On Twitter, I recently asked my followers for SEO Advice. I said, “Give me some SEO advice. A tip, a trick, or just plain old fashioned “SEO best practices”. I’d love to hear your advice, I’m sure me (and others) could benefit from it.” Of course, many responded with fabulous SEO tips, some short and some longer. I compiled all of the responses below, not necessarily in any order of importance.
ADEDEJI OLABODE TENIOLA:
Found out recently a method my friend used to generate over 50k sessions in 7 months. It’s all about choosing a particular angle for the keyword selection using queries from google search console.
Check the robots.txt file once a month.
Dr. Marie Haynes:
Google uses machine learning to build algorithms designed to reward content that aligns with the criteria they list here.
Compare your content against that which is ranking, especially that which Google’s algorithms started to recently prefer to fund areas for improvement.
Try to avoid ambiguity. Be clear about what you are communicating.
Traffic is only worth it if the content converts.
Look at People Also Ask for your post’s target keyword, get inspired for the h2 sections you can add to ensure your post is thorough.
Add image(matching filename/alt), 30-50 direct “answer” to the implied question, supporting 1-3 paragraphs and a table/bulletlist/numbered list.
Create a list over every metric you want to check in Google Search Console, then record the data in a spreadsheet every month or week if you can. Indexing & traffic fluctuations can indicate a lot of things, and you’ll thank me years later (16 months isn’t always enough.)
1. Use Google Search Operators (site: intext: file type:) to find quick interlink opportunities. 2. Learn what triples are for SEO and use them to your benefit to create information-dense, semantic content.
Liam Lewy Shepherd:
To improve your chances of getting the developer of your client’s website on side. Either to give you access or implement changes directly. Rehearse a few Owen Wilson “Wow” responses to use during the initial backend show & tell. Works a treat ? #EgoBoost
Whever writing content, make sure headings are there and structured propely. 🙂
Use allintitle: modifier to choose easy win long tail keywords (works best either informational)
Make sure the search terms you are wanting to rank for are actually searched.
First thing I work on are always Titles & Desc.
Everybody seems to forget them, but if you write them well, you
a) see fast and big changes
b) learn which pages are already strong
c) see new vocabulary in GSC to optimize for
d) get a happy client because “this seo thing works”
1. Create Nested Rich Snippets (RS): a single RS with several types and properties.
This thanks to the study and watching 90% of @Ashxia8 and @danielkcheung work.
Sometimes google is right not to rank your business because your business model sucks.
So bad rankings could be a sign that you have to work on your business model. SEO tweeking will not help in these cases …
Know your audience; sounds simplistic, but can make a huge difference in the level of success achieved
Need SEO tips? Get in touch with this guy @bhartzer he’s a professional specializing in this area
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