6 Actionable Steps For Better Rankings With Small Websites

You start a website but you still haven't put out a lot of content. You want to attract a lot of organic visitors from search and social but haven't been able to build any backlinks or promote your content much at all. Today I'm going to share with you six actionable steps for better rankings for small websites.

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The first thing I want you to do is capitalize on local SEO. If you're a local business, SEO is much easier than if you're targeting large audiences. Google can easily identify when someone is searching for a business that should be in physical proximity. Here are some of the steps that you'll want to take.

Step one, claim your Google My Business listing.

Step two, add great photos of your facilities, your staff, your clients or services, your products, your food, all that really helps.

Step three, optimize your website. Create a dedicated contact page. The contact page should have your address as well, and a map listings of where you're located with cost streets as well. Have a separate location page for each business location if you have multiple locations. Include the main address of your business, for all your website pages in the footer.

You also want to make sure you have a phone number, the phone number shouldn't be 100 number, it should be localized, and you want to make it so when someone can click on that number and it can just dial from their mobile devices.

You also want to add in testimonials to separate your page from your homepage and other businesses in your area. That way people know that hey, you're a standard business, good service, good product. And of course you want to add local business schema markup.

The fourth step, claim other relevant business profiles. People will frequently use other websites to get information about the business. Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook, they're all good examples.

Step five, always collect client testimonials. I can't emphasize this enough, reviews are super important especially for localized business, and try to go above and beyond and do video reviews. People love videos, they know it's real, they can resonate much more.

Now the second strategy I have for you is to focus on video. People gain and retain a lot of useful information when they watch videos compared to reading an article. So capitalize on YouTube, as it needs to generate traffic to strategic assets of your website. YouTube is the second biggest search engine after Google and Google Images.

The third thing I want you to do is make quality content and hire good content writers on a budget. Google typically ranks big sites with in depth content. This can come off as a struggle for smaller websites in terms of ranking.

The first thing you need to do is essentially create blog outlines essentially detailing every aspect of the blog that you want to be touched upon. And you can go to the UberSuggest content ideas, type in keywords in your space, it'll give you idea of what does well based on social shares, search traffic and backlinks.

The fourth strategy I have for you go after keywords that big brands don't care to target. Rank on Google is harder than ever, especially with big brands ranking for primary keywords or head terms. Trying to beat these guys on the head terms is nearly impossible and a waste of your time. So here's approach that'll get you amazing results and quality traffic with much less effort. It's targeting longtail keywords. These are three, four, five word queries that drive less traffic, but when you get visitors from they're much more likely to convert.

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  1. Techno Settings on April 27, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Sir ❤️ From India. Sir can promote my others blog in my 1 of blog footer section or header as a link type…..

  2. Hemant Shar on April 27, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Hey Neil,
    I was using ubersuggest for my blog but it is now becoming expensive previously it was free than reasonable amount and now it is increasing.
    I know you don’t want scrappers to spam your tool but due to paid tool blogger like me who have just begin there blogging journey with constraint budget is being affected.


    • Let's Learn on April 27, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Because of its increasing cost, Neil has no choice but to increase price otherwise it can seriously break his financial side. He is not making money from it, just covering tool’s cost 🙂

  3. KARTHICKRAJA on April 27, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    I love this Title “Actionable Steps”

  4. SÓÑĪSH Dhàkâl on April 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    hey Neil I just opened a new site 2 weeks ago and i have been writing quality content every day but none of my keywords are ranking does it really take 4 -6 month for a new site to get ranked in google .if not how long does it take when google starts ranking my posts

    • Mohammed Aquib Ansari on April 27, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      It takes atleast 1 month if you are following each and every SEO advice seriously. And if you are just creating content and posting on your blog it can take upto 3-4 months minimum

    • Mehul Srivastava on April 27, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Hey can you link your blog? I’d like to contact you

  5. S_Roobel on April 27, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you, Boss! Hope you’re in sound health. Thanks to the Community Manager as well!

  6. ait waalla mounir on April 27, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you very much, sir, How many H2 can I use in one article? Because some people say that only two should be used for best SEO. Thanks!

    • MegaGraceiscool on April 27, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Depends on the length of the article. Use as many as you need

  7. Andrew C Witham on April 27, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you again Neil. Strategies 4-6 are familiar themes which you have just rejuvenated. Now I feel rejuvenated too! Very welcome at this time.

  8. ANKIT Rawat on April 27, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    How does it take to rank in Google.(Approx)
    Thanks for advice.

  9. ANKIT Rawat on April 27, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Hey Neil,
    Did you share the content if someone email like Hey Neil I upload your link …………

  10. Let's Learn on April 27, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Your smile at the end of the video makes my day. Keep it up 🙂

  11. Vikram Singh UDAWAT on April 27, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Sir can you help me
    My blog post URL is very long I already try all method permalink also set post name yet not solve my mistake sir I requeste please guide me

  12. wisdom digitaloo on April 27, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Kisi ko artice chahiye 50 ka ak 50 ka ak

    Words depends on your requirement.

  13. Mohan on April 27, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Sir opening in Wordprss with Godaddy. Your suggestion only thanks sir.

    Mohan from tamilnadu “Indian”

  14. YouTube Bootcamp on April 27, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Hey Neil, Sal here. You’re making it easy for everyone. That’s the kind of help we need to grow.

  15. Anand Mishra on April 27, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful video Mr. Neil,
    I have started understanding all this watching your videos.Great…Job….

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