In a world where one can find anything through a Google search, now every second of it, people are hooked up on the internet looking for quick results. Also, online searches are now moved from traditional personal computers or desktop to handheld devices like smartphones, tablets, and even watches and calculators.
However, talking about the title, then how does one figure on getting a website to the first page of search results?
The common question about taking your page or site on the top results of Google search is by getting into the whole shebang of search engine optimization.
Many ranking factors govern the mechanism that goes into getting a page on the first set of results such as user experience, meta tags, page SEO, internal linking, link building and number of other parameters that Google has. A simple yet efficient knowledge of these goes a long way making sure you and your page are on the first page.
To begin with, ask yourself a few questions. How old is your website URL? Is your domain aged enough? Remember, the earlier the domain is, the easier it is to make it to the front page.
The next important thing is the content. How many pages does your site have? Adding content and in-effect pages increase the chance of Google reading more and, hence, finding more keywords on your website, thus increasing the search engine’s chances of showing up your page higher up in search results.
Page ranking also is essential; Google ranks every page it scans, the better your level is, the higher your chances of making it to the top.
The way Google and most other search engines dig out pages and websites for search results is pretty simple and totally automated. It reads every page of your website, stacks screenshots of the same in a database and each time a query is typed in the search box; it shows those high quality pages or sites having maximum combinations for the keywords first followed by those with the least.
In other words, Google and its algorithms determine which website or pave on the internet is most relevant to the key terms in the search query either as a word or a phrase or even random combinations and displays them first. The challenge here is hence to make sure that your page is the one that gets selected each time a query relevant to your page’s core is searched for on Google.
Getting on to the first page of a Google SERP (Search Engine Results) Page has two ways to go about it. One is the organic results that the algorithm described above. The second is the paid ads results, which you can pay to make sure Google puts it right on top. The easier one is to pay your way to the top.
However, like most things in life, what is not paid for, but hard-earned is called organic search, which is more reliable and sought after. Decide which path you want your page to take and get set to crack the Google search code.