7 SEO tips and tricks

 1. Internal Link Building

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Linking new content to old content
When you write content on your website, find relevant articles that you have already published on your site to link to.  As the value of the new post goes up, the value of the link goes up too.  Also, if anyone does copy/republish your content then at least you’ll have at least one link back to your site.

Linking old content to new content

It’s great to link to older articles, but what about linking older articles to your new content?  This is just as important to consider.  You have some older articles that Google has probably already indexed and, if it’s a good article, you will have got links to it.  This means their value has gone up.

You can now link from these older articles to your newer posts.

This gives your new article a little boost and it also helps Google to find it.  As Google is re-indexing your content, it will follow links within your posts.

2. Resolve Errors in Google Webmaster Tools

Imagine if Google crawled your site and, when it found any issues or problems, it told you about them.

“Hey Guys, I’ve just found some problems on your site and if you don’t fix them it will mean that I’m not going to send you as much traffic as I was going to!”

Of course, you don’t get that personal email from Google, but Google does put any errors/problems into Google Webmaster Tools.

3.  Review content that is not ranking

What about content you’ve written recently that is not ranking?

Perhaps you thought that you would get a ton of links and you could rank in Google for a competitive term, but then this didn’t happen.

Well, maybe you could go back and tweak the post to try to rank for different keywords?  Or you could write a guest post on a high-profile site and link to this content?  Or add links from existing content on your website?

4.  Consider Related Keywords

When you write a blog post and try to optimize it for keywords, it’s great when you start to get regular ongoing traffic for those keywords.  But what also normally happens is that you end up getting even more traffic for keywords that are similar to the ones you tried to rank for.

So, it’s important to consider these related keywords in your posts.  I’m not talking about adding keywords for the sake of it, but if Google thinks they are related to your main keyword targets, then consider adding them if they add value to your content.

5.  Leverage tools to help with SEO

There are many tools that can help you with different aspects of the optimization of your content, so you really need to have a small collection of them.  Here are some examples of tools I use on a regular basis.

SEMRush – This shows the terms your competitor is ranking for, what you are ranking for, helps you with keyword research and much more.

Google Keyword Planner – When you want to do keyword research, this is essential to review.  Google will give you an estimate of traffic for the keywords you search for and for associated keywords.

Yoast SEO Plugin –  If you’re on WordPress, you need this plugin.  It’s the best plugin for optimizing your content for Google.  It’s simple to use and very effective.

Opensite Explorer –  It’s important to understand about the proprietary website and web page ranking system implemented by Moz.  Your website is ranked out of 100 using a domain authority ranking and your pages are ranked out of 100 also. This tool shows you this data so that you can consider it when trying to compete against other websites.

Moz Toolbar – When you do a Google search, this toolbar adds the domain and page authority onto each search result.  Consider using two browsers: one for normal searching and one that has Moz toolbar installed. You can use this one when you are doing your SEO work.

Ahrefs – I use this mainly for analyzing the link profiles of our site and our competitors’ sites.

6. Strategic guest posting

If you have a post that is ranking well and getting some traffic, this may be a post that you want to keep topping up with new links.

The new links to the post will help it maintain its standing in Google search results, but you may also push it up the search results if it’s not currently in the number one position.

One way of doing this is through guest posting.  Write an article that is relevant to the content you have, and include a link to the article you want to promote.  This helps drive traffic to the post but it will also help with the ranking of the post.  Because the link is relevant and adds value to the content that you are guest posting about, you’ll generally get away with adding the link!

7. Write long content

Is this really about optimizing content for SEO?  Yes, absolutely.  So, why write long content?

If you can write super high-quality short articles, then write them.  But typically it’s very difficult to provide a lot of value in a short article, so they don’t tend to get many links or shares.  Without these, you won’t have much of a chance of ranking for this content.

I read a recent post from the wonderful Andy Crestodina on the importance of the length of blog posts, tweets, Facebook updates etc.  In his article he presented research on the average content length for search results in the top 10.

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By Ian Cleary

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