WHY ISN’T MY WEBSITE RANKING?

Reaching the top spots of the search engine results pages can improve your company’s exposure, establish you as an industry authority, and deliver the kind of ROI you want to see.

So why isn’t your website ranking at the top yet?

That’s the million-dollar question that every company has asked itself at one point or another. Unfortunately, there isn’t a million-dollar answer.

Or, at least, there isn’t one single million-dollar answer.

 

Your website might be struggling to reach the top for any number of reasons. So, if it feels like you’ve been at it for a long time without getting the best results, consider these possibilities:

You Haven’t Given It Enough Time

According to this Google Webmaster video, you need to be patient when it comes to SEO.

There’s no way around it. SEO is not an overnight process.

Things need to be done, and they need to be done in order. (It will do you no good to build a bazillion links if they all go to a website that isn’t able to convert the traffic.)

It takes time to research, create, and implement a strategy and begin producing content.

Then it takes more time for Google to realize changes have been made, and then you have to wait for the search engine to determine if you are really providing new value.

We’ve linked the above video before, but we like to back up our claims like this whenever possible.

In it, she states that, in general, it takes four months to a year to first implement improvements and then for you to start seeing results.

In other words, time is something that you can’t avoid. It’s hard, but SEO requires patience.

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Your Keyword May Not Mean What You Think It Should

This is our experience with the term “SEO.”

That keyword is obviously important for us (which we discussed in our blog about increasing traffic more than 200%). At one point, though, our homepage couldn’t be found for that term at all. We didn’t do anything to the page to make it drop out of the rankings, it was just gone one day.

So, we really started looking at the environment of search results page for that word.

We had been ranking on the second page for a long time, only ever able to crack #10 on occasion. And then it disappeared.

Our blog page, however, didn’t.

Turns out, when you really look at that first page, it’s easy to see that Google does not believe people searching for the term “SEO” are looking for a company to do the SEO for them.

Instead, they’re trying to provide as much information about what SEO is or how it is done.

That’s why (not including paid results) nearly every result on the first page is a guide to SEO, a discourse on what SEO is, and whether you need it.

Google itself is currently hogging at least 2 spots on the front page.

So, for a while, we were of the opinion that we simply couldn’t rank our homepage on the first page anymore. It’s simply not what Google considers an appropriate answer to the query of “SEO”.

Ranked 5

(Of course, just to prove us wrong, Google began ranking our homepage again. We’re currently the only agency site that ranks on the first page.)

The point of all this is that you may want to rank a certain page for a certain keyword, and despite all the good SEO you do, it never quite seems to break for you because the word means something different to you than it does to Google.

Take a closer look at the first page and see if maybe the types of results Google wants to show are different from the kind you want to provide.

Your Website May Look Great, but It’s Beauty is Only Skin Deep

You’ve paid a lot for a well-designed and very modern website. Everything about it looks great. You check it out on a daily basis just to appreciate the design a little more.

Why doesn’t Google appreciate it the way you do?

It’s possible that your design may look great but hasn’t accounted for every SEO angle.

There could be any number of things holding you back, including:

  • Duplicate content
  • Insufficient content
  • Old, untouched, stale content
  • Confusing navigation
  • Split keyword focus, so there are multiple pages that could rank for a given word
  • Incomplete basics, such as metas, alt tags, and schema markup
  • No blog or other way to continually refresh your content

You Have Gone Unnoticed by the Web at Large

Links are still a thing, and probably always will be. And while there’s a bajillion ways to get them, not all of them are worth having, and some could be detrimental.

You need a good portfolio of links from various sources. Some should be no-follow, some should be from really good sites, some should be just normal sites.

Buying links is out of the question. Link schemes, also bad. It’s important to find natural ways to increase the good links and avoid the ones that may raise flags for Google.

Of course, links could be a problem in another way, too.

For example:

You’ve Been Noticed by the Wrong Part of the Web

Some people may start using some unethical tactics on your website.

They don’t actually need a reason to do this. They may simply choose your website as a target to inject malicious code. Or they may start scraping your blog and republishing all your content. Or they could start building countless links to your site from questionable websites.

Google is pretty good at spotting a negative SEO attack, but you don’t want to risk the kind of penalty that could result from it, so stay on guard.

And this brings us to our next entry:

Google May Have Put You in the Penalty Box

A Manual Action penalty can completely remove your website from Google’s search results.

If you’ve previously ranked really well and then dropped significantly (if not completely out of the rankings), you may be on the wrong side of a penalty.

The only thing you can do is check the Google Manual Actions report and start correcting the issues.

If you have received one of these reports, it means a human reviewer has determined that your website is no longer compliant with Goggle’s guidelines.

What could cause a Manual Action? According to Google, you could be penalized if the reviewer determines that you have:

  • A hacked site – Someone has uploaded and hidden malicious content on your site.
  • User-generated spam – Spam comments on forums or blogs.
  • Spammy freehosts – A significant portion of the pages hosted on a service are spammy.
  • Spammy structured markup – Markup on the page is outside the guidelines, like making some content invisible to users.
  • Unnatural links to your site – If you have a lot of links deemed artificial, deceptive, or manipulative (including buying links or participating in link schemes), you may be penalized.
  • Unnatural links from the site – Same as above, but now they’re coming from your site.
  • Thin content with little or no added value – Your pages need to offer some real value to users.
  • Cloaking or sneaky redirects – I.e., showing different pages to users and to Google.
  • Pure Spam – This includes most of the stuff already mentioned, just more aggressive and overt.
  • Cloaked images – Manipulative use of images in order to get more clicks.
  • Hidden text and keyword stuffing – These are oldies but goodies, and apparently it’s still enough of a problem for Google to list it here.

You’re Treating Your Website Like It Exists in a Vacuum

SEO does not exist in a vacuum. It lives right here with its neighbors: content marketing, social media, PPC, and many other online endeavors.

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We’re not just trying to sell you on our other services, here. Online marketing is simply a far more holistic strategy than it once was.

Elements like time on site, number of clickthroughs, number of mentions around the internet, and engagement on social media all figure into your rankings.

Granted, some of them affect your rankings more indirectly than others, but they all play an important role.

Google is looking at more signals than just those you’re putting out on your website.

We’re not saying that posting regularly on Facebook is directly connected with better rankings. We’re saying that building a community on social media will lead to more people visiting your site, clicking your links, and reading your content.

And all of those things can lead to more than just better rankings.

These days, though, the most common reason your website isn’t ranking is probably:

Your Competition Is Doing More Than You

You’re not doing SEO in a vacuum.

Search engine optimization is no longer a secret technique that your competition has never heard of. It’s an integral part of modern marketing, and for every link you’re not building and every blog you’re not publishing, your competition is.facing the competition

So, if you start to think you don’t need it, or if you start to think you’ve done enough, then there is someone working really hard to show you how it really should be done.

If you’ve been dipping your toes into SEO, you may start to see a little movement up the rankings. However, the simple fact is that those who wade out into the deeper end of SEO are going to see more results than you.

Remember, when you start doing SEO, it isn’t you against Google. It’s you against all your regular competition. And you’re all aiming to set up shop in a very limited space.

Even Small Changes Can Make a Difference

You may be thinking that there is a lot to do to start climbing to the top of the search engine rankings.

And you’d be right.

However, that’s just more of a reason to get started now. You can begin by making some small and simple changes to your website, even before you start thinking about whether you should hire an agency or go in-house for your SEO.

If you’re not ranking yet, you may just need to give it a little more time.

Or…

You may need to dive into a serious overhaul of your website.

Either way, examine your current situation, start small, and begin making the changes you can.

You may be surprised how much they help.

 

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What Is SEO / Search Engine Optimization?

SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines.

What goes into SEO?

To understand what SEO really means, let’s break that sentence down and look at the parts:

  • Quality of traffic. You can attract all the visitors in the world, but if they’re coming to your site because Google tells them you’re a resource for Apple computers when really you’re a farmer selling apples, that is not quality traffic. Instead you want to attract visitors who are genuinely interested in products that you offer.
  • Quantity of traffic. Once you have the right people clicking through from those search engine results pages (SERPs), more traffic is better.
  • Organic results. Ads make up a significant portion of many SERPs. Organic traffic is any traffic that you don’t have to pay for.

Organic search traffic is specifically any unpaid traffic that comes from SERPs.

How SEO works

You might think of a search engine as a website you visit to type (or speak) a question into a box and Google, Yahoo!, Bing, or whatever search engine you’re using magically replies with a long list of links to webpages that could potentially answer your question.

That’s true. But have you ever stopped to consider what’s behind those magical lists of links?

Here’s how it works: Google (or any search engine you’re using) has a crawler that goes out and gathers information about all the content they can find on the Internet. The crawlers bring all those 1s and 0s back to the search engine to build an index. That index is then fed through an algorithm that tries to match all that data with your query.

There are a lot of factors that go into a search engine’s algorithm, and here’s how a group of experts ranked their importance:

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That’s all the SE (search engine) of SEO.

The O part of SEO—optimization—is where the people who write all that content and put it on their sites are gussying that content and those sites up so search engines will be able to understand what they’re seeing, and the users who arrive via search will like what they see.

Optimization can take many forms. It’s everything from making sure the title tags and meta descriptions are both informative and the right length to pointing internal links at pages you’re proud of.

Learning SEO

This section of our site is here to help you learn anything you want about SEO. If you’re completely new to the topic, start at the very beginning and read the Beginner’s Guide to SEO. If you need advice on a specific topic, dig in wherever suits you.

Here’s a general overview:

Building an SEO-friendly site

Once you’re ready to start walking that SEO walk, it’s time to apply those SEO techniques to a site, whether it’s brand new or an old one you’re improving.

These pages will help you get started with everything from selecting an SEO-friendly domain name to best practices for internal links.

Content and related markup

A site isn’t really a site until you have content. But SEO for content has enough specific variables that we’ve given it its own section. Start here if you’re curious about keyword research, how to write SEO-friendly copy, and the kind of markup that helps search engines understand just what your content is really about.

On-site topics

You’ve already learned a lot about on-site topics by delving into content and related markup. Now it’s time to get technical with information about robots.txt.

Link-related topics

Dig deep into everything you ever needed to know about links from anchor text to redirection. Read this series of pages to understand how and when to use nofollow and whether guest blogging is actually dead. If you’re more into the link building side of things (working to improve the rankings on your site by earning links), go straight to the Beginner’s Guide to Link Building.

Other optimization

Congratulations! You’ve mastered the ins and outs of daily SEO and are now ready for some advanced topics. Make sure all that traffic has the easiest time possible converting with conversion rate optimization (CRO), then go micro level with local SEO or take that site global with international SEO.

The evolution of SEO

Search engine algorithms change frequently and SEO tactics evolve in response to those changes. So if someone is offering you SEO advice that doesn’t feel quite right, check in with the specific topic page.

For a more technical look at SEO, check out this short video from Rand Fishkin.

Go forth and SEO…