Top 5 SEO Tips For Beginners
Now that you have started your own blog, the next logical step is to immerse yourself in SEO, Search Engine Optimization. SEO seems like it is a scary thing and my deter you from continuing on with your blog or website. Do not fret! We have the Top 5 SEO Tips For Beginners you should start off with to get your feet wet. These SEO tips are here to get you started. From there you can branch off into the next area. Now, onto the helpful information!
1. UNIQUE, INTERESTING, and ENGAGING CONTENT
Just like how this was #1 in our 5 Tips To Start a Blog it is number one here. As in the other article the idea of content is different for this. Having updated and regular content is great but what you need is to have the U.I.E. of content. Writing numerous articles and publishing them does help a tiny bit in the world of SEO. It gets your big toe in through the door of SEO. Your audience gets built a bit but if the content is not U.I.E. then you are just urinating in the wind. Make the visitors want to come back more with thought provoking information. Information they can comment on and share in their own social media world. So, write U.I.E content on a consistent basis when publishing new articles on your blog/website.
Within the U.I.E. content you have just written there needs to be a focus of a keyword or keywords. What exactly do we mean by that? Well, within each article you write there needs to be a keyword(s) to focus on to help the search engines locate your amazing article. For each new article you write there should be a new keyword(s) for that specific topic. For example, you are writing about how the new Google Glasses will change the way we see things. Within that specific article you need to find or create keyword(s) that will flow naturally in the content, and be specific to the topic. Using Google Glasses can be the keywords for the article. A final note is to make sure the keywords you are using are also in the article heading, the website URL, images in the article, meta tags.
3. IMAGES and VIDEOS
Words are boring! Yes, it gets monotonous just reading words upon words. If the people coming to your site wanted to really do that then they would read a full book. Do not get me wrong. Having a meaty article is not a bad thing at all. Just break it up with images and videos to help with reading. Don’t just throw random images and video into your article. Make sure they are relevant to the topic at hand and not an absorbent amount on the page as well. The videos and images add a substantial boost to your SEO content among the search engines.
4. LINKS, LINKS, and MORE LINKS
Have links within your article that go back to your other articles within your website. You want to create a loop within the articles that keeps your audience spending more time at the site. There needs to be a sufficient amount of links within the article being written. The longer the article is the more links that can be added to the content. You don’t want to have a page full of blue links. It hurts the eyes and makes you look like a fool. The links also need to flow naturally in the content you are writing. Within those links you are putting in make sure to have at least one out bound link to a website or article that relates to the topic being published.
5. FACEBOOK, TWITTER, LINKEDIN, and GOOGLE+
The content has been established. You have followed the helpful tips. Now, we sit and wait for people to come to us right? NO! This is not a build it they will come kind of thing. It takes work to promote yourself. Granted these SEO tips help put your content out there but this tip is about social media. Get your website out there on the big social media platforms. Create a Facebook page, a Twitter account, LinkedIn network, and Google+ account to push out your content across those. There you can begin to build your audience. It will start off with friends and family but using the SEO tips it will help garner new members to your audience. Once you create some new content publish them across those platforms. Cater them to those specific social media platforms. It is also another way to engage with your audience by letting them contribute comments, reviews, forward to friends, and even ask you questions. It will help encourage reoccurring visits and new visitors.
Bonus Pro Tip
Patience is a virtue. You need to have patience in this SEO business. It will not happen over night. Just continue to do it the correct way and your hard work will pay off.
That concludes our Top 5 SEO Tips For Beginners. We hope this helps you and that you have now got some understanding to this SEO everyone is talking about. SEO is a ginormous world and at times you may get lost in it. Just relax and take it slow. Everyone has to start somewhere and this is a good way to start. No one went from crawling to straight winning marathons. You have to do the SEO crawl, walk, and run phases. This is the very beginning of the SEO crawl phase.
As always let us know if this was helpful. Your comments, questions, and concerns are always appreciated here. We try our best to help and lead you in the right direction of this crazy SEO world.