If you’re starting to learn about SEO, you may be wondering how to do SEO for websites step by step. Yeah, that’s an awkward sentence, but it’s got the keyword in it, and sometimes, that’s what it takes. 🤣
So, let’s start this in a better way, less awkward.
How do you do SEO for a website?
I’ll show you step-by-step.
- First. You’re going to want to brainstorm some keyword ideas and think about what type of content you could create for your audience. If you’re not sure what keywords are, this blog post will help. What I did there, that’s called an internal link. I’m linking from this blog post to another post on my blog. I did this because it provides you value, but it’s also part of SEO. It’s a more advanced tactic and not something you have to understand fully right now but when you’re writing, if it makes sense to link to something else, do that, and it will help both the reader and the search engine.
- Second. You need to review your keyword ideas and use an SEO tool such as the Google Keyword Planner to check the keyword search volume. Choose the best keyword from the list you brainstormed in step 1.
- Third. Go to Google and type in the keyword you’re considering using for your website SEO and see what type of websites are on page one. Are they sites you’re familiar with, and you would consider a competitor, or are the websites you recognize because they’re at the mall (or the equivalent for your industry)? If they’re brands at the mall, you need to choose another keyword because you’re probably not going to rank.
- Fifth. Publish your new website page or blog post. You, my friend, have just started doing SEO for your website. Wasn’t that an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process?
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