Boosting SEO ranks has been talked about on this blog many times and because of its uniqueness and importance, I will teach you an advance straightforward tips that everyone can understand. with this, you can easily boost your blog and website to the top of the search engine.
1. Increase your social and digital footprint
Not just Facebook and Twitter, though of course, those are paramount. I’m talking Crunchbase, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. (But not Snapchat—it’s dead). Sharing your content on social channels will help generate user attention that will increase the chance of getting backlinks. Plus, backlinks from verifiable and reputable sources (like Crunchbase) will cause whatever algorithm god reigns supreme at the Google Plex to bump your site up above others.
2. Secure your site with https
This is a quick fix. Http tells Google that your site is unguarded, and https safeguards the connections and information on your site. It’s not a surprise that search engines prefer secure websites. Learn how to get free https from Cloudflare even, Google chrome browser warns user on websites without https
3. Fix any broken links
If you have access to Google Analytics (you should get it if you don’t, it’s free), it’s easy to identify broken links on your site. Log in to the search console and use the Intelligence search tool to bring up Crawl Errors. You will see a list of dead URLs on your site. Fixing broken links is one of the fundamental rules of quality SEO.
4. Make your site Mobile Friendly (AMP)
It’s 2018, so your site should already be built on a mobile flex template anyway, but regardless, you can make sure your site mobile-friendly by increasing font size, by compressing images, or by installing an AMP plugin if you’re running on an open source platform like WordPress or Wix. Roughly 60 percent of users are coming in from a mobile device and that number is only going to continue to increase.
5. Update Older Content
Updating your existing posts and pages is one of the more advanced SEO tactics. Google loves up-to-date content. It’s one of their ranking criteria and the reason why they started showing publishing dates in their search results. I always set my searchings to the recent post, even at times to the last 24 hours to get a reliable result. Do you?
5. Use Long Tail Keywords
You’re probably aware that SEO is largely dependent on the use of keywords. However, if you’re using short and generic search terms, you’re not going to see results. The best practice is to use long tail keywords both throughout your blog or site and in the title and subheadings. Long tail keywords are more specific and have less competition—therefore, you’re more likely to rank for them. For example, instead of using the keyword “Tech bloggers,” try “the best tech blogger in Nigeria.”
6. Make sure your site loads quickly
There is nothing worse than a sluggish website. If a site doesn’t load in a few seconds or less, I’m not going to stay – and I’m willing to bet that you wouldn’t either. Check your load times with any of the free speed test sites. I like gtmetrix.com. Make sure you remove unwanted clutter, unused plugins and anything else that’s bogging down your speed.
7. Use Latent Semantic Indexing
SEO is constantly involving, almost to the point where I feel like Google changes the rules everyday. One factor Google is using now to determine to rank is Latent Semantic Indexing or LSI, which isn’t as complicated as the title implies. It’s basically an indexing and retriever technique that identifies patterns in text and finds the synonyms of keywords. It aids Google in understanding whatever topic your content is covering and the relevance it has to the search query of every user.
8. Use Proper Headings
Heading make your content more well formatted for your readers and even for search engines to distribute your content to the researcher. Using headings range from H1 to H6 therefore, each means heading one, two and up to six, you can also use them and enjoy free traffic from the search engines.
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