“Why is my website not ranking on Google?” This is a common question I see people ask in different forums all the time. Instead of explaining the problem and trying to help, a bunch of
“I have created a simple one page WordPress website for my client. Unfortunately, on
First of all, have you tried typing in site:domain.com to know if its already indexed by Google? It could be that you don’t rank for certain keywords yet, not even your own site name, but that doesn’t mean that the site might not be indexed.
One page websites are horrible for SEO. The more pages, the better. Google likes content so you shouldn’t keep anything short and minimalistic. The one page website is also probably stuffed with keywords in different categories. Each page needs to be focused on a few keywords based on the page topic.
Each page needs to be optimized for search engines. Using an SEO plugin, such as Yoast SEO, is great when you write articles and content for a page, but a plugin does not rank or index your website. It only gives you guidelines on how to write properly for search engines.
Basic guidelines for on page SEO would be to:
- Use proper h1, h2, h3 tags
- Image alt text
- Related internal and external links
- Use long-tail keywords
To help Google index your site faster, you can submit an XML sitemap in Google Search Console. Once submitted, Google will crawl your website. Test to search your website name and see if it comes up after and a day or two.
Also, check robots.txt to see if it’s set to no index.
SEO is not a set and forget
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