How much do you know about search engine optimization? If you need help with improving your current campaign, you should go over the tips presented in this article.
A lot of very efficient SEO methods are actually forbidden by search engines. For instance, placing hidden lists of keywords on your website or using false redirection links can get you in trouble. These methods are known as Black Hat SEO and can cause your site to be banned from search engines. It is very important that you make sure your SEO campaign is ethical, no matter how efficient certain methods are. If you use Black Hat SEO methods, your success will not last very long, and you will have to start all over again with a different site.
According to search engines, organic SEO is the best way to rank high in search results. This means you should focus on creating content your audience will find interesting and helpful. People will visit your site regularly and share your links to your content if you provide them with quality information. Update your site regularly and encourage people to share your content by writing quality articles, sharing unique tips, offering discounts and making your site easy to navigate. You can get people to share your content by developing a good presence on social networks or by blogging.
Keywords are not efficient if they are not placed smartly on your pages. Search engine spiders usually look for relevant keywords in titles, links and tags rather than the content of your articles, your domain name or other elements of your pages. Use up to five strong keyword phrases and make sure they correspond to what your target audience would look up. You will probably have to update these keyword phrases as trends change. Use Google AdWords to stay up to date with new trends and select secondary keywords you can use to describe certain sections of your website.
There is no use in getting a large number of back-links to your content if these links are not optimized with strong keywords and placed on pages your target audience is likely to visit. Once you get a back-link that brings you a lot of traffic, do your best to get more similar links and place links to other important pages on the page that is getting a lot of traffic. Your back-links will bring you traffic for a few months only, but you can keep using your old back-links by sharing links to the pages where your links are featured; for instance, you can share links on social networks. Remember that quality is more important than quantity when it comes to back-links, and make sure your important pages get the most traffic by directing your traffic thanks to banners and visible links.
These tips should help you improve your SEO campaign and stop wasting your time with methods that are not efficient. Keep track of your results and focus on what seems to work best.