Thursday, 21 January 2016

5 SEO Tips For Complete Beginners

5 SEO Tips For Complete Beginners quick tricks blogger blogs I know I know, SEO seems really scary and pretty daunting! It's a big technical word which can stand for very technical internety things! Trust me, never just Google SEO for websites or something vague like that, your mind will be blown and it will make you want to crawl into a hole and forget all about SEO! Instead, you need something very basic that spells it out for you! ' SEO for dummies' not that I think you dummies, Christ I am not that mean! Today, I am going to be sharing with you five really basic SEO Tips to help you try and boost your traffic and grow your blog! If you are completly new to the world of SEO I hope you find them useful! Enjoy x





WHAT EVEN IS SEO?

Nicole, this is great thanks but I actually need to know what SEO is before I start getting any tips on it!? Agreed! Okay, so if you are completly unaware of what SEO is, it simply stands for Search engine optimisation. Which basically means, making your website or blog more popular on search engines such as Google so when something is searched for, your blog is more likely to appear on the first page and consequently increase your traffic! See its magic! So why do so many people fear it, if it's so easy? The world of SEO can be complicated or very simple depending on what you want! Because I am kind, I am going to be consulting the simple side of it today for you! Hold on tight!

#1 NAME YOUR PICTURES

Google is one big catalogue! Like the Argos catalogue in which you circled all the things you wanted for Christmas when you were younger! Google wants to organise your photos! If you give your pictures names ( and that's something relevant by the way, not Fred, Harry George etc.) Google is more likely to find them and move them near the top of the search page when someone searches an image for that topic! By doing this, they are more likely to see your photos, click on your link and voila more views! 

#2 ADD TAGS TO YOUR PICTURES

This is very similar to the last point but when you have uploaded your picture on your post, click on properties and change the Name and tags of the image! I simply, copy the name of that post and put it in the first box so when someone hovers over the photo it shows the name of that post. In the second box, I write some short and snappy tags like ' Lifestyle' ' Blogger' 'Makeup' ' Review' 'Rimmel' 'Foundation' By doing this, if someone Google's any of these words my post is more likely to appear near the top and boom more traffic! Google is intelligent! But it's not that intelligent, you need to give it a bit of a push up the bum sometimes! 

#3 SHORT SNAPPY TITLES FOR THE WIN


Although this is down to personal preference and some may want their titles of their posts to be humorous, unique or eye catching if you want to drive traffic to that post, its best to give it a clear title which clearly portrays what you are going to be sharing! This especially applies to posts which are giving advice or tips! For example, this post is called ' 5 basic SEO Tips for Beginners' therefore people clearly know what the post is going to be about and the kind of audience it is going to be targeted at! E.g. bloggers or website owners just starting out! Naming a post by your favourite Coldplay lyrics, although may look very trendy and you can never get enough of Coldplay, I admit! It's not likely to drive any serious traffic!

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#4 EVERGREEN CONTENT IS ALSO A WINNER

Erugh?! I thought this post was going to give me tips on how to make my blog more popular, why are we talking about gardening? Don't worry, I'm not talking about going ' green' and there is definitely no plants involved! What I mean by ever green content, is content that doesn't become outdated! For example, a post about SEO tips is going to be popular for some years to come! I don't think the internet is going anywhere fast! On the contrary, a post about your summer 2013 blog goals isn't going to drive traffic for years to come! This isn't to say all your posts need to be evergreen, again it's totally up to you and your blog! But if you are serious about making your blog a business, nearly all of your posts will need to be high-quality evergreen content that will keep attracting more followers! 

#5 BACK LINKS ARE KEY 

Backlinks, I know another technical word ( I am trying to keep this as simple as I can I promise) backlinks are simply links that link back to your blog ( wow genius) So the more favourite bloggers, recently read posts etc. You are featured in the higher up the rankings on Google you will be! By having your link on various web pages across the internet, it gives Google the big thumbs up that you are actually a reliable source and not a spammy website. However, if you are going to have back links to your blog it is important that they are from trustworthy and relevant sources! Having your link on spammy websites may have the adverse effect upon your Google rankings, so beware! 

And that's it! If you want something more advanced or in-depth, a quick look around Google and I'm sure you will find what you want! 

Do you use SEO? Do you have any more SEO tips? Let me know in the comments below x

Thanks for reading, as always x 
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34 comments

  1. SEO is a very daunting to me so these tips are super helpful!
    Definitely going to start naming and tagging my pics. Plus the evergreen content is a great point...

    www.itssarahann.com

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  2. This was so helpful, I don't think I had really given much thought to this, I would love if you could share a few more tips if you have any as it is very very useful!

    katielou99.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ohh I don't know if I do but if I discover any I will let you know x

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  3. This was so helpful, thank you lovely!! I didn't know anything about SEO so this was so helpful! I'm definitely going to try tagging photos, that's such a good idea Xxx

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  4. This was such a lovely idea, and, undoubtedly is utterly inspirational, and really motivating for the blogging community!:)xx
    Check out my blog?
    www.hannahporterx.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Soooooooo helpful! Thank you, I am a massive rookie and definitely needed this advice. How would you judge whether your SEO attempts are working?

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    1. I am glad it could help! Basically if your traffic and interaction levels rise eg. Comments and followers x

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  6. So helpful and easy to follow. Thank you.
    I'm find this subject a bit daunting so I'm going to use your guide.
    rosieloveslife.blogspot.com

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  7. So helpful, thanks for sharing your knowledge! I'm rubbish at SEO and such so fingers crossed I'll get better now thanks to your hints and tips

    Emily xx | emilyclairewrites.com

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    1. Ohh I am sure you will it just takes time x

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  8. u did not leave source or link of a good backlink nice one

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    1. No there isn't because I didnt have anything relevant for it to link back to! If I did it could have the adverse effect upon traffic.

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  9. I think I need to try these, wish me luck haha!!

    Denbraberbeauty.blogspot.com

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  10. Finally somebody put it simply and got straight to the point! Thank you! I'm so sick of reading SEO guides I've found on google. They're all about keywords and putting them everywhere and most guides subtly hint things like "you kind of need to be an expert with HTML here" and I'm like okay no thank you haha.

    www.saarasofia.com

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    1. Haha! I know what you mean those guides are so annoying x

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  11. This is so helpful! I am so rubbish at this sort of stuff ahah! xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

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    1. Hopefully this will help you improve x

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  12. I have a fairly rough idea on SEO but this post is written so well! So easy to read and understand whilst at the same time not being over technical! Thank you :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Win a Billion Dollar Brows 60 Seconds To Beautiful Brows Kit

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    1. Aw thanks! Hope you find it of use x

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  13. I'm useless at SEO, definitely need to use these tips.

    Tash x
    www.skindeep247.blogspot.com

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  14. Fab post - I definitely need to get a bit more clued up about SEO this year. I've been adding labels to my text and post itself though which has definitely helped a lot.

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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    1. Than you! Adding labels is really important! It's really good to get in the habit of doing it x

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  15. I am clueless about CEO techniques but your post was very helpful and easy to understand.
    Thank you!
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    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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  16. Very helpful post for a new blogger like myself! fantastic
    Katie www.blushingbubbles.co.uk

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    1. Glad it could help you when you are just starting out x

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  17. Amazing amazing tips!


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    http://shopaholicoverhere.blogspot.com

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