SEN Forum Pick: Newbie Needs Direction/Checklist to Rank for Tough Keyword
 by Joshua Fricke

SEN Forum Top Pick: Newbie needs direction/checklist to rank for tough keyword

New at this, I am seeking direction for a checklist or article to give me ideas on how to rank for a few very competitive keywords. I write all my own content, am a consumer bankruptcy attorney, and while i am on page one for several good keywords, my goal is to get to number 1 or 2. I am willing to invest whatever it takes. Could I ask the forum to point me to some resources to study for this?

Thank you!

caseymarkee SEN's Lead SEO Consultant & Google Penalty Expert:

Hi Richard, welcome to the forum!

First, it's important you conduct a site audit to make sure you are doing "exactly" what you should be doing to make sure you are positioning your site out-of-the-gate to rank as competitively as possible.

Review these resources first:

Next, ranking for specific competitive keywords means understanding what your competitors are doing and emulating the good and improving on the bad. So if you haven't done a competitive analysis of the top three ranking sites right now in Google for those top target pages, that should also be on your action list item.

Review these resources: