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Simple SEO Tactics That Will Skyrocket Your Traffic

SEO should be easy.

The following are straightforward and easy-to-do tactics you can do to increase and drive traffic to your site.

  1. Linking internally

A quick example can be seen on sites like QuickSprout.com and NeilPatel.com.

Link to your most popular pages on every page you have on your website.

This can be having a side bar that displays the most popular posts.

The other way to go about it is to link to it in your new blog post either via a word in the paragraph and having a “recommended: link to post” insert.

  1. Getting featured snippets on Google

Moz wrote a post on how to rank #0.

Ranking #0 means having the contents of your page featured on the first page of people above everyone else.

To increase your chances of success, make sure your header tag is exactly what the user would search for (e.g. what is digital marketing).

After your header tag, have a concise / feature-worthy answer i.e. for “what is digital marketing” – “digital marketing is…”

  1. CTRs & title tags

If more people click on the 2nd result than the 1st result, what this tells Google is that the 1st result isn’t something people want to read, and hence it will rank lower over time.

To avoid this happening to you, make sure to edit your title tags (a.k.a. headers) and make it appealing for people to click on.

  1. Long form blog posts

Why does Wikipedia get ranked high?

Among other factors is that the information available on their site is detailed and long form.

When you write blog posts, aim to write at least 3000 words and above for maximum effect.

This will give you two advantages:

  • The more words on your page, the more keywords you can rank for.
  • The more detailed your page, the more people will refer to it or stay on to read further.
  1. Transcribe your videos

Google can’t crawl videos yet but it can crawl text.

There are two ways to go about it:

  • Transcribe your videos and give them captioned subtitles on YouTube
  • Transcribe your videos and turn them into blog posts with the video embedded like this.
  1. Google image searches

Have you ever wondered how you can rank for images?

Optimize your images for image search by editing the alt tags of your images with detailed descriptions and keywords.

For example, if you have a car site and you are ranking for a 2012 silver Toyota Vios – then edit your alt tags to be just that “2012 silver Toyota vios” and name all your images.

In conclusion, simple SEO tactics you can use to skyrocket your traffic are:

  1. Linking internally
  2. Getting ranked #0
  3. Optimizing your title tags
  4. Long form blog posts
  5. Transcribing your videos
  6. Optimizing your image alt tags.

 

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This post was written by Ben Sim from iPrice group.

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4 Responses to Simple SEO Tactics That Will Skyrocket Your Traffic

  1. Niraj Bariya May 18, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    Sometimes bloggers/businesses forgets very basic SEO structure and publishes content in hurry and found themselves no where. Ben mentioned very meaningful points which every website owner should keep in mind while publishing any content. According to me a simple SEO would be Meta title, Description, Heading tags, images, alt tags, Embed video, Internal links, external links, categories and URL.

    • Ben Sim
      Ben Sim May 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

      Hi Niraj, very true as well. Metadata signals to Google where it belongs. Thank you for the input!

  2. Niraj Bariya May 18, 2017 at 10:29 am #

    Hey Ben, Wonderful tactics and glad you shared it.

    Many website owners forgets how SEO works and publishes content in hurry. According to me every one should keep these things in mind while publishing the content – Meta tags, Heading Tags, Internal & External links, Embed Video, Image Tags with Alt Tags, Mention other authors etc.

  3. tatshark July 25, 2017 at 8:41 am #

    The first thing you need to do is to get a professional seo audit for your website. To start with, be sure to check out this link https://audit4top.com/example-of-a-technical-audit-medical-website (example of a technical audit of a medical-website ). A good SEO audit will highlight the changes that have to be made to your site to respond to Google’s constantly changing demands. Hope it helps SEO newbies:)

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