There is a lingering idea out there that in order to rank #1 in Google, you must have a designer site, spend thousands in SEO (i.e. buy every SEO product) and raindance for the Google gods. This is a common misconception and with good keyword research all you need to do are these 4 things to rank #1 in Google.
- Keyword in <h1> font: This lets Google know that your website is relevant.
- Relevant YouTube video: Google loves YouTube right now. Get on the bandwagon and use it to your advantage. People love watching videos instead of reading text and once your site gets on the first page, the time people spend watching the YouTube video on your site will help your site rise in ranking.
- Outbound Wikipedia Link: Google wants authority sites and if you are referencing Wikipedia, you must be somewhat reputable (wink, wink).
- Three PR5 Backlinks: This is all the link juice you need to jump to the top if you did proper keyword research.
Now just sit back, relax and watch your site rise in rankings. These 4 simple things are all you need to have your site rise to #1. However, when your site does make it to the first page, you can consider adding more content. That way, you can make money from your site instead of just having a top ranking site.