Several sources show thousands of websites/blog shut down yearly. The Most common aspect that leads to this number is low SEO Knowledge. Explore Smart SEO Tips with us here.
Building a Website W/Out SEO is Like building a road W/Out direction.
If you’re looking to master SEO then you are at right place.
Also Read: Best SEO Tips to grow your business
7 Smart SEO tips to Make Google love your website:
#1] XML SITEMAPS
XML Sitemaps plays the most important part for SEO. Sitemap helps your readers and google to find your articles.
Experts suggest placing sitemaps in the footer section of your blog. With this search engine bots will understand what they have to Crawl.
If you don’t have XML Sitemap then follow this guide else move to 2nd Point 🙂
#In order to create SiteMap in WordPress-
Install Yoast SEO Plugin and From Plugin Settings select XML Sitemaps settings. Create Sitemap from there.
Once you’ve created Sitemap upload it to Google webmaster. Select your Crawl and go to Sitemaps settings.
From there select ADD/TEST Sitemap and Submit your Sitemap there.
#In order to create SiteMap in BlogSpot-
Creating SiteMap in Blogspot is slightly typical. Create your XML Sitemap. Now submit it to Google Webmaster.
#2] SPEED Matters a lot
Speed is the part I Personally have struggled the Most. But I now have the perfect solution for you to Speed up your website.
Before Moving Further take Speed test for your blog/Website-
Website Speed is an Important Factor for User Experience.
As per a fact by Kissmetrics 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load.
To Improve your website’s speed first owe recommend you to use CloudFlare CDN. Luckily it’s free and easy to use.
To Setup CloudFlare Easily watch this video by Harsh Agarwal.
Also Always Optimize your images. This Step will make your website light and fast to load. For WordPress user’s we recommend using WP SMUSH Plugin and for Blogspot user’s use an online tool called TinyPNG.
Enable compression to Reduce your page’s size. To do so add the following code in your .htaccess file –
mod_gzip_item_include file .(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$
mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*
Also regularly remove unwanted plugins, and keep your theme/template up to date.
Google is focussing a lot on UX. The Speed of your website is something you can’t ignore now. Enable AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) and keep your website mobile friendly.
#3] Smart Linking
Linking here refers to [Internal + External] Linking. The links that drive your readers to other sources are external links and those within your websites are internal links.
For External linking find high authority websites and link to them.
Always Link your content to relevant high authority websites. Try to use long Anchor text.
Also, Link your Content to previous similar Content. Form a chain of interlinks. Edit your old content and add links to new content.
#4] Insert Focus Keyword in URL, Meta Description and First Paragraph of your Post
What is Focus Keyword: Focus Keyword is the text you want to target. This is the text you for which you want to rank in Search engine.
You can manually edit your meta description in both WordPress and Blogspot. Always limit your meta description to 156 words. And don’t forget to include Focus Keyword in your Meta Description.
Add Focus keyword as soon as possible in your URL and Title. Also, add hyphens (-) in your URL instead of underscores.
Keep your URL short and simple. Make your Content for Humans first and then for Search Engines.
#5] Do Some Research and write a Bomb Content
This is very important to understand that Google loves to serve The Best. To rank for pre-existing content you will have to analyze your competitor’s content and try to provide a better one.
- Try to Keep Length of your content more than 800 words.
- Use lots of Images
- Make proper use of H1, H2, H3, H4 tags.
- Always use Subheadings
- Maintain Keyword density between 1% to 2.5%
Write fresh, high-quality content. Make use of tools like Grammarly for correct spelling and grammar. Ensure high readability of your website, make your content easy to read.
#6] SOCIAL SIGNALS MATTERS
Your Presence on Social Platform indicates you are a Real brand on which Google Can Trust. Therefore always stay active with your content on Some Major Social Media Platforms.
So, Major Social Platform are:
Another Social Media Platform that you can consider using is StumbleUpon.
the Importance of backlinks is very high for your website. But getting quality backlinks matters most. Always try to get backlinks from relevant sources.
Always try to get backlinks from trustworthy sources. This will signal Search engines like Goole that you are also a trustworthy source.
However, don’t take risk of blindly buying backlinks from any sources. Always look for the authority of sources.
It is important to get backlinks for all of the pages, posts you want to rank. So don’t just build backlinks for your Home Page but target various sources.
Find the sources your Competitors are building backlinks from. To do so use SEOPROFILER and build backlinks there.
Search Engine Optimization is no longer a Rocket Science in 2017. By applying all the listed above steps you too can rank higher in the search engine. I have personally used all these steps for many of my blogs to rank higher in google. If you have already written some content then edit them to make more Search engine friendly.
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Also, Remeber as mentioned in one of the Post by Neil Patel –
When building links, think quality, not quantity.
Please let me know if you have any doubts in the comments below.