25 Human SEO Tips to Rock Your Search Engine Rankings

We all love great tips! Wouldn’t you love some free, effective do-it-yourself SEO tips to increase your search engine rankings and get your website content in front of your human target market for conversion?

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Well then… Here are your 25 quick tips for search engine optimization that will not only help your business get found but also help you make more money online.

  • SEO Tip #1: If you absolutely MUST use JavaScript drop down menus, be sure to put text links somewhere on the page for the spiders to follow.
  • SEO Tip #2: Content is king, so be sure to have good, well-written and unique content that will focus on your primary keyword or keyword phrases.
  • SEO Tip #3: If content is king, then links are queen. Build a network of quality back-links using your keyword phrase as the link.
  • SEO Tip #4: Don’t be obsessed with PageRank. It is just one itsy bitsy part of the ranking algorithm. A site with lower PR can actually outrank one with higher PR.
  • SEO Tip #5: Be sure you have a unique keyword-focused Title tag on every page of your site. And, if you MUST have the name of your company in it, put it at the end.
  • SEO Tip #6: Fresh content can help improve your rankings. Add new, useful content to your pages on a regular basis.
  • SEO Tip #7: Be sure links to your site and within your site use your keyword phrase. If your target is “blue widgets” then link to “blue widgets” instead of a “click here” link.
  • SEO Tip #8: Focus on search phrases, not single keywords, and put your location in your text to help get found in local searches.
  • SEO Tip #9: Don’t design your website without considering SEO. Make sure your web designer understands your expectations for organic SEO.
  • SEO Tip #10: Use keyword and keyword phrases appropriately in text links, image ALT attributes and even your domain name.
  • SEO Tip #11: Check for canonicalization issues – www and non-www domains. Decide which you want to use and 301 redirect the other to it.
  • SEO Tip #12: Check the link to your home page throughout your site. Is index.html appended to your domain name? If so, you’re splitting your links.
  • SEO Tip #13: Frames and Flash share a common problem – you can’t link to a single page. Don’t use Frames at all and use Flash sparingly for best SEO results.
  • SEO Tip #14: Your URL file extension doesn’t matter. You can use .html, .htm, .asp, .php, etc. and it won’t make a difference as far as your SEO is concerned.
  • SEO Tip #15: Got a new web site you want spidered? The quickest way to get your site spidered is by getting a link to it through another quality website.
  • SEO Tip #16: If your site content doesn’t change often, your site needs a blog because the search spiders like fresh content.
  • SEO Tip #17: When link building, think quality, no quantity. One single, good, authoritative link can do a lot more for you than a dozen poor quality links, which can actually hurt you.
  • SEO Tip #18: Search engines want natural language and content. Don’t try to stuff your text with keywords. It won’t work.
  • SEO Tip #19: Not only should your links use keyword anchor text, but the text around the links should also be related to your keywords.
  • SEO Tip #20: If you are on a shared server, do a blacklist check to be sure you’re not on a proxy with a spammer or banned site.
  • SEO Tip #21: Be aware that by using services that block domain ownership information when you register a domain, Google might see you as a potential spammer.
  • SEO Tip #22: When optimizing your blog posts, optimize your post title tag independently from your blog title.
  • SEO Tip #23: The bottom line in SEO is Text, Links, Popularity and Reputation.
  • SEO Tip #24: Make sure your site is easy to use. This can influence your link building ability and popularity and, thus, your ranking.
  • SEO Tip #25: Understand social marketing. It IS part of SEO. The more you understand about social networking sites, the better you will be able to compete in search.

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  • spice3boy

    Nice checklist.

    • Shannon Steffen

      Thank you so much for your feedback! If there’s ever something you’d like to see a write-up on, just let me know.

      • spice3boy

        *thumbs up*

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