11 Beginner-friendly SEO tips
Have you ever heard of SEO and how important it is if you want to rank in google? (My 11 beginner friendly SEO tips will help.)
I’m sure you have because SEO is thrown around a lot. And for good reason. It is imperative for your blogging success long-term. Most people who start websites/blogs’ aim is to rank on the first page of google. It is just goals. In this 11 beginner-friendly SEO tips, I show you how to do that.
In order to make that happen, you have to become SEO’S new BFF. Now chill because I am not going to throw you in the deep end. We will take these beginner-friendly SEO tips step by step, only learning the basics that we need to SEO a blog post for Google to start taking notice of you.
But it just sounds too complicated you say.
I know, I felt the same as you.
Especially when you have 101 other tasks to tick off your ever-growing to-do list.
Just hear me out for a second though.
If you take the time to learn SEO now, it will save you so much time in the future. And being productive while you wait for google to kick in.
It will grow your blog consistently without too much work once you set all the moving chess pieces in place.
It’s really not that hard once you start creating epic SEO content, learn about title tags, meta description, keyword research, long-tail keywords, headings, subheadings, anchor text, google analytics, google search console, and link building.
So let’s get started with Seo for beginners, the simple easy way.
What is SEO?
Search engine optimization is optimizing your website in order for Google to send you organic traffic. It does not require any marketing. If you want some love from Google you have to learn basic SEO.
Why is it so important?
It is important because you need to know how to let Google know your website exists to rank your pages. Make it as easy as possible for google to understand what your page is about. In order for you to rank at the top page.
11 beginner SEO tips for your blog post.
1) Epic Seo content
Publish long, in-depth, helpful content. Content that your audience is searching for. That will solve their problems. Look at your competitors’ blog posts that are ranking on google and create an ultimate guide of it.
2) Title tags
Your title tag is basically a description of what your piece of content is all about. It is therefore the most important part of your blog post. Your post is found by the title that you named your piece of content.
It has to be interesting and enticing. Therefore it should contain your brand name, separated by a pipe or a dash. Keep it short and sweet 5-60 characters. And include your primary keyword and long-tail keywords.
3) Meta description
A meta description is a summary of what your post is about. It should be optimized with keywords so that Google knows what your content is about. Add 2-3 long-tail keyword variations.
4) Keyword research or Primary keyword
Keywords are words that act as a guide to a sentence. It indicates what your content is about. And directs the reader accordingly. Your primary keyword is the main keyword that you are trying to rank for. It can take quite a while to rank for that one keyword. That’s why you need to also have long-tail keywords.
5) Long-tail keywords
Long Tail keywords are very specific long keywords, usually 4-5 words long. They help you to rank quicker on Google because the competition is not as high as primary keywords. To find these keywords, use what google fills in when you start typing for something in the search bar. 11 Beginner-friendly SEO tips is my long-tail keyword.
You can use keyword research tools such as Ubersuggest or Google keyword planner
6) Headings (H1 tag)
H1 tag is the main heading for your post after the title tag. It is usually 20-70 characters long. Containing at least one long-tail keyword. You need only one H1 tag per blog post.
7)Subheadings (H2, H3)
H2 Is your main topic (secondary title)
H3 It is your sub topic (subtitle)
H4-H6 is your section topic sub-header
8) Alt Images
Images where you add keywords in the Alt text settings. This lets search engines know and understand what your image is about. Enter your long-tail keyword in the title, caption, and alt text to optimize your image for SEO.
9) Anchor text
Anchor text is the clickable words that are used to link to another site. There are a lot of anchor text variations. It could be the keyword that you are trying to rank for or it could be random anchor text. Eg.” click here”, “this site” etc.
10) Google analytics and Google search console
Set up your Google analytics and your google search console. It is one of the first things, along with the Yoast SEO plugin, that you should install when you start your wordpress.org blog.
Google analytics provides data that are related to your audience and how they interact with your website.
Google search console is search – engine focused. It helps you maintain your site’s presence in google search results.
11) Link building
Start building backlinks. Backlinks are other websites that link to yours. It tells Google that your site is credible. That you are creating valuable content for your audience.
Build external and internal links. Internal links are you linking within your website to your other posts. External links are you linking out to other authoritative websites within your niche.
But this will help you get started without feeling overwhelmed.
- Write epic in-depth complete guides that will dazzle your audience. Content that will solve their problems. Definitely use keywords, but use it effectively and efficiently so that it doesn’t hurt the quality of your post.
- Add a clear description of what your post is about. Again use targeted keywords
- Work your keyword smoothly into your content. Don’t overuse a keyword. Google usually picks up on this and you will be penalized.
- Google analytics, google search console and the yoast seo plugin will be the foundation of your seo
- Link building is key to seo. Internal and external linking both play an enormous role in your rankings
- SEO takes time but you will be way ahead if you focus on it from day one. It is a learning curve. A very steep one. Luckily you don’t have to learn it all at once. These basic 11 beginner-friendly SEO tips are more than enough to rank on Google.
You can learn the rest as you go along in your blogging journey.
As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I hope these tips were helpful and that you will start implementing them.
They will help you get closer to your goals of getting up the google rankings.
Please tell me. Have you started your blog yet? What beginner blogging tips are you implementing?