How to make your website get a higher ranking?

how to make your website get a higher ranking. i am doing with my personal website and i am thinking on how the rank can get be higher.

It’s pretty hard. The first thing you should do is make sure you have your site on any of your profiles that you use that are searched by search engines, like Stack Overflow, Github, Twitter, etc. Most of those are no-follow, but I think it still helps a little.

Next thing you can do is stuff like h-cards and things like that.

But in general, getting personal sites up there is tough. You could blog about things you find interesting and try to generate interest. But in the end, people usually just don’t care random personal pages, which is where a lot of the ranking comes from.

The point of adding nofollow to links is specifically to tell search engines to ignore them, so such links will not help SEO, although they may bring traffic.

I suggest you start with Google’s “Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide” and follow the advice there.

Yes that’s​ true, but that doesn’t mean they follow that rule. I suspect they just don’t put as much weight behind them as ones without.

I say this, because I’ve witnessed my own site jump from the second page to almost the top result after adding it to a bunch of no follows, like Twitter or GitHub.

Yeah. they do…direct from the proverbial horse’s mouth:

How does Google handle nofollowed links?

In general, we don’t follow them. This means that Google does not transfer PageRank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web. However, the target pages may still appear in our index if other sites link to them without using nofollow, or if the URLs are submitted to Google in a Sitemap. Also, it’s important to note that other search engines may handle nofollow in slightly different ways.


It must have been due to something else, then. It seemed very coincidental.

It could be the indirect effect of SM. That being putting the word out about your site, giving it more exposure and reaching more people, in itself a good thing. The potential knock-on effect regarding SEO, the more people see it, the more likely you are to earn real back-links (if they think your content is worthy of it).


Yeah, that an content bots. I know SO has a lot of them. The entirety of SO is actively archived by a lot of places.

Either way, my suggestion is still valid. :lol:

It also depends on the keywords you want to rank for. If you have a unique name and website name, the SEO would be easier to implement. If you’re ranking for high competition keywords, it’s going to be tougher.

Make sure that your off page optimization is working properly. Focus on link building. It will give best result.

No. Focus on your content. After all, it is your content which search engines index and return in search results, and it is your content that potential visitors are interested in.

Creating links with the intention of manipulating search results is a violation of both Google’s and Bing’s TOS.

Hi all. I see you have a great discussion. It is very important to know the factors affecting your website’s ranking in Google.
We in SEMrush couldn’t resist our natural curiosity and decided to investigate how things really are :slight_smile:
In the last week’s big research publication we received a list of factors that influence page position in order of importance from the most influential to the least:

  1. Website visits
  2. Time on site
  3. Pages per session
  4. Bounce rate
  5. Referring domains
  6. Content length
  7. Website security (HTTPS)
  8. Keyword in body
  9. Keyword density
  10. Keyword in title
  11. Keyword in meta
  12. Video on a page

If you want to know how we received these results, check it out the full report:

Received from whom?

As Google has stated it doesn’t use Analytics data in ranking search results, I’m curious as to where the data on things like website visits, time on site and bounce rate would come from. How would search engines have access to this information?

Your SEO keywords are the key words and phrases in your web content that make it possible for people to find your site via search engines. A website that is well optimized for search engines “speaks the same language” as its potential visitor base with keywords for SEO that help connect searchers to your site. Keywords are one of the main elements of SEO basics.

According to WordStream.

hi, julia is that keyword you suppose to say?

To get rank your site higher first make sure your site should be properly updated, navigation should be good, overall your site should be more catchy and unique, also your site should have useful information so that people engage more with your website. Now the On-page, Do on-page of your site in very well manner and the do off-page and share your website with social media. Just do these things your site will get rank higher.

That “advice” is not helpful to a newcomer who does not know what you mean by those terms. Please take time to explain clearly, rather than assuming everybody will understand the jargon.

As already explained, sharing on social media will have no direct effect on search engine rankings. Most social networks mark user-submitted links as nofollow.

Hi TechnoBear!

Good question!
To receive this data we conducted our on research.
We started with a set of big data consisting of 600,000 keywords from the worldwide base (US, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and others), the pages’ positions in search results and a list of alleged ranking factors. To track down any consistent patterns in the resulting data, we applied a machine learning algorithm called Random forest.
Then we limited the scope of the analysed data to the first 10 SERPS for each keyword, as everything that lies outside of this range is usually of no interest to the user. And for preliminary research, we took all the served pages in the 20th position and checked if the trends that we received for the whole set of data coincides with the results for the 20th position.


You haven’t answered my other question, which was how search engines would get access to some of this information in order to use it for ranking purposes.

From what I have seen, I think your study is confusing cause and effect.

If you increase your ranking. Firstly focus on keyword. if you choose a right keyword it will easy to increase your ranking. After that check your website is seo friendly(on op page process). do off page process like

  1. Pbn
  2. forum posting
  3. blog post
  4. Guest post
  5. blog commenting
  6. Quora digestion
    Active on social media.

Most, if not all, of the activities you have listed are useless from an SEO point of view, @Apptunix1. Links which you can place yourself (which is, I presume, the point of your list) are regarded as all but worthless by search engines. Reputable sites will mark user-submitted links as nofollow (as we do here) in accordance with Google’s guidelines. It has already been explained in this topic that most social networks follow that advice.

Again, as stated earlier. creating links with the intention of manipulating search results is a violation of both Google’s and Bing’s TOS. See the links in post #14 for more information.

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