You should rank on Google. If you are not in Google, you're basically "invisible and your efforts will not yield much.
Before we proceed, let's do a recap.
At this point in time, you should already have an idea...
- Why you're doing this;
- How you can make money out of what you do;
- What your blog should be about;
- Who you are trying to help;
- When you will earn money;
- If you should actually start your own website versus just social media and other free platforms.
- How to choose the name of your new business and;
- Where you should set up your first website.
Now, if you have missed any of the 8 above, I urge you to go back to the lessons in order, since you need to understand the concepts before you start it anything.
WARNING: Starting a blog (that earns money) requires hard work when you are building it from scratch. Just imagine trying to build a house. You start from the ground. You need to spend time and some money. I’ll try my best to really help you eliminate, if not, reduce the starting costs by making use of free resources available on the internet. And it all starts with my 100% free training.
With these reminders, let’s start to understand why we are trying to “rank” or get on top of the search results of search engines - Google to be specific.
There Are Billions Of Active Internet Users Around The World.
Back in the days when there’s no internet (and no Google), our resources were very limited. We learn things from the library, word of mouth, manual research, etc.
In the internet age, everything is on Google. As Jimmy Wales said...
"If it's not in Google, it doesn't exist." - Jimmy Wales, (the co-founder of Wikipedia or the online encyclopedia)
Whenever we need something, we Google.
Google Dominates Search Results Both In Desktop And Mobile.
Here are the top 12 best search engines in the world.
Have you ever used other search engines like Bing, Yahoo, or Baidu? Although they are on top 2 to 4, I do not use them. Why? I feel Google is enough.
Do you know Baidu? I never heard about it until I saw it in my Google Analytics (separate lesson).
DuckDuckGo? I thought it’s some kind of spammer (sorry, I did not really know about it until I started looking at data related to my blog to see where my visitors are coming from).
What’s the point here?
Normal people like me only know Google, until I Google for what are the “others.”
Your Position In Google Is Everything.
Don’t know how to cook paella? Google.
You may end up consuming content depending on which is on top. It can be a recipe article from billions of websites or a YouTube video, depending on which is on page 1, or what type of content you would usually consume.
Websites on page 2 onwards seldom get the exposure that can give blogs enough visits.
There are people like me who would really go through the pages (even until page 10), however, I represent the minority.
So yes, you need a content creation platform (which is a blog, for this training). And I will help you optimize your blog so you can get Page 1 rankings, too!
Don’t worry about being a newbie. Google gives everyone a chance. Just as we are trying to earn the trust of our target audience, we are also trying to win Google’s trust.
When someone Googles, they use keywords (lesson), and everyone has an opportunity to rank for specific keywords, even newbie sites!
P.S. Don’t be shy to ask questions. My comments section below is always open!
"I can and I will."