On Page SEO Techniques to Rank First on Google Search

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Do you want to learn on page SEO techniques? Then this is the guide for you.

Google always provides High-Quality results to its users or visitors, what they are searching for Google search. This is the main reason to widely use & popularity of the Google search engine.

Google is a Search Engine, not the whole web or the Internet.

Search Engine is a Combination of algorithms that filter then shows data according to user’s requirements.

Google always changes their algorithms to improve & provide more quality, to its users. Now Question is that, how Google read or know about content or topic?? I mean, what a User find & show results related to user’s query.

Every search engine has robots, called bots or crawlers. These crawlers reach sites or web pages to find content related to a user’s query or search term. These bots or crawlers read your page’s Meta Tags to know about topics of that page. Then according to quality, links, DA, etc. provides ranks to different Sites or pages in SERP.

Higher the rank means Higher the Quality of a Web page or Site, in different ways. For that reason every webmaster does SEO. SEO means Search Engine Optimization. SEO starts with Quality.

  • Quality in your Content
  • Quality in Your Webpage & Site

If you have these things on your site you will probably rank first in the Google search.

SEO increases your site’s visibility, indexing & search engines can reach or find your content or site easily. So in the results, you rank higher in Google.

According to Brian Dean, Ranking in Google depends upon 200+ factors. In other words, Google Counts or Checks 200+ Factors to rank a Site in SERP.

But In a simple way, Google Ranking Depends upon two Factors

  • Quality of your Site
  • Trust/ Popularity

To Increase the Quality Of your Site, you have the need to do On-Page SEO. Learn How to do SEO in 2021.

What is On-Page SEO?

On-page Seo is the factor or part of SEO. It requires enhancing the Quality of your Site. it is the basic & most important part of SEO.

NOTE: there are two factors almost same so don’t be confused with them.

On-site SEO– This is for the whole or Entire Site. It is Done with Permalink Structure, Sitemap etc. On-Site mean for the whole site.

On-Page SEO- it is done on a page of your site. It includes Headings, Keywords density & placing word counting etc.

How to do On-Page SEO?

On-Page SEO is done on a webpage to improve its Quality to make it easy and completely understandable by the search engine.

A  Web-Page is called Perfect Webpage if it has;

  • About a specific or single topic.
  • Unique Content
  • Having Subject to Title Tag, URL, Image Alt Text, and in Body
  • Link back to its Category & Homepage.

Content Of the Page

Understand your audience. Think about their requirements or what they want. Write for your audience not for Google.

  • Your Content should be free from any type of errors or mistakes. It should not be copied from any other sources i.e., Plagiarized. If you have well written, informative High-Quality content, then there are 65% chances to rank high in Google.
  • Use and target long-tail keywords in your Content with nearby 1% Keyword Density With its LSI or relative keywords.
  • Avoid over SEO & keyword usage or density. More than 5% Keyword Density make spam & penalized you
  • Use Media in your Content Like as Images, videos, Infographics etc.
  • Write a minimum 700 words content

Post Title

Write an attractive, Descriptive title for your post. Use a targeted keyword in your post title. It should be in 65 characters with spaces. Try to use the keyword in the starting of the title. Use the keyword in the title only for one time.

Post Permalink Structure

Write an understandable URL for your post. It is the address of your post. Use your targeted keywords in the URL. Avoid using symbols, numbers and special characters in the permalink.

www.dotcomonly.com/use-good-permalink-structure
Is an example of an ideal Permalink?

Heading Tags

Always use heading tags in your content to write heading & subheadings & special points.

Use the H1 tag to write post title only & don’t repeat it. In WordPress, the post title is already in the H1 tag. So don’t use or repeat it.

Use H2 & H3 tags for subheading & sub-subheading respectively to write subheadings.

Meta Tags

These tags provide information about your site to Google. Write descriptive, well-structured Meta tags for your site.it should be in 165 words with spaces.

Internal & External Linking

Interlink your all posts with each other. Give related post’s link into another post. It will help your readers to read more content on your site and spend more time.

It also helps you by providing more information about your post to Google.

You can use external links which should be relevant to your post to provide more information to your readers or visitors.

External linking helps you to get more trust from Google that you have useful information for your readers.

But link to trusted and well establish sites only to give external links in your post.

Social Share

Place social sharing buttons for your post, and encourage your readers to share your content on social media. Social presence is a big factor in Google SEO.

Page Speed

Make sure your site does not take too much time to load. If it happening then it is a big issue in ranking.

Now Google considers it as a factor. Use Google Page Speed Checker tool.

Your site should be load in 2 seconds. It helps you to improve your ranking & engage more audience with your site.

Professional Design

Your site should be neat & clean designed with a professional look according to your niche or functionality. There should be no errors or no broken links in your site. your site should be mobile friendly

Other Points Related to On-Page SEO

  • Use your targeted keyword in title & permalink.
  • Use your targeted keyword in the first paragraph.
  • Your targeted keyword in Image alt text.
  • Use LSI keywords in body & H2 or H3.
  • Compress images before use to reduce load time. don’t use large images in your post

These are the proven techniques to use. Anyone can his/her web page SEO optimized by using these methods. Onpage SEO is the first part of Search Engine Optimization,  But remember over SEO can penalize you from Google. So don’t try to do over SEO. Or something which is not sure to you. Otherwise, you are safe and try these methods to rank on the first page of Google search.

Have you any other On-Page SEO techniques?? Write them in the comments box and share it with me. And don’t forget to share this post

19 thoughts on “On Page SEO Techniques to Rank First on Google Search”

  1. Thanks! Harpreet Munjal for this great tips, Well it’s not been long I joined WordPress but your posts have been helpful alot!

    Thanks for sharing

    1. Hello @Ashutosh
      A well planned article has only 2-4 headings. there are 6 headings from H1-H6, you should have knowledge that which one is used and where. for example- h1 for post title, H2 for 2nd main title (sub Heading)
      I hope you get your answer….!!
      ask me if you have any…..
      thanks

        1. Hello @Vikash
          H tags are used for to increase the readability and keep in right format in sequence instead of to make it beautiful. for example, h1 for the title, h2 for sub title or subheading, h3 for sub-sub heading and so on

    1. Harpreet Munjal

      Hello @Nitin
      I’m glad you find this helpful. let me know the difference before and after the use of on page SEO techniques on your site…

    1. Syed Fahyeaq Ahmed

      Hi San,

      Harpreet here is talking about Meta descriptions. Very good and appealing Meta Titles and Meta Descriptions still help you in rankings. And in my opinion they will always be part of ranking factors in SEO.

      About Meta keywords, yes they will not help in anyways in Google Rankings but in my opinion still other search engines like Bing is dependent on them so there is no harm in having them used in proper way without wasting much time behind them.

  2. Hi Harpreet,

    Nice post, canonical tagging and other taggings are also there as per the requirement. And proper internal linking with complete On-Page SEO itself will give good results of Keyword rankings in Google Search Engines. Thanks for the post.

  3. Hi Harpreet,

    Great Artice. It’s the fact that Quality content is more preferred than quantity , This is what, where on page SEO focuse.On-page SEO is the practice of optimizing individual web pages in order to rank higher and earn more relevant traffic in search engines. Thank foe sharing such important blog.

    Hazel.

  4. Wow Harpreet!!
    An awesome guideline on On-Page SEO. Great tips to help you get better ranking in Google SERP.
    While the ratio of on-page to off-page SEO differ based on the keyword, the site, the age, trust & authority of the pages or collective pages within a website; the bottom line is,SEO requires a balance of the two. So offpage factors is as important as onpage SEO.

    1. Hello @Prajith
      Yes! Both the factors are important. but I think if you do On-page SEO in the right way then it can reduce your off-page SEO efforts…..! and sometimes you can rank without a backlink…..:)

    1. Hello Darshan,
      I’m glad you like this On page SEO Guide. H tags are important part of On page SEO and Readability….

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