How to Rank on Google's First Page: An Interview with Neil Patel
Ok, so maybe this isn’t me interviewing Neil Patel… although, can you image how cool that would be!? What I’m sharing with you today is an interview Neil gave where he answered one of probably the most asked/most elusive question, “How can I get my website to rank on the first page of Google”.
In the interview, Neil answers the question from a mortgage professional who pretty quickly was able to move their ranking from in the 80’s to about 11 for a lot of their identified keywords. Using tried and true SEO techniques like content creation, optimized Meta Data, fast load times, linking and mobile optimization has clearly worked in moving his websites rank.
Great! This sounds amazing! So, what’s the problem then? Well, he’s been stuck at 11 for a little while. He knows that ranking on the first page is extremely important to getting more organic traffic, but can’t seem to get there. What is he doing wrong?
Well, Neil is giving his number 1 tip to move you from the 2nd to the first page. And I’m telling you, it may not be the answer you expected.
Ok, I can’t hold it in.. here’s the answer: Patience and Consistency!
YES! That thing we’ve been touting for years. Following the right techniques, doing them often, and not getting frustrated and giving up after a month or 2 is the ONLY way to get yourself to the 1st page, and STAY there.
Don’t believe me? Check out this video from Neil to hear him shed more light on how this whole SEO process works, and how the most successful people make it work for them in the long term.