What are your top 5 SEO recommendations?
What are your top 5 SEO recommendations?
If you’re looking for some quick wins when it comes to your website’s SEO, here are five things you can do right now.
Optimize your title tags
Optimizing your title tags is a great way to make sure users can find you on search engines. When people do a search for something, they will see your page in their results if it has been optimized for that keyword or phrase.
- Use keywords and phrases in your title tags. The most important thing to keep in mind when writing a title tag is that it should contain the same words or phrases that appear in the text of an article–and only those words. This helps ensure that Google understands what each page contains, so it can show them at appropriate times (for example: when someone searches for “how to write an essay”).
- Use different titles for different pages on your site! It’s also important not just what words are included in each individual title tag but also how many times they appear throughout all of them combined; this helps ensure consistency across multiple pages while still allowing each one its own unique voice/message/etcetera…
Optimize your meta description
Meta descriptions are a crucial tool for SEO. They’re the snippet that shows up in search results, and they have the ability to convince people to click through to your site. According to Google:
- “Meta descriptions help users understand what they will find when they click on a result.”
- “They also give you an opportunity to sell yourself and your business by highlighting why someone should visit your website over another site’s.”
Here’s how you can optimize yours:
- Describe what your page is about (and use compelling language). The goal here is simply to make sure every page has a unique meta description that describes its content well enough so that readers know whether or not it’s relevant for them before clicking through. You don’t want people scrolling past because they think there isn’t anything of interest on the page! If possible, include keywords from within this description as well–but remember not too overdo it with long-tail keyword stuffing (more than two per sentence). Try using phrases like “best” or “top rated” if appropriate; these tend
Use a sitemap
A sitemap is a list of all the pages on your website. It helps search engines find your site and ensures that they can crawl every page in it.
Sitemaps are an especially good idea if you have a large site with many pages, because they help search engines make sense of what’s there. You can use them to direct crawlers to specific sections of your website or even individual pages (like an About Us page).
It’s also important that you keep these files up-to-date so that when Google updates its algorithms, it knows how best to crawl through your content without missing any important information!
Get your site to load quickly
Get your site to load quickly.
This is one of the most important things you can do for SEO, but it’s also one of the easiest. A slow website will cost you customers and revenue, so get it right! Here are a few ways:
- Use a CDN (content delivery network). This involves uploading your site content to servers around the world that are closer to users. This makes it easier for people in different countries or regions to access your website quickly by reducing latency times caused by long distances between server locations and end users’ devices/browsers
- Use responsive design so that mobile devices don’t need separate versions of each page on their own URL
Add social sharing buttons to every page of your site
- Add social sharing buttons to every page of your site.
Social media is a great way to increase traffic to your site, and it can also help boost your search rankings. Adding social sharing buttons makes it easy for readers to share content on their Facebook or Twitter accounts, which helps build up your online presence in general–and that’s good for SEO!
To add social sharing buttons, just head over here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/. Select “Share Button” from the dropdown menu at the top right corner of the screen (you may need an account). You’ll then see some options for customizing how this button looks on each page of your website: choose colors that complement one another; change text size if necessary; select what kind of icon should appear next to each post (such as heart icons); set up autoplay video playback if appropriate; etcetera ad nauseum…
- Use a sitemap to help Google crawl your site.
- Add social sharing buttons to every page of your site, so people can easily share your content on their favorite social networks.
- Use title tags that are descriptive and keyword rich, but don’t stuff them with keywords or over-optimize for SEO purposes (this will just make Google think you’re trying too hard).
- Write meta descriptions that are engaging, informative and keyword rich–but again don’t stuff them with keywords or over-optimize for SEO purposes (Google isn’t going to rank you higher if they think it looks like spam).
I hope this helps you get started with your SEO efforts. Remember, the key to any successful website is creating content that is valuable and relevant for your audience. If you can do that, then everything else will fall into place!