7 On-Page SEO Tips that Will Help your Rankings
While you might think you know all there is to know about on-page SEO, it's important to know that on-page SEO is always in a state of change, and you would be wise to keep current with the latest best practices.
With each passing Google update and new social media initiative, there will always be changes on the horizon. In fact, that's almost all we can really be sure of!
So to ensure that you get off on the right footing as with regards to your on-page SEO, here are 7 On-Page SEO tips you'll want to ensure get your full attention.
7 On-Page SEO Tips to Help Your Pages Rank Better
Page Titles and META Descriptions – Keep your title tags and META descriptions the Google-preferred length (up to 60 characters for title tags, and 160 for descriptions. Use keywords here and craft a description that will encourage a click-through.
Utilize your Keywords – the right way! Don't stuff your pages with them. In fact your primary keyword (the one in the title tag and description) should have a page density of between 1-3%.
Image tags – Be sure to tag your images ALT tags accurately. This will also help your images to get indexed in Google images, and get you more traffic.
Employ internal linking – Be sure to link to relevant and useful content within your own pages, preferably using keyword anchor text to get there. This is a major signal for Google that you're trying to be of use to your visitors.
Optimize for mobile search – Beginning April 2015, Google is going to penalize pages that aren't optimized well for mobile. Since mobile traffic now accounts for more than 50% of all traffic, what do you think you need to do?
Have Speedy page loads – If your pages aren't loading in 4 seconds or less, you may have a problem. Look into compressing image files, or perhaps even moving your web hosting if they are holding you back. This is a major ranking factor.
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