There are a few different things for SEO that you MUST be doing as an online entrepreneur for the success of your blog/website or online business. We are going to go over each of them below!
If you’re wanting to boost your website ranking in search results across the board, SEO is the way to go. Actually, to increase your ranking in search results, it is vital! If you’re not sure what exactly SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is as of yet, here is the textbook definition:
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The process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine.
To sum that up, it basically makes your website closer to the top of the page which means more views and clicks for you.
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ATL TEXT & WHY YOU NEED IT ON EVERY IMAGE
If you are’t adding Atl text to your images on every single blog post, I highly recommend that you go back and do this to all of your blogs….today! It’s that important to your ranking in search engines. I know, when I finally figured out that I needed to do this for the success of my blog, I was bummed out about how tedious it was too.
If you’re wondering what Atl text stands for, it’s short for “Alternative text” and is generally used to explain text associated with an image.
Atl text is used to help search engines categorize your image (place it among others similar to yours). This is what allows search engines to actually pull your image. For my Atl text, I usually just form a short sentence that explains what the article is about. Use my example below as a guide:
CATEGORIES & TAGS
Using categories and tags for your blog post is another great way to SEO your articles. What are categories & tags pertaining to blog post you might ask?
Categories are little folders that you place your article in right before publishing it. You want the name of your folder to be something relating to all of the articles you’re going to place inside of it. For an example, the category for this blog post is “Marketing”. Catch my drift?
Tags are words or phrases gathered together that relate to your article. For an example, a few tags I used for this post are exposure, marketing, SEO, blog traffic, viewers, starting a blog, and so on. If you’re using WordPress as your provider (which I highly recommend) you can edit your categories & tags in the settings of your blog post.
All of your titles such as blog title, page tittle, and image title, will help with search rankings so it’s best to load them down with key word phrases, it will also show up along with the description of your article.
What are key word phrases you might ask? Two or more words typed as a search query.
With that being said, it is extremely important that all of your titles are short, sweet, and to the point!
YOAST SEO PLUGIN
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