Okay, so we have covered the basics of SEO domination. In the last post, we discussed On-Page SEO & Off-Page SEO. Let’s look at some advanced techniques for boosting your Page Rank.
These next techniques or tactics are designed to help bring your SEO to a higher game. These will take some time to implement, and are well worth the effort. Just remember that SEO is a game that is won over time! It is not a quick game to be won overnight. Like the tortoise, slow and steady wins the race!
Tagging, Categories & Organizing
Have you written a blog post on a blogging platform before? Good! I was hoping you said yes! Have you properly tagged, categorized, and organize your blog posts before? This is an area that people tend to get lack, or go crazy with!
Tagging, categorizing and organizing your blog posts comes a long way and can greatly improve your SEO rankings. The search engines like to see similar content on a website. It shows it is cohesive and well thought out! If you site is not as properly tagged, categorized organized as it should be, you can always go back to what you have and work on it.
Related Pages Plugin
Plugins like these work great if you are blogging and helps users navigate your site better, as well as create a ton of onsite links within your website. If you look at the bottom of this post, you will see the related content section. This keeps visitors on your website!
Speak a different language.
Did you know that many other people are searching for information in other languages? You’d probably get a much higher ranking targeting a different language. While this is not as easy as it is made out to be, think about the broader reach you would have if your site was also in a second language.
The top 10 languages by population according to Wikipedia
I know that we here at Digital Maestro are loosing a lot of folks just based on language alone!
Create a Sitemap
This is great for helping people (as well as Google spiders) navigate your map and creates a tons of mini links. A sitemap. It lays out the content that you have and where it is so that the search engines can easily find it. WHen a search engine knows where your content is, it can easily index it!
Working on your SEO Domination plan to capture all the organic traffic you want takes some time, and your efforts will be rewarded.
Leave a comment below to share how you are going to use these tactics on your site.
Thanks for the tips! I really need to re-categorize all of my blog posts and create a sitemap for my blog.
If you have a lot of content on your site, Amanda, you can do a little bit at a time to make the process a little easier! Spend 30 minutes each day (or whatever works for you) and chip away at the task!
I am not sure how to create a site map, but that sounds like an excellent idea! I worry about people finding everything on my site. Will you be writing more about site maps this month, by any chance?
Now taking requests! Sure – I will write about site maps, Jeanine! Thanks for the suggestion!
Very informative. I’m fairly new to blogging and still learning but I have a few things that always come up at the end that give me red bullets instead of green. One is no alt tags containing focus keywords and the other is no meta description. I have no idea what they are.
I can write about those, Martha! Stay tuned!
Linda Luke says
I still need to create a site map and it has been years. I am also grateful to see that other languages help as some women in France have asked permission to translate some of my blog posts to share there. I am going to rethink how we go about that now.
It is never too late to get that sitemap up and working for you! What a great experience in having some content translated!
Kebba Buckley Button says
Paul, thanks for a terrific post. I never dreamed of doing a sitemap; never imagined it would help SEO. How about doing a post, sharing several great sitemaps we can emulate? Or sharing how wonderful one of yours is and why? I hope you’ll continue this series!
I will rise to the challenge, Kebba!
beth kelley says
I will have to learn how to do a site map. Your articles are so informative.
Stay tuned, Beth! Who would have known there was so much interest in SEO!