10 Best Tips To Do SEO By Yourself
Hey guys, Welcome back to codejunction.in, Here are some good tips which I follow to do my SEO of my Blogs.
What is Search Engine Optimization?
Search engine optimization is the process webmasters use to get their content to rank highly on search engines like Google.
How I started with SEO
My initial opportunities to learn SEO were actually from my job in the corporate world, where I did basic SEO for a startups website.
It was good fun!
Ive never hired an SEO agency, and I do all my SEO myself so you know that I practice what Im preaching!
I love how Google has been around for so long, you know what to expect from it. It isnt as unpredictable as newer platforms like Pinterest.
Dont fix whats not broken, my friends, if Google is working as a traffic source, you want to be on this bandwagon as well.
Here are some of my tips to help you to do your own SEO.
1. Do your keyword research
Keywords are everything.
You have to remember that Google is not a machine.
Instead, it reads the words you write to determine if its a fit compared to the queries people are searching for.
Your blog posts have to be optimized for keywords to increase the chances of your content ranking for a particular keyword.
I highly recommend using KWFinder to do keyword research: It will help you to determine if a keyword actually has people searching for it, and give you insights about how competitive a particular keyword will be.
You want to optimize your post for keywords that have more monthly searches but are not very competitive.
2. Optimize for SEO
Then, you will want to add your chosen keyword (s) in these spots to optimize your articles for Google:
Alt text of images
Your internal links
Within the body text of your article
and more, but these are the more important ones.
3. Write epic blog posts
There is no point trying to game Google if your content is bad.
If there's one thing you must know about Google, it is that every single change Google makes to its algorithm has its end user experience in mind.
For instance, when Google penalized pop-ups for mobile searches, it was because popups annoy users.
It is well-known that longer posts rank better on Google. Why? Because users receive more value from them.
And so on.
If you want to learn how to write amazing blog posts, heres a post I wrote a while ago on how you can write the perfect blog post. There is even a printable template for you to download!
4. Understand your competitors
Why? You can check out the best-ranking SEO keywords that your competitors have, and then copy the heck out of them.
You can use do this manually (although you wouldnt be able to know for sure which posts are ranking well, only which posts are popular), or use SEMRush .
5. Self-host your website
If you dont self-host your website, you NEED to do so ASAP. This is a pre-requisite before you perform any do-it-yourself SEO.
Without a self-hosted website, trying to rank for content is like an uphill battle. Google has not announced this specifically, but it is a well-known fact that Blogspot, Weebly or Wix sites (and other alternatives) dont rank well on Google.
I personally feel that if someone doesnt even put in the effort to own their own servers, it is a strong indication to Google (and the world) that this person may not prioritize writing good content, even if this may not be necessarily true.
6. Good web design & theme
You may not see it now, but the website theme you use will affect your do-it-yourself SEO efforts in many ways.
A good website theme should be mobile phone responsive, as most of the users are Android based.
A good website theme will not slow down your site unnecessarily (which is bad for SEO).
A good website theme has built-in SEO functions.
The themes I recommend are the Divi theme or a Studiopress theme using the Genesis framework.
For new bloggers, I have a done-for-you website kit you can check out over at Your Stunning Website.
7. Create a brand that stands out
Google values user retention. If people land on your site from Google and then leave immediately, Google actually takes note and adjust your rankings accordingly.
You want to have a solid brand that stands out so that people dont just read your post, they end up on your website for a long, long, time.
I have a tutorial containing 9 great ways to create a superior brand that stands out that every online business absolutely has to read!
8. Create an audience of loyal readers with your email list
A blog post with actual people visiting definitely has a higher chance of being ranked.
Ideally, you want to send a ton of traffic to your blog posts, so that these people can then share your post out, link to your post, and generally create buzz for your post.
With more shares and links, Google is more likely to classify your blog post as “high-quality content” that is worth being in the top 10.
By building an email list, you can send traffic to your latest posts every time you publish a new blog post.
9. Long tail keywords
If I had to start over in a new niche and newly launched website, I would invest heavily in writing articles optimized for long-tail keywords.
Long-tail keywords often have hyper-relevance that I love.
Essentially, it will get you a tribe of people squarely in your target audience.
For instance, by ranking for “newsletter content ideas” instead of “newsletter”, you are able to create a community of people with a particular need that you can solve and monetize easily.
Plus, it is generally a lot easier to rank for the less competitive long-tail keywords.
10. Write regular content
As the tip suggest you have to write without skipping days.
This seems very duh, right? But you’ll be surprised by the number of bloggers who don’t publish regularly.
If you will post on regular basis,you will definitely see Results.