More to take in! - Some things that can help with boosting your SEO ranking.

Last Update: January 12, 2018

Yesterday was filled with yet more great lessons on building agreat website. There are several great training videos and posts that I found really helpful. All of which can be found here on the WA platform.

Some of these are more review points and others are fresh new information. Well, at least for me.

Importance of SEO

I do not think that this point cannot be stated enough. For those of you who do not know, SEO stands for search engine optimization.

Put more simply it’s whether or not google likes you enough to rank you in the first two or three pages.

So, what does that mean for you? I mean how do you get google to like you? It can’t be that hard can it? It really isn’t. Here is a great lesson on the basics of SEO.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.co...

Email Subscribers

Let’s get into some of the new stuff I learned now. Email subscribers.

This is a bigger thing than it seems. Anyone who gives you their email can now receive notifications of your most recent posts. This starts to build a base of people that are always at least seeing that you have new stuff.

That alone will make them think about looking at that new stuff one day. The next step is a little trickier.

How to get that Email? Some people will just have a small box on one side of the webpage that says subscribe and you can choose to put your email in or not. Great for a solid older site that has a good following, not so much for the starter out.

So, what do you do? Offer something. What? But I’m not a sales site?

You don’t have to be a sales site to offer a weekly newsletter of your posts on an e-book on your niche subject. And it’s a great freebie to get someone’s email.

Comments and SEO

We are back to SEO again! This is important! So, what can comments do for your SEO? It shows google that you have traffic. Google likes traffic. If people are coming to you, then it is because they want to know something.

At least that is what google thinks.

Take advantage of the sitecomments platform! Use it as often as you can to get as many comments as you can. It will make google and other search engines like you.

No, really it will.

The more traffic you have, the higher rank you will get in google and other search engines. It shows that people are engaging in your site and not just leaving because they have not found any value.

All of this will always come back to content. If one person is commenting on this post then maybe this post has what I need. So, I will start reading.

Does the intro paragraph catch my attention and address the need or problem that I am having? I will read farther and find out if the post is what I am looking for. If I got what I came for, then I will leave a comment because someone else left a comment that brought me to reading the post.

A great big circle. Gotta love that circle. The biggest benefit will be that when someone finds your content helpful they will come back again.All because you took the time to get those comments.

Backlinks and SEO

There is one other part to comments though. They do not just have to help the person that you are commenting on. I bet you never thought to paste your URL into that little box with your required name and email.

Go ahead, do it.

What you just did was create a backlink. Why are they good for you? This gives your site connection to more reputable sites. Here is a great training on how to use backlinks in your business.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.co...

Well, isn’t that using their reputation to your benefit? Yes, but that is not all a bad thing. For a site just starting out backlinks can help your ranking in google by piggy-backing on these bigger sites.

I do not suggest that you get too wild with any one type of SEO technique. They are all a double edged sword. Well, except maybe comments. Too many backlinks can make google mad at you. At first when you don’t have any take your time to cultivate your pool of backlinks.

As soon as you are a decent rank in google, cut back a little.Slow down on how many pages and comments you add backlinks to. I am not saying stop because it is still a good part of SEO. Just not so much as when you were just starting your site and building your pool of backlinks.

Conclusion

These are just the most recent things I learned in this great place we are all enjoying. I will always thank Kyle and Carson for building this great platform.

All of this training and so much more is here on WA. I will be adding a subscriber block to my page and deciding how to incorporate a freebie into my site so that I can get people to give me their email.

I am also going to spend some time on the sitecomments platform trading comments for sites with people so we can help build our SEO. Speaking of that, I won’t forget to leave my backlinks and subscribe to their site as well.

Remember we all want to succeed here so take the time to help everyone out so you can get the love back!

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LisaY Premium
Brittaney,

Thanks for all the great tips on SEO. They are all valuable little tidbits to remember.

Lisa
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Ezio530 Premium
I really do not think that SEO can be stated enough.
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RoopeshG Premium
Thanks Brittaney.Need to get started with email marketing. Thanks for an informative post.
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Ezio530 Premium
You are welcome. I hope this helps you.
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VeronicasLuv Premium
I don't think there's a thing as speaking about SEO too much! If quality content is the backbone of our websites, I would say that SEO would be the legs it stands on...or something like that.

Great review, Brittaney!
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Ezio530 Premium
I have yet to hear a better analogy of the whole system!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Thanks, Brittaney!
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Ezio530 Premium
Thanks V. I agree you can never go over SEO enough.
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TaniaHersel Premium
You are on the road to great success.
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Ezio530 Premium
Thank you Tania. I like to believe that we all here at WA are on the road to great success.
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CraigW315 Premium
Very nice write up.
You touch on a number of things that I need to work on
But then again, there is always something to work on....
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Ezio530 Premium
I know! You think you've got it then someone brings something up that you know isn't quite right. Off again to do some fixing.....But it all is for a great thing and the progress will only help us all.
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bryanb007 Premium
Thanks for the post. you made some very relevant points for us to take away.
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Ezio530 Premium
I try hard to reach an audience that may need a little more information. I know that being a bookworm all of the SEO information and analytics are something that I struggle with. So that is where I try to focus my help to others.
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Dhind1 Premium
Yes, Going to Succeed. It takes time to move a mountain.
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Ezio530 Premium
Yes it does but I am determined to do it.
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ContentBySue Premium
Reading this, Brittaney, helped to clear the muddy water associated with SEO, bringing forth clearer understanding. This is certainly what I needed. There is so much written on SEO and your post helped me a lot. Thank you!

All the best,
Sue
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Ezio530 Premium
You are more than welcome Sue. I of course am still learning myself. It is certainly helping to write down what I have been learning.
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ContentBySue Premium
The same here, Brittaney. It has and will continue to be a huge learning curve for me and I love it! I'm a visual person, taking notes is such a big help for me too.

All the best,
Sue
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MarkBa Premium
Learning and sharing so that more of us can learn Brittaney! Thank you.
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Ezio530 Premium
Anything I can do to help someone the way so many of you have helped me is just so amazing.
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