Did I just say fast?   dominate-Google-Fast

Well, “fast” may have several meanings to a lot of us, because of our perspectives and experiences online. Correct?

But I’m not saying you can dominate Google first page ‘like’ today.

All I’m saying is that you can optimize your content according to what Google wants and within 30 days, which is pretty fast, your rich content pages could rank higher.

How possible is that?

Last week, I did a post on “SEO Strategy.”

It was a kind of overview of how I built 3 niches sites and within 10 days, I was able to rank the pages higher in Google.

To me, that’s pretty fast compared to other bloggers who struggle day in and day out to please Google with their generic blogs.

My goal with this post is to clear the stumps off your path. And to show you the step by step route to actually dominate search engines, even though your competition is stiff.


Why you struggle to rank your website

Did you know that quality content is not the only factor that can make a web page rank well in Google?

When I discovered this shocking truth, I took a deep breath and changed the way I optimize and build links.

The truth is that Google is not interested in your homepage per se. And your target audience doesn’t necessarily need your homepage – because that’s not where the answers they need are.

Stop building massive links to your homepage. Focus your attention on the content pages. It’s like using a stone to kill two birds.

When you focus on the inner pages and try to improve their rankings higher in Google, you’re actually improving the homepage also.

For instance, this particular post can be found when you type (

Now, each time I share the link as it is, I’m actually adding relevant SEO juices to the homepage as well, because they’re connected.

So, one of the reasons why you’re not dominating your niche, is because you’ve been so mindful of your homepage. I see a lot of content marketers who waste time beautifying their index pages.

Although it’s the base of your website, but it doesn’t really count that much – please focus on the inner pages and you’ll get better SEO results.


How long does it take to rank a webpage?

Actually, several factors can contribute to make a webpage show up in Google when users search for the primary and related terms.

If your niche is highly competitive, you’ll need to wait another 2 – 6 months to actually rank your latest blog post. Sorry, but that’s the truth.

And if you’re a regular reader here, you’ll know that I prefer you get your feet soaked in other niches, before starting a “blogging blog.”

Remember, 87% of the successful and six figure bloggers around all started out in other profitable niches.

They first established strong brands in health, entertainment, computer, business, franchise, family & relationship and other profitable niches, before starting a blog in the “make money online niche.”

If you read their blogs today, what they basically do is that they share their daily lessons with you. The lessons they learned from their businesses as a whole, not from their blog.


What if your niche is highly competitive, how do you rank well?

That’s a tough question, but all hope isn’t lost yet. Let me illustrate with my niche sites, which I launched on the 12th of February 2012.

The niche I’m into is health. You and I know that the health niche and other sub-niches that are attached to it are competitive.

But I managed to build 3 niche sites, and naturally took all of them to Google front page. Did I use blackhat techniques?

Give me a break – I don’t even know how to do that rubbish. Even when I was in college, I never wore a black hat, because when I see anyone wearing it, I’d assume that the person is a gangster. And I still do – that’s my mindset. Pardon me.

Just kidding, but I never used any backyard technique.

In fact, I still use the same SEO strategies that I’ve been using, even before Google Panda, Penguin and EMDs were rolled out.

Listen to me, SEO hasn’t changed in its concept. It’s only the application that’s changed a bit.

For instance, keyword research and targeting are still vital and would continue to be a key factor, but keyword density is a thing of the past.

So, if your niche is competitive, let’s say the health or internet marketing niche, how do you survive? Also, how can you push your content pages higher than they are now?


Use SEO structure that’s proven to work

I’m not going to bore you with old ideas that don’t seem to produce long term results. Instead, let’s me show you the best SEO structure that’s proven to work.

It worked for me in my niche sites and for my authority site (the one you’re reading now). I’ve used clear content structure to dominate search engines.

Did you know that content marketing is highly competitive?

Here’s the data I got when I searched for “content marketing” using Google keywords tool:


[content marketing] — 14,800 (global searches) and 5,400 (US local searches)


Over 14,000 potential customers want to use content marketing and to boost their marketing reach, globally.

Can you look at the local searches for that term? In the United States alone, 5,400 real-time prospects searched for my kind-of-business last month.

This is good news, because now I know that I’ve an audience waiting to buy my products and services.

But these persons are no idiots. They can actually tell when your product is valuable or fake. Maybe not instantly, but later on – so be careful with your offers.


I searched, but Google didn’t rank me!

See, when you search for “content marketing” in quotes to weed out irrelevant pages that are targeting that term, you’ll not find my blog.

Even though I publish quality and detailed content weekly, Google didn’t rank me.

What have I done to the almighty G, at least they should have felt sorry for a poor young man.

Am I talking to someone at the other side? Unfortunately, this is the situation of SEO for several content marketers.

When Google doesn’t find their content pages worthy to rank on their homepage, they complain. They choose social media marketing and start to tweet their lives out. They slave away wondering why they’re not moving forward.

If Google isn’t ranking your web pages, don’t worry. They’d have no choice than to pick you up if you follow a simple SEO structure that doesn’t fail.

That’s what I did and I excelled. In other words, I left the keyword “content marketing” and looked for the symptoms….


SEO is about eliminating the symptoms of a problem

If you’re really serious about search engine optimization, stop looking at the problem you want to solve.

If you do, you’d fail because top blogs and media sites have already dealt with the problems. For instance, you can’t launch a News Blog today and expect to do better than CNN.

That would be a failure, even before you start. CNN and other authority blogs have already solved most of the problems that your target audience is facing.

What you MUST do as a smart content marketer, is to address the symptoms.

Yes, those BIG sites don’t have time to talk about the symptoms, because potential customers who search for tips on how to eliminate the symptoms of their problems aren’t many. They’re fewer than those searching for the key term.

If you’re new to blogging or just starting to gain traction, my advice to you is that you should STOP competing. Competition will drain you and eventually push you out of the blogging ladder.


SEO rule: don’t compete, but complement

This is where it gets even tricky and interesting. Anytime you build a blog or website and your goal is to push other pages off and take their positions in search engines, you’ll fail.

The reason for this is because domain age, and high PR backlinks pointing to your competitors pages are still juicy and search engine spiders love such signals.

In fact, spiders see those as social signals, not just backlinks. So, instead of striving to outrank other web pages that came before you, start complementing with SEO STRUCTURE.

Use a robust content marketing strategy to dominate Google homepage. How?

Don’t go after the problem, go after the symptoms. To explain this concept better, this is what I did with my blog.

During my research, I discovered that small, mid-size and corporate business owners have problems with content marketing.

In other words, they want to embrace it and use it to grow and profit. But they don’t know how. So they need help.

In a nut shell, content marketing is the CORE, but there are symptoms which must be addressed.

“SEO content writing” is one of such. “Email marketing” is also one of the symptoms that business owners want to get right.

As a small business owner myself, I can write extensively on the two terms above and begin to dominate search engines quickly.


The results I got so far

Let’s go to Google and searched for “SEO content writing” without the quotes. I’m enjoying the #2 spot and I’ve occupied that spot for the past 5 months.

Here’s the result that I got:

ranking #2 in Google


Also, I want you to search for “guest posting 101” without the quotes, I’m sure you’ll find my content page sitting at #1. See the screenshot below…

rank #1 on Google

Even though guest posting is POPULAR, I still dominated #1 spot. Wow!

I’ve about 10 different key phrases & pages like the ones above, which are generating organic traffic to this blog every single day.

The blog is still about content marketing, but I couldn’t survive the competition, and so I decided to address the symptoms not the problem.

Yes, guest blogging and SEO are typical examples of smart content marketing. That’s how you can dominate any search engine no matter the competition lurking against you.


My niche sites, results so far

I promised to keep you updated on my journey and I’m not going back on it. You already know I made my first sale after 10 days, and the commission was $11.34.

On the 12th of March, my 3 niche sites were one month old and so far, I’ve made 7 sales. After all the deductions, I saw a total of $74.21 on my affiliate account.

Content marketing is really beginning to pay off BIG time. I decided to experiment with these niches sites, and I must say that I’ve made a wise decision this year.

My humble advice to you: If you’re struggling to make money online, it wouldn’t hurt if you can try your hands on niche site marketing. At least, start off with one niche site.

Narrow your niche and target one particular product ONLY. Later on, you can diversify and establish an authority – for more passive income.


What about my positions in Google?

To avoid severe competition, I wouldn’t want to list my URLs here and I advice you not to do that especially when you’re just starting out.

My web pages are still ranking well for the target key phrases. Remember, I didn’t go after the competition in order to push someone’s site off and occupy the position.

Instead, I researched the symptoms of a particular health issue and registered a domain name around it. I wanted to answer a question and get paid for doing so: that’s definition of content marketing.

This is what I mean: If I want to promote a product called “snoring supplement,” which can actually stop excessive snoring habits, when buyers use it, I’ve to target the symptoms more because the real deal.

If I register a domain name that targets the problem, it’d be difficult to rank the pages, let alone make money with the product.

Looking at it from the ‘symptoms aspect,’ I’d register a domain name that addresses at least one of the symptoms. (E.g. or

None of those domain names are mine. I don’t even know whether those names even exist in the first place. You just caught me red-handed, right? No way!

By targeting the symptoms of a particular problem, you’ll be able to dominate that niche and trounce every competition that’s standing on your way.

In 30 days, my niche sites have already gained a handful of backlinks, which I never built. Hahahaha!

Yes, I commented on few authority blogs, but I never distributed a press release or tweeted about the sites.

Somebody else did because they found the content helpful, and decided to promote it for me.

Remember, my target audience knows nothing about link building or website promotion. So, I guess they did it in love and because they wanted to.

The good news is that my content pages are ranking so well, and getting stronger by the day. The sales are rolling in little by little, which is my strongest motivation.


What about you, is SEO hard?

From my explanations so far, do you think that search engine optimization is still relevant to you?

I want to clearly state here that competition is not really a bad thing.

Because when thousands of internet marketers are targeting a particular niche or topic, it means that there would be thousands of symptoms to address.

That’s where you come in. That’s where I come in.

What’s your take? Leave a comment and let’s get the ball rolling. You’re awesome!


Andrea Rose · June 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Every one is talking about to how to increase the page rank. You have clearly stated the details in it . Thank you

Jeannette · May 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Hi Michael,
Thank you for taking the time to provide these informative materials to newbies like myself. I’ve taken the wrong approach to Internet Marketing which resulted in Negative monetization. I am not a very smart person but I do have a suggestion… The social media script in the wrong position…. Grateful people (like myself) will like, tweet and share your content. Just a suggestion.

Robert · May 6, 2013 at 9:17 am

‘All I’m saying is that you can optimize your content according to what Google wants and within 30 days, which is pretty fast, your rich content pages could rank higher.’This is great advice!! Optimazation i needed.It is very necessary!!!

Marina Carlos · April 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

There are alot of ways to Rank Your Content Pages In Google Fast!! In the above article we will find that ways.It was really a good choice and a right one.It is necessary to rank your content faster .This is great idea!! Thank you for sharing this post!! It is really interesting! I enjoy reading it

Marina Carls · April 19, 2013 at 10:44 am

How To Rank Your Content Pages In Google Fast
To rank your content pages you have to folow some steps.It is necessary to accomplish any task or work the right way.It is very important.This post is really useful and give us what we need in this subject!

Charyay · April 18, 2013 at 6:40 am

Thanks for the good information.Ranking the content is very important for a blogger to gain traffic. So this article was very useful in ranking our contents for some keywords.I too believe so much that SEO is still very vital towards the success of any blog.

aaster · April 8, 2013 at 6:15 am

Thanks for sharing pivotal information regarding content indexing on search engine as the content index on search engine well half job of SEO is done

Shathyan Raja · April 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Ranking the content is very important for a blogger to gain more traffic. So this article was very useful in ranking our contents for some keywords which will drive a good number of organic traffic from Google.

Thanks for Sharing.

Fasfas · April 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Nice, good post. I’ve found your blog via Yahoo and I’m really glad about the information you provide in your articles.

maksan · March 29, 2013 at 5:39 am

Interesting news . It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

Jason James · March 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

SEO is hard if you are like me and try to rank for ‘cellulite treatment’, or ‘get rid of cellulite’.

One of the dumbest and short-sighted things I have done till this day.

    content marketing up · March 27, 2013 at 12:09 am

    That’s a tough keyword to rank for. BTW: why did you link to John’s blog? What about your own blog?

      Jason James · March 27, 2013 at 3:17 am

      Wow i left the website field blank and it still links to johns blog. Error.

[email protected] of lease cleaning perth · March 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Wow!! Man this is awesome….i am an seo expert but this is a kind of new information to me!Congrats on your ranking and for the effort you took for it.I also suggest backlinks with desirable Keywords is a good way to rank your niche.
Indrajith I

Sumaira · March 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

I’ve been searching for tips to help me Rank my niche sites in Google. I want to thank you very much Michael for this post.

Lee · March 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Hi Michael
This is very interesting. All you read now is that you have to take it slow be patient don’t rush have to be in it for the long game. I am going to give this a go. I am going to research a hopefully not to competitive niche and see how quickly I can get a page 1 ranking with a keyword.

Thanks for the inspiration lee

    content marketing up · March 25, 2013 at 12:17 am

    You’re absolutely right, taking things easy is the KEY.

Andrew @Traffic School · March 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Hi Michel,
This is nice post about SEO but you know Michel this is not the unique one I am looking some unique post but thanks for this post some informative suggestion you provide in your post thanks for sharing with me.

Koundeenya · March 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

True that!

Building links to content pages is better than building links from the homepage. Because, pagerank is however fading and Domain Authority is on the rage. We know it is calculated by the overall authority of every page.

And, it also ranks fast!

Thank you

Ase · March 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

Thank you for sharing. I am happy to find so many useful information here in the post.

Joe Hart · March 22, 2013 at 4:05 am

Great post Michael..What you have achieved is really admirable..As an SEO professional i know how much difficult it is to rank high for the keywords you’re targeting…More importantly your sharing mentality will push you to further heights..All the best.

Mark Katavice · March 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Hi Michel, nice post.Too long article but most effective post .Quality content is the king in page rank
considerations . Google gives importance to it. We’ve t make our content unique and relevant. Thanks for the post.Keep it up.

    content marketing up · March 22, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Yes the post is long. Thank you for taking the time out to read it.

Guerrilla University · March 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

Great information.Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us.Keep sharing more in the future.Have a nice time ahead

maksan · March 21, 2013 at 5:37 am

Interesting updates on Google ranking . It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

Ansh · March 20, 2013 at 1:36 pm

You mentioned a nice point about complementing your competitors for SEO. How to actually do that? Can you describe in some more details?

    content marketing up · March 20, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Thank you Ansh, I’ll definitely describe in more details in future posts. Make sure you subscribe to my list, so that you’ll not miss updates.

Saanvi · March 20, 2013 at 6:13 am

Amazing content. Thank you so much! I had previously been studying these topics but the idea of how to actually RANK the keyword once it was included and uploaded as content somewhere confused me. But now I totally dig it. Thanks again.

    content marketing up · March 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Glad I could help you out. Why not give it a shot and see how it works. See ya.

Deepak Mehra · March 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm


actually i am new in blogging line so many spending time researching and learning about good bloggers..
I appreciate the way u present your posts..!
hope to get us help n feedback as per my problems..!

thanks for share with me!!

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Thank you for making out time to read my post. I’m truly grateful.

selva · March 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

This blog is really interesting to build the reputation and how get google ranked pages with different manner.
Thanking you

Sanya · March 19, 2013 at 5:41 am

That’s really a very wonderful stat. I can see you’re already doing well with your new niche sites.

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Yes I’m doing well, but there is still a lot to be done.

Jessica · March 19, 2013 at 5:36 am

You are so powerful on content marketing … I wish I will be like you. 🙂

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    You can’t be like me Jessica, but you can be the best. You’re already unique and the world needs you.

Celisa · March 19, 2013 at 4:41 am

Thanks for the tips, especially about where to submit and how often. I will give this a try. Pray that I can wrap my brain around all of the marketing techniques I am learning and that Jesus will bless me and my family. I just did my first co-op marketing today. I have written about 72 blogs so far.

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Definite, the Lord Jesus Christ has already blessed you. I love it when you mention that name. Keep learning Celisa.

Lalita Bisht · March 19, 2013 at 4:07 am

Thank you, Michael for sharing these amazing ideas. I really like your tips and I would like to apply them to my blogging. Moreover now I am going to start focus on inner pages of my blog. I have seen you stat they are really inspiring too.

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Glad to hear that you’re learning and applying my tips. Go for it and if you ever fall into muddy waters, give me a shout out and I’ll be right where you are.

Smith · March 18, 2013 at 5:36 am

Good post on page rank, Michael. You’re right about avoiding black hat seo. Well, that is about online business and SEO but in my opinion, it is better to avoid black hat methods in all spheres of life (not because of fear of Google but becoz of fear of the Almighty)

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    “In all spheres of life, we should avoid blackhat practices.” That’s a lesson Smith and I hope fellow readers would take advantage of that. Thanks a bunch!

Michael Lucy · March 18, 2013 at 3:24 am

Michael, is what you say applicable to local searches as well? As a self-proclaimed local SEO expert, we suggest to all of our clients the effective and creative use of multiple landing pages to snag consumers searching for target products in target markets. (i.e. Detroit Healtcare Products, Detroit Healthcare and Vitamins, etc.). One landing page precisely optimized for one product and/or location. We have created as many as 50 pages for any given client, the results for localized SEO has been FANTASTIC (we beat up our competition pretty good) BUT the issue is that the strategy is no directly disproportional to the target location (the larger the targeted geography, the less it works). Any comments on LOCALIZED vs GLOBAL SEO per your strategy suggestions?

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hey Michael, your SEO strategy is awesome. Yes, the suggestion you gave to all your clients is fantastic because Google is looking for quality content that are well structured and connected. I think that’s what you’ve achieved with multiple landing pages. To get better results, you need to narrow your niche and target a specific market. If you’re going LOCAL, then target the cities and districts. And if you’re going GLOBAL, target more seed keywords. I like your comment and it’s even given me an ideal topic to write about.

Alex Thompson · March 18, 2013 at 3:10 am

Ranking content pages is very easy if you use quality and unique contents and if you have optimized your website in smarter way with all related meta tags and keywords.

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Absolutely, quality and quantity now goes hand in hand. Targeting the right keywords and key phrases is also vital.

Mani · March 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Congrats,I’m very glad to see that your niche site got ranked in Google within fast duration of 10 days 🙂 Thanks for this nice article 🙂

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I’m glad myself. I appreciate your support and for reading my blog even though you’ve limited time by your side.

prince · March 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

nice post htis will really help me in ranking higher on search engines thanks for sharing bro

[email protected] · March 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

Will it Possible,The content is not good then how will the website rank up………….Homepage and Inner Pages.Thnks for sharing.

    content marketing up · March 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    The foundation of a website that’s ranking well is quality content. There is no joking about that.

John Greatman @ smart freelance writing · March 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Hi, Michael,
You are indeed a Seo master. I like ” don’t address the problem but the symptoms” .

I started building my Authority site last week and i hope to try this niche site marketing soonest.

Thumbs up SEO MAN, I’ve downloaded some nuggets i will use to dominate niche sites.

Yours in Success

puvvu · March 16, 2013 at 9:14 am

That is cool. I like word searches over crossword puzzles. It was fun to do.

Ray · March 16, 2013 at 7:07 am

Hi Michael,
Your given strategy is awesome but here I am little confused why my keyword drop here (colleges las Vegas) and I also giving you my URL And I do all thing that you mention in your post so, I am waiting your answer.

    content marketing up · March 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    How did you build your external links?

      Ray · March 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Some time I take naked URL and sometime I use anchor text

siva · March 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

Thats really a very wonderful stat. I can see you’re already doing well with your new niche sites.

    content marketing up · March 15, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I’m doing my best Siva. I’d keep you updated. Don’t miss my posts.

Jerrywhyte Obamwonyi · March 15, 2013 at 3:28 am

Man you rock, I wish I can have a sneak preview of the 3 niche sites you just built and rank in 3 days

    content marketing up · March 15, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Hey bro, I didn’t rank the sites in 3 days, but 10 days. Did you read my sentence at all?

Theodore Nwangene · March 15, 2013 at 2:06 am

Thumbs up my man,
Thats really a very wonderful stat. I can see you’re already doing well with your new niche sites. Kudos.

I too believe so much that SEO is still very vital towards the success of any blog new or old. Thank God I’m beginning to learn the act small small.

I’m also working on creating some niche sites of which i will register one of the domains tomorrow.

I’ve really learnt much from you my man. Keep it up the SEO master..Haha.

Enjoy your weekend and here is to our success.

    content marketing up · March 15, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Ya, go for it Theodore. Don’t give up on niche site marketing, it’s really profitable.

Desire Wealth · March 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

This is a great post. This is my first time to read a very different but very helpful tips of getting rank. I learned a lot, I will try to apply this approach in my blog. Thanks for unselfish ways of sharing

    content marketing up · March 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I appreciate your comment, and welcome you on my blog. But next time, please use your real name when contributing here. Thank you.

Siegfried · March 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Hi Michael!
Thats very true what you are saying about links, but what I’ve noticed is that people dont like when you leave links to your content in comments – main page is ok, but content… hmmm
Best regards!

    content marketing up · March 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Well, the major reason why your comment was rejected was because you didn’t add value. You should read the post thoroughly and then add your own opinion. Any reasonable blogger would approve your comment if you didn’t sound like a spammer. Thanks for reading this.

Comments are closed.