The best way to get consistent traffic to your website is by doing SEO for your website. However, if you do not know SEO, what should you do?
The first thing you should do is practice. Practice makes perfect. If you do not practice how are you ever getting good at something or even learn something?
To learn the basics of SEO for your website, don’t practice on your main business site or your interest. Create a junk website, one that’s most likely to be fun which you can be excited about. It could be a simple, basic blog. Go to WordPress and develop a WordPress blog site. Build it on your own domain. Don’t build a WordPress.com or WordPress.org. If you’re unsure on how to set one up, simply register FocusedIdea.biz or BlueHost. They have a click install for WordPress.
Now that you have your website set up, you should begin blogging. Choose any topic that interests you and start writing content.
Now that you have your content, the next thing you need to do is install the Yoast SEO plugin. The Yoast SEO plugin is a shortcut. It makes your blog site optimized for Google. It makes it really optimized for Google, but naturally, you’re going to need to do some work. You’re going to need to add keywords in the title tag as well as your meta-description. There are walk-through tutorials on how you can make use of the Yoast plugin. Just go to their site and also you’ll be fine.
After you have the Yoast plugin working, the next thing you need to do is cross-link your posts with each other. Let’s assume you have two articles. One article is about dogs and one’s on cats. In your post, you discuss how dogs dislike cats. Well, you could link to the cat post from the dog one. In your cat article, you could speak about how cats enjoy pestering dogs. You could link that cat article to the dog article. That is cross-linking. You don’t want to just cross-link two blog posts with each other. You want to cross-link all your pertinent messages with each other when it makes good sense. If it does not make sense, don’t link them with each other.
And finally, you want to start building links. The way to build web links is by going to ahrefs.com and put in your competitors link. You’ll see which websites connect to them. After you find who links to your competition, email those sites. Send them an email that simply says:
It’s that easy. Of course, a lot of people will probably disregard your email but if you get five from 100 people to connect back to you that’s excellent.
Those are the basic steps about how you get started with SEO for your website. If you do these steps, gradually you’ll get more web traffic. After you learn those basics and you master them, by all means, experiment. But stick with the basics, since SEO is way advanced than this and more complex. However, you’ll get off to a great start with the basics and that’s how you learn the basics – by doing it on your own website.