Do you want to rank high in Google?
In this article I will share 14 actionable SEO tips, that will instantly drive free organic traffic to your blog. After reading a ton of articles about SEO, my own experience and reading a really valuable SEO book, I can call myself a little experienced.
When I first started blogging, I heard a lot of times about SEO, but I completely ignored everything with SEO. If I knew how important SEO was for my traffic, I would really take it more seriously from the beginning. If you want to rank higher in search engines, you need to optimize your blog for search engines.
What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?
SEO is Search Engine Optimization. SEO is when you type a certain word in the google search. Google finds the most relevant content for your search and orders it by relevance. If you create content and have those search terms in your content, you can get free organic traffic.
Why is SEO important to you?
It is important to have good SEO, to get consistent traffic to your blog. You can’t just rely on social media posts to drive consistent traffic to your blog.
Google (Suggest) If you write a content about a specific subject, before using that specific word search in google to see what are the top suggested terms list. Use the same terms in your content.
Include LSI keywords (latent semantic index keywords) keywords that are related to your main keyword logically. These keywords are necessary to help search engines perceive where is your page all about. See the video below for more details.
Maybe you refuse to link quality websites to your website, because of the competition. You should link out to quality websites. It is good for your readers, and it will bring you ranking benefits through building trust and relevance based on what sites you link to. Linking quality websites really helped me. Here is a quality link if you want to master SEO tools.
Include video and images. When you link a video to your blog post, your readers will click and watch the video. When a reader spends more time on your website it is a sign for Google that your website adds value. Google will send more free organic traffic to your website.
Google values relevancy If your content answers the questions of the search better than other results (according to google) it will rank higher. If you can create relevant content and insert keywords, you can easily rank higher in Google.
Grammatically correct: It is important to use correct grammar for a good impression and authority. Use free Grammarly extension www.grammarly.com.
Write original content Writing a great content takes a lot of your time, but search engines love fresh and valuable content. If you want to learn how to write great content click here.
Content length. My content length is anything longer than 800 words. If you can write a content in depth it means that you have a little expertise about the subject.
When you write your title for your content, keep in mind the search terms. Insert keywords in your blog title.
Subtitle: Use keywords in your subtitle, it will help your content ranking.
Be consistent: By writing fresh content regularly, you let search engines know that your website is up to date. As you become a trusted and successful brand, users will seek out your pages on a subject area and will have expectations that you want to fulfill.
Internal linking is good for SEO. By linking internal your keep your reader longer on your website. It is also a great way to show search engines where to look for further relevant content. For instance here is an internal link to my other related blog post that can help you.
Best plugins to improve your SEO rankings.
- WordPress SEO by YoastSEMrush
- Google keyword planner
- Keyword Tool.io
- Open Site Explorer
- Link Patrol
- Broken Link Checker
- Rel NoFollow Checkbox
Bonus tip 1. Find a niche. 2.Find keywords in that specific niche which have low competition. 3. Finally, create content for that specific niche.
Watch one of the best videos about SEO!
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