19 Tips How to Get Your Website Ranking Higher

So you are working hard on your website and not really seeing results and you want to know how to get your website ranking higher?

Here are some really simple and easy steps to take which will move your website up the ranks!

Keyword Research

Keyword research should be the first place to start when it comes to ranking your website. If you do your keyword research right 80% of the job is done already. This is the easiest and most reliable way to get your website ranking well.

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Add Relevant, Quality Content

Only quality content will rank, don’t waste your time adding low quality content. Need to know how to write high quality content? Click here.

Add content Regularly

Yes the more often you post the higher your rankings will be. Try and aim for adding new content 3 times every week, if you can’t manage that then try for a minimum of once per week.

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Update Old Content Regularly

Search engines love it when you update your old content. Go through your old content and add link to newer content that you have added, add in some more information or add another image. It shows the search engines you are always working on your site and strive to provide up to date and relevant information.

Make Your Content Easily Shareable

Make it as easy as possible for visitors to share your content. Find a social share plugin in so that readers can share content easily.

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Share Your Own Content

Have a routine for what you do every time you publish new content on your website. As soon as you press that publish button share it on all your social networks.

SEO your Website

Without SEO you will have no visitors. Add the SEO All in One or Yoast Plugin and start setting up your SEO.

Sign up for Webmaster Tools

Sign up for Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools. Add your websites and submit your sitemaps. This will help your website and all your content to indexed faster in Google and Bing.

Need some help and guidance?

Watch video tutorials how to:

Set Up Google Webmaster Tools

Submit Sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools

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Juice up your On-Page SEO

Yes there is a way to go about writing your content that the search engines like. No harm in juicing it up some more! Not sure how to do it? Click here.

Interact and engage on Social Networks

You have an online business right? Well then you need an online presence. Network and interact with others. The more active you are on social networks the more anything your share gets seen… ie your content!

Check out your Competition

Once you have researched your keywords and you are about to plan your content put your keywords into Google and see who you are competing with. What have they got to say on the subject? How long are their posts? Don’t copy what they do just see what you are up against.

Sign up for Google Analytics

See how many visitors are coming to your website, where they are coming from, what keywords they are typing into Google, how long they stay on your website and how many pages they are looking at. All these things can help to you to evaluate your website and make changes to make your reader experience better. This will help your rankings.

Work on your Off-site SEO

This refers to marketing strategies that are not on your website such as social media and email marketing.

Google Plus can Increase your Rankings!

Yes your Google Plus page can make a difference to your rankings. Here is a great webinar on how to leverage Google Plus to increase rankings.

Remove Duplicate Content

Remove any pages on your website that have similar content, search engines will penalize for this/

Add direct Links on your Homepage to Important Pages

Juice up rankings to your most important pages by linking to them from your Home page. This will let search engines know that these are important pages.

Internal Linking

Link to all your pages internally. This tells search engines that your own content is valuable and relevant to other content on your website.

Optimize your website for Mobile

More and more people are accessing the web from their mobiles. Make sure they have a good user experience and increase your ranking at the same time.

Maximum Load Speed

The amount of time your website takes to load counts when it comes to ranking! Check your website load speed at Google Site Speed Tool.

Reliable Hosting

If you website is regularly inaccessible it will affect your rankings negatively so make sure you are using a reliable hosting company.

I hope you found these tips on how to get your website ranking helpful, if you have any feedback please leave a comment!

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Lynne Huysamen

Mommy to a pigeon pair, blogger and online marketer. Lover of chocolate, good books and buckets of coffee.


  1. Hey Lynne, Thanks a lot for the great tips. I can see now that these simple and powerful pointers will have my site rank well in the search engines.


    • Hi Yared
      Yes it is amazing how just one little thing can change your keyword ranking for a post! Have fun playing :)

  2. Very informative article. Thank you sharing it. I have always struggled with the keyword search. Seems like the competition is high in some of the keywords. I will also update my older posts. Appreciate it.

    • Hi Drew, yes always be prepared to go back and change things. In fact I made some changes to a post on Monday and now I have some new page 1 rankings which was a very pleasant surprise for me to find today!

  3. hi Lynne
    you provide excellent tips on how to get a better ranking for a website! Reading all of them, I see I am already doing more than half of them. So that’s good. However, what I need to do now is to update older posts. I did a few but I really need to have a read through and spruce things up a bit. Link to some of my other posts and just change some wording here and there as I think we grow as writers as time goes by. So this will be my weekend project! However, I thought that the number of times a week you add content did not matter so much as adding content consistently. I add some every week, about once a week on a consistent basis. Is that enough?

    • Hi Emily yes I think once a week is enough. I add once a week to 2 of my websites, I currently add more than once a week on this website and on my last I usually only add a new post maybe every month! Yes the key is to be consistent with posting. I am sure updating your old content will make a huge difference for you! Thanks for visiting again.

  4. One more tip… Write! Don’t wait for inspiration. Just write. Later you can work around your text and correct mistakes. Don’t think much about the titles and form or else… Just write!

    • Thanks Sasa, great advice there! I find if I wait too long or try and make anything perfect I don’t even get started.

  5. That’s a great list Lynne. It gave me so much information to think about when setting up my site. Just what I needed more information, lol. I think I’ll try to post once a week, while I’m still working full time. I can’t seem to find the time posting more. Next year when I’m fully retired I’m going to shoot for 3 times a week. Thanks for posting this great list!

    • Hi Peter, yes if you are working full time only aim for once a week. Getting up 3 posts a week is really tough! I am so glad this was helpful to you.

  6. Hi Lynne, I definitely have to use this post as a reference. I’m relatively new to all this, just a couple of months, and can always use some advice. You’ve covered every area I need to improve in, and added some I wasn’t even familiar with. Thanks for such helpful information.

    • Hi Hindy, thanks for visiting again and I am so glad I could help you. Sasa also gave some great advice in her comment, don’t always wait for inspiration or for the perfect post. Get writing!

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