However, these 7 simple tips will help you to improve in the search results very quickly.
This first series of tips are centred around keyword research.
Tip One – Optimise Your Blog Posts
If you are sending out regular blog posts then congratulations! If not, then you need to start doing this as it helps in all sorts of ways.
When you write your next blog post make sure that you include keywords that are commonly used in your business sector. This will help to get your blog posts noticed and also start ranking your website better for these terms.
No need to overdo it, just add one or two into each blog post where relevant.
Tip Two – Long Tail Keywords
If you have a new website or have a low authority website you will find it tougher to rank for the more competitive keywords at first.
Instead, think about the longer tail terms.
For example – “we buy houses”
Add your area for starters – so “we buy houses Los Angeles” or “we buy houses Santa Monica“.
If you can rank for lots of longer tail terms this will bring in very targeted leads quickly whilst you build up the authority of your website.
This is a great one. You can find out what keywords your competitors are ranking for from this tool –
You can get a 7-day plan for $7 which is enough time for you to look at your competitor’s keywords and make a list of them.
If you can rank for the same keywords as your competition and also add the long tail ones from tip two then you keep ahead of them and get more deals coming to your website!
Tip Four – Put Similar Keywords Together
Google is improving the search algorithm daily and a consequence of this means that it can “understand” relationships between keywords and rank you higher if you do this extra work.
For example, the words “house” and “home” are very similar so you can use these on the same web page to get extra traction.
We buy houses
We purchase homes
Sell your house fast
Sell your home in 7 days
……are all very similar terms so using these on the same page not only helps to rank the main keyword but you also get the extra terms to rank as well!
Tip Five – Use Keywords With Commercial Intent
However, there isn’t a targeted commercial intent behind this search.
You have to try and get into the mind of your prospective seller and think what they would type into Google in order to find you.
Keyword phrases such as:
how can I sell my house fast
sell my house quickly
companies who buy houses
….all have commercial intent so would definitely get targeted traffic to your website. It is up to you then to do a good selling job and seal the deal.
If you then target this in even more with your own area then you are on to a real winner:
how can I sell my house fast in Chicago
sell my Santa Monica home fast
companies who buy houses in Washington DC
You may not get thousand of searches per month from these phrases but rank for a lot of these type of keywords and you will generate a lot of hot leads who are looking out for you to help them.
Tip Six – Use Google to Find Better Keywords
If you type “we buy houses” into Google, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
You will see that Google have suggested other keyword searches that may be helpful.
So if you add these new keywords into your website copy then you will also start to rank for these terms as well.
Make a list of all of these keywords in a spreadsheet so that you can group them together (as Tip Four) and get your writers to use these within each page or blog post as they write them.
The more times you do this the better you will rank and the more keywords you will rank for.
Also, drill down into these new keywords to find other ones…
For example “we buy houses for cash” gives you these extra terms…
Tip Seven – Use One Main Keyword Per Page
Choose a competitive keyword for each page and make sure that you do not use that keyword on any other page.
This is to stop you competing with yourself for the keyword!
As mentioned before you can still rank for other keywords on that page as long as they are related. Let’s say for example that you decide to write a page all about the keyword “sell my house fast”
The main keyword then is “sell my house fast”
Use your local area – Atlanta
Add other words such as “in 7 days”
Use Google as described before:
So now for one page we have these keywords to use:
sell my house fast
sell my house fast Atlanta
sell my house fast in Atlanta
sell my house in 7 days
sell my Atlanta house in 7 days
sell my house now
sell my house fast for cash
….you get the idea!!
So as you can see if you really do look into the keyword aspect of SEO you can soon start to rank for multiple terms just on your website.
If you want to know more about how SEO can help you to drive many more leads to your website then watch our real estate SEO video here.