What Is The Best Practice For On-Site SEO

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This seems to be quite overlooked and undervalued but some say with good onsite SEO alone a site can rank!

My take on it is (in order of importance);

1. Keyword Research - to find the highest searched, longer tail keywords with minimal competition.

2. Optimise title tag with keywords

3. Include keywords in the header, content and any alt tags on image - but not to over optimise!

4. Make around 20-25% of links that point to your site the keyword in question.

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With regards to wordpress, say I wanted to optimise the words "dog training" but dog training is a category, as opposed to the title of the site - would this method still work?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan3
    Good onsite seo alone will not rank for any moderately competitive term.

    Links are the most important ranking factor
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  • Profile picture of the author carcin0genic
    Consistency, quality content, with a good mix of highly optimized kjeywords will rank for ANYTHING if you do it long enough.

    Backlinks help speed everything up is all.

    SEOPressor is your best bet to teach yourself on-site SEO but you should definitely at least have the plugin "Wordpress SEO by Yoast".

    Proper on-site SEO quickly:

    - Keyword in Title

    - Keyword in both H2 and H3 headings at least once

    - minimum 800 words

    - I use 2 - 3 images in each post with keyword in alt text ( I also target 3 keywords with SEOPressor)

    - keyword 1% - 3% density

    - Use of LSI Keyword(s)

    - External link in keyword

    - Internal link in keyword (*note - all links should not be over keywords - Google isn't stupid)

    - Keywords in bold, italics, and underlined

    - Keywords in meta title and in meta description (an SEO plug-in will allow for these fields to be filled)

    - Keyword in page url

    Do that in every post you optimize without over-doing it. You should be mixing it up between optimized posts and posts where you write freely and provide value while the keyword posts should primarily be around buyer keywords.

    Do it for 3 months at a post a day and you WILL rank first page for long tail keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Originally Posted by sunnyp81 View Post

    This seems to be quite overlooked and undervalued but some say with good onsite SEO alone a site can rank!

    My take on it is (in order of importance);

    1. Keyword Research - to find the highest searched, longer tail keywords with minimal competition.

    2. Optimise title tag with keywords

    3. Include keywords in the header, content and any alt tags on image - but not to over optimise!

    4. Make around 20-25% of links that point to your site the keyword in question.

    --

    With regards to wordpress, say I wanted to optimise the words "dog training" but dog training is a category, as opposed to the title of the site - would this method still work?

    Thanks
    Yeah, this method will work for any page of your site, be it a category or post.

    20-25% is too much. The ideal percentage is around 10%.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by sunnyp81 View Post

    1. Keyword Research - to find the highest searched, longer tail keywords with minimal competition.
    I do not understand why people focus so hard on the competition. They spend days and weeks looking for that one keyword with little competition.

    Do you know why other keywords are harder to rank for? Because usually that is where the money is.

    I get the whole looking for low hanging fruit thing. I just think IM'ers go way overboard worrying about this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      I do not understand why people focus so hard on the competition. They spend days and weeks looking for that one keyword with little competition.

      Do you know why other keywords are harder to rank for? Because usually that is where the money is.

      I get the whole looking for low hanging fruit thing. I just think IM'ers go way overboard worrying about this.

      It's even stranger when you start out targeting 15 big keywords, and end up ranking well for over 800 small ones too. Without even trying... Weird...
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Mayers
    Originally Posted by sunnyp81 View Post

    This seems to be quite overlooked and undervalued but some say with good onsite SEO alone a site can rank!

    My take on it is (in order of importance);

    1. Keyword Research - to find the highest searched, longer tail keywords with minimal competition.

    2. Optimise title tag with keywords

    3. Include keywords in the header, content and any alt tags on image - but not to over optimise!

    4. Make around 20-25% of links that point to your site the keyword in question.

    --

    With regards to wordpress, say I wanted to optimise the words "dog training" but dog training is a category, as opposed to the title of the site - would this method still work?

    Thanks
    Hey sunnyp81

    When I do SEO, I definitely start with keyword research. You mentioned long tailed keywords. I have had really good traffic from using search terms with 3 words at the max. In other words, I have found it best to focus on 1 keyword at a time, where as a long tailed keyword targets more keywords.

    I would definitely optimize titles, but what matters even more is the actual content. I usually sprinkle my keyword throughout my content in 3 different variations. Also, I do recommend alt tags on pictures as well.

    When backlinking I have a process that I follow. In this order, this is how I backlink:

    Ping with Pingomatic
    Ping with Pingler
    Submit to Digg
    Submit to Reddit
    Post on Facebook
    Post on Google

    Doing this has helped me get really good traffic coming in within a few hours.

    But I think that you should have no problem with your plan! These are just my suggestions and some things that work really well for me.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    You forget to add content, content is the most important in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    You just know someone is rockin the SERPs when they mention density & counting words.

    I have more words than you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daily Info
    I have seen that if you have kept the onsite SEO perfect your site will rank for any keyword, when your competitors will start building link for the keyword you are ranking, your site will tank. I observed this on one of my site. It was ranking at 5th position for a keyword in Newyork, US. But after a couple of days competitors done link building on that keyword and my ranking moved to 15, then to 22 and after this it was 37. So, I think link building also play a major role with onsite SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author MandyLSanchez
    also Keyword in Title

    - Keyword in both H2 and H3 headings at least once

    - minimum 800 words

    - I use 2 - 3 images in each post with keyword in alt text ( I also target 3 keywords with SEOPressor)

    - keyword 1% - 3% density
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  • Profile picture of the author humayun417
    I personally believe that 2014 is the year of structured data and backlinks. Do a perfect onpage and have at least 350 - 500 words with precious backlinks from hihg PR authority site with high relevance and sit and watch...
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  • Profile picture of the author seoaceindia
    There are many factor working behind successful website and top ranked sites. must be follow Google standard guideline and user friendly site which is easy to understand and navigate. once you get good site then organic seo and link building factor working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    Not only the online SEO helps you to get top rank there are so many things that helps you to get ranking and title must be strong and the content in the page must be unique and so on there are so many factors to make your website to be on top of search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve3214
    SEO is process which is mainly based on on-page optimization. If you have done it in well manner then there will be chances of getting good rank earlier for your websites. Here many answers are impressive and appreciable.
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    • Profile picture of the author Poly Hossain
      Best practice for on page SEO
      1. Title tags
      2. Meta description tags
      3. Content with targeted keyword phrases
      4. Header tags and keyword phrases
      5. Internal page linking with Anchor Text
      6. Image ALT Tags and Filenames
      7. Make Content Easy to Read
      8. Meta Keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author npoint
    I have a 3 websites which ranks without any backlinks, on a lot of LT keyphrases and brings me after first 30 days from 10-30 unique visitors a day /each.

    But this what I do is to publish frequently new articles and run a SILO structure.


    Originally Posted by sunnyp81 View Post

    This seems to be quite overlooked and undervalued but some say with good onsite SEO alone a site can rank!

    My take on it is (in order of importance);

    1. Keyword Research - to find the highest searched, longer tail keywords with minimal competition.

    2. Optimise title tag with keywords

    3. Include keywords in the header, content and any alt tags on image - but not to over optimise!

    4. Make around 20-25% of links that point to your site the keyword in question.

    --

    With regards to wordpress, say I wanted to optimise the words "dog training" but dog training is a category, as opposed to the title of the site - would this method still work?

    Thanks
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