How To Get to Top of Google Search Results

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Jordan Stambaugh

If you have a business or a brand, you will need to show up on the first page of Google when people search for specific keywords. As a matter of fact, studies show that if your business does not appear on the first page of Google, it is as good as a non-existent local business. SEO is a broad niche and there are many things that you can do to strive to get to the top of Google. In this article, we will look at some of the most effective ways that you can make use of.

Using Google Ads

Every time you search for specific keywords on Google, there are certain ads that show up on top of the results. These are referred to as Google Ads and you will have to pay for them. All you have to do is sign up for the ads and start running your search campaigns. This is what is known as PPC marketing and as such you will bid for the keywords that work for your brand.

It is important to note that the fact that you have placed a bid on certain keywords does not mean that your ad will show up. If there are people who choose to place a higher bid for the click, they will get the prime spot. Choose your keywords in the right way.

Local SEO

Local SEO is a powerful and effective strategy when you have a local business. When people search for local brands, there is a map pack that appears on top of Google results. In most cases, this map pack will take visitors to Google My Business listing and not the client’s website. You should make use of Google My Business and provide all the relevant details about your business. 

Once visitors see your listing, they will be interested in your business and this will boost your position on Google. The objective is to make sure that you are the most reliable and best local business for you to rank high on the map pack.

Ranking in Google Maps will skyrocket your local lead generation and involves work to get there. Citations, backlinks, website content, new reviews and social signals are all important for ranking in Google Maps.

We've ranked hundreds of our clients in Google Maps so reach out if you need help.

Featured Snippet

When you pay a closer look at any search results on Google, you will find boxes that appear on top of the results. These are known as snippets and they show a short preview of the top pages for the keywords. If your page ranks on the first page of Google, you should strive to win the featured snippet position. This is possible through on-page SEO by having the right content on your website. Google looks for the site that has the relevant information for a specific keyword and this ends up being the featured snippet.

Get Help with SEO

As you can see, getting on top of Google is not rocket science. However, it is not also an easy task and you may need help with this. We are SEO Bellingham experts and we are ready to work together to ensure that your website is on top of Google search results. Talk to us today to get started. 

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Bellingham WA 98225

(360) 383-5662

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