As you know only 10 websites/blogs can be on the first page of Google for the query entered. And the competition for the first page of Google is increasing day by day. Right??
But the thing is most of the beginners don’t know how to SEO optimize their blog to get to the first page of Google. If you are also a newbie, you are also not aware of this.
So, if you want to kickstart search engine traffic to your BLOG, you have to do only one thing and that is to implement all the TIPS that you will read in this post.
Are you ready for the SEO TIPS??
than here are the
SEO Tips For Beginners
Target only RIGHT KEYWORDS
A beginner already know what are keywords, So I will not tell you this here.
How to target right keywords??
Well, ofcourse we are not going to shoot keywords but going to find right keywords that can help you to kickstart search engine traffic.
Usually we use Google’s FREE adword keyword tool to find keywords for blog posts but if you have some money you can use the mixture of Google’s tool with Keyword Winner, Keyword Ninja, etc.
What do we get from these tools??
When you will search for the keywords in any of the tool above it will tell you, the competition, monthly searches, other keyword ideas etc. etc.
so, here comes the right part.
How to know if a keyword is right for you or not?
Always try to target only that keywords which have low competition, as I have said above competition is increasing day by day. Got it??
The equation below should help you then
Keyword with Low competition = Right Keyword = High chance of getting to first page = a lot of traffic
so, Target only right keywords from NOW ON.
Perfectly Spread the Targeted Keywords
Do you know that if you would add a keyword a lot of times (high keyword density) in a single post than the great Google will PENALIZE your BLOG.
So, my point here is that don’t over stuff your post with keywords as it will only harm your BLOG.
The question now is that
How to spread keywords??
Use a tool/plugin that will tell you the keyword density of your post.
I recommend you to buy EASYWPSEO as it is the best SEO plugin out there but if you don’t have money you can use this plugin to check the keyword density of a keyword, this free plugin may not work with the new WordPress version.
Use a Keyword Rich Meta Description
Yeah, you must use a keyword rich meta description but it should make sense.
For example – I am targeting keywords like catch a fish, how to catch a fish, catch a fish with hands.
So, my meta description should be like this,
If you want to catch a fish with hand, you must first know how to catch a fish. Know the things I do to catch a fish.
Catch a fish, how to catch a fish, catch a fish with hands, how to catch a fish with hands, fish with hands.
Add _NoFollow tag to external LINKS
First of all, What is a _NoFollow tag??
It is a tag which make a link invisible to search engines i.e., search engines would be not able to index a link which has this tag.
Benefits of Adding a _NoFollow tag to external links
Your search engine ranking will increase.
Your page rank will not decrease.
So, How to add a _nofollow tag to any links??
If you want to add manually than see the below example for assistance
<a href=”Enter Link Here” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>adword keyword tool</a>
Or if you are using WordPress like me than you can install the plugin named “NoFollow Link”. This plugin will add a NEW button in the New post buttons and whenever you want to add NoFollow tag to any link, you have to just select the word with the link and than click on the button.
Use your Keywords in the Image Alt Attributes ( Alt Tag)
How adding an alt tag to the images can help you in SEO?
Google uses alt tag to rank an image in it’s Image Search. So, if someone would enter the targeted keyword in Image search, they will come to your website.
If you are using WordPress than you can simply add it by clicking on the image, than a box will appear enter the keyword you want to target in the Alternative Text.
Create Backlinks to the Popular POST
Creating back links? You must have heard of it. Right??
But for perfect SEO you should create back links to the post as it drastically improves the traffic for the popular posts from Google.
Read this post to know more about this in detail.
Interlink One Post to Another
First of all, what is interlinking?
Linking of one page/post to another only on one site is what interlinking is.
You must have seen that I have interlinked two posts with this one above.
How interlinking helps in SEO?
I don’t know How but it really helps in SEO, maybe it helps Google to create a proper map of a site. And if interlinking is good, the map is good and thus, your website’s SEO is also Good. And if interlinking is bad, than your website’s SEO is bad.
Speed UP your Website
Speed (loading time) of a website has become an important factor of SEO recently. As I have seen many blogs blown away to second page only because of loading time.
So,How to speed up a website?
The best way to reduce the loading time of website is to use CDN. I am currently using Cloudflare on this site and it has really helped me alot. My pagespeed score jumped from 74 to 91 only because of using a CDN and the best thing about cloudflare is that there is also a FREE PLAN to choose.
Create a SITEMAP
A sitemap is basically a list of posts and page of your blog in a format which mainly search engine uses to index your new pages or posts.
If you are using WordPress than you can use the plugin XML sitemap to generate sitemap for your BLOG otherwise you can use the website XML-SITEMAP to generate a sitemap for your Non-WordPress blog.
You have always heard that content is king but still you don’t have much content on your BLOG.
The thing is Google loves those BLOGs which has quality content with less grammar mistakes and errors.
And the more you post on your BLOG the more traffic you will get from search engines.
For example -
If you are now posting 1 post in 2-3 days than stop this and try to post at least 1 post everyday. I am still trying to post everyday.
If your BLOG is new than Google will take time to properly index and rank it. Don’t quit blogging in between but have patience and create a lot of posts and back links.
A SEO beginner should also have patience as after hardwork, it is the thing that a successful blogger has.
Woah! I think those are enough SEO tips for beginners, now go and kickstart search engine traffic rightaway or you can thank me for this post in the comment below. And please don’t SPAM here.