What is Google juice anyway?

If you’ve been blogging for a while I am pretty sure you are not new to this term. For everyone else, I’ll take a few words to explain what it is and how to get it to save you valuable time and several hours of study and research.

In search engine optimization (SEO) terminology, Google Juice is a term which means the unique visitors coming to your website from search engines (primarily Google, because of its domination in Search Engine market). This is also known as organic traffic which only stops by if your website is optimized for search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.

Importance of Google Juice

The more you get, the better it is for you. As per a research done by forrester.com, 80% of Internet users find websites by searching for keywords on popular search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN Live, Ask etc. and it’s really important that your web pages are listed in the results. If for a particular search term, pages from your website are listed on the first page of the search results then you are going to have loads of visitors stopping by on your website if they are looking for that search term or related stuff.

Pages from your websites stand a chance of getting some visitors even if they are listed on the second or even third page of the search results. Otherwise you shouldn’t (actually, you can’t!) expect significant traffic coming in from Search Engines unless the person who’s looking for something is patient enough to dig a couple of pages of search results for some search term.

How well are you ranked in Search Engines?

Technically speaking what makes your web-presence known is by your search engine ranks. Simply put, how well you are known online is determined by the rank your website enjoys in search engine. Page Rank (PR) by Google is one such important metric assigned to websites listed in Google Search Results which web-masters and advertisers often use to judge the quality of a website. The higher it is (on a scale of 10), the better a website is considered and the higher it is listed in Google Search Engine Results. Obviously, it enjoys more Google Juice than lower ranked websites.

Get listed in Google within 30 minutes

All those SEO and Make Money Online websites next door will try to show you ways to scale the first page of Search Engine results once you’re listed but what they won’t tell you is how to get listed in Google search results within 30 minutes!

We’ll consider scaling the front page of search results in a later post in SEO series but right now concentrate on how to get your web pages listed so soon.

This post is the first part of this series (Get Listed in Google within 30 minutes) and will be focused on websites and blogs built with WordPress as CMS. However, a lot of these tips apply to static websites as well. So, let’s start sharing best practices…

WordPress Plugins and SEO

With the popularity of WordPress and the contributions by the WP community, managing websites and implementing SEO has become a lot easier. There are various WordPress plug-ins that are available for SEO purposes but the 2 plug-ins I would like to recommend to you are:

1. Google XML Sitemaps
This plug-in will create a Google Sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. It supports all of the WordPress generated pages as well as custom ones. Every time you edit or create a post, your site map is updated and all major search engines that support the site map protocol, like ASK.com, Google, MSN Search and YAHOO, are notified about the update.

Once you activate this plug-in go to plug-in settings and create the sitemap for first time. You can see the output with this URI: http://www.your-domain.com/sitemap.xml. Now we have our sitemap ready so let’s tell Google about it. Type http://www.google.com/sitemaps in your browser and login with your Google ID and Password.

On this website you can submit your sitemap to Google and Google will start indexing your website. This process requires site verification where you need to add a Meta tag or upload an HTML file to your web server. It’s very easy to complete and you can get step by step instructions on Google website.

2. All in One SEO Pack
This plug-in optimizes your WordPress website/blog for Search Engines. It automatically optimizes page titles for search engines and generates META tags. This avoids the typical duplicate content found on WordPress blogs. For WordPress 2.7 (the latest version) you don’t even have to look at the options, it works out-of-the-box. You can override any title and set any META description and any META keywords you want while writing the posts or pages. You can fine-tune almost everything related to search engine optimisation. To get most out of it, do a little keyword research for the content and use best keywords while writing the posts and pages.

Tomorrow, I will further dig into SEO stuff relating to getting listed in Google within 30 minutes of updating your blog/website. Next thing I’ll talk about is services that your WordPress can automatically ping and notify them about updated content. I’ll also tell you how to fine-tune your link structure (permalinks) as they are not very search engine friendly by default. Stay tuned…

 
  • chaunna brooke

    scaling in the top pages of google will really work wonders for your site, especially if you are trying to sell something. You have to get to know SEO to be able to get on top

  • One tip to give out is to make sure you change your link structure to place your WP post tiles as part of the url.

    BTW, you have a great portfolio. Really digg the quality of your work.

  • There is no doubt that using the social networks and bookmark sites to spread the word is a great idea to obtain some google juice. Ping.FM just makes the process that much easier. Socialadr is pretty cool also!

  • Thanks for posting this article, it’s pretty informative most especially to those noobs people who wanted to learn about SEO. This stuffs are just basic fundamentals and ideas about SEO. Also I would like to thanks the one who posted this article for sharing some information about WordPress Plugins and SEO, it’s quite helpful for me. Thanks!

  • yes, as you said, google juice is tasty 🙂 however I think it matter a lot how much potential has that juice. generally speaking, any kind of traffic is good, but when this traffic is relevant to your business, that’s even better.

  • i am a newbie in Search Engine Optimization but i think that the submission of articles in article directories is one of the best ways to gain backlinks. *

  • Do you accept guest posts? I would love to write couple articles here.

    • Sure, if you write posts related to web design and development I would love to publish it on CSSJockey.com.

  • haha I love the graphic! Don’t we all wish we could get more Google Juice! Some great advice on the utilization of the wordpress plugin. Thank you for this nice read.

  • Nice post, thanks. But the main reason for my comment is I had to say I LOVE how you’ve designed this site, especially the kid graphic and sign post menu. They work very well *hat off to you*

    Cheers,
    Bob.

    • Thanks Bob, I am glad you like the design.

  • @cssjockey: I can only support what you write. I am also using “All in One SEO Pack” and the my latest post was indexed within 11 minutes (so you are still the champion 🙂
    This is not only caused by this plug-in, but it is certainly doing it’s job.

  • Hi and thanks. I am forever looking for articles or blog posts and information on website seo. You never know where you will find a new tactic (well, new to me at least). Although there will always be basic Search engine optimization methods, a tiny modification here and there, and your web site will get improved search rankings. If you use WordPress having the proper plug ins as well as a really good premium theme can help your Seo. It’s also necessary to keep up to date with the modifications in search engine algorithms.All the best

    • t’s pretty informative most especially to those noobs people who wanted to learn about SEO. This stuffs are just basic fundamentals and ideas about SEO. Also I would like to thanks the one who posted this article for sharing some information about WordPress Plugins and SEO, it’s quite helpful for me.

  • Organic traffic is or main goal what we all webmasters dream of, it will help you to keep ranking high on other search engines and will increase the possibilities to convert a visitor into a customer. I have been using the all in one seo package and it works wonders. Blogs are crawled faster than regular website pages all you need to do is to bookmark your post and ping it and it will be listed in minutes.

  • Google is gonna kill seo

  • Nice info regarding Google Juice, according to my study this term gained popularity after Google MayDay change in algorithm. I don’t know what you would write in 2nd post but overall this topic is very very interesting.

  • “The higher is, the Google PR (on a scale of 10), the better a website is considered and the higher it is listed in Google Search Engine Results.” – the Google PR is just one of those 300+ ranking factors and is not one of the most important. To prove it go google for any query and you will see that on the first page are not (only) websites with high PR but also others with low PR or even PR0.

    While being on the first page on Google it is a real achievement, being there is not everything.

    Is important to have conversions.

    But from SEO to converting web users to buyers / customers is a quite a long way.

    If before the visit is about SEO, after the user gets on your website he has to get engaged there and to click on the “buy now” button, and now we are talking about Web Usability which is not a really easy thing.

  • Thanks for sharing this informative post with us. Its very true that Google Juice is really tasty but hard to get. I would also like to add that Online Marketing or SEO is not a quick fix. It takes immense knowledge and expertise to rank well in search engines. It is a complete process that takes some time and if done appropriately will definitelt yield optimum results.

    Thanks again. Cheers!!! 🙂

  • Mohit – I love the subscribe button hanging from the blog on a peg. Very clever! 🙂

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  • Well, this is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative on line. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

    • Thanks, I am glad you like what I am doing.. Stay tuned and best of luck with your initiative 🙂

  • website seo when done perfectly can give a webmaster great fortune “”~

  • The thing that is interesting about SEO is that it is always evolving… what works today may not work in a month or a year!

  • Google is gonna kill seo 🙁 🙁

  • We did well with getting a post in google and to the top three with long tail keywords in 5 minutes for a while. Now it takes a couple days, what do you think causes this change?

  • Thanks for posting this blog. I am working hard to keep up with SEO and google is making it hard with the new A,B,C local area. I love the css of this site and how it all looks so organic and natural. Give me a few years and maybe I could make something so nice.

  • I never knew I could search like that it’s interesting and something I might look into when I find some free time!

  • This is a really nice article. However I must admit that Google changed the search algorithms during the last update (when the live preview feature was added) because some of the websites that were showing in top 10 before now moved down to second or even third page. However, the post is really great and thanks for sharing.

  • Ya all in one seo pack is best pulgin for wordpress theme……

  • Google is not gonna kill seo.

  • Vivaa Google 😉

  • There is no doubt that using the social networks and bookmark sites to spread the word is a great idea to obtain some google juice. Ping.FM just makes the process that much easier. Socialadr is pretty cool also!

  • “When there is a higher number of links to the post, Google considers the site more authoritative, since more sites have linked to the source.”

  • Thanks for sharing nice article. I would like to thanks the one who posted this article for sharing.

  • Sandro

    I can only support what you write. I am also using “All in One SEO Pack” and the my latest post was indexed within 11 minutes (so you are still the champion 🙂
    This is not only caused by this plug-in, but it is certainly doing it’s job.

  • Undeniable fact, finding a good technique that you will be going to implement on your site to search those link juices is quite hard. With the current Google Panda update, fresh and original content is very much needed if you want to earn good points on the eye of Google

  • Great questions by surprise. I am very satisfied with your message peer. Thank you very much and I’m looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly give me an e-mail?

  • I have avoided using google sitemaps up to now. But your post has convinced to take the trouble to add it to all my wordpress sites. a big chore but one i should hvae done before.

  • digital printing

    awesome information……..

  • digital printing

    i am a beginner in Search Engine Seo but i think that the distribution of articles in writing and submitting articles sites is one of the best ways to gain inbound links.

  • San Diego Wedding DJ

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  • Your San Diego Wedding Planner

    Thanks for the great info! Trying to build mine and learning the hard way!

  • kamal

    Many Thanks