I’m just curious to know why does my website articles always stay behind on page no 5, 6, & 7 mostly? For example, I post one article I use all SEO techniques to make sure the article is minimum 350+ words and above.
Keywords in Meta title, description, URL, first paragraph and also distributed very wisely in the entire article.
Also, I use the variation of keywords in my sentences,
My images are well optimized with Alt text
My readability score is always 65% and above.
I use the focus keyword to rank for and 4 variations of a keyword.
After completing all this checklist, I hit the publish button. Now when I try to search using my focused keyword (It’s obvious it won’t pop up on page one) but it goes way behind for page 5, 6 and so on. Maybe I thought due to fewer words in my article I’m lacking behind, so I posted an article worth 1,700 words and distributed the keywords and its variation in almost all paragraphs. Yet for my shock, it wasn’t even in top 100 results on google.
Few facts, my website is 26 days old so no domain authority. (Will this be the major issue? if yes) when shall I expect to be on page 2 at least? I have tech news mobile specs website looking at the competition level in my niche what I see is media & news companies are dominating page no 1 to 3 on google and bing both. So consider them as a big fish in the market and being there for a long time, what should I do to at least be close to them for example on page 2 or 3?
Also, I see some search results in google which are not even relevant to my focus keyword and ranking ahead of my article (again domain authority?) Some of the websites are in the non-English language yet they are on page 3. What should I do to overcome this situation?
If the domain authority & backlinks are the only key factors to rank on page 1 it’s next to impossible to compete for big media & news websites even though the content is king. As I’ve seen this big website publish 300 words article with 52% English readability score still ranking on page 1.
Any out of the box suggestion to compete for such big fish in a smart way is appreciated.
Thanks & regards.