Just starting, are you? There must be so many things that confuse and scare you right now. Don’t worry we have got you covered. We are going to list out 10 SEO hacks that will help to make a start and create a platform that you can later scale. One of the common mistakes that several people make in the onset is to concentrate on link building instead of creating a good website that offers great user experience.
- Keyword Research
- Create Long Posts
- Title URL Structure
- 404 Error Pages
- Broken Links
- Meta Description
- Loading Speed
- Link Building
One of the first things that you need to do and on which depends your success is keyword researching. If you don’t concentrate on this, you will never be able to rank your post, at least deliberately.
Ideally, you should not create a post that has less than 300 words, but we recommend that you the create posts of 500 words and also aim for longer posts that goes well over 1000 words. Its worth mentioning that you need to put content out on a regular basis.
Good formatting will help Google crawls understand what the content is about better and it also enhanced the user experience. If you format your posts well with images and videos (only if they are relevant), it will sustain user and send Google signals saying that your site is worth ranking.
As per experts, the structure of your URL effect ranking in a huge way and therefore should be handled with care. Go to setting on your dashboard and then select permalink. You’ll be faced with a page offering several options on permalink for you to choose from. Make sure you choose to go with friendly URL preferably without any dates or numbers.
Besides the headlines, images and to be more precise the feature images is something that will help draw traffic but using images is also good in the eyes of Google. Besides if you custom make your images then it’s likely to be picked up by other sites, and you’ll get to have a backlink.
When pages don’t work, they show a 404 error, and it’s not healthy to have too many 404 error pages. Normally this particular error appears when you have migrated one content to another page with a different URL, we suggest you do a redirect to avoid the error.
Like the 404 error, broken links and broken images are unhealthy for your website. When you link to a site on a post, and if the site takes down the link then your site gets a broken link. Make sure you get rid of them.
The Meta description is not always needed. For news sites, there’s no reason to concentrate on it. But if your website is putting out content twice or thrice a week then you should definitely write a Meta description.
Google has officially said that the loading speed of your website is a deciding factor in ranking the posts on your site. The loading speed depends on the theme, plugins and a couple of other factors. Use light and SEO theme.
And the last advice that we can give you is to build links, slowly and consistently. There are several ways to build quality links. On the internet, there are several guides on the same. Go through them and implement them.
Tell us if you have any questions on these SEO tips.