How to Improve Keyword Golden Ratio Post Ranking

I got a question about Keyword Golden Ratio

“My brand new site is 3 weeks old and the KGR is ranked at 16. How do I move it up in the search? Any tips?”

If you are unfamiliar with Keyword Golden Ratio (KGR). It’s essentially the supply and demand for keywords. You can rank your keywords without backlinks.

Get my personal KGR Calculator Spreadsheet right here…

The KGR is this…

The number of Google results that have the keyword phrase in the title divided by the local monthly search volume (LMS), where the LMS is less than 250.

If the KGR is less than 0.25, then you should rank in the top 50 or so when your page is indexed.

You should still rank in the top 250 when the KGR is between 0.25 and 1. And it should be pretty fast. You can learn more about the Keyword Golden Ratio here.

Get my personal KGR Calculator Spreadsheet right here…

So, because this ratio helps to rank your site in Google, it makes it SUPER important when you are trying to get traffic to your site.

And of course, in turn, get more sales and have a profitable site.

In my video How to Improve KGR Post Ranking, I answer a question about this ratio. Or keep reading…

The question was this:

“My brand new site is 3 weeks old and the KGR is ranked at 16. How do I move it up in the search? Any tips?”

That’s a specific question but these ideas will help even if your site is older or if your post is ranking higher or lower…

Be Patient

As time goes on, in my experience the ranking will move up a little bit. Even if you don’t do anything to build links.

So, I wouldn’t worry about that too much. It’s only been 3 weeks and that’s NOTHING.

I know when my first site was three weeks old, it was a total, utter MESS. You should be in this for the long haul. Your patience will be rewarded.

Engage With the Community

Next, and the most important tip is not to do more research, but to engage.

We can think about engagement in terms of this:

Engagement -> Increased Site Traffic -> Profit

When you are trying to get traffic to your site and improve your ranking, engaging in the community is a key component for this.

Finding blogs that are in your niche that aren’t direct competition. Go comment on those blogs and get some links.

Add More Content or Improve Content

This will be the MOST effective thing to do in the short term. You can use the RPM or FAQ Method to help get your creative juices flowing.

Both are fool proof outlining methods. You can use the outlines to write the content yourself or hire a writer.

If you add more content, you get at least 3 benefits:

  1. Help the visitor get more information.
  2. The post may rank for more long tail keywords, thus bringing more traffic even if the rankings don’t move…yet.
  3. It’s a sign to Google that the content is being appended, updated, and improved. Longer blog posts tend to rank higher in the search results.

Promote the Post, i.e. Get Backlinks

You should build backlinks if you’re less patient. The backlinks will send good, positive ranking signs to Google so you can rank faster, at least potentially.

Reach out to the people that you found in your blog commenting campaign and ask for a guest post. If you are having trouble with guest posting, you’re not alone, but keep at it and you’ll find that it’s not impossible.

More tips on the KGR

Watch my video here for a in depth conversation about KGR and my #1 tip on how to improve it.

Remember, these things do take time. Focusing on the keywords, content, and engagement will only increase your likelihood of success.

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About the author: Doug Cunnington is the founder of Niche Site Project. He shows people how to create Affiliate Sites using project management and a proven, repeatable framework. Doug loves creating systems, using templates, and brewing beer (but usually not at the same time).

41 comments… add one
  • Rogers L. Dorothy

    Very Informative!
    When i divided all in title result and search volume one of my keyword score is 0.283. Is this keyword rank as link KGR keyword?

    • Doug Cunnington, PMP

      I’m not really sure what you’re asking. I think you’re asking if something will rank for your site – I don’t know. It’s possible, for sure!


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