Top 10 SEO Tips For Beginners

Hello Folks, a good news for all those who are new to SEO World because today I am going to share  “Top 10 SEO Tips which all of you must follow if you want to get good traffic from major search engines.

What Is  Search Engine Optimization?

In simple terms SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a process by which you make your web pages more search engine friendly in order to maximize relevant search engine traffic. SEO is divided into 2 main parts i.e.  on-page SEO  and off page SEO which is further sub divided into parts or techniques like keyword analysis, directory submission, social book marking, blog writing, article submission etc.

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Here are Top 10  SEO Tips For beginners:

1.Do Keyword Research:

Keyword Research is one of the most important activity of SEO. Keyword research is important because both the search engine and users depend upon keyword for finding your website. Choose the right keyword for your brand and website. There are many tools and software such as Google Adwords Keyword Tool, Market Samurai, Long Tail Pro etc which you can use for finding profitable keywords for your website.

You May Also Check:  Cons of Using Keyword Planner for Keyword Research

2.Keyword Density

Do use keywords in your post but use them naturally, like the way you would talk. Keyword density must be between 2-4%. This means that if you are writing 800 words article then your keywords should not be repeated more than 3-4 times in each 100 words block. If your keyword density is more than 5% then Google will penalize you. Remember you are writing articles for your readers not for search engines. So Avoid Over Stuffing of keywords.

3. Optimize Page Titles & Meta Description

Every page on your website should have a unique title tag and it should be less than 70 characters. Similarly Meta description of your post should be between 150-160 characters. This is important because search engines reads meta description for understanding the content in a post. If you are using WordPress CMS then you can use Yoast SEO Plugin which will help you in On Page SEO Optimization.

4. Say No To Duplicate Content

Nowadays a large number of bloggers are scrapping articles from other websites and are posting on their blog just for the sake of getting traffic. Most of the beginners are not even giving credit to the original author. But they don’t know that by posting Duplicate content on their website they are violating Google & other search engines Guidelines . Duplicate content affects brand creditably, creates negative user experience and affects search engine rankings and domain authority. So if you want to get good traffic from Search engines then only publish unique content on your website and say no to duplicate content.

5.Create XML Sitemap

A sitemap is a map of all the URLs in your entire website, listed in hierarchical order.  Do create a sitemap. By creating XML Sitemap of your blog you are helping search engines to better index your blog. If you are using WordPress then you can use Google XML Sitemap for creating your Sitemap.

6. Do Not Use Broken Links:

Do check your website for broken or dead links. If there are many broken links on your website then it is bad for SEO as well as for your website because it will hurt both the search engines as well as your readers. Search engines will not be able to index your site if they cannot get through your links and your readers will not be able to find content on your website. If you are using WordPress then you can use Broken Link Checker Plugin which will check your websites for broken links.

7. Increase Backlinks

Backlinks are one of the most important factor which affects the ranking of any site in search engines. Higher the number of quality backlinks higher the credibility of your blog. So if you want to achieve higher search engine rankings and traffic to your website then you will have to invest your time in increasing your website backlinks. You can easily increase backlinks by doing article submission, blog commenting, guest posting, directory submission and social media promotion. You may also like: High Pagerank Dofollow Commentluv WordPress Blogs 

8. Image Optimization

Image optimization is one of the most important factor of On Page SEO. A Picture is worth than 1000 words. Therefore if you want to get traffic from Google Images then you must optimize your images by using your keywords in ALT Tag. Make the size of the file as small as possible without losing quality. Also give description and caption to your images.

9.Use Google Webmaster And Google Analytics

Every webmaster must use Google Webmaster ToolsAnd Google Analytics as it helps in improving site and its performance in the search engines. You can use Google Webmaster Tools for removing bad links, fixing 404s errors on your website, for submitting sitemaps and for creating sitelinks.You can also check which others sites are linking to yours and what keywords your site is ranking for. Analytics: Google Analytics can be used for finding how many visitors your site gets, which keywords were used by visitors in the search engines to get to your website and what pages they visit. You can also see the traffic sources and average time of readers on your website.

10. Create Robots.TXT

Robots.txt is a file which is placed at the root directory of a web site.It helps in indexing and gives instructions to search engines which pages it can see and which pages it cannot see. For example if you specify in your Robots.txt file that you do not want the search egnines to access your thank you page ,than that page wont be show up in search results and web users wont be able to find it. You can go to your website and check whether you have a robots.txt file or not by adding /robots.txt immediately after your domain name. Example: http://wwww.wpseotricks.com/robots.txt

Bonus SEO Tip: Website Speed.

Do you know that website speed affects SEO. According to Google the faster your website loads, the higher it will rank when compared to similar sites with a longer loading time. For speeding your blog you can use CDN Networks such as CloudFlare,or MaxCDN. You must install caching plugin such as W3 Total Cache in your blog . If images in your website are optimized then your website will load faster. You can use GTmetrix for checking your website speed.

I hope you have found these SEO Optimization Tips useful. Please feel free to share any Website Optimization Tips of your own or those that you have found to work best for you.

  • Kenneth von Rauch says:

    Thanks for the post. These are totally cool SEO tip for newbies. 🙂 I’d like to also add that you need to actually care more about off-page SEO (aka link building) because it has more impact then on-page SEO, which is what the article is all about. Again, I’m not saying it’s not important at all, I’m just saying it’s less important.

    What’s more, you can just ignore keyword density. There’s no a specific percentage. Just make it natural and you’re good to go.

  • DeePak Singh says:

    Thanks for leaving your valuable comment Kenneth !! Hope to see you here again 🙂

  • I thought I knew all this stuff, but I found at least 5 new ideas/tips in your article. Thank you so much!

    • DeePak Singh says:

      Thanks Allison for leaving your comment. Hope to see you here soon !!

  • Tom Jamieson says:

    Great list of tips here for the rookies. Following these steps will certainly get them on the right path for an overall SEO strategy. However, off page SEO and creating quality content can’t be overlooked either. Have a great day!

    • DeePak Singh says:

      Tom you are absolutely right — the quality of content is of the utmost importance.

  • Wow,Really Awesome tips Thanks a lot for sharing Brother,SEO is playing vital role nowadays its really great post to know indeed About Search Engine Optimization.

    • DeePak Singh says:

      My Pleaseure Kamal ,Thanks for reading and leaving your valueable comment 🙂

  • manish kumar says:

    i knew all the topics of this article but from your article i got deep knowledge about all these points and new this is that today i learnt about keywords density and another thing is robot.sTXT file.
    Thank you for such a great valuable article.

    • DeePak Singh says:

      I hope it will help you Manish.

    • i knew all the topics of this article but from your article i got deep knowledge about all these points and new this is that today i learnt about keywords density and another thing is robot.sTXT file.
      Thank you for such a great valuable article.

  • Priyanka Jain says:

    Hi Deepak,
    Good Content and Backlinks are really important for rankings in search engines, you have expalined the tricks in a very good manner and it is simple to understood. Will follow your tricks and hope to increase my blog traffic.
    Thanks for sharing this useful information.

    • DeePak Singh says:

      I am glad that you find this post useful.After implementing these tricks on your blog do share your experience with us Priyanka !!

  • Thanks for reminding me SEO basics in brief again. Dude

    • DeePak Singh says:

      Thanks for your comment Chetan. Hope to see you active in wpseotricks 🙂

  • desmondthompson says:

    Nice share,
    These are very useful tips. Keep it going 🙂

    • DeePak Singh says:

      Thanks for reading and dropping off a comment Leon. Have a awesome day!!

  • Dipender Kumar Rathi says:

    great stuff deepak, through XML sitemap and robots.txt file are important for increase indexing in search engine this is my personal experience.

    • DeePak Singh says:

      Very correct Dipender,more importance should be given to XML Sitemap and Robots.txt. A robots.txt is a very small file but it can make huge differnece in your Blog SEO.
      Thanks for leaving your valuebale comment and hope to see you over at my blog for more engagement!!

  • Karina Fernández says:

    Awesome tips. The will come very handy.

  • Deedee Mcmenamy says:

    I get tons of traffic just from the rss feeds on my websites.

  • Safeer Ahmed says:

    Very Nice
    come to know some new strategies .
    Thanks for such informative post. 🙂

    • DeePak Singh says:

      Thanks Shaeer for leaving your valueable comment. I am happy that this post was useful, Keep visiting Affiliate Nova !!

  • Raees Hussain says:

    Well, I am Raees and I think this is my first comment on your site.
    The tips were awesome. Yesterday I also wrote an article on.

  • Wajid Khan says:

    These are Nice Tips For Beginners Deepak. You have posted very useful Article and nice way of explanation. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • This is such a good post, & it will help newbie. Thanks

  • Thank you for these tips – very helpful! 🙂

  • Very nice information,website load time is important for SEO,I have checked my website load time,thanks for providing your information.

  • Zafar Iqbal says:

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  • Jagdish Kashyap says:

    Hmm…. Thanks allot this is truly helpful for beginners and Bloggers. You must update this post with “keyword planner” Thanks again..!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Hi Mr. Deepak, I am also a blogger, but i did not know more about the seo. But this post help me to do more for my blog. Thank you…..

  • Excellent post! Really Great and informative content in this post. Search engine optimizatio is devided into two main parts are on page optimization and off page optimization. There are most important tips are mentioned in above article. This tips is Really helpful for SEO Beginners. Thanks for sharing this useful information.

  • Firoz Ahmed says:

    Nice explanation buddy great job!!

  • Nice tips…thanks for sharing….

  • Very useful information

  • This is a useful article especially for those who are new to this SEO business like me. I’ve read your article very carefully and it helped me a lot. I have learned a lot from this. I was always confused about broken links and back links concept but after reading this all my concepts are clear.

  • I agreed that Inbound links is he best way to climb high on Search Engine Result, even from before until now. What I don’t understand more is that a lot of SEO’s says that link building is not as important as it is before. Whereas it is still and should always be. For inbound links provides as your credibility and as a vote from other sites on your website as mention in the article.go here

  • what if i translated an article from a site to other language, it can detected by google?

  • Ovais Mirza says:

    SEO can only yeild great results if we really research keywords, implement proper plan and strategies and we must know who is our targeted audience. Only than we can make a successful SEO campaign..The tips and tricks mention here at this blogpost will really help its users to make effective SEO campaigns.Thanks

  • Monu Kumar says:

    Hi DeePak Singh Bro,
    Firstly i would like to say to you a wonderful thanks from my heart regarding this useful and knowledgeable for all beginners. In this article lots of points are so unique and amazing for me. As you know that SEO is the heart of site. So all points are awesome for a site.
    Thanks for writing for beginners.

  • Very nice tips in understanding the SEO. Specially for the beginner

  • Bhupinder Singh Rana says:

    Dear deepak brother, i have gone through the information posted by u regarding SEO, which i liked most – however i knew it already , i do appreciate ur ideas for SEO

  • Thanks for the great tips about seo. I think we should also consider White Hat SEO basic practices recommended by Google. I found this Google guide helpful for white hat seo too.

  • Thanks for giving 10 important tips about seo which are most important for the seo services .according to me we should concern through the image optimization and meta description.Thank you

  • John Smith says:

    XML Sitemap helps Google crawler to crawl each and every URL of your website and index your website in Search Engine.

  • Rahul Yadav says:

    SEO has mostly known for link building which isn’t effective as it was before, which actually is a myths, it’s not true. The reason that if it isn’t working then there will be replacement for that, which isn’t. For clients, you make them understand that ranking isn’t most important, traffic and conversion are most important right now.

  • Afroz Siddiqui says:

    Excellent SEO tips For New Website. Very supportive tips for the newbies. These tricks are must to do SEO. In SEO, it is needed to offer original content in page. Thank you.

  • My blog have an problem now a days. When i publish an article then it index with home page not indexing properly in Google Search. I am not getting that can you help me about it……?

  • I have been building my new blog since the last 1 month, but I still not get many traffics. I still wonder about SEO. how it works ? How I use it to increase my blog visitors ?

    the hardest part of SEO in my opinion are Using of Keywords and about meta tag description. I don’t know anything about that even I have read many articles.

  • juelur rahman says:

    Actual great sharing about blogging for beginners. I think unique content publish is better seo which already written here. Thanks.

  • Ripon Sarkar says:

    Hi, I am a newbie. But I have read and visit a more tutorial about SEO. But some of your information is very important to me, The information is I get and I learn from your post

    “1. Meta description of your post should be between 150-160 characters.
    2. Image Optimization

    Image optimization is one of the most important factor of On Page SEO. A Picture is worth than 1000 words. Therefore if you want to get traffic from Google Images then you must optimize your images by using your keywords in ALT Tag. Make the size of the file as small as possible without losing quality.
    Also give description and caption to your images.

    3.Use Google Webmaster And Google Analytics

    Every webmaster must use Google Webmaster ToolsAnd Google Analytics as it helps in improving site and its performance in the search engines. You can use Google Webmaster Tools for removing bad links, fixing 404s errors on your website, for submitting sitemaps and for creating sitelinks.You can also check which others sites are linking to yours and what keywords your site is ranking for. Analytics: Google Analytics can be used for finding how many visitors your site gets, which keywords were used by visitors in the search engines to get to your website and what pages they visit. You can also see the traffic sources and average time of readers on your website.”

    and a lot of thanks to Deepak Panwar and wpseotricks.com for publishing this type of important post.

  • Kimsea Sok says:

    Thanks for sharing..! I would admitted that it is really nice tips about search engine optimization for better listing.

    Well, conducting keywords, optimizing keywords and images for the content is what we have for getting visible on list.

    By creating quality backlinks is only the way to improve better and increase more visible to top page.

    I have no idea for comment the post, but I found you have commended more keyword density (%2 to %3). I think that Google have did many change, and density should be decrease by around %1 to %2 is better.

    What we have to consider is create quality backlinks and quality content.

  • Nikhil Bille says:

    Hello Deepak,
    You added all basic and most important Top 10 SEO tips. Thanks for adding it. But before going to add any SEO to your blog; You must take care of your audience means Writing very informative article. From article our reader must get some kind of information.. 🙂

  • Melina Williams says:

    Hey Deepak, thank for sharing such a useful article and I extremely like the way you explained it. Yeah, it took time to read it properly but it’s worth to read. You made it extremely easy to understand SEO for beginners. I really would like to appreciate you.

  • Thanks for giving 10 important tips about seo which are most important for the seo services.Very nice tips in understanding the SEO. Specially for the beginner.

  • samba siva says:

    sir, is page rank necessary for a blog. now I heard that page rank is died. some people is saying that we need page rank to rank higher in search engines. so what do I do.

  • Jack Duncan says:

    Deepak,
    This is a great list of SEO tips. One tip you can add to your broken links section is that there is a free tool called Xenu Link Sleuth. It will automatically crawl your website (or a competitor’s site) and find all the broken backlinks (and lots of other things). It’s very helpful if you have a large site or need to find broken links you aren’t aware of. (like images and .pdf files)

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