Search engines don’t necessarily make it easy to achieve high ranking through user keyword searches, but it is worth the effort. When writing articles, if you thoughtfully (overdoing it will backfire) shift some of your focus to SEO (search engine optimization), you can raise your site’s traffic, as well as your rank for certain keyword searches. Hopefully, these tips will help and inspire you.
If you feel you are not ready to do your own SEO, then it would be best for you to hire a company that can do it for you. Make sure to do the proper research so that you know who you are dealing with. Do not hesitate to ask any questions about the methods they use and what type of results you should expect.
Set up a strategy on getting inbound links to your website from relevant, highly-ranked websites. Of course, everyone’s goal is to find a way for Wikipedia, the most highly ranked site of all, to send us it’s link juice. Your goal should be to find other websites who’s topic matches yours to provide you with their Page Rank boosting links.
Having categories on your website and placing all of your content into them is a great way to easily set up navigation which doesn’t go too many levels deep. Search engines don’t want to get lost, so category pages will give them a plethora of content to look at while giving you page rank.
To stay clear of search engines’ spam filters, never duplicate content on your websites. Be aware that you might be using duplicate content without being aware of it. Repeating the exact same product description across multiple pages might just be a time-saver for you, but search engines cannot tell the difference between time-saving and spamming.
The decision to consolidate near-duplicate pages, should be carefully considered, in terms of the number and quality of inbound links, as well as, the popularity associated with each separate page. If you consolidate, it is inevitable that at some point, a former site visitor will now have a broken link to the site that was absorbed. Consequently, you must preserve the page that has been more frequently visited and linked.
Be descriptive with all your links, be they video, banner, text, or graphics. No one will be interested in clicking a link that simply says “Click me.” They want to know what they are getting themselves into! Using your keywords in the description can also bump you up on the search engine lists, so it is a win-win!
Optimize your site for local searches by including descriptions of your physical location. You might include brief descriptions like nearby towns, metropolitan areas, and directional keywords like north, south, east, and west. You could also mention some local attractions. All of this will help to make your site show up in many more searches.
You have found that search engine optimization doesn’t have to be difficult. An educated, common sense approach, goes a long way towards raising your site’s visibility, as well as, its rank. Apply the advice you have discovered here and you will be sure to enjoy the rewards of higher traffic.