In this Post I have Curated 20 Best SEO Tips which will help you rank very fast in Google’s Search Results, Don’t Follow Non SEO Tips. Be Practical and Be aware what is working and what not.
This Post is for Intermediate and pro Knowledge of SEO, If you doesn’t know anything about SEO then this might look quite Complicated for you.
A lot of Business’s and Digital Marketers Use SEO to Rank their Websites which help them Generate Revenue Online as well as Offline which shows a good Online Presence.
So without wasting time Below are the Proven SEO Tips which will help you in 2018.
20 Proven SEO Tips :
1. Focus More on ON-PAGE SEO
You all know that SEO is Divided in 3 which are ON-PAGE, OFF-PAGE and ON- Site. If your Site is Fresh New and you want rank the Website fast then Focus More on ON-PAGE SEO.
Just Forget about OFF-PAGE SEO for Initial 6 Months which includes building backlinks.
Just Create Awesome and Informative Content which Targets a huge Number of Audience and should benefit them.
Few Ideas on ON-PAGE SEO :
- Create Visual Content for your Blog or Business Website
- Right away Create a Youtube Channel ( Youtube has grown a lot in the past 2 years in terms of Authority )
- Era of Text is Gone, Create Infographics for your Blog Posts and Business Websites.
- Explain in Depth about what you write.
2. Picking Profitable Keywords with Low Competition
If you want to Rank for a Particular Keyword, then Optimizing and Picking right keywords is very Important. If your Site is New and you want to rank for very high Search Volume Keywords then chances are it would take a lot of time to rank.
So better option in this case is go for Low Competition Keywords which are Profitable Keywords. Do keyword Research Using tools Like Google Keyword Planner or Uber Suggest which are Completely Free.
If you need more in Depth Research Use Long Tail Pro or Semrush, Best tools in the Market.
After having good Amount of Backlinks and some Authority you can try Optimizing High Search Volume Keywords, You might Rank for Sure.
3. Create Video Content
If you want to survive in Online Marketing Industry then Start Creating Video Content. If you are a Professional Blogger, Business Owner, Digital Marketer , Affiliate Marketer, Product Owner whatever it is Just Start Creating Video Content.
Market your Products or Websites by Creating Video Intros.
For Example if you are writing a Blog Post ” 5 Proven SEO Tips “, then make same Video about “5 Proven SEO tips” and Upload it on your Youtube Channel, I can Guarantee you that Google will Pick you Instead of those who just have Text Content.
Big Secret SEO Tip : Youtube Channel ( Video Content) + Website ( Visual Content and Informative)+ Authority ( Branding and Increasing Social Circle ) = Overall SEO in 2018
4. Place your Main Keywords in Title Tag
There are Cases where Site with High Amount of Quality Backlinks Ranked without Optimizing Keywords in the Title Tag, But I feel it’s very Important SEO Tactic.
You need to Be aware that there is no Such Magic SEO Tips to rank #1 in Google, You need to Hustle,Try Almost every SEO Tactic to be in the Game.
If you use WordPress as CMS then it’s very Easy Placing keywords in Title Tag.
Use WordPress Plugin Yoast SEO where you can Improving Overall On-Page SEO.
5. Improve Meta Description ( Don’t Just Spam it )
Write Good and Short Meta Description which will Cover Everything about the Web page, Add Target Keywords and Don’t Just Stuff the Keywords which will result in Bad SEO.
Your Meta Description is like Advert in the Search Engines.
Writing Good Meta Description can Even improve your CTR of the Website, If you are Running Adsense on the Site then this Tip is going to Make a lot of Impact on your Adsense Earnings.
6. Internal Linking
Having Internal Links on your Website can help you a lot in Long Term SEO, You Might not Rank Instantly but in future by Optimizing Completely you can be on Number One Spot.
Add useful and High Authority Links which will Helps your Readers.
Make your Website more Resourceful and Authentic, Don’t Make like a Spammy Site just adding Links.
Have a Good Strategy and Plan for adding Links.
Wikipedia has a lot of Links in their Articles which Redirects links to the Same Wikipedia Pages.
This is the Reason I feel Wikipedia is on number 1 Spot on Almost Everything.
7. Make it Mobile Friendly
The Future of the Internet is Mobile, If you are not Optimizing your Site for Mobile Devices then you are Leaving Money on the Table.
Use Mobile Friendly Themes, You can find I lot of it.
I recommend :
- My Theme Shop ( Affordable and High Quality )
- Studiopress ( Genesis Framework )
I personally use Mythemeshop theme on this Site which has helped me a lot in Optimizing the Site. Using Free themes on WordPress is not Recommended if you want to make some serious money.
Use Plugins to Optimize it, I recommend using AMP For WP Plugin for WordPress which can help improve overall Mobile SEO.
8. Optimize Images with Right Keywords in ALT Tag
A lot of people I have Seen Doesn’t Optimize the Images, All they do is just Upload it and Insert as it is. Images play a crucial role in Overall SEO of the Site.
Add Keywords in the ALT Tag Section, Make Sure you add it in the Title of the Image also.
Compress the Image Size Using Plugins. Large Size Images take long time to Load which is again bad.
I recommend WordPress Plugin WPMU DEV for Compressing the Images.
9. Make Sure your Content Looks Appealing
Having a Good Readability of the Webpage or Blog Post plays a major role in terms of engaging people stick on the Webpage, This is an indirect approach to SEO.
People who stays long duration of time on the Webpage affects a lot, It helps improve the Bounce Rate of the Website which is crucial for SEO.
Have a Mixture of Text Content + Visual Content + Links + Nice Format = Nice Appealing Content
Add Table of Contents on the Top most section of the Post which shows all the H1 Headings, H2 headings so that audience can choose what they want to Read.
Use WordPress Plugin Table of Content + ( TOC + )
Technical SEO Tips
10. Install SSL Certificate ( Move to HTTPS from HTTP )
If you notice every single Website on the Top Results of Google you will see that every website has HTTPS and SSL Certificate Enabled. This has not a major factor for SEO but soon it will be a must for the Websites to Enable Https.
You can use Free SSL from let’s Encrypt or Cloud Flare.
If you are Using WordPress Platform then it is very easy to Install SSL from Cloudflare and Let’s Encrypt.
Some Hosting packages Provide you Free SSL which is a Bonus.
If you need a premium Touch then Purchase the SSL Certificate from Godaddy.
11. Fast Loading Website
Google has given top most priority for the Websites which loads faster. If your Website is Loading Slow then Make Sure you Purchase Good Hosting Pack which is the Foundation of any website.
My Recommended Hosting :
- Bluehost US ( For Mid Level Sites )
- Siteground ( For Mid Level Sites)
- Kinsta ( High Traffic Sites )
- Amazon Web Services ( Recommended for Huge Traffic Sites, Running Some Serious Online Business)
After choosing Solid Host and all if again your Website loads Slow then use Caching Solutions like Maxcdn and Cloudflare.
Use Plugins WP-Super Cache and WP- total Cache.
Optimize and Compress Images as I have mentioned above.
12. Short URL’S in the Permalink
Add Short URL’s in the Permalink of the Site, Add Short Keywords which can give you the Boost to Rank Faster in Google and Other Search Engines.
Recent Studies on SEO states that Short URL’S are ranking Faster than adding some Lengthy URL’S.
Pro Tip : Add Target Keyword in the URL which is Short and Profitable
13. Building High Quality Backlinks
Everyone has a different Approach for Building Backlinks.
Some Do Blog Commenting, Some Just Spam it, Some Buy Backlinks which is OK.
But What I feel is Backlinks are Bullshit if you Doesn’t Have Good Content.
Two Situations :
- Good Content without Backlinks = Bullshit SEO
- Huge Backlinks + Poor Content = Bullshit SEO
So everything is a Mixture of adding tactics, You can’t Expect to get results by following One or Two Methods.
Bottom Line :
- Informative Content + Quality Backlinks + Social Authority + Decent Traffic = King Size SEO ( No one Can Stop You for achieving the Results )
Be Active in Internet Forums Like Quora, Reddit, Stumbleupon etc and Solve People’s Problems.
If your Content is Great for Sure People will Link your Website and will share with Other People.
14. Steal your Competitors Backlinks
This is most common way to get Backlinks, Use SEMRUSH Tool to Spy on Competitors Keywords and Links.
Import it all in Excel and Start Communicating with the Link Authorities by Emailing them.
Again Don’t Just Spam the Atmosphere, Communicate in a good manner and see if you can Solve their Problems in Exchange of Backlinks.
15. Submit Sitemap to Google
After Verifying your Website on all the Search Engines, Your Next step is to Submit Sitemap to the Search Engines.
By Submitting sitemap to Search Engines the Benefit is it makes easier for the Web Spiders to Crawl the Data Easily.
The more help you can give Google, The better Results you Fetch.
It’s very Easy to Submit it a Sitemap.
For Submitting to Google Use Google Webmaster’s tool, For Bing Use Bing Webmaster Tool.
You can Create Sitemaps in WordPress using WordPress Plugins like Yoast SEO, All in ONE SEO, Jetpack, XML Sitemaps.
I recommend go for Yoast SEO and Jetpack wordpress Plugin.
16. Improve Your Overall Security of the Website
Improving your Overall Security of the Website Can Help you in a Long Run, Just Be Practical and think from your Own Perspective ” Would you Purchase Products and Services from Sites which are Vulnerable to Hacking ” or “Would you Expect that your Information should be Safe by visiting any kind of Website ”
So this can be a very crucial SEO factor.
- Use WordPress Plugin Wordfence which can help the Site make Secure.
- Use 2FA- 2 factor Authentication
- Enable SSL
- Keep your Site Spam Free.