How to rank in Google

How to rank in Google
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So, you want to know how to rank in Google. The good news is that you don't have to be a professional Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) specialist, as anyone can do it. The bad news is that it won't happen overnight. In fact, it can take quite a long time to achieve really good Google rankings, particularly if you're in a competitive search market.

But with patience, planning, and continuous effort, you'll see your site move up in the search engine results pages (SERPs) and get more traffic. In this article, we'll outline some of the steps you need to achieve your goals, discussing topics including site audits, web hosting (see our guide for options), keywords, content, and the competition.

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John Faulds

John is a freelance writer and web developer who has been working digitally for 30 years. His experience is in journalism, print design and web development, and he has worked in Australia and the UK. His work has been published in Future publications including TechRadar, Tom's Guide, and ITProPortal.