Page One SEO Tips

SEO TipsThere are many factors at work when you are trying to get your website or blog to the first page of search engine rankings.

While there is no clear, definitive answer as to how long it will take, there are several known variables which affect your rise to the top. Focus in on the following SEO Tips in order to get the best results in the shortest amount of time.

The Factors Involved

One factor in getting to the top of SERPs is how much competition you have for the keywords you are focusing on. Of course, the more common the keywords, the greater your competition. For example, “computer software” is a very broad and basic search phrase. But “Macintosh computer anti-virus software package” is much more focused, so there will less sites competing for the top spot in rankings for this phrase.

The quality of the external links you are building is another factor. If you’ve built links from sites that are themselves low-ranking, their benefit to your page is dubious. And then there is the whole “do follow” versus “no follow” aspect.

Consider that one link you build may result in additional, natural links being formed. This could certainly impact your rise to the top of the SERPs positively.

SEO Tips On Link Building

There is no question that building external links, or backlinking, is the best way to gain the attention of search engine bots. But how you build your links will affect how quickly your site reaches page one in the search results.

Remember that backlinks are created when you visit blogs and post a comment with your page URL included, you exchange links with another site, advertise with a directory, or write content for an external site. This is a process whereby you manually manipulate the number of external links.

Natural links occur when your URL is posted elsewhere through no overt effort of your own, for instance, someone mentioning your site or a blog post on their own blog. Both types are advantageous.

Of course, the quality of your keyword phrase is a vital component of building links. Select the wrong words, and you will find that all of your blog comments and posted articles were merely a waste of time. So choose the right keywords before you begin your quest to reach page number one.

Diversify your external links. Write some articles and offer them to relevant sites. Find other sites with related content and offer to exchange links. Use social bookmarking, join forums and become part of the discussions, and submit your site to directories. Think about starting a Squidoo lens. Agree to be interviewed.

All of these SEO Tips give you ways to backlink to your site and the more you create manually, the better your positioning with search engines. Keep at it. Try to build at least one external link per day.

There is no secret formula to rising to the top of the SERPs. Building external links is good SEO, and the most recognised manner of gaining the attention of search engine bots.

About Sean Rasmussen

I am a passionate blogger and have been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When I'm not with my family, you will find me doing SEO, building websites for many of my clients, and creating products out of thin air! This is a cool gig and I love it!


  1. Very good advice Sean. I should be able to manage working on getting one link a day. After a while that is going to add up.

  2. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    I’m really starting to work on getting links. It took a little while to get the confidence to start going after them. Once I understood just how valuable they were; it changed my approach overnight.

  3. So, what are the right keywords? I hope the ones that are actually searched online and that have a reasonable competition 🙂

  4. Hi Sean,
    Many ideas in this article that I can adopt for building links to my website. Building links help to gain the attention of search engines and help me to rank high with the search engines.

    High ranking will not happen if I use the wrong keywords. I’m learning that it’s very important to research so that I choose the correct keyword or key phrase. This in turn helps me to be found by customers and by search engines.

  5. I need to use the right Keywords and build external links from high ranking or authority sites in order to attract the attention of search engines.

    There are many other variables involved in ranking on page one of Google but at least I know where to start.