These day search engine optimization (seo) has become an important part for the growth of blog or website, thus in this article i will share 17 basic seo tips which each blogger or website owner can easily implement and should implement for ranking higher in search engines.
1.)Write seo friendly, quality, informative and unique content which is shared by people, loved by google. Remember the more the unique content the better the rankings.
2.)Post length matters a lot these days, with the ongoing competition and search engine penalty’s make sure your blog post is of decent length ie atleast 400 words and above to make sure your website content is easily indexed and rank higher in search engines and not considered as spammy.
3.)Keyword Usage, using keywords in your blog post can help you drive traffic, use the right keyword required in the blog post, intentionally adding loads of keywords to your blog post is not going to help you. Make sure your blog post maintains the keyword density of 2%, ie for every 100 words only 2 keywords are used in your blog post. Excess usage of keywords in a blog post can have a negative effect on your blog in the search engines.
4.)Update Your Blog frequently, maybe daily or twice or thrice a week according to your convenience, follow a schedule while updating you blog.
5.)Do Guest Posting, guest posting helps you to get yourself a identity among many other bloggers, it can help you interact with other bloggers, build quality backlinks and drive traffic to your blog. Therefore guest posting can help you to improve your seo score ie rank better in search engines.
6.)Have A Decent Layout Of Your Blog. A nice, clean, easy to use ie user friendly layout will help you keep your visitors busy, interested, and keep coming. While on the other hand a bad, spammy outlook, outgoing links to spammy sites or a website or blog with loads of ads may annoy your users and they would never like to visit your site again. Thus a decent outlook can help you build traffic, visitors and subscribers.
7.)A Top-Level-Domain is required these days to rank better in search engines, a top-level-domain comes with lots of benefits, it represents you, your blog, and your identity and even your work.
8.)Use google webmasters completely, which can help you better your search engines rankings, firstly you may target your audience to a specific geographical location wherever you want, secondly you may fetch your each post and submit it to index. This is one of the fastest and better ways for submitting your content to search engines.
9.)Share your blog post on social networking sites like facebook, twitter, reddit, pinterest, stumbleupon and digg.
These can bring loads of traffic to your blog if used correctly.
10.)Blog commenting can help you rank better in search engines, make sure you leave relevant comments on relevant blogs of your niche, make sure your comment stands out of other commenters, this always helps in driving traffic to your blog.
11)Make sure you are up with meta description, meta tags and everything that can better your search engine rankings.
Use keywords in description and tags, this too can better the seo score.
12)Optimise your website for fast page loading time, make sure your blog loads very quickly, the quicker your blog loads the better your rankings. Remove the unwanted scripts from your blog which indeed will help you to better the page speed.
13.)Make backlinks, make sure your blog have some quality sites that are pointing towards your site, to better the backlink work build few quality backlinks rather than loads of low quality backlinks. Remember building backlinks quickly can force you face a google penalty, thus build some links with time and make sure they are relevant. Also interlinking your blog post can help in serp and help build traffic. The best way to build backlinks is by blog commenting.
14.)Say no to extreme outlinking, ie provide outgoing links wherever necessary, too many outgoing links can have a negative impact on search engines.
15.)Create a sitemap and submit it to google webmasters.
16.) Optimise Images For Your Blog, image optimisation plays an important role these days, it can help drive traffic and also affect search engine rankings.Make sure your images are having a proper title and alt tag.
17.) Dont overdo seo, Always remember seo isnt a weekend work, it has to be consistent and goes along with time.Remember not to use black hat seo techniques, they may look interesting, but work only for short periods, to be successful in long run do practise white hat seo techniques as mentioned above.
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