The hottest topic of now a days is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so I decided to write on this topic as a first post specially for beginners who start their blogs and don’t know from how they start SEO of their sites. There are dozens of bloggers who write on the same topic but I write the same by adding my own experience with it.
Keep Useful and Updated Content
All SEO consultants including me believed that “Content is King”. So you should care about quality of content not only on the quantity of content. So the first tip is always write meaningful articles and avoid posting garbage because search engines also hate content which is not useful and meaningless.
Update your site frequently, more updating means more chances to get indexed and get more visitors. So give time to your blog and keep the content updated as possible with the time.
Avoid duplicate data
Duplicate data specially text content from other websites is always punished by Google algorithms and your site goes on back pages of search engines and sometimes completely removed your URL’s by search engines like Google. So second tip is “”Don’t copy content from any site, generate your original and genuine content for your site”.
I mention first two basic but important SEO tips with you. If you follow them you never face any problem and received decent traffic very soon.
Meta Tags / Meta Description and Keywords
After putting good, updated and original content keep your eyes on important and most searched keywords on Google and other search engines. Use keywords search tools like Google Adwords and keep the relevant keywords in Titles / headings and in meta description of every post and page. (Avoid keyword stuffing, use keywords in the ratio of 2%). Meta description is more important than meta keywords because now in 2013 Google crawlers not read meta keywords but description however other reads like Bing , Ask etc.
What are meta keywords and meta description Tags ?
Meta tags are HTML codes that are inserted into the header on a web page, after the title tag. In the context of search engine optimization, when people refer to meta tags, they are usually referring to the meta description tag and the meta keywords tag. They are usually not seen by users, they are inserted for the search engine crawlers.
Submit your Site to all Search engines and Webmaster Tools
After publishing some content on your site, create account in Google Webmaster Tool which is very useful, actually webmaster tool give you a control to your site in search engine (Google), I will write about webmaster tool also later. Submit your site in all search engines like Google, Bing/yahoo etc. Generate site-map using online site-map generator tools and submit to webmaster tool.
Link Building / Make Backlinks
When you satisfy with your basic on-page SEO, then move to off-page and make some links of your site. Keep in mind now a days old SEO trends are shutdown this is 2013 so keep your backlinks genuine as possible. Only post links of your site on the sites which are closely relevant to your niche / topic. Submit your site in high Page Rank quality web directories. Don’t make only dofollow backlinks but also some nofollw links. Make links in a frequent way, don’t make too many links in a short time. so this is an other legal SEO tip.
Make your Site’s Social reputation
Now a days there is a great trend of social network website like twitter, facebook, google plus, linkedin etc. Create social representation of your website / blog this is very important in SEO point of view. Create fanpages of your site on Google+ and facebook. Share links of your every post on popular social networks which I mentioned above.
This is all about basic SEO in 2013 for beginners, I use many complicated terms in this post, If you not understand any of them I say sorry for that but in our later posts I will explain all things in more simpler way. If you are a starter blogger then do all the above things for your site step by step,