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As bloggers, we all want to make the coveted first page on Google and improve our rank. We read blog post after blog post keeping up with the latest SEO tips and trends. And we anticipate what search engines like Google will be coming out with next.
The key is to try to stay in the game with the latest optimization strategies that have been known to work.
If your goal is to improve your Google ranking or if you just want to get more people to your website, here are my tips to help you rock SEO this year!
These are simple but very effective methods you can start using today!
That’s right my friends, it’s still all about that quality content.
Creating quality content will no doubt get you the best results. So, make sure the content for your blog posts are well-researched. And, don’t forget to use relevant keywords in your title, subtitles and in the body of the content.
Over the last couple of years, the way people search for information has changed. More people are using voice search. And most of the time they’re using a mobile device.
In today’s techy world, it’s not hard to conceive that voice search has grown tremendously. According to an article by WebFx.com titled 15 Voice Search Trends And Statistics for 2021, 71% of consumers would rather use a voice search to search for something. It also states that 60% of smartphone users have tried at least one voice search in the past 12 months. This is why we have to optimize our websites for voice search. Not sure how to optimize your site? The article mentioned contains awesome tips to help you get started.
And finally, spice things up for your audience by offering visual content instead of writing your blog posts.
Video and Infographics are tried and true methods that have always worked! Start your very own YouTube channel or post videos on your social media platforms. If you’re not comfortable creating a video or infographic here are a couple of resources for you:
Lumen5 will automatically create videos of your blog posts. Check out this quick video to see how it works:
Visual.ly has the largest collection of infographics in a variety of categories. They also have video and other collection of visual content.
Search Engine Optimization sounds like it would be hard AF if we had to go at it alone.
Lucky for us though, there are optimization tools we can use to make sure your content is well optimized.
I’ve been using Yoast SEO plugin for a while now. I started with the free version – which that in and of itself works just fine.
The free version will give you suggestions to improve your SEO like:
It will even show you what section in the content needs editing. For example, in the screenshot below, if you click on eye icon, it will highlight the part of the post that has consecutive sentences. Cool right?
I loved it so much I upgraded to the premium plugin. For example, now I can:
They also have a new feature that makes sure social media platforms know exactly what your pages are about, by adding schema.org data the right way. And this results in faster indexing.
To sum up, if you want to rank and rock SEO this year, remember
I hope you found these SEO tips helpful. If you have anything to add, please share it in the comments below!