I get a lot of people who ask me if SEO actually works and how to get a good Google Ranking. So in this article I am going to show you a case study of our Google Ranking and traffic for specific and targeted keywords. Then I am also going to show you how to get the same results for your website.
In June I posted the article 7 Craigslist Alternatives to Help Grow Your Business Online. I was doing research to find all the best alternatives to craigslist for a client of mine who wanted help with promoting his dog walking business to local dog owners. So since I found a few more online classified ad websites that I was not really aware of before. I wanted to put together a nice article containing this information for my readers.
Keyword Research For Good Google Ranking
First I did my Keyword Research, and found that the “craigslist alternatives” keyword phrase got searched, had low competition, and was a perfect fit for my article. Here is the adwords keyword tool search results for my keyword research.
Google Ranking Results
I did SEO on the article to get a good Google Ranking for the “craigslist alternatives” keyword phrase. Here is my Google Ranking after a month or so.I am ranked in 2nd position for a good keyword phrase that can potentially generate great traffic and good conversions. Not only did I get ranked for the “craigslist alternatives” keyword but I also got a Google Ranking for the other 3 keywords I researched.
Here is my search traffic in July for these targeted keywords I got a Google Ranking for.
-all 4 keywords on first page
-Great CTR (clickthrough rate)
How I Got My Google Ranking
I made sure to get my “main keyword” placed properly throughout my article.
Step 1: I placed the “main keyword” in the title of the article.
step 2: I placed the “main keyword” in my h1 (Header 1)
Step 4: I placed the “main keyword” as a h2 (Header 2)
extra steps: You can also place the keyword as an h3, you can hold the keyword somewhere in your article/post to help your Google Ranking.
Test Question: What keyword am I trying to get a Google Ranking for?