Posted by Leann Warren,
Nobody links to your website. It's the bane of almost every new website and some old ones. Unless you're super famous or related to someone high up at Google, you have to earn your ranking in search engine results the good old fashioned way - hard work and diligence.
The Secret Way to Improve Your Google Ranking
Sit down in front of your computer and start writing good, solid content. I know, you want it to be easy but you must have something of value to offer your visitors. Which sites do you bookmark and visit again? The answer is ones that offer you value. In order to build links and traffic, you have to put in the work.
Promote Your Original
Content When you're finished writing your fantastic article, go to several social bookmarking sites like Digg.com, Propeller.com, Del.icio.us and OnlyWire.com and submit a quick blurb about your article. While there, share the love with others by finding good articles and making a comment. This is what you want people to do for you, so it's only right you return the favor. But make it real. Don't just arbitrarily comment on things, find the gems.
Take the Lead
Make a commitment to add three high quality articles to your website every week. I find it helps to set a timer and turn off all other applications while writing (no checking email, phone, other websites, etc.). Just sit and write. Save it then come back after a break and do your editing, publishing, and promotion. You'll be surprised how much you know and how much value you can offer others.
Commit to the Long Haul
Pat yourself on the back and know that with dedication to this task, you will beat the competition. Most people want an easy fix and aren't willing to do the steady work. This is can be your strength. With a steady commitment to creating interesting and original content and promoting it, you will build links to your website, increase website traffic, and improve your search engine ranking.