There are dozens of SEO tips that you could apply to your blog. Search engine optimization is extremely crucial if you're aiming to get new readers every now and then. As you optimize your site/blog for search engine, they keep on sending new readers to your blog that could later turn into loyal fans.
Below are couple of Basic and extremely important SEO techniques that you should make sure that you have implemented to your blog/website right away.
SEO Strategy #1 Website/blog Loading Speed
Its pretty straight forward but not many consider their blog/website speed an issue. The slower your blog would load to the readers, more frustrated would they get and thus would surf less. As a result, reducing your overall traffic.
You can read How I Increased My Blog Traffic By 16% In 3 Months.
Website/blog loading speed could make a huge difference in your search engine rankings too. There are couple of things that you could do to tackle with your blog loading speed.
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SEO Strategy #2 Consistent Internal Linking
What good would a high page rank of your blog/website would serve you if you hardly pay any attention to internal linking. How would the page rank juice flow to your other branches (blog posts/website pages)?
You can read 3 Facts How Inbound Links Help In Search Engine Rankings that would give you a clear idea how internal links could play huge for your blog. Its vital. Just like you need to take food every day, likewise, internal linking is the basic pipeline that would make sure that the food (page rank) would flow to the entire body (website/blog).
If you fail to do so, then your posts/pages would be a mere junk of text that could not rank high in the search engines.
SEO Strategy #3 Social Media Is Darn Important In Modern SEO
Social Media? Are you sick and tired of listening to this term over and over again. Lets do it 1 more time. Matt Cutts believes that social media could be one of the most important SEO steps that you could take in the modern Internet times.
Search engines are getting smarter and they consult social media in determining a website/blog authority and thus rank it accordingly. The more people would like your blog posts, the more would they share it with their peeps and thats where search engines would play their part.
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- 3 Tips To increase Facebook Fan Page Activity By 52.3% In 15 Days
- 2 Reasons Google+ Brand Page Helps Your Blog In SEO
Ok, So Whats The Catch?
Now once you got the idea what Matt Cutts thinks about modern SEO, below are the following steps that you can take from now on:
1- Never forget to interlink your website/blog posts. Notice how i have mentioned couple of relevant articles from this blog. Apart from serving quality to the readers, these posts links would create a rich interlinking web that is healthy for page rank flow.
2- Always publish (share) your articles/pages to social media (at least to Facebook and Twitter). Increase your social media follower ship that would not only increase your blog traffic but would boost it in the search results too.
3- Make sure your blog/website loads faster. Obviously the lower, the better. Its better to keep your website/blog loading time below 3-4 seconds.
Now watch the following Matt Cutts video where he talks about this topic.
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