We all know the importance of On-Page SEO. Without the proper on-page SEO, you can’t achieve a great rank for the long term. In this article, I will tell you 5 On-Page SEO tips which will sky-rocket your SEO efforts :). In blogging arena, We all want to get the high rank, We all want to see our article/stories on top of 3 positions. Although there are thousand of case studies and guides availalbe about SEO on the internet but it is not kinda easy as they have mentioned, And you know that very well :).
SEO is a long term job, It requires time as well as experiments to go through. As it is rightly said, “You can’t be a successful entrepreneur, if you didn’t face the failure in your life.” Same like this, you can’t be a successful blogger if you follow other and never go through failure. Keep in mind, by mistakes we learn. Anyways, we are not going to learn about this in this article. Let’s get back to our topic. You might interest to read What is SEO.
On-Page SEO Tips For Bloggers
From last 2 years and was hustling with many case studies and experiments. I have started 3 blogs in same niche and target same audience as well. The main purpose of this experiement is to learn “what works and what not“. As a result of my experiments, I nailed out 5 terrible hacks which we have to follow to get success.
1. Content Length and Keyword Density
Length matters, 1,500+ words content with proper H2 and H3 tags (keywords stuffed). Try H4 tag if the content is in more depth, not mandatory, though. I still do it at times. Proper usage of heading tags, can rock your SEO efforts.
Maintain Keyword density 2.5 – 3%. I know, Google declares that keyword density is not a factor but it is. I have tested with different keyword density and realise the ideal density is between 2.5 to 3%. It forces search engine about your exact topic also give you better results in ranking. You may also like to read 5 Common Off-Page SEO Mistakes We Should Avoid.
2. Use of Images and Videos
Add images with relevant alternative tag (ALT Attribute). One related video (YouTube Video with Most Pageviews is recommended). Ideally, I found 3 images in a great content with targeting ALT tags works great. It allows search engine to add your images into image search results. The Graphical representation in an article always plays vital role.
3. Add Outgoing links
In the eye of google, A great content is a problem-solving content with high relevant outgoing reference. If you found any article as a great referace, add it to your article and alert about it to the owner, it will also help in the development of a blogging relationship. Two or three outgoing links to the official website, authority websites or Wikipedia. Give all outgoing links with generic terms. You may love to read How to get Dofollow backlink from Amazon – PR 8 Backlink.
4. Internal Linking
Believe me, it is awesome. Get an internal link to this particular new post from high traffic post of your blog (old post). You will definitely see ranking improvements as well as fast indexing. Happened in my case.
5. Title, Description and URL
Title and description with the main keyword coming first. You might be well aware of this, especially event bloggers know this:). If you are an event blogger then you will love to read Event Blogging.
URL length must be small. Make sure to just include the main keyword in it! You can google about what link structure google and other search engines like.
By applying these 5 On-Page SEO tips, I have seen a good hike in traffic by following this method in last 15 days. These are just personal experiences. Not sure if it works for every niche. Yes, but I can assure that this strategy will work for Low to Medium competitive niches.