SEO For Beginners: 3 Powerful SEO Tips to Rank #1 on Google in 2019

SEO For Beginners: 3 Powerful SEO Tips to Rank #1 on Google in 2019

Are you new to SEO and want to rank #1 on google this upcoming year? Here are 3 SEO strategies that will boost your rankings!

#1: Focus on content
Google has this update called Hummingbird, and with Hummingbird, websites who just have content on everything won't do as well as sites which focus on one single niche and are super thorough.

You want to be VERY thorough with your SEO content. Poke holes in your content and fill them all up, so then that way people are like, "This is the end all site "that you should end up reading "if you're interested in dating online."

#2: Optimize your title tag and your meta description
Have you ever done a Google search, and noticed that every time you do it, there is this link at the top, and then there's this one sentence with a link at the top is called the title tag.

And the description below is called the meta description.

Now think of it this way, if you search for the phrase online dating, and you don't see the word online dating in neither the title or the description, are you going to click on the result?

Well if you are, there's something wrong, because why would you click on a result that isn't related to what you're looking for?

In addition to that, have you ever searched for a term like online dating? And have you ever noticed that the word isn't in the title or description?

That's because Google tracks who's clicking on what listing, and they've learned that when a keyword is in the listing, that same keyword that you're searching for, they know you're way more likely to click through.

So in your title tag and your meta description, make sure you include the keyword. But you can't just add the keyword, "online dating," right?

The easiest way and what I would do and I wish it was this simple; I will just put "online dating, online dating, online dating, online dating."

If I could put it 20 times so people would know that the article is on online dating, I wish I would get more clicks.

But it's not that simple.

Yes you have to include the keyword in your title and your description, but it has to be appealing. If it doesn't flow in a sentence, it's not easy to read, and it's not appealing or evoking curiosity, no one is gonna click through.

#3: Use Google Search Console

Did you know that Google gives you a tool that teaches you how to rank number one on Google?

Yes I know that sounds ridiculous but it is true, and it's called Google Search Console.

If you're not already a user of it, sign up.

It doesn't cost a dollar. You're missing out if you're not using it.

I can't emphasize that enough. So now that you're using Google Search Console…give it a few days because it takes some time to populate data. You'll see a screen that shows Search Analytics and this shows you all the pages on your website that are getting you traffic. But the cool thing about Google Search Console is they also show you which articles are getting impressions.

Take all the keywords you're getting impressions for and start adding them to your copy.

Now we have an article on Instagram, and it teaches you how to get over 300 targeted Instagram followers per day.

The article is around 10,000 words. When I first wrote that article, it wasn't 10,000 words, it was roughly 2,500.

I went to Google Search Console, I saw all the people that are searching for terms related to the article, I added them within that article. I made it more thorough and you know what?

My SEO traffic more than tripled to that article. Yes it is that simple. And when I made that change, it didn't happen right away, but I noticed the results within 50 days. That's not a long time.

Now that you've learned these three tips, I challenge you in which I want you to take these tactics and implement them, and then after you implement them, in the next 45 days I want you to leave a comment with your results. Because if you're not doing well, that means I'm not happy.

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gsv naresh - November 30, 2017 Reply

Hi Neil I am great fan of your videos. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    Neil Patel - November 30, 2017 Reply

    You’re very welcome

Chris Alexander - January 8, 2018 Reply

Neil, you are not just awesome you are ‘super awesome’. Your tips are highly valuable! As a digital marketer, this is priceless. Thanks man 🙂

    Neil Patel - January 8, 2018 Reply

    That’s very kind of you, Chris! I’m so glad to hear that my marketing tips are helping you. Keep me posted!

Lessons At Startup - January 9, 2018 Reply

@NeilPatel you are always an inspiration for us. Every guide that you upload we follow and we get the outputs accordingly
As always great content. Keep educating. Thanks

    Neil Patel - January 9, 2018 Reply

    Thank you! I appreciate your kind words and I’m glad that you’re getting value out of my work. Thanks again!

PDRZONE - January 16, 2018 Reply

The Reasons I love Your Videos: Not trying to sell me crap, actually gives you information, for Free, for free. Need I say more…

    Michael Cooley - April 8, 2019 Reply

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    Vijayaenthiran Anushyanthan - May 5, 2019 Reply

    @Neil Patel thankyou it’s very useful to use I will implement in my website

Ray Zimkus - January 21, 2018 Reply

Supper, you are the best of explaining SEO knowledge

    Neil Patel - January 23, 2018 Reply

    Thank you Ray!

Maximus Roch - January 24, 2018 Reply

Neil, I just started writing and watching videos on blogging. Once I stumbled upon you I stopped looking anywhere else. Thank you for your insights.. I need help with the website itself now lol.

    Neil Patel - January 29, 2018 Reply

    That’s very kind of you. I hope that you’re able to get your website where you want it. Good luck!

Kate - January 29, 2018 Reply

A good video, with helpful content: +1, but, I feel like I’m being yelled at: -1. Hmmm

Marion Fernandes - February 26, 2018 Reply

Behind every curious professional/student is an Indian youtuber with great tutorial videos.

    Cloud Walker - April 22, 2019 Reply

    He sounds American though

    TRAVEL BUZZ ONLINE - May 24, 2019 Reply

    After one yr where are you @ now in the rank ladder

    Preetiz Angulo - June 20, 2019 Reply

    @Immanuel Kant I think that was another Patel hahahaha

DUAL 777 - March 8, 2018 Reply

This dude shares valuable info. For free. And on top of that, he manages to reply to most comments. For free. I guess God bless him?

    Neil Patel - March 25, 2018 Reply

    THat’s very kind of you!

    Kaushik Roy Chowdhury - December 4, 2018 Reply

    I totally agree with you DUAL 777 after having seen his webinar today to find how busy he is really. Neil, I really appreciate your time management and personal comments despite everything.

    Tyler Cline - December 5, 2018 Reply


Rankify - March 14, 2018 Reply

At least you are #1 in youtube when I searched for “SEO” 🙂

    Neil Patel - March 25, 2018 Reply

    Ha, that’s great to hear!

Micah Buzan - March 18, 2018 Reply

Good advice, but I don’t think dating is easier these days haha. Maybe “hooking up” with strangers, but establishing meaningful relationships is harder when the attention span of people is rapidly decreasing.

    Immanuel Kant - February 22, 2019 Reply

    @Online Sharing works every time, my friend.

    Mustaf Abdikani - July 10, 2019 Reply

    @Immanuel Kant hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Neil PM - September 21, 2018 Reply

I’ve watched a couple of your set videos and they helped my wife rank #1 for her videos. Thanks!

    Neil Patel - September 22, 2018 Reply

    You’re welcome!

Picasso - November 15, 2018 Reply

You know wha???

    Patrick DeCesare - February 28, 2019 Reply


    Martin - May 31, 2019 Reply

    You wanna RAKE #1 on Google? Well guess wha.

    Digital Marketing Advertising - June 10, 2019 Reply

    lol love it

    svntrs - June 11, 2019 Reply

    Neil’s tagline

    Maria Grace - July 15, 2019 Reply

    How shallow is it that I’m actually bothered with the missing ‘t’ in his wha

fsa dd - November 23, 2018 Reply

Upload date: 2017. Title: Rank in 2019. I see what you did there, Neil 🙂

    Jeremiah Colgan - July 4, 2019 Reply

    That is practically used one of SEO tips lol

Digital Millionaire - December 20, 2018 Reply

Your videos and content has really helped me with my Youtube videos and my blog rankings!

    Neil Patel - December 20, 2018 Reply

    That is awesome!! Keep on going!

Kaylan B - December 29, 2018 Reply

Great content and tips I can’t wait to implement! Glad I found your channel

Brij Bhushan - March 23, 2019 Reply

Yes, absolutely…

I agree with each & every point 👍
Thank you so much for this video.. Keep updating us..

    Neil Patel - March 23, 2019 Reply

    You’re welcome!

Prasanna Ganapathy - May 9, 2019 Reply

I’m impressed that you uploaded this video in 2017 to be rank 1 on Google SEO in 2019

    hyacinthdibley2 - May 9, 2019 Reply

    *ooooh he sees the future* lol.
    It is still relevant. Will be for a while. He’ll update the title in 2020 probably. Lol

    Prasanna Ganapathy - May 9, 2019 Reply

    @hyacinthdibley2 ooh gosh. I meant in a sarcastic way 🤣

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