Are you making up your mind to start a blog or create a website? Or, do you already have one, and you are looking for growing it up? My top seven SEO tips will help you in your way.
I heard so many times that what exactly we should need to know to scale up traffic as well as the profit of a blog/website.
This article is absolutely crafted for those who are new in the blogging industry so that they can leverage my tips in their blogging journey.
SEO Tip #1: Install an SEO Plugin
The number one factor of online success is getting free traffic, and traffic comes from different search engines. So, it is necessary to create content according to the search engines’ guidelines.
Wp sites/blogs allow you to install different SEO plugins so that you can easily create and manage your SEO friendly content.
Install an SEO plugin like Yoast in your wp site. It is easy to handle, but if you still have any kind of issues with it, then you can hire an SEO as a Service provider.
What is Yoast SEO?
Yoast is one of the most popular SEO plugins that helps you to rank in search engines.
Yoast has a great AI system that detects your content quality, readability, and keyword density to give your content a quality score.
How to use the Yoast Plugin?
To use this SEO plugin, you can download and install it from their official site, or you can install it from your wp plugin library.
After installation of the Yoast plugin, it will automatically appear below your wp text editor.
Put your targeted keyword on the “focus keyphrase” field and then edit the Google preview snippet (Meta tags).
Follow their SEO and readability suggestions so that you can easily optimize your content for search engines as well as for the users.
SEO Tip #2: Make Your Blog as a Resource to Others
Google prefers to rank those blogs that include high authority resources’ links on their web content.
Try to create high quality reached based content so that other people in the same niche will link back to your content.
If you really want to generate traffic to your blog, your content must serve or help others. You have to be clear about:
- Who you and your audience are?
- Is your blog niche-specific?
- How can your thoughts serve others?
I highly recommend you to pick a niche and produce content around it. If you aren’t sure how to choose a niche and create content around it, then read this article: Process to choose your blogging niche.
Niche-specific blog/site gets more attention than a general blog so that your website can build credibility very fast.
SEO Tip #3: Publish Content Frequently
Publish blog posts as frequently as you can because blogs that produce content regularly often rank higher than those who don’t.
Google loves fresh content, so produce content as fresh as you can regularly.
If you produce a long-form of content, then you can update it on a regular basis so that you will not have to create 3000 words article daily for your blog.
Create a content calendar for your blog posts so that you can free up your time to invest in other activities of your blog.
You can hire or invite contributors to produce content on behalf of you so that the bundle on your shoulder can be decreased.
SEO Tip #4:Get Links as well as Give Links
SEO is not all about getting quality backlinks for your site.
Now Google is considering a post high quality when the post contains relevant high authority resource links (external links) to prove its claims in the content. (other factors also applied)
So, the external links are crucial in terms of SEO.
Properly add internal as well as external links in your content and avoid adding no-follow links if only you manage your blog.
Do guest blogging with a proper guest blogging strategy, and follow some other backlink building techniques based on your niche.
SEO Tip #5: Longer less but shorter high
Quality is king, but the frequency is queen.
So, you will have to balance your writing strategies with long-form content as well as short-form content.
If you have the ability to afford freelance writers, then you can stick with the long form of content; otherwise, both should be created by you with proper planning.
You can create ten short-forms of content(up to 700 words) within the first ten days of every month.
For the rest of the 20 days, you should promote your content, and side by side, write one long form of content every month.
Focus on high volume keywords for long-form content and low volume keywords for short-form content.
SEO Tip #6: Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly
Now almost everyone has smartphones, and most of them use the internet using their mobile phones.
Google, as well as other search engines, prefer the mobile-friendly site to rank higher on their search result page.
Make your site mobile-friendly if still it’s not.
If you are just starting, then I highly recommend you to choose a high skilled developer to create your site so that your website will be search engine friendly as well as mobile user friendly.
If you can’t afford a developer, then you can use a plugin called AMP.
Using this plugin, you can customize your theme and make fast-loading mobile-friendly web pages.
SEO Tip #7: Share Your Content on Social Media
Share your web content regularly on different social media sites.
The content that shares more on social media gets indexed faster in search engines.
It also helps to get more popularity in search engines so that it gets a higher ranking on the search engine result page.
You can share on different groups of Facebook, on Twitter, on LinkedIn, on Reddit, and platforms like these.
Curate your content on different content curation sites like scoop.it, medium.com, quora.com, and so on.
SEO is all about following the guidelines of search engines, so make sure you are practicing with proper guidance for your sites.
If you are new at blogging, then these seven pro SEO tips will help you to be on track.
Install an SEO plugin so that you can measure your SEO effort, produce resourceful content so that your site will become a resource hub of content.
Publish researched-based content with authoritative external links regularly.
Make a content plan for long-form content as well as for short-form content so that your user will be coming back, and your rankings can hold its positions.
Make your site mobile-friendly so that your mobile user will get great user experiences, and the search engine will consider your website as a healthier site in your niche.