How to Rank#1 in Google Search : Video by Matt Cutts

We all know what does it mean to rank#1 in Google and real keyword fights being, when you are targeting ranking position 1-2 or least 3rd. One thing, which I often talk to my students in SEO consultancy and that is about Why can’t you Rank #1 in Google. When you are producing high-quality content and still you are no where to be seen in first few pages of Google, it’s a waste of time and resource.

How to Rank#1 in Google Search

Unless, you are not ranking for your desired Keyword in Google, you are not only missing out traffic but an immense opportunity to make money. Probably, that’s one reason white hat SEO is never dead and it will never be.

Quick Way to Rank #1 in Google:

Well, before I share the real deal of ranking in the #1 or atleast on the first page of Google, here is a cool mash-up video of Matt Cutts, where he talks about how anyone can get the no.1 ranking in Google search. Before, you take this video seriously, it’s a funny mashup video and doesn’t have real value in teaching you to quick way to rank better.  But if you are aware of basics of SEO, this video is going to make your laugh out loud and if you like it, feel free to give this post a shout.

After video, I will also add some of the tips, which will help you to increase your search engine ranking:

Video credits: Sam Applegate

If you never heard about Matt Cutts, he is Google engineer and he is quite popular among SEO community for his videos tips, which he shares on Google Webmaster YouTube channel here. Also, you can find him sharing useful info and  interesting stuff on Google plus @Matt Cutts.

Can we actually Rank#1 in Google?

Most of the Bloggers and Webmasters I know, they never bothered about search engine position and keep working on creating new content. Nothing is wrong with this strategy, but if your target is to minimize your effort and get better results, it’s time to work smartly and not working hard alone. And yes, ranking on first page of Google is not tough but it’s not going to be an easy pathway. You have to work on lots of factors and have a proper strategy for content creation, content promotion and generating backlinks. I have added useful resources below, which will help you to understand every process in detail.

Before Penguin update, Backlinks alone boosts your ranking but post panda and penguin world, it’s changed to many factors. Like Anchor text variation, quality of sites giving you back-links, Site SEO structure and many other signals.

So here is quick checklist for better ranking in SERP’s:

I’m not going to talk a lot about complete set up of your site for SEO advantage. I have covered a part of the same in my WordPress guide resource page.

  • Perform a Keyword research (Use Google Planner tool)
  • Keeping Keyword in mind work on OnPage Optimized Article ( This covers the maximum part of your SEO effort, as you not only to make sure your post contains all the elements of On page SEO, but also give unique and detailed information regarding your Topic)
  • Keep Outbound Link SEO in mind
  • Maintain a decent Keyword density with LSI words
  • Use EasyWpSEO plugin in WordPress
  • Promote your post on Social media site (Use Digg-Digg plugin)
  • Use Traffic Travis or Free Keyword monitor for Tracking Keyword position
  • Use Guest posting campaign to boost ranking of the Keyword
  • Of all the Social media buttons, I highly recommend to integrate Google plus button on your site. Above mentioned plugin (Digg-digg) does the job really well.
  • Read Google SEO guidelines here.
  • Implement Google authorship
  • Use Clean permalink : Good:, Bad:
  • Instead of just creating a Website with content: Work on creating a brand. Establish yourself as an authority in your niche. Social media is your best solution here and work on promotion of Google plus brand page, which will also help in getting more Google pluses.
  • Work on improving user experience on your site: Load time, navigation, related post, Internal linking, Call to action, ad placement, readability.  You can use Google analytics, to get all above vital details for free.

The key here is create a valuable Website on any topic. You also have to claim your authority by integrating Social media signals on your site.  More over, SEO has become a serious business in 2012, as now optimization is not about quantity but it’s all about quality in total.  For serious business blogs, I suggest to use tools like SEMRUSH and find out your competitors SEO details, and work on above strategy for maximum output.

Well, as we say there is no shortcut to success and this is so true here when we talk about search engine ranking. But, with a targeted goal and smart work, you can achieve anything. Is int it? If you find this video funny and this post informative, do share it on Google plus and Facebook.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 15 )

  1. says

    Hey Harsh,I agree with you, especially when it came to onpage seo where your site pages makes it more relevant to each other.I also agree with you to create a brand. And at last collecting user experience is also important. Thanks or share a great article.

  2. Eve Adams says

    Very funny but informative video there. I agree with you, eespecially when it came to onpage seo where your site pages makes it more relevant to each other.

  3. Abhishek says

    Agree with most of the points..But using traffic travis to track keyword rankings is now against their quality guidelines (since this leads to auto generated query to Google)
    Don’t you think ?

  4. says

    What about keyword density? How many times a targeted keyword should comes in a single post excluding title. I am little bit confused about keyword stuffing and keyword targeting.

  5. Anna says

    Nice tips..Guest blogging is also a good technique to get a quality & niche backlinks with the targeted visitors. But for getting god results from the guest blogging, you have to submit a unique & related blog posts..

  6. Rajib Kumar says

    On page optimization with outbound links are very important for a site to rank on search engine. I also like you another point, you said about Clean permalink. I also agree with you to create a brand. And at last collecting user experience is also important. Thanks or share a great article.

  7. Timon Weller says

    Very true Harsh on the points of the change in there seo algorithm, it is more less seo focused now, its all about finding the right balance again between seo and what Google wants. Your points on change sound like a good start for many new website owners..

  8. Usman says

    Well I agree Google wants On Page SEO and natural backlinks. I think Google is now targeting websites that have a high page rank as the most authoritative one’s and its not a surprise for me the individual pages that have a high page rank are ranking higher in Google search results

  9. Shekhar says

    Video was really funny…but the post was very informative and useful. Definitely got to know a lot of things. Should start working on that.

  10. Rahul says

    Its becoming so competitive these days that the best way now is to attract readers who love reading your blog. So write nice articles in your niche. I think you should write for humans first and then for the bots cause its, humans that actually determine the traffic.

  11. Chris says

    Great SEO tips (video is also great ;) )
    I’ll mention about three more great tools:
    -Majestic SEO
    -Market Samurai
    BTW – just twitted:)
    BR, Chris

  12. Dennies John says

    really good tips !
    also try to get some .edu backlinks,that will really help you.
    my authorship markup still not coming :(
    is there any free tool to substitute for easy wp seo?

  13. david says

    Thanks Harsh. Good solid and basic SEO tips. There are no magic bullets. Thanks for psoting this.