Today, I am going to show you 9 actionable SEO tips for your blog or a website which will help you increase your website traffic.
If you are not aware of SEO, don’t worry. These are very simple and practical tips which anyone can implement. And if you don’t want to do it yourself, you can ask your web designer or developer to implement these SEO tips on your webpage.
You will get more traffic from your blog or a website page if you follow this simple SEO checklist.
I wrote SEO Tutorial for beginner which may help you perform SEO step by step.
Let’s go through it.
- Keyword Research
- Start title tag with your keyword
- Add your page title in H1 tag
- Add your target keyword in first 100 words
- Add internal and external links on your page
- Optimize page URL by adding your keyword
- Boost your website speed
- Responsive Design
- Get backlinks
Keyword research is the most important and valuable part of your SEO process. Without keyword research, you can’t perform SEO. This is a process by which you will find your target keyword and use that keyword to implement SEO tactics on your webpage.
So how to find your target keyword?
You need to think about your target audience to whom you want to find this webpage. Think about the topic of your webpage and come up with some keywords that your potential customers will search for.
Once you have those keywords, use tools like Google Keyword Planner or Ubbersuggest.
Let’s take an example with ubbersuggest.
Go to Ubbersuggest and plug that word into the search box and search for it.
You can see the search volume for your keyword, SEO difficulty, Paid search difficulty and CPC value. From this, you can see the monthly search volume for your target keyword and how difficult it is to rank for this keyword.
You can even see keyword ideas from where you can find related keywords which you might want to consider for your webpage SEO.
Another option is SERP (Search Engine Results Page) Analysis which shows you other web pages ranked for that keyword.
Learn more about ubbersuggest in this article.
Based on search volume and your audience, you can decide your target keyword. Once you decide on target keyword, you can use that keyword in your webpage to boost your ranking.
Start title tag with your keyword
Meta Title of your webpage is the most important factor for SEO. It is advisable to add your keyword first in your title tag.
If you are not able to do that, don’t worry. Just try to keep it close to the beginning of your title tag. Google will give more weightage to such pages.
Additionally, you can add related keywords or words to your meta description tag. This will help you increase your visibility.
Add your title tag in H1 tag
Every webpage will have a title and it is recommended to add that title in the H1 tag.
It is important to follow the headline tag structure in your webpage. Use H1 for the main title, H2 for its subheading and so on till H6. However, it’s not necessary to use all the tags.
Most CMS(Content Management System) like WordPress will have the H1 tag for a website or blog heading. But I would suggest you check your webpage source code once to confirm.
Add your target keyword in first 100 words
You should add your target keyword in your webpage content. But don’t stuff too many keywords otherwise Google won’t rank it.
Now, if you have added that target keyword in the first 100 words, you are making it easier for Google to find that keyword. So you are increasing your chances of getting higher rankings.
So add your keyword in your first paragraph of the content.
Add internal and external links on your page
Adding a link on your webpage is a way to tell Google about your webpage’s topic. If you add the external link which is very relevant to your content or topic, you are giving a signal to Google to understand that topic.
You can link your other article or page and that internal link will help Google understand your overall website topic. It will give some good value to those pages.
So if you use the right strategy to link internal and external pages, it will boost your SEO.
Optimize page URL by adding your keyword
Your page URL is the first thing that Google will come across. And, URL is one of the ranking factor for Google. Adding a target keyword in your URL will increase your visibility in search engine.
Additionally, you should keep your URL short. It will help you rank better in Google.
Boost your website speed
If your website is not loading in 3 seconds, your visitor is more likely to go away. Website speed is the most important part of your website and Google has also started considering website speed as one of their major ranking factors.
You can optimize your images and use lazyload to improve your loading time. You can even use CDN(Content Delivery Network).
CDN will load your website from your visitor’s region. It save your webpage to multiple locations and load it from nearby region. So your website loads faster.
For mobile website speed optimization, you can use AMP from Google. It will help you load your website quickly on mobile devices.
Responsive design is the approach of designing a website based on screen-size, devices, and orientation.
So, why you should care about responsive design?
The answer is Mobile-first indexing.
Google has officially announced rolling out of Mobile-first Indexing. Mobile-first indexing means that mobile version of your website will be considered first by Google as SEO ranking factor. This is why Responsive Design is very important.
You can achieve this by using media queries in CSS. And If you are using WordPress, use a responsive theme which supports all the devices.
Test your website in mobile, tablet and desktop view before you publish it and make sure it works well across all the devices.
Backlinks are important when it comes to SEO. More backlinks give a signal to Google that more sites are linking to your website means contents are worth linking to. So Google will keep them higher in search rankings.
You also have to make sure that you get the backlink from relevant websites. Content should be relevant when you get the backlink from other websites. If you are getting a backlink from any site which is not relevant to your niche, it won’t be considered.
Let me tell you a few basic things that you can work upon to get the backlinks for your website.
- Answer on Quora
- Comment on relevant blogs
- Forum posting
- Guest post signatures
Use these ways to get valuable backlinks for your website.
Getting SEO done for your website is a difficult task. However, with these 9 actionable SEO tips you can easily achieve results.
And, website traffic is a key to your business success. So you must learn or get these SEO tactics executed on your website.
Remember that Google always shows the result that people like. So if you have better content and with smart SEO strategy, you will surely outrank your competitors.
So, Are you going to apply these SEO tips on your website?
If you have any other SEO tips or tactics which you are using to increase your traffic, share your tips in a comment below.