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Getting High Google Search Rankings with a Drag and Drop Site Builder

Drag-and-drop website Builders are really nice in that they make building a website really easy. But my experience has been that they don’t do SEO well, and you shouldn’t expect high Google search rankings on pages built with them.

I really like the Builderall Cheetah site builder, it’s my favorite drag and drop site Builder.

Because drag n drop site builders are built for ease of use, it’s been my experience that the SEO that you get with drag and drop builders is not that great. They do not rank well on Google.

I decided that I wanted to create a Cheetah sicheetah-seo-google-rankingte for my WordPress URL Rotator. Right now that site is on a WordPress blog, and the reason it’s on WordPress is that when I built this site, which was probably about 5 years ago, WordPress was the easiest way to get a site online, since you didn’t have to do any HTML coding or know CSS or anything like. You just picked a pre-built theme you liked, and started adding content. That resulted in all sorts of sites being built on WordPress.

My WPURLRotator sales page on WordPress is very simple. I think I am using one of the default WP themes, or maybe another free simple theme. I created a page with a little bit of text, and added some other article posts to the site that point to the front page. This site took quite a bit of time to get to the first page of Google search. Now if you Google WordPress URL Rotator chances are it’s going to be the top snippet.

But my WordPress URL Rotator web page is really pretty ugly, and I decided to create a new sales page on Cheetah for the product. But, I didn’t want to risk the Google ranking that I already had. I was afraid if I moved the current site to a drag-n-drop website builder that I would lose my ranking. So I decided to buy a new domain WPLlinkRrotator and I built a much nicer looking, more professional-looking site with the Cheetah Builder for my plugin.

I didn’t have any expectations of ranking with that site because I know that it’s become more and more difficult to rank with Google. Plus new sites generally don’t rank, and a sales page that really has no other content pages was probably not going to rank.

So about six weeks after I built the site, I decided to go look and search Google for my search terms “wordpress link rotator”. I opened an incognito tab, did the search and I was pleasantly surprised, in fact I was shocked to find it sitting at number four. My WPURLRotator had the top spot with a snippet, then a wordpress.org page, then a site that has reviews of different rotator services. Ranking at #4 for WordPress link rotator in just 6 weeks is really good.

When I checked that ranking last week, WpLinkRotator had the top snippet for search terms “wordpress link rotator”. This video shows that.

I’m thinking that Google is moving this site up and down for whatever reason, maybe just finding the proper place for it.

This is really exciting to me because I plan on moving many of my WordPress sites over to the Cheetah Builder now I have no concerns about how they will rank.
Whatever Builderall is doing with their Cheetah Builder to achieve those rankings, is great…they are doing something right.

If you want to try the Cheetah Builder, you have a couple of options.
1. Get a 30 day trial for $1. The trial includes all Builderall tools.
2. Use the Cheetah Builder for free, no Credit Card required, no timed trial, it’s free for as long as you want it. Plus it includes checkout, members area and autoresponder. All hosted by Builderall.

Builderall does allow you to choose your page title, page name, description and keywords. You can see those for this site here.

Cheetah SEO Settings

 

Cheetah SEO Keyword Settings

 

I’m sure that helps in the ranking, and I think something else that might be helping in the ranking is that these Cheetah built sites are really fast. I’ve got a couple images below that show the speed of both sites. My WP URL Rotator site on WordPress is very simple with mainly text, while my WordPress Link Rotator site has a video at the top, plus more images. Yet, the WP Link Rotator site rates better, and is faster.

wplinkrotator-speed

wp-url-rotator-speed

 

I decided to  do a speed test without having the video on the site. I copied my WPLinkRotator page and removed the video from that page. It then received an “A” on the pingdom speed test.

Something else I decided to do was to use the Builder SEO On-Page Report tool to see what that tool thought about my ranking on both sites. As you can see, there is a lot of improvement I can make on each one of them.

wp-link-rotator-seo-scorewp-url-rotator-seo-score

The bottom line is I really don’t know how well other drag and drop site builders do when it comes to Google rankings. But I am now convinced that the Builderall Cheetah builder is doing something right, and with just a little bit of SEO you should be able to rank your sites.

Now, I know that the keywords that I’m ranking for are not that competitive. If you’re building a site having to do with making money from home, or making money with affiliate marketing, you’re probably never going to rank any new site on the first page of Google using such competitive keywords. But if you are in a niche with keywords that are not nearly as competitive, I don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t be able to rank your site highly on Google with Cheetah by just using basic SEO.

Also, when I built this WP Link Rotator site, I really wasn’t building it with SEO in mind. I could probably make a number of changes, using the proper amount of keywords, doing some bolding, italicizing and underlining of keywords, making better use of H1, H2 etc, tags to increase rankings. I may go back and do those things I just to see if I can once again get that site to be the top snippet for my keyword.

If you want to try the Cheetah Builder, you have a couple of options.
1. Get a 30 day trial for $1. The trial includes all Builderall tools.
2. Use the Cheetah Builder for free, no Credit Card required, no timed trial, it’s free for as long as you want it. Plus it includes checkout, members area and autoresponder. All hosted by Builderall.

Hey, thanks for reading
Mike Gates

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