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Top 10 Essential SEO Tips

Updated on June 15, 2014
Top 10 Essential SEO Tips
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Top 10 SEO Tips

Getting to the top of Google is not an easy thing to do. This is why these top ten essential SEO tips will help you out tremendously. Not only will these tips cover the most important aspects of SEO but also they will help you make your websites better in the long run. So let's see what the top ten essential SEO tips are!

1.Write Content For Users and Not Just For Bots

Writing for users means that you are catering content for the people that search your website and not just for Google's web page crawlers. Last time I checked, Google's bots did not buy anything, so it very important to focus on writing content that caters for your visitors and not just for Google.

2.Do Keyword Research

There is nothing more devastating then trying to rank for highly competitive keywords that are just too hard to rank for. Keywords such as "guitars" or "bodybuilding" have millions of pages of search results that are trying to rank for those keywords. On top of that, there are many websites that have high authority and much more traffic then you do. My suggestion is, pick keywords that are searched but with much less competition. For example: instead of trying to rank for "guitars" try to rank for "acoustic guitars" which will have a lot less searches.

3. Build Links Wisely

Building links will help you look better in the eyes of Google. The reason is because Google likes websites that have other popular websites pointing to them. It common sense to know that a good website will most likely have lots of other websites linking to it. This is because the website is user friendly and delivers content that gets shared a lot. So build links from high authority websites that are related to your niche. If you do this without spamming, you will be more likely to rank!

4. Create Great and Unique Content

Creating great and unique content is extremely important to get your website to rank. Having unique content will make you look more legitimate to search engines and will bring organic traffic to your website. People will share your content and new people will be introduced to your website. That is why it is so important to create quality content instead of lots of bad content.

5. Use Social Media To Your Advantage

Using social media can help you drive traffic and expose people to your content. This is great due to the fact that if you write good content and then publish on social media, it will be shared. Make sure to use social media that is related to your niche. For example: If you have a website about dresses, then Pinterest would be a great place for you to reach out to potential clients. This is because Pinterest has a women majority that uses their website.

6. Start a Blog

It has been proven that websites that have unique and fresh content all the time are more likely to rank higher in the search engines. This is why having a blog on your website is a great idea. A blog will not only allow you to publish fresh content from time to time but also allows other people to discover your website through the search engines. Blogs are also a great way to get people talking about your niche and will establish you as the expert in your field. If want to know how to start a blogging business then read the book called "Start Your Own Blogging Business", it will teach you how to make not only great blogs but blogs that can make you money!

7.Be Patient and Commit

Great things come to those who are patient. You have to remember that ranking in the search engines can take months if not longer. That is why it is important to be patient and delay instant gratification. SEO requires you to learn and be continually up to date. So it is a long term process that you should commit to. It will payoff in the end.

8.Build a Great Looking Website

Whether it be a great looking but simple web design, it will help you rank better in the search engines. Having a great looking website is usually more appealing to the visitors of the website. If your website looks ugly, it will have a higher bounce rate (the percentage of users who leave the page after first coming to your website) and therefore will not look as good in Google's eyes.

9. Build a Site Map For Your Website

Creating a site map will help Google's spiders find all the important pages on your website. This will lead to a better ranking of your websites pages. It makes it easier for Google to analyze your website and determine where to rank it.

10. SEO Optimized URLs

Having your URLs optimized for the right keyword is very important. It tells not only the search engines what your website is about but also the users. When the users are looking for the keyword that you include in your URL, they will be more likely to find your page!

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      Beck 3 years ago from USA

      No problem vespawolf, if you want more SEO tips check out my other post on SEO tips for web designers it has some tips on how to build POWERFUL backlinks that will help you rank better in the search engines!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      I can see that I need to rad more if you hubs! I do search for keywords but have left off building links and using social media. Good reminders. Thanks!