Best UPDATED WAY to get a website #1 on Google?

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I've got a client that doesn't really have much competition for the keywords. Now I need the best strategy to help my client to make sure his company gets there. Trying to navigate the sea of the different strategies, I thought I would come ask my friends on the Warrior Forum here.

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  • Profile picture of the author radivoj
    trying to rank onto first page with new domain is Not easy these days as used to be but if you try with expired or expiring domain that has good PR it would be much better this way the rest is content and quality backlinks...
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
      Originally Posted by radivoj View Post

      trying to rank onto first page with new domain is Not easy these days as used to be but if you try with expired or expiring domain that has good PR it would be much better this way the rest is content and quality backlinks...
      I'm sure it would be kind of hard to find a website domain that is somewhat related to the company name. My client has an education company that sells about $2500 per class to get licensed so they can make good money in their field.

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  • Profile picture of the author Weedy92
    To be honest check my link below... Also is this client trying to rank locally or generally? It really depends on that, two diffrent types of link building stratagies.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
      Originally Posted by Weedy92 View Post

      To be honest check my link below... Also is this client trying to rank locally or generally? It really depends on that, two diffrent types of link building stratagies.
      Not looking to buy and learn through another WSO...I've bought tons. I'm looking for some good information that people are willing to share. Once I get this information, I will be more than happy to pay someone to implement this for me.

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  • Profile picture of the author boosters
    For quick result.. Only post UNIQUE content to web 2.0 sites like blogger, hubpages, squidoo, wordpress and so on.. I am seeing the good improvement
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
      Originally Posted by boosters View Post

      For quick result.. Only post UNIQUE content to web 2.0 sites like blogger, hubpages, squidoo, wordpress and so on.. I am seeing the good improvement
      Is this is a service you do...or do you outsource this project. Would love to know the details...
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      • Profile picture of the author boosters
        Originally Posted by chrisnegro View Post

        Is this is a service you do...or do you outsource this project. Would love to know the details...
        I use it from myself... After google updates we can only trust high authority websites and their links like Web 2.0, PR, Guest Blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
    Originally Posted by sanjayyadav View Post

    Always follow natural way to promoting a website/business that can helps to get high pr in search engine.
    What is the natural way that you say?
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  • Profile picture of the author dimager2003
    Well, I would check the competition level and then build links like the competition is at least 1 level higher then in reality. It's a good way to almost insure you will be at the top 3 pos.

    Don't ask how I would build the links - I just outsource it...
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  • Profile picture of the author shailender
    Originally Posted by chrisnegro View Post

    I've got a client that doesn't really have much competition for the keywords. Now I need the best strategy to help my client to make sure his company gets there. Trying to navigate the sea of the different strategies, I thought I would come ask my friends on the Warrior Forum here.

    Thoughts/Opinions?
    First of all you should use original content for your webpages. Then use link building techniques, which gives you quality inbound links from your niche industry. No matter how you get it, either through blog commenting, guest posting, forum commenting or so on.

    Plus also focus on promoting your targeted page on Facebook, twitter, Google Plus and Linkedin, as search engines now consider social media influence as well to rank any website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    First check competitors backlink profiles and identify the way of making backlinks to those sites. You may find some useful resources to get free backlinks. Then prepare unique content and make Tier 1 links to your main site. This should be done for few days. Don't make same kind of backlinks in same day. You need to get these backlinks indexed, so Social Bookmarking, Social Signals will help you to do it.

    Hope you got an idea. If you need any help, tell me
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
      Originally Posted by Rukshan View Post

      First check competitors backlink profiles and identify the way of making backlinks to those sites. You may find some useful resources to get free backlinks. Then prepare unique content and make Tier 1 links to your main site. This should be done for few days. Don't make same kind of backlinks in same day. You need to get these backlinks indexed, so Social Bookmarking, Social Signals will help you to do it.

      Hope you got an idea. If you need any help, tell me
      Maybe a dumb question but how do you identify those backlinks and how do you go about EFFICIENTLY go about putting backlinks from those sites to your site?

      Thanks for responding,

      Chris Negro
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
        Originally Posted by chrisnegro View Post

        Maybe a dumb question but how do you identify those backlinks and how do you go about EFFICIENTLY go about putting backlinks from those sites to your site?

        Thanks for responding,

        Chris Negro
        Chris,you can use the free version of SEO Spyglass to reverse engineer a competing sites links.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
        Originally Posted by chrisnegro View Post

        Maybe a dumb question but how do you identify those backlinks and how do you go about EFFICIENTLY go about putting backlinks from those sites to your site?

        Thanks for responding,

        Chris Negro
        I use https://ahrefs.com/ to check backlinks of my competitors. Don't do same method of competitors. Identify the pattern what they are doing
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  • Profile picture of the author ghostrecon
    Look for GOOD On Page SEO
    Contextual links / diversified.

    Been working well so far.
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    • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
      Originally Posted by ghostrecon View Post

      Look for GOOD On Page SEO
      Contextual links / diversified.

      Been working well so far.
      In a nutshell this poster is spot on. Find high PR contextual links and make sure your on page SEO follows all the rules Google wants.

      Good keyword research, on page seo and backlink is the formula to rank higher in Google. If your website is new it will take more time and effort.

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    I had written a "5 months link building plan" , but not sure whether i am allowed to post the link directly here. So you can search the term in quote and you should find it
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  • Profile picture of the author SerenaGomez
    Here is the strategy:

    1. Onpage optimization means optimizing your entire site to rank well in the Search Engine Result Pages (SERPS). It includes:
    • Updating Website Meta Tags
    • Advanced HTML Source Code Optimization
    • W3C Validation and Reporting
    • Image Optimization
    • Body Copy Optimization
    • Flash/JS Optimization
    • Internal Linking & Navigation Optimization
    • XML Sitemap generation and submission
    • Robots.txt creation
    2. Offpage Optimization is done off the pages of a website to increase its performance in the search engines. It includes:
    • Niche Directory Submission
    • Blog Link Building (content and blogroll)
    • Article Submission
    • Competition/Hub Based Link Building
    • Advanced Link Building
    • Quality Reciprocal Linkage
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Classified Posting
    • Press Releases
    • Forum Participation
    • Local Listings & Yellow Pages
    • Business Reviews
    • Link Baiting
    • Participate on Social Networking Site like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ etc
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
      Originally Posted by SerenaGomez View Post

      Here is the strategy:

      1. Onpage optimization means optimizing your entire site to rank well in the Search Engine Result Pages (SERPS). It includes:
      • Updating Website Meta Tags
      • Advanced HTML Source Code Optimization
      • W3C Validation and Reporting
      • Image Optimization
      • Body Copy Optimization
      • Flash/JS Optimization
      • Internal Linking & Navigation Optimization
      • XML Sitemap generation and submission
      • Robots.txt creation
      2. Offpage Optimization is done off the pages of a website to increase its performance in the search engines. It includes:
      • Niche Directory Submission
      • Blog Link Building (content and blogroll)
      • Article Submission
      • Competition/Hub Based Link Building
      • Advanced Link Building
      • Quality Reciprocal Linkage
      • Social Bookmarking
      • Classified Posting
      • Press Releases
      • Forum Participation
      • Local Listings & Yellow Pages
      • Business Reviews
      • Link Baiting
      • Participate on Social Networking Site like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ etc
      Assuming the keywords are not that difficult to dominate....how long would you expect it would take to get the average website in the first couple of spots on Google for the certain keywords. I know every website is different and how it depends on the techniques that one uses to get the words ranked highly ect..

      But assuming we are doing everything top notch....what is a reasonable expectation in terms of time to get these keywords ranked on the first page? I'm just wondering if it is better to do pay per click instead.

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      • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
        And if I were to go the pay per click route, what is the best first step to inquire the cost of the certain keywords you want to rank in?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeannie Crabtree
        Is it local? I would suggest they start out doing pay per click while the site is put in place and rises in the search engine ranking. They will feel like they are getting somewhere right from the start.

        Then they can lighten up on the ppc, according to how well their lead generation is doing on their website.

        Although you can get to first page sooner, I give most of my medium competition keywords 3 months to 6 months to get to first page (then i am not dissappointed). There is the honeymoon period, then it can bounce around a while after as well. Google seems to like an aged domain = more stability.

        There is more you will have to do of course, but that answers one question.

        Jeannie

        Originally Posted by chrisnegro View Post

        But assuming we are doing everything top notch....what is a reasonable expectation in terms of time to get these keywords ranked on the first page? I'm just wondering if it is better to do pay per click instead.

        Thoughts?/Opinions?
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Man, you people are all over the place with your suggestions.

    First of all, is this client trying to rank locally, nationally, or globally?

    Local SEO is very different from normal SEO, so let's start there.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Man, you people are all over the place with your suggestions.

      First of all, is this client trying to rank locally, nationally, or globally?

      Local SEO is very different from normal SEO, so let's start there.
      Its local SEO. Target market is Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by chrisnegro View Post

        Its local SEO. Target market is Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
        Ok, then ignore most of what people have suggested here. First thing to do is to generate a list of relevant keywords to the market. Most of my local clients are targeting anywhere from about 30 keywords to over 100. Usually I take larger lists of keywords for local clients because they are all pretty closely related and have smaller search volume. So we are going with the shotgun approach and trying to rank for everything relevant.

        Next thing is a site audit. When I do a site audit I'm mainly looking for a few things that will screw up rankings...

        broken links
        lots of content in Flash or Javascript (search engines struggle to read both)
        duplicate title tags
        duplicate content/canonical issues
        useless pages
        useless links (they bleed pagerank)

        Local SEO is largely driven by citations. Citations consist of a NAP, Name, Address, Phone number.

        You would want to have the client claim their Google Places (now Google+ for business) listing or create one if there is not one in existence. They will want to complete it 100%. Business description, hours, pictures, video, etc.

        Then they will want to claim or build listings in popular local business directories like Bing, Yahoo, Merchant Circle, Yelp, Foursquare, Localeze, iBegin, etc. There are about 60 of these I use. This is the first place they will acquire citations.

        Next, you want to dig in to the search engines and find all the citations their top competitors have acquired. Many times in local communities there are a lot of community websites where you can also get a listing.

        I recommend them having their address on every page of their site. They can just stick it in the footer. The address on their webpage and in all these directories should exactly match the address used in Google+.

        Depending on the level of competition, doing all of this will usually get them to show up in the Google Places box in search results.

        Next, to secure and improve their rankings I look to acquire high quality links to their website. Link diversity is bullshit. If an SEO tries to tell you they do blog comments, wiki links, profile links, or any other garbage like that because you need to have a diverse link profile, run from them. You need diversity in your link sources (how many pages link to you), but not in the type of links.

        For local clients especially, I like to use SEO as a form of branding, so I will try to rank multiple web properties for them. The goal is for their website to be #1, but I also want things like a Facebook page, a YouTube video, and/or a blog to show up on page one of the search results. When people see 2-3 listings for the same company, it gives them the impression that this is the authority in their market for their search.

        That's probably a good starting point.
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  • Profile picture of the author IprovideSEO
    Chris,

    Some of the suggestions here are correct but they provide you with little information and not an actual plan. Here is the step by step on how I initiate an SEO campaign for my clients.

    Step
    1. Find out what products/services your client sells and what makes them unique compared to their competitors. Then use that information to find valuable keywords that will actually bring traffic and sales/leads.
    2. When you have the keywords find out how much estimated search traffic those keywords have by going to https://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool
    3. Use those keywords in the Title tags and meta descriptions on each relevant page of the website for example, home page, services, About, Free estimate form etc.
    However, make sure that you are writing those for visitors not just search engines (make it look appealing)
    4. Add Google Analytics or some sort of tracking to the website if not already set up.
    5. Add Google web master tools to check for 404 errors, site speed, and any kind of crawl errors.
    6. Make sure there is a social media presence for your website such as twitter, Google +, and Facebook profiles.
    7. Build relevant backlinks through manual blog commenting, posting on relevant forums, guest post etc.
    8. Create blogs, websites, Squidoo/hubpages lens about your clients website and link to the main site.
    9. Write and distribute a Press Release (big traffic increase)
    10. Create and update the main website with well written unique content. (Also verify that the website isn't using duplicate content on multiple pages).

    Then make sure you promote your blogs, website, Squidoo/hubpage on social media accounts/bookmarks.

    Rinse and repeat
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by chrisnegro View Post

    I've got a client that doesn't really have much competition for the keywords. Now I need the best strategy to help my client to make sure his company gets there. Trying to navigate the sea of the different strategies, I thought I would come ask my friends on the Warrior Forum here.

    Thoughts/Opinions?
    Unfortunately, only few people will want to share such delicate info for free.

    Just like Mike said, what is your aim? Local, National or Global?
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  • Profile picture of the author Vivers
    Lots of great relevant content surrounding your keyword your after on the page. Do your onsite SEO and see what happens
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  • Profile picture of the author satrap
    I am sorry, but wouldn't it make more sense if you just told your "client" to find an actual expert who actually does SEO, instead of paying you!?...

    I mean, I know even top SEO expertise need help sometimes, but from your replies and questions it seems like you are clueless about SEO and I just wonder why you are charging people to do something that you dont even know the basics of it?...

    I dont know, perhaps this is not your SEO client and maybe its a client of other services you provide.
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
      Originally Posted by satrap View Post

      I am sorry, but wouldn't it make more sense if you just told your "client" to find an actual expert who actually does SEO, instead of paying you!?...

      I mean, I know even top SEO expertise need help sometimes, but from your replies and questions it seems like you are clueless about SEO and I just wonder why you are charging people to do something that you dont even know the basics of it?...

      I dont know, perhaps this is not your SEO client and maybe its a client of other services you provide.
      You know whats funny...I don't do video....but I offer video services and I get paid for it. I"m like a general contractor that brings everything together. Don't want to get into a business education here but you get my point.

      My purpose of asking these questions is to get the knowledge necessary so I can talk intelligently to an outsourcer to outsource this job.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Next, to secure and improve their rankings I look to acquire high quality links to their website. Link diversity is bullshit. If an SEO tries to tell you they do blog comments, wiki links, profile links, or any other garbage like that because you need to have a diverse link profile, run from them. You need diversity in your link sources (how many pages link to you), but not in the type of links.
    hahaha wow. Harsh...but true!

    Nice.

    -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
    Now ...I"m off to find someone who can I can outsource this job to ....

    Thanks everyone for chiming in

    Chris Negro
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  • Profile picture of the author linkmetro
    Sent you a PM.

    Joe
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    Originally Posted by chrisnegro View Post

    I've got a client that doesn't really have much competition for the keywords. Now I need the best strategy to help my client to make sure his company gets there. Trying to navigate the sea of the different strategies, I thought I would come ask my friends on the Warrior Forum here.

    Thoughts/Opinions?
    Make a blog network....All done!
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    • Profile picture of the author chrisnegro
      Originally Posted by Becker13 View Post

      Make a blog network....All done!
      Can anyone verify if this is true?
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  • Profile picture of the author themesplice
    Do the following;

    Bookmarking,
    Article Submission,
    Web 2.0 submission,
    Directory submissions,
    Guest posts,
    profile links.

    If you can do even half of that properly, you're client will be up in serp in no time. And don't forget to create quality backlinks to your tier sites (see my sig)
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    • Profile picture of the author Elegantthemes
      Originally Posted by themesplice View Post

      Do the following;

      Bookmarking,
      Article Submission,
      Web 2.0 submission,
      Directory submissions,
      Guest posts,
      profile links.

      If you can do even half of that properly, you're client will be up in serp in no time. And don't forget to create quality backlinks to your tier sites (see my sig)
      Excellent points you've mentioned here. That's pretty much it I guess and yes, don't forget to add quality content to your site. This would attract more many to your site and result in more backlinks....
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by themesplice View Post

      Do the following;

      Bookmarking,
      Article Submission,
      Web 2.0 submission,
      Directory submissions,
      Guest posts,
      profile links.

      If you can do even half of that properly, you're client will be up in serp in no time. And don't forget to create quality backlinks to your tier sites (see my sig)
      Originally Posted by AlexSuwarna View Post

      High PR Article Submission
      Do Follow Bookmarking Submission
      Do Follow Blog Commenting
      High PR Directory Submission
      Yahoo Answering
      High PR Forum Posting and Commenting
      Create Free Classified ads and Local Listing
      Share Links on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest

      Exactly the kind of stuff that I would run from.
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  • Never rely on software to do SEO and linkbuilding for your client. I'm pretty sure you're aware of the fundamentals of SEO... So just do the SEO the right way and i'm pretty sure you can rank your client's website maybe within a month or two!!

    All the best on your efforts!!
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  • Profile picture of the author linkmetro
    So Chris, did you find an answer for your question?
    Local is not that hard.
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