So we understand what the search engines are looking for in page ranking. Now here are a few tricks which you can use to increase your rankings.
Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your SEO Ranking and rank your blog higher.
No 1 – Titles and Content:
Make sure that every photo, PDF, Word Doc, attachment, link, you use has keywords in both their titles and in their content. Google actually opens the Word document, PDF, etc. and looks for the same keywords inside that document. If they are found in the document content, you get a higher ranking for those keywords.
No 2 – Alt Text:
Whenever you insert an image into a page or blog post, you are asked for the alt text (alternative text). This text is displayed when the image isn’t. The search engines can’t read pictures so they use these tags to understand their content. In your working life you see these in your emails before your hit “download images”. Don’t skip this step and miss the opportunity. Google assumes that if the alt text also shows the same keywords, they must be “key” words and important, so you get credit for them.
No 3 – SEO Plug-Ins:
If you are using WordPress, there are dozens and dozens of available SEO plug-ins that help you automatically create built-in keyword tags for the search engines. As its Word Press and respected by all of the search engines, these keyword tags are considered. Plug-ins like “SEO WordPress”, “WP SEP Tags”, and “SEO Helper” are all rated 4 stars or higher and allow you to click and choose your most important keywords and install them from “behind the scenes” for the search engines to find and rank you higher on. Simply discover a plug-in that you like and remember to use it for every blog post or page.
No 4 – Headings, bold, and hyperlinks:
Use your keywords in headings, bold, and hyperlinks. Google still assumes that if a word is in a headings, bolded or hyperlinked and is important to the reader. They therefore think they must be important words for them to index and connect you with, so you get extra points for those keywords.
No 5 – Keyword Tags:
For years many pasted every possible word we can think of in our keyword tags to try to trick the search engines into believing that ALL those words were important to the reader and should be connected with our content. As a result, Google and other search engine NOW don’t pay any attention to these words. However, there is still a way to get your “valid” keywords recognized by the search engines. Put them in the content. Use them often.
Alternatively, to legitimately help increase your keywords in your content just type those keywords as “Tags:” at the bottom of your blogs such as “Tags: social media bible, SEO tips, money making blog. Many blogging platforms do that automatically so it doesn’t attract attention from your readers, but does from the search engines. By adding your keywords to the content, it appears to the reader that the blogging platform simply summarized the keywords, while the search engines see this as an increased Keyword Density and scores your page and web site higher for the words.
No 6 – Sign Your Blogs:
Just an extra trick….yes I can count!!! I use is that I sign my blogs “Sven Cooke”. To the reader it just looks like I signed my blog, but to the search engines, it adds my name against the content and ties my name as a keyword to that particular content. This strengthens my name’s association in the field that I am writing about.
In Summary – To Rank Your Blogs Higher
Focus on these key items and you’ll be well on your way to your goal of getting a #1 spot on Google, Bing and Yahoo! And remember, the most important SEO trick is just well designed content. The more you have, the higher you will be ranked.
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