It would be really nice if all we had to do was wave our hands or snap our fingers and then our content would magically appear on the first page of every search engine… sadly, that is not how it works, but it is critical for any affiliate marketer to know what SEO is and how to use it with their internet business. In this article, you will learn how to use SEO to get a higher search engine ranking.
SEO, or search engine optimization, is the procedure by which webmasters and article writers take advantage of the unique tools, such as keyword placement and original content, for starters, to boost their search engine rankings. It is unbelievable that the internet has grown so fast in a short amount of time, that many affiliate market competitors have taken full advantage of this opportunity to take all the top spots in every search engine results. It may seem like a doomsday scenario or “let’s pack up our bags and go home,” type of situation, but all is not lost. I started affiliate marketing 3 years ago, not a single article was ranked for a keyword(s) that I chose. Earlier this year (2015), I finally got the hang of SEO, and now, many of my articles and videos are ranked on the first or second page of each search engine. One of my articles that I had published on Sept. 4th, 2015 is currently sitting at the #5 spot, first page on Google and at the #1 spot, first page on Bing (Oct. 14th, 2015) for my chosen keyword. Knowing the inner workings of Search Engine Optimization is critical for any affiliate marketer or online business entrepreneur to understand in order for their business to succeed. The remaining part of this article, I am going to share my knowledge with you.
The most important part of any SEO is to make sure that you type content that is unique and original. Back in the day, before Google made all of its updates, the search results were flooded with all sorts of copied content. Nothing was original. Since the updates were made, any article, blog, or website was penalized, which resulted in a drop in rankings or banishment from the search engines.
The next part of how to get your articles ranked on page 1 in every search result is keyword optimization.
This is critical to the success of your online business. When it comes to typing articles and submitting them to article directories, the first thing you need to do is pay close attention to how many keywords you place in the content. Too many keywords, your article will not get ranked. The same can be said if you hardly use any keywords at all.
This is my recipe for article marketing success:
- Find a keyword that is not in high demand. If you try to go after the keyword(s) that are in high demand, you will not get ranked. This is how my article, that I have mentioned earlier, got ranked on the first page of every search engine, beating out all the major competition and experienced affiliate marketers websites.
- Place one keyword in the title and one in the summary or description box. The main body of the article should only contain 2 keywords, one in the opening paragraph and the other in the closing paragraph.
- Make your article flow with the keyword. Here is an example for the keyword “build muscle women”:
Nobody would read your article if you wrote, “learn how to build muscle women.”
The best way to use this keyword is, “Here is a program that will teach women how to build muscle quickly.” The keyword was used properly, this will make the search engines and your readers happy.
In conclusion, I wrote this article to help you learn how to use SEO to get a higher search engine ranking. Use this knowledge that I have given you and apply it to your internet and article marketing efforts, you will have a lot of success with it. Please, feel free to leave a comment below about anything that was discussed in this article.