Did you know that SEO for websites is a multi-million dollar business? I am sure most of these SEO businesses have excellent sales people because frankly, SEO isn’t that hard.
Before I go on, let me catch the beginners up to speed.
What is SEO?
SEO is essentially how you rank on a search engine. Go ahead and look me up on Google. Drew Tolbert…. I am number one, but what does that actually matter. 100% of people searching for Drew Tolbert will find me first. Big deal. I am successfully the most famous Drew Tolbert in Google’s mind.
Why is SEO important?
In my top example, it isn’t. How many people actually search for Drew Tolbert? Most of these people are people I encourage to search for me on Google. The other portion is probably guys named Drew Tolbert.
SEO is basically how you rank. It is important because if you are on the last page of Google then no one will find you.
How to Improve your Blog’s SEO!
You are a blogger, and no one is finding you. You have come to the right place because you were probably about to be misinformed.
The Number One SEO Improvement You Can Control
I was given this advice by another blogger and didn’t believe him. He stressed it to me and challenged me. He was right.
Search engines hate thin websites. If your thin website ranks high it won’t for long, because I (or someone else) will find the keyword you are ranking for and write an article about that subject and take it over.
The second piece of advice is to keep fresh stuff fresh. (That makes no sense) If you write today, you should write tomorrow. If you can write 3 posts a day, then write 3 posts a day. If you can write 1 post a day write 1 post a day.
Before you google how much should I write, the answer is as much as you can write. Your blog’s popularity is correlated to how often something is posted on it.
Your blog’s popularity is also correlated to how much content is on it.
You should launch your site with one post, and you should keep posting.
Backlinks and Other SEO
If you don’t know what a PR link or a backlink is… you are probably better off. Many of these companies will show you a lot of link building work they are doing, and how they are linking your content to other content.
I have a listing on YELP.COM, now telemarketers blow up my phone. I am not certain it was worth it.
I have found the most success is actually with Twitter. If you follow my Twitter account you will see that I post around 50 times a day. I don’t personally do that, most people don’t personally post on their twitter account. I do it to keep my content fresh. Twitter is indexed by a bajillion indexing sites. (No one knows the exact number) That means if you post your content more on twitter… it is more likely to be linked by another site, that is more likely to be linked by another site, and so on.
THAT is the exact definition of SEO right there.
So here are the takeaways:
- Write More
- Write a lot
- Link all of it to Social Media
- Then write more
Thanks for Reading,