SEO Over Simplified
SEO can be quite a complex topic, but in this article I am going to break it down into a few simple steps. This advice will be helpful to 90% of websites owners, because it goes a long way in increasing the search engine rankings of your website, blog, or articles.
1. Conduct Proper Keyword Research. SEO Keyword research is an integral part of search engine optimization, yet it is often times overlooked. All you have to do is go to the Google AdWords Keyword Tool, and enter a phrase that is closely related to your website or niche. You will usually get 50-150 keywords returned which are excellent for starting your websites or blogs.
2. Publish Quality Content. The reason search engines were created in the first place was to make it simple for people to find what they are looking for. This means that if you put out high quality, targeted content that you are going to be way ahead of many people who just write a bunch of rubbish.
Once this content is created be sure to optimize it for the search engines. One of the best tools that I have found for doing this is the Yoast SEO plugin for WordPress. This is one of the simplest tools out there for SEO but is still very powerful.
3. Build Links to your Web Properties. Finding high PR websites or blogs to post comments is a great way to get some “link juice” for your website. However, make sure that you only post valuable comments. No one wants you spamming their blog with useless information, and if you do this your comments will likely be removed by the moderator.
Simple SEO is just that; it is simple! People like to over complicate SEO, but if you break it down into on-page and off-page optimization, and take care of both, then it becomes rather easy.