How I Rank Number 1 In Google Search Engine

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Why should you care to listen to me telling you how to rank number 1 in Google search engine? What prove do I have to convince you that my claim is real? And what I reveal here will actually work for you?

Well, the answers to those questions are pretty simple.

I am not talking from what I read on other people’s blogs. I talked from practical experience I have ranking my post as high as the first spot on Google search engine and first page in Bing.

Take a closer look at the screenshots below.

#1 position in Google search for a relevant keyword
another #1 position in Google search for a relevant keyword
third #1 position in Google search for a relevant keyword

I don’t have to bother you with too many images to prove my claims. However, you’re here to learn how you can do it also, not me.

In today’s blog post updates, I’m going to show you how to rank your pages in Google and other search engines quickly. Here is a piece of million-dollar information I am reveling for free. Something most internet marketers would’ve packaged in an eBook and sell for $97.

Lets get to work…

The Starting Line To Higher Ranking In Google.

Before anything, you must define in a clear simple statement to both search engines and your targeted audience what problem exactly your website solves.

For instance, this blog description tags read “Blogging Tips to Help You Make Money“. In one sentence, I speak to both search spiders and humans that my contents are built around blogging tips and tutorials that empower people to earn money online.

This helps both search engine spiders and human visitors at a glance to understand what this blog content is all about.

If the search engine bots can’t understand what your blog contents are all about, then no optimization tips or keyword research in the world can get you anywhere near the first 20 pages of SERP.

So, your first task is to have a clear visible blog description that in one sentence explain what problem your blog or services solves.

This ensures that your web pages are properly indexed to rank for the right keywords. So, when users type in their search queries related to your blog topics, your web pages have the chance of showing up in search result pages.

Getting Keywords Phrase.

First, get a list of keyword phrases your targeted audience will likely use as their search query when searching for terms relevant to your blog topics.  In the case of my articles that got rank #1 in Google, this how I do it.

First, I brainstorm on a list of relevant keywords my targeted audience are likely to find my content with.

  • Affiliate marketing.
  • Promotes affiliate’s products.
  • Email list affiliate marketing.
  • Marketing affiliate products.
  • Affiliates
  • Marketing Affiliates

The first keyword phrase targets a generic audience, not really targeting a specific group of people. With such a keyword, anyone could type it in a search query. What exactly do they want to know about “affiliate marketing“?

The second is more targeted at people who want to find out “how to promotes affiliate products“.

Now that I have a list of keywords ideas, is time to use Google keyword tools, now called keyword planner. It is free and will always be. I suggest you always use it before writing your post.

There are other keywords tool in the market today outperform Google keyword planner. The one you use is up to you to decide. Find the one you’re comfortable with for your research purpose.

What I want is a targeted keyword phrase with the highest global monthly search volume. You probably don’t want to waste your time to rank number 1 in Google search engine for a keyword that has no commercial value.

Though, search volume metrics is a tricky number to base your judgement upon. Sometimes, and base on your blog SEO strength, it is more profitable and advise able to target long-tail keywords with less search monthly volume.

Something in the range of 500 and above, but not in the 10k range. You’re more likely to rank for relevant search term with long-tail keyword than competing for search queries with two or three words.

Target long-tail keywords with four or five words in it. You’ve maximize your chances of ranking higher for relevant search terms.

A Word Of Advice.

Make sure your final keyword phrases has most of what it takes to give a return on your time and efforts. Like I said earlier, there is no point in ranking number 1 for a keyword no one is searching for.

Your targeted keyword should:

  • Be relevant to your blog topics.
  • Has decent global monthly searches.
  • Your keyword should be valuable in the market.
  • Others should be competing for it also – If no marketers target your keyword, that is a red flag.

The main key ingredient to rank number 1 in the Google search engine is to target long-tail keyword. If you publish an article with your main targeted keyword as “affiliate marketing”.

The major problem with such a keyword as this is, millions of pages are also optimizing for it. So, the better you narrow down your audience, the better your chances to hit the first page of SERP.

Exactly what I did when I wrote this article that rank number 1 in Google search engine and this one too. I did not just target the keyword phrase “affiliate marketing” and “blogging in Nigeria” respectively. But I manage to narrow my audience down to a more specific group of people.

That’s the key factor in online marketing.

Find a small group of targeted audiences who are desperate to find a solution to their problem and sell to them the solution.

Calling Crawlers To Dine With You.

Next, when you’re done writing your post and hit the publish button, you might want to visit Pingomatic to send a ping to all major search engines. WordPress has an inbuilt system that does this on your behalf.

But why leave your business in the hands of robot?

If you want something done right, do it yourself.

Head over to Pingomatic and send a ping to internet crawlers. The more often you update your blog, the more these spiders take you seriously.

Make sure there are enough meat and potatoes to give these spiders when they arrive to dine with you. They eat no food, but quality content.

Optimizing Your Post For Search Visibility.

I followed and abide by one golden rule when writing my content for search engine visibility. First, I write my content for humans and then, see how to optimize it to drive organic traffic.

Bear in mind that the era of keyword stuffing has gone. Keyword density no longer an important part of a higher search ranking. As a matter of fact, the overall density of your keyword shouldn’t be more than 3%.

With so many Google algorithm changes in recent months, it is important to stick to giving value to your readers in whatever you do online.

But there are things you can do to help your chances of ranking on the first pages of search results.

Let’s assume you want to rank for the target keyword make money online with this content headline, ” How a 20-year-old school dropout makes money online“. Your focus keyword in the title is “make money online“.

Therefore, it will be best to make it appear near the start of your post title:

“Make money online – How a 20-year-old school dropout did it“.

This will help you rank better…

Another important rule to follow here is, within the first paragraph of your post, make sure your focus keyword appears once and in the last paragraph. Take a look at the first paragraph of this post, you’ll notice this strategy in action.

The search engines need to quickly understand what the content on a page is about and that’s a better way to do it quickly in your copy. The page URL is an important place to include your focus keyword.

Another factor that helps spread your content like wild-fire is the content headline.

If you hit number 1 spot on Google search engines but your headlines didn’t convince the user to click-through, then you’ve wasted that number 1 position others with never to ignore headline might have benefited from.

Crafting a never to ignore headline is a must for marketers if you’re willing to make sales online. In the past, I wrote an article on how you can master the art of writing compelling headlines that stand out in the crowd.

Read that post to learn more.

Is This All to Rank Number 1 in Google Search Engine?

No, there is more to it than you’ve read so far.

Many other remotes factors contributes to higher ranking in any given search engine.

Create quality content that people will naturally link to. Something worthwhile.

In the eyes of Google, any content that gets linked to from different authority blogs is a vote of confidence for that page.

This creates a good-looking natural back-links profile for that page. And it gets shared a lot on the net.

Creating lots of pages doesn’t automatically lead to higher ranking, but creating valuable content might do. Though, creating lots of pages means targeting several search terms which increase your chances in the long run.

Everything you’ve read so far would be completely useless if your website is not worthy of linking to.

In fact, if there is only one factor that guarantees a higher ranking in search engines, that factor is quality content. Building back-link becomes easier when you create valuable content people are naturally linking to.

When you start achieving this, every other thing you need to move to the top spot of search engines fall in place without much stress on your part.

Another reliable strategy for building good quality back-links that looks natural is guest posting.

The benefits that come along with a successful guest posting campaign are enormous. I recently read a post on dearblogger on how he got page rank 3 with 28 back-links in three months.

The core strategy or tactic that leads to that achievement is guest posting on authority blogs among which is Through guest posting, you build good quality back-links which is one of the direct factors that lead to a higher ranking.

Be selective in the blog you pitch for the guest post, and know exactly what you want from your guest post-campaign.

Recently, I wanted to guest post on a certain blog. I wanted to build back-link in the process and expose my blog to their audience. Base on their Alexa rank, the blog drive massive traffic.

Back-link is my first priority, I run a check on the blog to see their page rank and domain authority. It happens that the blog has a page rank 0. This is not what I want.

In the past, plenty of links to your site amount to higher ranking, but not anymore. Quality now counts over quantity. Be careful which sites you link to, and sites that link to you.

Your blog may get de-index in Google search engine if caught to be a heaven for spammers. Be careful who you deal with, or SEO company that works for you.


Well said and enough, I believe there are tones of other useful and important things you can do to improve the overall quality of your content to rank higher in any search engine.

But I am not “Mr know it all” especially when it comes to search engine optimization topics. Therefore, over to you. How do you manage to rank number 1 in Google search engine and others?

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30 thoughts on “How I Rank Number 1 In Google Search Engine”

  1. Shamsudeen, a great post indeed! Ranking on Google’s first page is not an easy job especially with all the competition.

    What I usually do is to try and write a great content as much as I can, then promote the post and leave the rest to God and to Google. There are a lot of people who know and also apply the same tactics you mentioned here. So occupying the first page seems a thing of luck to an extent. Sometimes, you even see some posts on page three that are of better quality than some on page one.

    However, that is not to mean we should overlook anything we should do. Writing great post, optimizing your page, linking it to the social networks, building links from quality blogs, etc are things we must do if we are to rank high as expected. Keyword research is equally important, but I must say I hardly remember to do keyword research before writing.

    Do have a nice week

    1. Thanks, Jo,

      Yes, you’re right, ranking largely depends on mother luck, but we still have to do what we have to do. At least to increase our chances of being seen by these robots.

      Thanks for visiting and as usual, your most invaluable comment.

  2. Awesome post! Thank you for all your valuable information, tips and tricks. It’s a very nice step-by-step tutorial. I’m impressed. I will share this for you now.

  3. Great write up Shamsudeen! It just shows that it takes work and consistent action to get yourself to rank #1 on gooogle. I always learn something new when I come here. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Nate,

      I really like your name, it reminds me of “Nate Dog” the late hip hop singer. He was my favorite alongside snoop dog now “snoop lion”. That’s by the way, good to hear you have something nice to take away from here.

      Many thanks to you, I get lots of inspiration for reading your blog. Keep writing those wonderful motivational words.

  4. I think we must do keyword research well. Lets search for minimum of 500 people who are looking on google & 15000-20000 the competition. That way we can get up to the first page in google.

    Lawrence Bergfeld

    1. Lawrence, it seems you’re an angel or what?

      That’s the mistakes most of us made doing keyword research, running after popular keyword phrases. Instead of looking for a small group of audience with a problem, discover the solution to their problem and finally, sell to them.

      But you know what Lawrence, it takes me close to 2,000 words to explain that. You’re a genius.

      Thanks, Man.

  5. Great post. I hasn’t thought of going to pingmatic myself. It’s just so hard to know how much effort to put into promoting any given post.

  6. Karnal Singh

    Hi Shamsudeen,

    You have written a very helpful post. It is not that easy to rank 1 in google search, though many of your suggestions are very apt and bloggers need to follow them to succeed…Thank for wonderful suggestions…

  7. Really packed full of information, Shamsudeen. I learned several key things from your post. Your comments on backlinks, keyword search, and content were particularly insightful. Thank you for sharing what you’ve carefully learned through a lot of hard work!

  8. Thanks for valuable posting. Which one best ping site except pingomatic to ping my backlink for fastest index in SERP.

  9. Shamsudeen:

    This could very easily could have and perhaps should be a multi part video and five to seven part “how to” email series!

    You certainly did a fantastic job of not only presenting your case, but add the all important credibility to support it as well!
    Nice job! I just found your blog while commenting on one of Enstine blog post.

    Thanks for sharing, some extremely helpful and proven tips!

    1. Thanks, Mark for the compliment, I feel so highly elevated here. Thanks, and good to hear you find my blog through Enstine Muki’s blog. Hope to more of you in days ahead.

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