There are more than just “9 things” that can help you boost your rankings on Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Indeed, at large, it depends on the kind of website you have and who you’re trying to target. But that aside, here are those ways:
(i) Make your website as fast as possible. This might mean you have to ***** the website off many functionalities which is slowing it down. Your goal is to keep the loading time within 3 seconds. The lesser, the better.
(ii) Start blogging. Know who is your target audience and what kind of solutions are they looking for. Then go about to create high-quality, in-depth blog contents around those problems.
(iii) When writing these blog posts, optimize them with relevant keywords. Spend enough time in keywords research. Also, use these keywords across your website content. But be very careful about the density; you don’t want the website to look spammy.
(iv) Start guest blogging. This is one of the best ways to get backlinks. Find some good websites with a higher domain authority in your niche and write for them. In return, include backlinks to your website in those articles.
(v) Ensure your website runs perfectly on mobile devices. Today, Google ranks your website based on how it performs on handheld devices. So, optimize it for the mobile users—make it responsive, fast and easily navigable.
(vi) Focus on improving the dwell time— the amount of time a visitor stays on your website in one session. Create proper backlinks. Give enough options to the visitors to roam around the website without meeting a dead end.
(vii) Ace internal linking. Link to other posts and pages. This not help helps you spread the link juice across the website but also keep visitors hooked and engaged.
(viii) While people debate if social media presence influences search ranking, I personally believe it does. So, start putting efforts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. A good engagement on these social platforms can not only sway your position on SERP but can also elevate your brand value, which can play a pivotal role in bringing you organic traffic in the long-term.
(ix) Look at your successful competitors, see what they are doing and then do the same thing better than them. Your competition can be your greatest source to learn from. Sadly, not many people leverage this technique.
These are 9 things you can do right now to boost your rankings on Google and other search engines.
Remember though, a one-time effort will not boost your rankings. You need to be very consistent in all your approach. Good luck!