SEO Guidelines For 2015 - Must Read

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I am into blogging since 2011 and doing pretty well in ranking my niche websites.

Here are some of the things you must keep in mind if you want to see organic traffic.

  1. Make sure you are using correct grammar in your content
  2. Internal linking is playing more role in link building now
  3. Use LSI keywords to give more keyword diversity to search engine crawlers
  4. Keep keyword density around 1% only
  5. Links are the KING, so try to grab from high DA, PA sites rather than high PR sites
  6. Web 2.0 links are working like a charm
  7. Your hosting plays a HUGE role in your ranking
  8. You website loading time is one of the big ranking factors
  9. Make sure you have no broken links on your blog
  10. Keep all the external links nofollow if it's not an authority site
  11. Social signals from high authority sites (FB, G+, Twitter, Pinterest) are must to have
  12. Frequency of your site updation is a good ranking factor
  13. Use Schema optimized theme for your blog (e.g Genesis Framework)
  14. Select SEO plugin very carefully because 2 SEO plugins can create conflict
  15. Select the theme having clean code
  16. Don't do over link building for same anchor text

I hope you'll keep them in your mind.

Feel free to suggest if there are any more guidelines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Snatch
    Hey that's a great post, can you pls explain a little bit more about what exactly you need to look in your hosting to not screw things up and about internal linking?
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    • Profile picture of the author kulwantnagi
      Originally Posted by Snatch View Post

      Hey that's a great post, can you pls explain a little bit more about what exactly you need to look in your hosting to not screw things up and about internal linking?
      Here are few suggestions:

      1. Avoid shared hosting, because many other users host Google restricted content on the same IP address. e.g porn, casino, gambling sites.
      2. Always grab SSD servers because they speed up your loading time.
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      • Profile picture of the author Snatch
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        • Profile picture of the author Insano
          Keep keyword density around 1% only

          I would not agree on that... single word keyword density I target 3%-4% (url, title tag, h1, h2, alt-tag, and content)
          2 words keyphrase, 2-3%
          3+ Words around 1% of total wordcount,

          Which makes sense since, if you write a 1000 word article / blog post, and have 35 times the same keyword in it, it is not going to be spammy, if you use 35x a 3 word keyphrase, you have 10.5% content in the keyphrase.

          On the other hand, for keyphrases to pull their full potential, you need to work with non-exact match phrasing, synonymes etc... so 3% + devitations would make your whole blog post stuffed. In that case I agree 1% density is enough

          Keep all the external links nofollow if it's not an authority site o.0 ? just nope
          Internal linking is playing more role in link building now always did - Juice passing
          Don't do over link building for same anchor text also not 2015


          I love 7 and 13 though
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          • Profile picture of the author kulwantnagi
            Originally Posted by Insano View Post

            Keep keyword density around 1% only

            I would not agree on that... single word keyword density I target 3%-4% (url, title tag, h1, h2, alt-tag, and content)
            2 words keyphrase, 2-3%
            3+ Words around 1% of total wordcount,

            Which makes sense since, if you write a 1000 word article / blog post, and have 35 times the same keyword in it, it is not going to be spammy, if you use 35x a 3 word keyphrase, you have 10.5% content in the keyphrase.

            On the other hand, for keyphrases to pull their full potential, you need to work with non-exact match phrasing, synonymes etc... so 3% + devitations would make your whole blog post stuffed. In that case I agree 1% density is enough

            Keep all the external links nofollow if it's not an authority site o.0 ? just nope
            Internal linking is playing more role in link building now always did - Juice passing
            Don't do over link building for same anchor text also not 2015


            I love 7 and 13 though
            @Insano Go to Google and search for any key phrase. Copy that exact phrase and search in the top 5 ranking articles.. you'll know the truth.
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            • Profile picture of the author Insano
              Not really a good way to get the right keyword density. Domain Age, Thrustflow, Pagerank are also major factors which contribute to the ranking, you can have the best OnSite optimization, but if you target high competition keywords / keyphrases, you will have a hard time ranking in top serp without OffSite. But you can check here where my "feeling for the keyword density comes from
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              • Profile picture of the author therealdeal2
                Originally Posted by Insano View Post

                Not really a good way to get the right keyword density. Domain Age, Thrustflow, Pagerank are also major factors which contribute to the ranking, you can have the best OnSite optimization, but if you target high competition keywords / keyphrases, you will have a hard time ranking in top serp without OffSite. But you can check here where my "feeling for the keyword density comes from
                Haha, "thrustflow".....

                Pagerank has been diminished to nearly redundant from what I hear.
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                • Profile picture of the author chagler
                  Originally Posted by therealdeal2 View Post

                  Haha, "thrustflow".....

                  Pagerank has been diminished to nearly redundant from what I hear.
                  Page rank and trust flow are two different metrix. You're right though, page rank has been diminished, but trust flow is important.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnniewalk
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    Hi, Provided nice information but in keyword density 3 to 5 % we can add..
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    • Profile picture of the author heris charles
      Thank you very much for such a helpful information. Can you please more flash on LSI keywords?
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      • Profile picture of the author kulwantnagi
        Originally Posted by heris charles View Post

        Thank you very much for such a helpful information. Can you please more flash on LSI keywords?
        @heris charles

        These are the inter-related keyword for your main keyword.

        Let's say I am targeting for keyword "dog training at home"

        In this case I am going to put this keyword in Google keyword planner and see what are more related keyword which Google is suggesting.

        In this specific case I am going to add following keyword in my post.
        1. how to train a dog at home
        2. dog training tips
        3. how to dog training at home
        4. how to train a dog

        and few other good keywords.

        So when Google's bot will crawl your site, they will find the content more relevant and valuable.
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  • Profile picture of the author rotface
    Originally Posted by kulwantnagi View Post

    Make sure you are using correct grammar in your content
    Originally Posted by kulwantnagi View Post

    Internal linking is playing more role in link building now
    You may need to revise point 2 according to your guidelines.
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  • Profile picture of the author turboshandy
    IMO, 7 and 8 are kind of linked, are they not? Usually, for a blog, you don't need shared hosting anyway (unless you do god knows what with it), so basically, loading time depends on the hosting provider anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author yunus121
    great tips for me but i have question like what is web 2.0 and LSI keyword
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  • Profile picture of the author therealdeal2
    Thanks a lot for the advice. I already knew most of this, but a couple of them I didn't really consider until now.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by kulwantnagi View Post

    I am into blogging since 2011 and doing pretty well in ranking my niche websites.

    Here are some of the things you must keep in mind if you want to see organic traffic.

    1. Make sure you are using correct grammar in your content
    2. Frequency of your site updation is a good ranking factor.
    I disagree with the above two, however, every other thing is close to perfection.

    For no 1. if you say unique content that is ok. The search engine doesn't understand English.
    For no 2 i have sites i haven't updated it's content for years and it's still ranking very well on the first page of Google.com.

    Nice list anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author kulwantnagi
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      I disagree with the above two, however, every other thing is close to perfection.

      For no 1. if you say unique content that is ok. The search engine doesn't understand English.
      For no 2 i have sites i haven't updated it's content for years and it's still ranking very well on the first page of Google.com.

      Nice list anyway.
      Bots are very smart to understand the content in any language. So writing a perfect sentence is always a plus point.

      Even I have one site which is on #2 right now and last time I updated it 5 months back. But this is not the case with every website. If you are working with a long vision and want to build an authority website then you'll have to keep this point in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Pickstone
    Originally Posted by kulwantnagi View Post

    I am into blogging since 2011 and doing pretty well in ranking my niche websites.

    Here are some of the things you must keep in mind if you want to see organic traffic.

    1. Make sure you are using correct grammar in your content
    2. Internal linking is playing more role in link building now
    3. Use LSI keywords to give more keyword diversity to search engine crawlers
    4. Keep keyword density around 1% only
    5. Links are the KING, so try to grab from high DA, PA sites rather than high PR sites
    6. Web 2.0 links are working like a charm
    7. Your hosting plays a HUGE role in your ranking
    8. You website loading time is one of the big ranking factors
    9. Make sure you have no broken links on your blog
    10. Keep all the external links nofollow if it's not an authority site
    11. Social signals from high authority sites (FB, G+, Twitter, Pinterest) are must to have
    12. Frequency of your site updation is a good ranking factor
    13. Use Schema optimized theme for your blog (e.g Genesis Framework)
    14. Select SEO plugin very carefully because 2 SEO plugins can create conflict
    15. Select the theme having clean code
    16. Don't do over link building for same anchor text

    I hope you'll keep them in your mind.

    Feel free to suggest if there are any more guidelines.
    My Take On it
    [*]Make sure you are using correct grammar in your content

    Agree. [*]Internal linking is playing more role in link building now
    It always has been but yes good point. [*]Use LSI keywords to give more keyword diversity to search engine crawlers
    This is Huge![*]Keep keyword density around 1% only
    Density doesnt matter too much as long as grammer still is okay, when adding them in.[*]Links are the KING, so try to grab from high DA, PA sites rather than high PR sites
    high DA & PA are the same thing as high PR sites as a good PR site will have to have a good DA and PA which gives it the PR. But none the less good point! Try look for domains that have equal DA and PA when obtaining your Links. [*]Web 2.0 links are working like a charm
    Always Have and Always will - Easy Rankers and Good Back Link Buffer.[*]Your hosting plays a HUGE role in your ranking
    Good Site speed is essential and where the server is located. If you are doing local try find a local server[*]You website loading time is one of the big ranking factors
    As per above. You should always see how fast your site is loading and always look at cutting down the "weight" of your site by uninstalling unnecessary plugins, deleting themes and optimizing images.[*]Make sure you have no broken links on your blog - Run a Site audit and fix all broken links ytou will be suprised how many you will find!. [*]Keep all the external links nofollow if it's not an authority site
    Only outbound affiliate links should be no follow outbound authority links should be do follow but to be openned in new tab [*]Social signals from high authority sites (FB, G+, Twitter, Pinterest) are must to have
    Not a must but does help your social profiles should all be linked up and linked to your money site. [*]Frequency of your site updated is a good ranking factor - Keeping your site updated so your site doesnt get stale is a good way to show google you are looking at making advances and you plan on sticking around. Add new content, new articles, pages, clean things up, mess around with headlines and new themes and banners etc. [*]Use Schema optimized theme for your blog (e.g Genesis Framework)
    Genesis is cool - Magazine pro or newspaper 4 are also good. [*]Select SEO plugin very carefully because 2 SEO plugins can create conflict
    Just use yoast - comes with XML site maps too so dont double up on that either[*]Select the theme having clean code[*]Don't do over link building for same anchor text
    variation is key use 8-12 keywords per article and use them for PBN anchor text links and then brand the rest through social, web 2.0's and videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author taposh123
    Good to see you here....I have some questions..?

    1) Always i am trying to maintain 2-3% keyword density in my post..But who is the best 1% or 2-3%................?
    2) What do you mean by LSI keywords........?
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    • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
      Originally Posted by taposh123 View Post

      Good to see you here....I have some questions..?

      1) Always i am trying to maintain 2-3% keyword density in my post..But who is the best 1% or 2-3%................?
      2) What do you mean by LSI keywords........?
      Stop reading all this gibberish about keyword density. Write naturally and stop trying to meet any particular keyword density requirement. Keyword density doesn't have any effect on the ranking of pages anymore. It's obsolete.
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