5 SEO Tips for Beginners Who Want to Dominate Organic Search Rankings

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a combination of definite actions all geared towards improving your business or brand’s visibility on the Internet.  It encompasses both the technical and creative elements required to improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase awareness in search engines.

There are many aspects to SEO, from the words on your page to the way other sites link to yours on the web. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of making sure your site is structured in a way that search engines understand. SEO also involves finding the terms and phrases (keywords) capable of generating traffic to your website, making your site friendly to search engines like Google.

We will be sharing 5 SEO tips to help beginners make their brand, business or service become more visible on the Internet.

1. Use Relevant Keywords

Keywords are word or concept of great significance, As a beginner the number one step to take in other to make your business or brand visible online is to research for the right keywords or phrase to use.

The first strategy to use is to get a good selection of keywords that people will likely use while searching online for the service or product you are offering. For example, if the name of your company is XYZ but the service you render is ABC, always ensure your keywords are related to ABC not XYZ because people search the internet for the services they require.

You can use keyword research tools like Google keyword tool, search travis and several others.

2. Use Google Analytics

As a beginner, Google Analytics or any other tool that provides you with back end data should be your best friend. They help you structure your page correctly because they give you feedback on traffic, keywords, sources for incoming traffic, new or unique visitor conversion and so many other metrics.

Taking cognizance of the metrics gotten from Google Analytics, you have to remember that page titles are shown in search results, so clearly indicate what the page is about and get users to click and visit your website. The metrics gotten from Analytics is to ensure your pages are well-optimized and structured. Your page titles should include your keywords and it should be clear, concise and readable.

Also, your meta tags should be optimized with the keywords you have researched for and ensure they are relevant. Always note that page titles can have the biggest SEO impact, however, the meta description acts as the description for the content on your page. Your title should grab people’s attention but your meta description should help convince them to click.

3. Increase your Online Presence with Social Media and Directory Listings

Your website is central to your SEO efforts, however, this is not the only place where your business is listed. Social media and business directories like vconnect.com and other directory listing platforms should also have details for your business or services.

Search engines use this information to help build trust and an understanding of what you do and where you do it. You should update all possible business listings that are relevant to your business with your correct address and a summary of what services you provide. You may want to weave your most important keywords into these business listings along with a mention of any key locations.

Google plus is the most relevant social media for SEO so ensure your business or service has an active account on it.

Link building is a vital part of your SEO efforts. It may either be backlinks or internal links. Internal links mean the link in a post/page that will point other posts/pages within your website/blog. It should be proper, relevant & meaningful for both the user and search engine. For linking don’t use any term like ‘[…]’ or ‘Click here but always ensure the links are well embedded with relevant text.

Then backlinks are from other websites or blog back to your own post or page, most times talking about your post or page. This makes your page appear relevant to search engines and if you build good backlinks from authority websites, then you will rank higher in relevant information to your business or service keywords and guaranteed to be in first page on search engines.

5. Image Optimization

Optimizing images is a vital part of SEO. Remember, there are lots of people using search engines to get images daily. So, if you successfully optimize yours, they will surely appear in search results. Use Alt attribute to describe your Image.

Don’t use file names like image4.jpg, picture1.jpg. Instead, use your keywords that are related to your business, product or service.

 


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