SEO Tips for Beginners
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about optimizing your blog to rank high in the Search Engine
Results and thus increase overall visibility. Apart from unique contents and site design, it’s one of the
most important aspects of blogging.
everything begins with what you have carefully chosen as “Your Keyword“. An example of mine are
Blogging Tips for Beginners and Blog for Beginners which currently ranks #2 and #1 respectively.
SEO Tips for Beginners
SEO Tips to help improve your site’s ranking in the Search Engine Results, all from Affordable seo
1. Keywords in <title> tag
One of the most important factor to rank high in your chosen keyword is to have it – your keyword –
inside the <title> tag. The <title> tag is what appear in the clickable link on the search engine results
page. In what I have came to learn is that what appears in the beginning is more important than
what comes next.
2. SEO-Friendly URL
WordPress set the permalink structure as www.domain.com/?p=12 which is a big NO NO for Search
Engines Optimization (SEO). It doesn’t actually gives any indication to the robot what the url is all
3. Proper Use of Keywords in (<H1>, <H2>, <H3>)
Don’t expect the search engine to figure out which are the headlines – it won’t. Instead, use your
keywords in the <H1>, <H2>, and <H3> tags to provide clues to the search engine. A good buddy of
mine, PB has revealed The Best SEO Tricks Ever that shows you how to optimize your keywords
within those headlines.
4. Keywords in Image <alt> tag
images speak a thousand words but Search Engine Spiders don’t read images, they only read the
<alt> tag which is the textual description of the image. Hence, it is important to always provide a
meaningful description of an image with your keyword within the <alt> tag. Why you should care
with the image ALT attribute.
5. Anchor Text of Inbound & Outbound Links
What is Anchor Text? It’s the word within a hyperlink. Here’s an example, About Yan Susanto, in
which “About Yan Susanto” is the anchor text. Not only it gives your readers an idea of about the
content of the page you’re linking to, more importantly it tells search engines what the page is
about. Used it wisely, it will boost your rankings in search engines, especially in Google. As a rule of
thumbs, avoid using “click here” for an anchor text. (See the outbound links on #2 and #3)
6. Origin of Inbound Links
Besides the anchor text, it is your duty to ensure that the sites that link to you is not from bad
neighbourhoods. The theory is that it’s better to have one inbound link from a reputable site
(generally speaking, sites with greater Google PR are considered reputable) than to have one
hundreds links from untrusted sites. Simply said, who links to you does matter.
7. The Power of Internal Linking
I’m not a fan of free directories as IMO having tons of links from PR0 directories is useless and it can
even be regarded as link spamming, but being listed in DMOZ Directory, Yahoo Directory and similar
directories will certainly boost for your overall ranking. However, it is almost impossible to get into
DMOZ without much of a credibility – and some says ‘certain form of connection from biased
editors’. Still it’s one of those things that is worth your while.
9. <Description> metatag
Though metatags are becoming less and less important, there are two metatags that still matter in
SEO, these are the <description> and <keywords> metatags. Both are still important from a human
and search engine perspective. <Description> metatag is what you use to describe your site. In fact,
this description is what the visitors see when your site appears on the search results. How to Create
The Perfect Meta Description For Google (& Searchers)
10. <Keywords> metatag
While you are it, fill your <Keywords> tag with relevant keywords. Relevancy here means that every
word within <Keywords> metatag must somehow appears somewhere within the body text. If not, it
can be penalized for irrelevance and considered bad for your ranking. What’s The Best Keyword
Meta Tags Formula?
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