#1 On Google Instantly!

Sorry, I call Bullshit. No one can make you number 1 on Google overnight.

I do SEO for a living as well as Marketing, Blogging, and Graphic Design. Many of you get spam mail daily promising the world. The fact is no one can get you to #1 on Google overnight. If they try to it is through paid ads that will automatically drop your ranks as soon as you let the ad go. Organic traffic takes time and consistency as well as great content. The beauty is that those results – stay.

Don’t fall for slick emails that are most likely spam. Blackhat SEO may get you there fast, but it will also get your site dinged and eventually blackballed. Want to work with a company that cares about your business and produces results over time consistently? Work with us at Sarah Barendse Creative and Damonaz Design.

You will see the difference.
www.sarahbarendse.com & www.damonazdesign.com

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Page Ranking Explained

These days ranking is a hot buzzword. Everyone wants and needs their web page to rank. But what does that mean?

 

Larry Page, one of the founders for Google, came up with “Page” (after his last name) rank as a way of measuring and comparing the importance of websites. It is determined by counting the quality links and a number of other factors attached to your website. Google is always updating the algorithms they use so the winning formula does not remain static.

 

Working to get and keep your site ranking high on Google and other search engines, like Yahoo or Bing takes time and constant effort. There is no set it and forget it option. Your site without regular manipulation and addition of content will get left in the dust.

 

Tips for ranking

 

#1 There is no substitute for great original content. Though others may borrow your posts or blogs and give a link back, you remain – as the content creator with the greatest power off of that. The link back to your site with the copy does add a little link juice credibility as well, so make sure to thank those who give your site a shout out, so to speak.

 

#2 Update regularly. Old stale posts, pages, unchanged data will slowly sink in the rankings.

 

#3 Metadata – make sure to fill in your metadata (title, description and keyword) – the crawlers need that to be able to tell what your page, site and articles are about and list them as such in search finds.

 

#4 Create content and a site that is link worthy. Be an industry leader with your content be it graphic or written.

 

#5 Use Alt Tags (there is a space on every picture posted for Alt text or Alternate Text describing the image). This can give your page an extra little boost and make it easier for people to find your information when searched.

 

Your website will only benefit you if people – your potential clients – can find you.

We realize great SEO takes time and effort. If you are running a small to medium business it may be out of the realm of reality right now to hire a full time in house Web Presence Professional. That is where the creative team at Damonaz Design comes in. We work with you based on your individualized needs to get your business more visibility and recognition online.

We would love to hear from you. SarahBarendse.com is now working in conjunction with www.damonazdesign.com 239-244-8350. From website creation, to Social Media Management, Blog Writing Services, SEO and more – we can help your business succeed online!

Originally Posted: http://www.damonazdesign.com/2017/07/page-ranking-explained/

 

Is SEO Flooding the Internet with Pointless Crap?

Well, unfortunately, the simple straight forward answer is “YES”. Thanks to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) there is a lot of content that is added simply in order to get the attention of search engine crawlers rather than the express attention of their targeted readers.

Quality content is getting fewer and further between online.

  • Click bait sites
  • On Page pop-ups
  • “Articles” (and I use that distinction loosely) where there are a single picture and a single line of text and a big ‘ole NEXT arrow next to it requiring you to poke through a dozen or more pages in order to get the gist of the author.  This is done because each page counts as a click on the site and can boost their analytics artificially, yet technically without cheating (using any blackhat SEO).
  • Articles that read incredibly redundantly and unnaturally because they are overstuffed with keywords

Many articles that would not be written at all are written simply for the sake of SEO. It works as part of a funnel to guide potential clients or fans to your website. Make no mistake… as silly as it seems? It does work. The bots find the keywords and your site, thanks to blogging, will slowly increase in rank on Google, Bing, Yahoo and others.

Why is that important? – the higher up on the search engines you are, the more likely clients are to find you, and you cannot buy your way to the top!

The Key is to write quality blogs written so that another human will want to read them, not just the crawlers. It’s a tricky balance and takes some time to master.

Blogs should be fun, informative, researched and easy to read. If writing isn’t your forte, and you would like some help – Ghostwriting is a fantastic option. I blog for a multitude of clients all in their own name. The articles are approved and then posted. They add value to the main mission of the site and company itself as well as boost the traffic and overall SEO performance.

Interested in having blogs written?
Chat with me. While it is just me here at Sarah Barendse Creative Designs, and yes, I can only write so much, I also have a whole team of writers backing me up over at Damonaz Design. 

 

 

 

So you want to be #1 on Google

While we, and every other SEO company out there, would love to look you right in the eye and promise you a spot on page one of Google under whatever keyword you would like to be found by… that just isn’t realistic.

There are 10 slots on page 1 + 3 map spots available when you search.

Getting ranked isn’t simply a matter of want or desire or even deserve, and you can’t buy your way there. Google metrics and algorithms come into play. There are over 200 ranking factors on just Google alone, not to mention other search engines such as Yahoo or Bing.

For a full list of ranking factors click here http://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors

When these factors are all taken into account and used to optimize and market your business correctly, over time having a professional company who understands SEO marketing work with you to boost your site will move your rankings upwards on the Google ladder. It takes time and effort.

There are no shortcuts.

Any company that promises you a certain ranking you would do well to be leery of and possibly do some more research before diving in. Rankings fluctuate daily and there are no guarantees.

Gains over time

Great content, steady continual posts, improving your visibility, and doing the right steps on the back end SEO are how you boost your site. The internet is very much a tortoise and the hair kind of race. Slow and steady. There are tricks and cheats, but they are considered “black hat” SEO. It may boost your rank temporarily but is sure to drop it like a hot potato at some point when you are caught.

Online presence maintenance takes time. If your company is large enough to support an in-house writer/designer/social media tech, fantastic. You are likely doing well. Many mid to smaller sized companies simply do not have the budget for this. That is where Damonaz Designs shines. We offer online presence support in the form of Social Media Management, SEO, Content Management, Ghost Blog writing services, Email blasts, Newsletters and more.

If you are having trouble finding the time, let us help and get it all done the right way!

Talk with us: www.damonazdesign.com 239-244-8350

Originally Published: http://www.damonazdesign.com/2017/05/so-you-want-to-be-on-page-1-of-google/ Sarah Barendse Design works in conjunction with Damonaz Design, LLC.