SEO is to generate do-follow backlinks.
What is Do-follow Link?
A do-follow link gives the signal to search engines to reach our website.
Dofollow links allow google (all search engines) to follow them and reach our website. A do-follow gives a link juice to the backlink that improves the ranking in the search engine.
So, when we first published out content, it ranked at 100+ ranking, and it was just dancing around 90 to 95 ranking for a week. There we started the first basic approach to start generating backlinks on Web 2.0.
What is Web 2.0?
Web 2.0 refers to websites that emphasize user-generated content, ease of use, participatory culture, and interoperability for end users.
Many marketers do not consider Web 2.0 an effective method to improve SEO, but it really makes an impact.
So, initially, you need to generate as many backlinks as possible on these 2.0 websites by submitting the content.
You only need to rephrase the parts of the content you have already published and add your article post link in it.
Forums are another way to generate backlinks for your article. On Forums, you need to write answers to the queries related to your article and add the link to the relevant article.
This is the most fun and challenging part of the SEO.
In this, you have to get the backlink from different websites with high domain ratings and domain authority. To get the backlinks, we would target the websites with at least 70 DA and DR.
To generate the links, we adopted the Skyscraper link building technique.
SkyCrapper Technique Overview
The Skyscraper Technique is a link building strategy where you improve existing popular content and replicate the backlinks.
Here’s how SkyCrapper Technique works:
- Find a relevant piece of content with lots of backlinks;
- Create something way better;
- Ask those linking to the original article to link to your superior content instead.
In simple words, it is more going in-depth of competitors posts and checks out the websites they have generated their backlinks.
The tools that we use perform this activity were,
- Mail tracker
We started with Ahrefs.
First, we entered our focus keyword in the keyword explorer option to see the top blog ranking on this keyword.
Then, we copied the url of the first ranking article and pasted in the site explorer to check the backlinks
After that, set the DR in descending order to see the top DR website on top.
These are the top website from where our competitor generated backlinks. To boost the ranking, we had to replace our competitor’s link with our link via outreaching.
Now, the tool hunter.io came into action.
What is Hunter.IO?
Hunter is the leading solution to find and verify professional email addresses.
Just download its extension, and you can find the professional emails of every concerned authority from staff writer’s email to the admin’s email.
We just went to the websites clicked the hunter.io extension and found all the relevant emails to conduct an outreach activity and generate a backlink from them.
From this point, only two things will matter now to get contextual links
- The Content of Article
- The Content of Email Pitching
We have mentioned that the content of your post matters a lot that is the most active pitch to get the backlink from any websites.
But first, you need to have a topnotch email template to convince the receiver to at least open and look into your message, the rest of the work will depend on the power of your article content.
It is better to do some studies regarding outreach activities. The email should be brutally honest and sarcastic at the same time. Take some time to be creative in generating outreach emails.
Here is the email that our SEO expert used to generate backlinks.
Here comes the work of Mail tracker.
By using mail tracking, you can analyze the results of your emails; including how many people have opened your mail, how many people have read your mail, and how much they read it.
This will help to measure the effectiveness of your pitching, so you do not repeat the mistake of sticking to just one strategy.
Our eccentric email template has shown some prolific results that helped efficiently helps us to get the backlink by replacing our competitor’s links.
And eventually, we managed our article from 38th Position to 11th Position, and now (as of October 11), our post is ranking on 5th position.
See You Again
Ranking on the first page of Google is the primary objective of every SEO executive and content strategist; it paces up the chances to achieve the desired goals you aim from a particular blog post.
It takes time, but the process is quite straightforward. But most importantly, it needs creativity and effort and effort in the production of content.
So first, put 110 percent effort in the content piece, then the other steps become a piece of cake to perform.