The First Step To A Top Ten Google Rank
May 12, 2009

The first step towards a top ten Google ranking So, you recognize the value of being found on the web and you want to be found in Google’s top ten search results.  What’s next?  How do you get into the top ten results on Google?


Get an SEO report card.

In order to know what steps will work best for you, you need to know where you stand now.  An SEO report card will tell you how your site ranks, what you’re doing well, what you need to work on, and how that compares to your competitors.  Getting a website report card allows you to see everything that Google looks at. This will help you focus on fixing the things that need work.

 

Outline a plan with an expert.

There are a lot of cheap ‘fly-by-night’ SEO companies who believe they can pull the wool over your eyes because SEO is complicated and most people won’t know any better. It’s easy to get fooled, especially if you try to do this alone. One mistake can get you completely banned from Google’s
index.  
 
There are hundreds of things you can do on your own to increase your search ranking and with the help of a reputable SEO expert you can quickly learn what to do and what not to do. Reviewing your website report card with an SEO expert, you can begin to build a game plan that will get the job done and allow you to track results. A good SEO expert will help you build a strategy that is both efficient and cost effective.


Make the investment.

Like any form of marketing, you have to spend money to make money. When it comes to Search Marketing, it’s important to remember just how much money is out there to be made. According to Nielson most people looking for local services begin their search online.  


To connect with those potential customers you need to do three things:

  1. Understand why Google is ranking you where you are.
  2. Build a strategy or game plan to address the problems.
  3. Put the plan into action.

 
Make sure you ask your SEO specialist for an ROI (Return On Investment) report so you can quantify the results of your action. A reputable SEO company can provide a website report card, a strategic plan, and can track the results once you’ve put the plan into action.
 
How your site ranks can significantly affect the traffic and sales leads you get from your website. 
Not only will you notice an immediate effect on your business, you’ll see an effect on your long term reputation.  The sites that do the best in the search results are the ones who connect with the customers.  If you’re ready to take the first step, contact us to get your free SEO report card today.