We have stepped into a new year. A new year for me means a fresh start and time to bring new changes. I am always very excited to begin a new year with new enthusiasm and new goals.

If you are a business owner, you should set new goals and start looking for adopting new ways that will benefit your business.

The biggest challenge for any business is to appear on the first page whenever your product or service is searched. How to overcome the challenge? By adopting the best SEO practices for your business website and updating it regularly, will definitely boost your page ranking.

Every second there are billions of searches going on around the world. So, if you want to be in the game and come out as a winner, your search engine optimization should be strong. Search engine optimization doesn’t happen overnight, you have to continuously make efforts and make changes, improve the quality of content regularly.

Today we are going to discuss the top 11 tips that will help your company SEO and boost ranking.

1.) High Quality and Relevant Content

Creating high quality and relevant website content is the best way to improve your website’s search engine optimization. The first step is to understand your buyer to whom you will be addressing your content. Your website should be optimized for the readers, not for the search engine. 

Create useful content that should address the buyer’s issue. Include the right keywords naturally that your potential customer will use in search queries.

If you want people to keep coming back to your website, your content should be high quality, relevant and recent. Keep updating the website regularly.

Google Chrome controls almost 45% of the world's online searches. Two important factors that Google sees to rank any website are Dwell Time and Bookmarks. If your website provides the user what they want they are going to spend more time on the website (more dwell time) and also bookmark your website to visit later. It will help to boost your website’s ranking on Google.

2.) Website’s loading speed

When your website takes longer than 7 seconds to load, then fixing it should be on top of your priority list. Slow loading speed is going to hurt you in two ways. 

First, search engines will rank your website lower, even if your content is most relevant and high quality. Second, your customer conversion rate is going to be affected very badly as 40% of visitors mostly leave the website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load.

Research shows that improving your website’s loading speed by 1 sec will give you 7% more conversion rates. Use online software like GTmetrix and PageSpeed Insights to analyze and find out your website’s loading time.

3.) Blog regularly

Blogging is the most effective way of improving any website’s SEO and ranking. It will help you to optimize your website and rank for long-tail keywords. But, one thing you should keep in mind that poorly-written, Palagramised and cheap contents do more harm than good.

4.) Improve titles and descriptions

You can boost the click-through rate by improving titles and descriptions of your website’s content. The title tag and meta description should be made more attractive and enticing by:

5.) Add internal links to underperforming pages

If some of your website’s page is not performing well, you can boost them by adding internal links. Internal links are links that go from one page to another page on the same website.

The first step is to find the pages that are underperforming pages. You can use tools like  Ahref, SEMrush to find out the pages that you are not ranking for or are not performing well.

The next step is to find the relevant place where you can add the link to another page which is performing well. You should add it naturally and it shouldn’t look like it is forced.

6.) Add external links

External links are backlinks from other websites to your website. If used wisely, external links can also help to boost rankings. The external links that you are using should be of high authority, in this way you are building trust and at the same time adding value to your content.

7.) Optimize Images

Seo is not all about content but images and other multimedia are also an important part. To make your website’s images work for you on the SEO front, use proper image file format and sizing. Include your target keywords in your image file name, alt tags, title, and description.

8.) Boost Readability

Keeping your content easy to read and understand, will make the user experience better. Readability is also an important factor for SEO rankings.

Websites that have low readability most likely to lose readers. But website’s with high readability gives engaging content to readers and hence improve organic ranking.

Some ways to improve the readability is by:

9.) Use social media for authority building

When people find your content useful and share it through social media, it will help your website to build authority. As it will make SEO believe that your website has good content which people are liking and help you rank higher. You should include social media sharing buttons on your website.

10.) Mobile Optimization

Search engines give priority to those websites that are optimized for mobiles than those that are not. People now use their smartphones most of the time to search. If your website is not mobile optimized then you are going to constantly lose your visitors.

11.) Local SEO

If you want to keep up with local SEO learn as much as you can about the target audience. As Google is investing in local advertising, it is giving more opportunities for businesses to have local visibility. Learn and create keyword strategies and content copy that is targeted for your local customers.

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