Search Engines are still one of the most powerful tools to drive traffic to a blog, website or online shop. And what is more, by using the right keywords and phrases this traffic can also be highly converting – because your website visitors were (hopefully) searching for exactly what you are offering on your website. Factors influencing your search results are manifold, and the number of useful tips for SEO is huge.
Optimizing for search traffic is turning into science. It is no longer as easy as using the right keywords, creating content around it and adding a couple of links to it. Since Google is constantly working on its algorithm how they rank content in their search results, plus they are also changing how content is displayed in the results listings, to get significant amounts of targeted traffic from Google search, you have to be informed about the latest changes and trends in SEO. You have to stay informed, learn and evolve.
Here is a list of over 600 extremely useful SEO tips for any use case, niche and question about SEO. I compiled this list to give you a thorough picture of what is possible and what SEO really means. Start with optimizing your own blog or website and then grow your SEO from there – if you ever get to the end of this list, you are an expert!
Optinmonster provides you with some very useful tips on how to improve what you have: How to give your existing content an overhaul to rank better, get more links from people who already mention you and how to use visual content formats to improve user experience (and rankings).
These tips are very practical and can help you to improve your SEO with manageable effort.
You probably heard that one integral part of SEO is creating content. And this content creation is so much more than „writing,“ and it is also far more than „optimizing“ a finished piece of content by stuffing it with keywords.
SearchEngineJournal provides you with an extensive list of tips for creating better content that will work wonders for your SEO. They take you through the complete process of creating content that will have a chance to rank high on Google and give you traffic from Google search AND that your audience will love!
This is a must-read for bloggers!
SearchEngineLand gives you a glimpse of what new SEO trends you need to have on your radar for SEO in 2018. Some of these aspects you will probably not have paid too much attention to in the past. But their importance for SEO will certainly be on the rise in 2018. Make sure you are aware of these.
SingleGrain gives you a solid list of 10 SEO techniques that you can follow to improve your rankings. This list originated in 2017 but was updated to include updates on SEO best practices for 2018. These tips will help you to improve your rankings especially if you already know a little bit about SEO and are looking for tips to improve your rankings even further.
SEO expert Bradley Shaw asked over 60 SEO experts for their advice on local SEO. If you are trying to rank for a local shop or business, these tips are a must read. Because local SEO needs to take so much more into account like location, consistency for listings, reviews, Google My Business, Voice search, … and mobile.
If you are a local business, these tips are pure gold!
If you are looking for SEO tips that you can directly implement on your website this list from Ahrefs will easily keep you busy with optimization for a while. The tips range from (advanced) keyword research and content creation tips to website speed, user experience, and CTR. Because good SEO is so much more than what you thought!
IWANNABEABLOGGER takes a slightly different approach to SEO tips. He provides you with a list of SEO tips that some of the big name SEOs use – and you should absolutely use for your own website.
We have not mentioned eCommerce in this post yet. But in truth, big money for online shop owners and eCommerce comes with Google search traffic. And here are 10 SEO tips from HACKERNOON you absolutely need to know for your eCommerce website!
Is your website running on WordPress? Plus you want to get more traffic from Google search? Check out thee 45 tips specifically to optimize your WordPress website for SEO. Because you want to make sure you know all the tips, tricks, plugins and best practices for better SEO that specifically apply to your WordPress installation.
Well, a list of SEO tips would not be complete without the top tips from Neil Patel, would it? Here you go!
Neil Patel claims he gives you the 10 tips you need to know „that’ll lead to results.“ His tips range from website speed and external linking to quality content. He also reminds you that with all the optimization going on, you are still creating content for people and not Google.
Mathew Barby has been doing SEO for some years now. He compiled this list of SEO tips from what he found that worked for him in the past. The list includes Google’s featured snippets, some link building tactics, some tricks to hijack communities and a lot more. His tips go far beyond the most common „you need content, and you need links“ SEO advice.
I cannot compile a list of SEO tips and not include Brian Dean’s (Backlinko) collection of SEO tips. Basically, he covers it all. But please note that this list is from 2016. Many things have changed in SEO and how Google computes its search rankings. But many of the tips are still relevant – so yes, this list is probably a good starting point if you are looking for a thorough list of SEO tips.
The MOZ blog provides you with an SEO Checklist consisting of 9 aspects you need to consider for your SEO. This checklist can be extremely useful when you are not overly familiar with the basic concepts of SEO and feel kind of overwhelmed or lost. This checklist will help you to get the basics right.
Final Words on Tips for SEO
SEO is evolving. Whenever you find some tips for SEO, you always have to check the date these tips were written down. If the post is already a couple of years old, check if the tips are still relevant. Google changes so much all the time, and what was SEO best practice in 2014 can well hurt your SEO today. That is why I focused this article on more recent lists of SEO tips.
Never underestimate the complexity of good SEO. Start small with optimizing on your website and work your way up from there. Do not try to start out with the most complex SEO practices when you don’t have the basics right yet.
But, once you get it right and search traffic starts to come to your blog or website, this traffic can well help to build your business.
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