If you don’t know anything about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), then probably this is going to be a pretty useful blog.
I expect that you have no knowledge about SEO and you are just searching for content that can teach you How to Start SEO journey.
Wait, Do you have a website or self-hosted blog? I am not talking about FREE WordPress blog. No issues even if you don’t have one.You can use my guide on How to Start a blog to create your self-hosted blog in less than 30 minutes as this is the only prerequisite for learning (Search Engine Optimization).
It’s more logical to have a self-hosted blog so that you can experiment with tips and tricks mentioned in this Tutorial & play with Plugins fearlessly.
Take the First Leap, Understand – What is SEO?
Very basic question, “What is SEO” and “How to Start with SEO”?
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is basically making changes to your site,your content,images etc so that you can rank your web pages higher in search engines.
Do You Know: There are around 200 Ranking factors that Google takes into account while ranking a page in search results.
Read through these blogs to gain a full understanding about What is SEO.
So before we take the next leap, have a look at the SEO tasks that you would be performing on a single blog. Below pie-chart, clearly shows, how important Content is in Search Engine Optimization.That is the reason, we say “Content is King”.
Prepare Your First SEO Friendly Blog
Before we move ahead, Do some Keyword research first and then prepare your content .Here are some amazing articles.
Now Optimize Your Blog
Now that you know about SEO basics, its time to do some dirty work.
Follow this On-Page SEO Step by Step Guide.
Hope you submitted your site to Google,in case you did not, then Submit Your Site to Google now.
Time to Use Some Tools Now
Don’t worry, you don’t need to spend anything now, it’s all FREE, that’s the beauty.
Plugin’s for SEO
I am a big fan of Yoast,but you can rank higher even without using Yoast if you excel the basics. Use these simple PlugIn’s
- Google XML Sitemap
- Best and Popular WordPress Sitemap PlugIn’s
- Best FREE WordPress Social Media Plugin
Just try this, for now, Structured Data Markup.
I hope you have started your journey and you no longer belong to the group of people who shout “How to start SEO”.
It’s not tough, you only need to put in some consistent effort. Hope this blog was useful.
Share your experience as you went through this journey!! Is there any missing thread that you would like me to include on the blog?