So I have been in this SEO business for quiet some time now and I think I finally came up with the so-called magic bullet on how to get to the top of Google. Although there are many algorithms at play here, the most basic rule of thumb is to choose titles that no one else has used before you. They may be similar, but not the same exactly. Now, of course if you wish to get lots of traffic, you might want to choose a topic that is very popular. I think this is likely the most useful Search Engine Optimization article you will find out there because there are many copycats that somehow did end up at the top of Google, but honestly their information is second rate. These so-called authorities on SEO basically rehash the concepts from other similar type useless blogs and just try to take up more space on the page. I have read so many useless SEO advice articles that were like thousands of words long and yet said nothing useful in particular. I find this sort of writing to be such a waste of time. Although all these folks claim that Google is extra intelligent in weeding out bad content and not placing it on top of their search results, I do feel that Google needs to do a better job of it and not just look at the quantity of the content, but also at the quality.
I can tell you that yes, using keywords within your content is very helpful especially in the beginning of your article. I can tell you that it helps to have relevant images and subtitles. I can also tell you that you should aim to have your blog post at least at 400 words. Tags help identify your content to search engines and it helps if your website is generally SEO friendly and does not have any issues with viruses and its layout. Some folks also suggest that purchasing a domain name for many years in advance tells Google that you are a serious writer and plan to stay around for a while. So these are just some of the useful tips and tricks on how you can get to the top of Google. I am actually writing this post as an experiment to see if my suspicions are correct on this matter. I am purposely limiting the amount of writing on this page to see if Google can spot quality over quantity.