March 14, 2011
This is a question that I get put to me every so often … it goes something like:
I noticed you get millions of pageviews a month and was wondering what SEO tricks or tips you may have .. how did you do it? How do you get Google to rank your websites so well?
I don’t have all the answers, and I doubt anyone does since Google keeps their algorithm secret. But over the years, having managed and built several high ranking websites, I can identify one key thing you can do: be honest with Google and your web site visitors.
Honest with Google .. in what way?
One of the first tips I got about websites back in the mid 1990’s was that Content is King. And all these years later, it still is.
The symbiotic relationship with Google
Google NEEDS good content to point to; their business depends on it. And we lowly web site owners need Google (all search engines) to point to us – our business probably depends on it. Keep that in mind as you build your websites and that will go a long way to successfully positioning your web site on Google.
Yes, there is a lot more you can do, but these two simple ideas form the foundation of any successful Google relationship.