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5 Important SEO Tips To Follow in 2014

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SEO TipsSearch engine optimization is a fast-changing area where you constantly need to keep up with the latest trends and techniques and always look for up-to-date SEO tips. Why it’s so important? Well, proper SEO implementation brings you higher positions in search results and drives more traffic to your website. On the contrary using outdated SEO methods will end up being ineffective. This post will contain SEO tips regarding both On site and Off Site optimization.

5 Important SEO Tips To Follow in 2014

1. Keyword in Url

It’s well known that a title of your post should contain the keyword. The same refers to the URL of the post. Usually WordPress by default adds title of the post as the permalink. But if you are not using WordPress, you may need to customize the URL manually.

Consider this example from my blog: Here is the title of the article from my Blog: 5 Ways to promote your Facebook Business Page“. My keyword is “Facebook business page”.

And here goes the URL with the keyword: http://www.mediaflags.com/promote-facebook-business-page/

2. Keyword in the post

Surprisingly many people are still writing articles without considering the keywords for the post.  Think about the keywords before you start writing an article or text for you website. Why? Because having a specific keyword in mind will help you to compose the article in more efficient way in regards to applying that keyword in the text. It is recommended to keep the keyword density in the text at least 2-3% . It is good to place the keyword in the beginning of the text and in the footer.

SEO tips to remember: Avoid keyword spamming and make the keywords appear natural.

3. Quality Content

Have you heard the expression “Content is king.” Yes, it is vital to provide unique and valuable content. Time spent on site and bounce rate are considered to play roles in search ranking algorithms. With quality content you can engage your visitors and decrease bounce rate of your website.

4. Social Media

Social media is extremely popular nowadays and social actions play their role in Google’s algorithm. Active engagement such as link shares, comments and etc on social networks play role in SERPs rankings. Consider opening Fan pages on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest. Link these pages with your website. Start promoting, sharing information/blogs from your website. Encourage users to comment and share the content. This increases popularity of your website and provides awareness.  This is a part of off-page optimization which can be referred to as increasing a website’s popularity.

SEO Tips: Regularly invest at least 15-20 minutes to maintain and keep active these pages.


 5. Backlinks 

Anyone who follows SEO techniques knows that backlinks is the key to search engine optimization. Your goal is to find high pr sites and get powerful backlinks. Well, consider submitting your blog to free blog directories. Here are some ideas, but it is not the complete list:

http://www.dmoz.org – Dmoz  is the most popular directory. It is a bit difficult to get listed on Dmoz and it can take two weeks up to 6 months. A link from this directory really improves your search engine ranking as Dmoz ranking is 7 out of10.

Here are more directories to consider:





Have you made use of any of these SEO tips and techniques? It would be great to hear from you! Share your thoughts and recommendations in the comments section below!

6 Responses to "5 Important SEO Tips To Follow in 2014"

  • James Donald
    January 23, 2014 - 1:08 AM Reply

    Thank you for sharing this articles, very useful tips!

  • Chris Hall
    January 23, 2014 - 1:22 AM Reply

    Very useful post, thanks for sharing it. Regarding Social Media I also believe that Google+ has its significance for SEO purposes. It is important for backlines purposes.

    • Yana M.
      January 23, 2014 - 9:04 PM Reply

      Hi Chris, thank you for your comment. Yes, definitely Google+ plays its role in SEO. But its important not just create a G+ page, but have an active engagement, share valuable content and encourage shares and +1s; this will indicate to Google that your content has a value and is interesting to users.

  • Alex
    January 28, 2014 - 5:12 PM Reply

    Really helpful and well written article. It’s educational and easy to understand. I am a Digital marketing specialist, this particular article helped me a lot to enhance my social media activities with regards to SEO.

  • Michael
    February 4, 2014 - 3:48 AM Reply

    Great tips. It’s crazy Google constantly is changing the algorithm! It’s a lots of work to keep up with changing trends.

  • Laura S.K.
    February 6, 2014 - 9:28 PM Reply

    Thanks for posting this article, these suggestions make a lots of sense with SEO changing trends. I especially liked the point #4 regarding social media.

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