SEO is a very difficult to learn and never ending topic for bloggers, the more you learn, the better you get. In my past six months of my blogging career, believe me, every day I learn new SEO tips from one or another blog sites. But what if you have just started, you cannot be very technical in the early stages. So you need first to begin with the ABCs of it. And here I am going to teach it to you. Some basic SEO tips that every beginner should learn right away.
1) Catchy Post Titles
Catchy post titles are a very easy to learn SEO tip, make sure whenever you write a new post make the title of the post very catchy and attractive. People would never like to see a post which has a very dull and boring title. Let’s take this post as an Example – A Good Title “Top 5 Killer SEO Tips For Beginners” and the boring one “Some SEO Tips.” Include some catchy headlining words in the post title. In this case “Top 5 Killer.” Whenever you search for anything on Google you get thousands of results, but do you visit all of them? No, you only visit the one which you think would give the perfect information and would seem to you very catchy.
2) Use Social Media
The main secret for SEO for beginners lies in Social Media. It’s not a very complicated task and anyone can do this. Use social media, each and every one on which you can get your hands on to create a profile and post. Use Facebook, Twitter and especially Google+. The population on social sites keeps increasing. Target the audience with your brand name where you will find more people. It can bring huge traffic to your site and consequently improve your rankings on Search Engines.
3) Linking Pages
“The biggest example you can see yourself is if you read Wikipedia. Have you seen how they interlink each and every post on their site within the related posts? That’s why their site has such a lower bounce rate, i.e. no. of visitors that include just one-page view.” Odell Coss, a Las Vegas SEO expert stresses.
“So, connect your posts within one another and see the results yourself. This tip will keep your audience for more time on your site and will maintain the flow. Include a popular post widget below each and every post on your site or in the sidebar so that people can see it clearly will help a lot.”
4) Use SiteMaps
Using a sitemap can help a lot as it just gives the search engines a map so that they can quickly navigate and index each and every page of your site. There are many popular plugins available for the WordPress platform which can help you do this task easily. One of my favorite and the one which I am using right now is SiteMap XML. So go ahead and create a sitemap for the site and submit it to Google through the Webmasters Tools Page.
5) Write Guest Posts
Guest posts can help you both in getting traffic to your site as well as building some backlinks. The main reason for doing so is since you have just started out; therefore, the chances are you might not get a lot of views. So if you write guest posts for some significant sites, you will surely get a backlink through that post and the second is that people might visit your site from the guest post if they like it. I occasionally write for many blogs and believe me just a single post over there brings a considerable amount of traffic to my site.
So these were some basic SEO tips that can help you shoot out your online business if you have just started out. If you think I left out something, then do share it in the comments section given below.