SEO or longer, Search Engine Optimization, is important to everyone whose work is related to the Internet or more importantly everyone who has a webpage.
Optimization of a website is equally important as the quality of the text. Speaking of text, for your website to be found more easily it is important to have some relevant content for your prospective clients.
So let’s start from there.
YOU WANT ANSWERS TOO, RIGHT?
If you are a dentist, PR officer or an engineer, you are expert in your field. You surely know all about it. How about your potential clients?
Since they are looking for the answers or someone’s services, they must have some doubts and uncertainties about what should they do. Put yourself in their position. What would they want to know? If you already had some clients, what were their first questions?
Now, make the collection of those questions and write articles while answering those questions. The more articles, the better. Your website will have more content – more chances for your website to pop up in the Google search results.
What will you accomplish with this? You will establish yourself as an expert in your field. Here is a catch. Your knowledge is surely vast. Of course, you won’t mention everything you know in your articles. Your readers can try to do something by themselves, but they really have more important work to do managing the company and, if they are smart they will delegate their work.
RULES TO OBEY
1. Regularly posting new content
As we said before, more content, more potential readers. Check it for grammar, broken links and link to quality content.
2. Periodically updating old content
This gives Google robot a note that your website is fresh. You have probably noticed that when you search for some term, the newest articles are on top of the search results.
3. Website speed on both desktop and mobile devices
This depends on many factors like hosting, website template or the content. A website shouldn’t load more than a couple of seconds because visitors will leave. Visuals shouldn’t be too heavy.
4. Good user experience
Your visitors should easily find what they are looking for. Website construction, all visuals and copy should be in service of that.
5. Clearly defined titles, descriptions and keywords for each article
Each page of your website should have its own title, description and focus keyword. That is to help Google index it better. It is recommended to have keyword research before writing the article.
Only the articles which comply with the basic rules can end up on the first page of Google search results. It is important to make a note here: it cannot happen overnight because it is the result of constant work and article optimizations.
Whether your articles are new or updated, share them. The more shared an article is, the better position in Google search results it will have. Don’t forget to put the sharing buttons at the bottom.
Your old articles can be repurposed in a myriad of ways. You could make a Youtube video, podcast or an infographic. Anything that can drive more traffic to your website.
Monitor your results. Use available tools like Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools so you can improve current statistics.
Keep your SEO knowledge up to date or hire an expert.
If you are really interested in SEO after reading this article, we recommend also this article with a list of 200 factors that affect the position of your website in Google search results.