If you are struggling to get your website to be relevant in the search engines, all you have to do is start writing a lot of content. I’m sure you have heard this a number of times before, and you wonder how effect is it? Here is how I have effectively raised my ranks in a Google search, and if it works for my site, it can surely work for your site.
My Google Ranking Then and Now
On September 22nd I started actively writing about search engine optimization, freelancing, working from home, and all around how to make your website better to bring in more traffic. About that same time I also started using my Twitter account appropriately, and working on overall building my online presence. I should note that my website is a few years old, and until recently it has been mostly static: a way for me to show off my portfolio.
When I first started adding content, I searched for “writer Billings, Montana.” I then clicked through the pages until I found myself at the bottom of the fifth page. Between page one and page five there were no other sites for writers in Billings, Montana, but rather ads looking for writers, school websites talking about coursework, and directory style listings of authors in Montana.
After six weeks of actively working on getting my site to rank higher in Google, I have moved from the bottom of page 5, to the top of page 2. It may not be as fast I could, but I wasn’t actively working on the keywords “writer in Billings, Montana” either. Here’s how I did it.
How I brought up my Google Ranking
The key to getting a better rank is content. But you already know that, because you have read my pages on writing great content (and internal and external optimization of course). Backlinks are a big part, but if you have a solid background of backlinks (which I already did through guest blogging, commenting, and writing for other sites) then all you really need is content.
To move my ranks, I started to write 3 pages of content each week. If you have been following me then you will notice I try to post these around 9am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The time doesn’t really matter, but I like to keep things orderly. Each week I would try to post a common theme, and each post would expand on another area of that theme.
All the posts were not specifically directed at the keywords writer in Billings, Montana. But rather, they were directed at things like “Twitter” or “search engine optimization” or “making a living online.” At the end of each page I would reference the fact that if you have a website, and you don’t want to take the time to go through all of this work, you can hire me. I’m a writer in Billings, Montana, and my entire career is built around building custom content for people.
How I can Help Bring up Your Google Ranking
Some people want to do everything on their own. There is nothing wrong with that, in fact I love doing things myself simply because I often love to tackle the challenge. However, there comes a time when it is far more worthwhile to hire out your services rather than try yourself. For instance, I am no good at working on cars. So instead of trying to learn a whole new trade, I focus on what I do well (writing) and let someone else work under the hood.
That is what I would like to do with your website. You have other things that keep you busy and keep you making money. I want to do the work on your site, and help bring you more traffic and ultimately more clients. If you’re looking for a writer, I’m located in Billings, Montana, but I work with clients all over the country. Email me, or call 406.860.4407, and find out more about how I can help you.