I’ve written other blog posts with step by step tips on getting your website or blog onto Google’s first page search results.
(That’s important because 90% of Google searchers don’t look past the first page of results!)
One of my other sites recently made it to the first page of Google for a particular search phrase with decent traffic and mid-level competition.
Here’s what I did:
This blog’s sister site is TwitterPowerTool. After doing some research about popular search keywords regarding Twitter, I noticed that one phrase was particularly promising.
According to the FREE Google AdWords Keyword Tool, the phrase “twitter ideas” gets about 4000 global monthly searches.
Then I went to Google to see how many websites are already competing for the phrase “twitter ideas.”
To do this, first I made sure I was “signed out” of Google, by looking at the top right hand side of the Google.com homepage. My browser is Firefox, so then I went under Tools/Clear Recent History and selected that.
Finally, I refreshed the Google.com page.
Doing all that gives you a closer approximation to the results a stranger would see when searching for a particular phrase on Google. If you don’t do that before you do your research on keyword competition, the results you get will reflect only your personal searches, and those won’t give you an accurate, universal picture of what’s being prioritized by Google.
After I did all that “cache clearing,” I typed “twitter ideas” into Google.com. (Note: I used quotation marks around the phrase, just like that — that’s important.)
Looking right under the Google search field, it said “About 37,200 results.”Read More...