SEO is everything in the modern digital marketing world and it is constantly evolving! Sami Dabek is an experienced and talented Digital Marketer who has a wealth of expertise in the industry. She digs into the do’s don’ts of SEO, exposing some of her top SEO success secrets!
Don’t Bother with Meta Keywords
There’s just no need anymore, your keywords need to sit within the page content not in this field.
Don’t Think You Can Get Away With Minimal Content
Content is king is old news, right? Well, the same still applies, and your SEO rankings will thank you for being even more thorough than before. A good quality page will have somewhere in the region of 200-300 words on it. This text should explicitly explain what the page is about, include the keyword or keywords you wish to target naturally and be a source of information that either tell the customer how to do something or entertains them in some way. Don’t let this increased content jeopardise your UX though, you can tactically place this content in the right position on the page to suit the layout and style of your site – please don’t just chuck it all at the top – but, please do have a keyword before the fold!
Don’t Write Off Old Pages
Content doesn’t always have to be brand new, it’s worth reworking things from the past if you can make it valuable again. Take a look how you could update the content on these pages to bring it back up to date. If you’re not sure which pages these are, a good place to start is Google Analytics, looking at which areas of the site get the most page views through organic traffic.
It’s likely that you will have some old blog posts or pages on your site that need more than a few tweaks, perhaps a product is discontinued with no similar replacement, a partnership has ended, or an old page has very little content and cannot be salvaged. In these cases, it’s best practice to delete the pages, and 301 redirect to something related where possible to leverage the value the old page held.
Don’t Forget To Track Progress
Track where you’ve started your SEO journey and how your keywords progress month on month. Pull together a list of keywords and find yourself a free tool like whatsmyserp.com to get you started. Keywords don’t tend to move quickly (unless there’s been an algorithm update) but watching them climb over time is oh-so-satisfying!
In summary, a mobile-friendly site, lots of luscious content and constantly updating your site are crucial for success. SEO doesn’t deliver instant results like paid advertising, but is worth the investment early on, so you can ease of paid investments later down the line.
Author: Sami Dabek
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