Out of 38,600,000, my ranking was N/A.
And yet, I have been noticing a wee trend in my Squarespace analytics - some visitors are finding me via Google (and some have even contacted me after a Google search! Woohoo!)
So I decided to test my rank again.
I entered a keyword that I used in a previous Squarespace blog post.
I entered the (longtail) keyword: Duplicate Page Squarespace
Now how about that?
I rank number 6, on the first page.
Just to be on the safe side, I tried another keyword rank checker at SEOCentro.
What's a Longtail Keyword, by the way?
Writing How To and Other Squarespace Blog Posts brings me site visitors.
Blogging is what makes my site dynamic and brings me the right kind of visitors. (I think, anyway).
But it's not just the blogging, it's the keywords I use in the blog posts and where I put them.
Here are the places I put keywords in my blog posts (these days).
- Body (the actual post)
- The image File Names & File Title Names
- The Blog Post URL
Starting today, I'm also going to use the excerpt field and put the keyword in there. Squarespace excerpts usually show up in Google Search Results.
Most of my blog posts are Squarespace How Tos and a lot of potential clients (even Squarespace web designers, my niche), google how to do stuff on Squarespace. The more I post, the more I should rank up there with the Big Dawgs, even if my main site never makes it to the top.
Going forward, my goal is to follow these 7 steps every time I write a How to Do Something in Squarespace Blog Post:
- Pick a keyword (or phrase)
- Use the keyword in the Title
- Use the keyword in Headings
- Use the keyword in the Body of the Squarespace Blog Post (see what I did there?)
- Ensure all my image titles include the keyword and add it to the File Name Field when I upload an image
- Include the keyword in an Excerpt
- Use the keyword in the post URL.
Basically, I'm doing this....
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