First, conduct keyword research to identify the terms and phrases that your target audience is likely to use when searching for content related to your website. Use tools like Google Keyword Planner, SEMrush, and even your competitor websites to find relevant keywords.
Write informative, and valuable content that addresses the needs and interests of your target audience using long-tail keyword phrases. Make sure your content is industry specific and provides unique insights or solutions regarding your products and services.
Incorporate your keywords naturally into your content adding them to the page SEO attributes like the title tag, image alt tags, headings, subheadings, and throughout the body of your text. Include descriptions for each page, these are the text snippets that appear in company listing in search results. Also, name your page URL’s that contain relevant keywords.
Ensure that your website is mobile friendly, and the pages resolve in a viewable manner on all sizes of mobile devices and tablets. Google prioritizes mobile friendly websites in its rankings.
Page Loading Times:
Improve your website’s page loading speed. Use tools like Google PageSpeed Insights to identify and fix speed related issues. This will include reducing image sizes, plugin updates, and other page attributes adding seconds for the page to load in a browser.
User Experience (UX):
Create a user-friendly website interface with an intuitive navigation structure with engaging page copy. Organize your page content with headings and subheadings (and tags – h1, h2, h3) to make it easy for users to scan and find relevant information.
This is accomplished by adding anchor links to specific keyword phrases that links to another page on your website, like “Search Marketing Programs”. This helps users navigate to content they are interested in about your products and services while also boosting SEO as the search engines index these anchor links as having significance in page copy.
Include outbound links to reputable sources when it makes sense to do so. This will improve the credibility and authority of your content and website.
Add the appropriate schema markup to provide search engines with additional context about your content. This can lead to rich snippets in search results. Rich Snippets are search results displaying more content. This extra content is typically pulled from Structured Data found in a page’s HTML.
Regularly Update Content:
As you may have heard “Content is king in SEO” which means by continually adding new content to your website, you increase the keyword weight and density of your website, increasing your search rankings and visibility. This can be accomplished by having an active News or blog page on your website.
Avoid common SEO mistakes, such as keyword stuffing, creating duplicate content on multiple pages, and using hidden text or links. These can lead to penalties (lower rankings) from the search engines.
Understand, SEO is an ongoing process and certainly your top business competition is running active SEO programs as well. It may take time to see significant improvements in your rankings, so be patient and continue to refine your SEO strategy based on traffic analytics and trends in your industry. Additionally, stay updated on SEO best practices, as search engine algorithms change, and browser performance continues to be enhanced.