Have you just launched a website for your business promotion but don’t know how to get visitors to it without spending on advertising? Then SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the answer for you. SEO is not an instant solution, but the final results you get from it are well worth the effort.
Optimizing your website for the search engines will give it more exposure by ranking it in the top slots of search engine results, bringing in targeted visitors to your blog and increasing it day by day.
There are numerous factors that need to be taken cared of while doing SEO for your website. One of them is providing quality content to your blog on a daily basis.
Points to consider while creating content
Before you go ahead and start creating content for your blog or website, you must ensure that the article or blog post is going to receive quality and relevant traffic for profiting out of it. Couple of those points are discussed here.
Keyword research should be the first and the most important step before creating content for your website, which is also a crucial SEO activity that you must undertake seriously. Always find a keyword that has the least competition and gets the highest number of searches on the search engines. Competition indicates how many other websites or articles are using the same combination of keywords for getting traffic to their articles/blogs.
There are many paid and free versions of keyword research tools that you can use, but the one I would always recommend is the tool from Google which is the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. Of course there are other paid tools that give you more in-depth and targeted analysis on each keyword, but in my personal experience, Google’s tool is more than enough to start with.
Keyword usage can be termed as the most important SEO aspect that you must approach with utmost care. After you have found the money making keywords, it’s time for you to use them in your content. Incorporate the keywords in the title, main content and also the anchor texts of your article. Anchor text is nothing but the hyperlink that you create in your blog posts and article around a keyword. You must always ensure that you are not overusing or stuffing the keywords in your content, otherwise your article or blog can get penalized by the search engines for ‘Keyword Stuffing’. The keywords must be incorporated in such a way so that it gels properly with the rest of the content in your blog post without affecting its flow or readability. And there is no need to use the keywords more than thrice in your main content.
For e.g. If you are running a floral business in Chicago you may want to only target the local Chicago customers. Then your articles can either contain the keywords “Chicago, floral and business” or other well researched, profitable keywords in different combinations, which you have found through an in depth keyword research. This can surely bring up your articles in the top positions of search results for any searches containing “Chicago floral business” as the keywords.
I am sure these 2 basic yet crucial SEO techniques will help you get started with the SEO process for your website and making it an integral part of your whole business promotion strategy which will help you transform it into a sweeping success.