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How Important Is First Page Placement

The importance of first page placement can not be overstressed. In order for a website to thrive and convert sales it has to be visible. In general, unless a person follows a link from another site, they will only look at the first page of results. On rare occasions they may go through the first five on the second page. Those sites that struggle for the bottom results will ultimately fail. Here are a few tips on how to capture first page placement in the search engines.

The first thing to consider when trying to obtain first page placement is keyword research. There are many good services available that will offer you a keyword search run for a reasonable price, but you will still have to cross check those with a Google tool to make sure of the frequency and relevance of each keyword. Sometimes the best attack is to go after the less common keywords first. Being ranked well for longtail keywords will still drive some heavily targeted traffic to your site and increase your sales rate. Once you have established your site in the longtail region, go after the most heavily competed for keywords. It will take more effort to capture any kind of placement for these, but the effort will be rewarded with heavier sales.

Keyword selection, use, and distribution are very important items, but they are all for naught without a consideration of the other on page factors of your site. Meta tags, content, and url normalization have to be looked at before you will capture first page placement. Meta tags have to contain your keywords. URL normalization will help the search engines’ spiders to follow and index your site. Always remember that content is king. You have to use a proper keyword density- 1-3% – to avoid spam penalties. People have to feel that the content is written for them or they will not trust your site enough to buy from you.

First page placement is the Holy Land of the internet. Sales flow every day from that placement. When you try to capture on of those top ten spots, consider whether or not you truly have the time to make it happen or should you hire an outside company to get you there quickly and efficiently.