115 Bite Size SEO Tips and Resources

115 Bite Size SEO Tips and Resources

Looking for the best SEO tips and resources guide? Well, you don’t have to look any further.

In this article, I’ll be sharing 115 SEO tips and resources that you can instantly use for any SEO campaigns.

And these are not your average tool to be honest. I use each and everyone of them at least once a month.

So, yes! Rest assured that these are the real deal!

I hope you enjoy reading these bit size SEO tips and tell me what you think using the comment form at the end of this article.

Simple but actionanle SEO tips

Google Webmaster Tool

  1. Determine top landing pages and find ways to monetize them
  2. Find current backlinks and check for any penalized sites
  3. Using Fetch and Render features monthly to have a fresh crawl
  4. Submit Sitemap to Google for post indexing
  5. Crawl error provides issues on the website that could lead to 404 errors and page not found
  6. Check for manual web spam penalization
  7. Check for HTML improvement and recommendation from Google
  8. Determine the top keywords and phrases for your website as indexed by Google
  9. Using Data Highlighter to help Google understand the website layout
  10. Unshow or disable sitelinks which are not relevant to search queries
  11. Determine which is top performer in terms of keywords
  12. Information on Click Through Rates (CTR) and adjust title to boost CTR rate
  13. Getting specific keyword ranking on Google
  14. Checking if the site is HTML ready and if structured data is enabled
  15. Blocking URL which are not relevant or links that you do not Google to index
  16. Setting up demographic features and targeted country (optional for bloggers but useful for eCommerce websites)
  17. Setup website to redirect to www or non www to avoid duplicate contents

Google Analtics

  1. Determine demographic traffic
  2. Data of traffic source; referral, direct or search engines
  3. Provide information of age and gender
  4. Detailed information of visitors (new vs returning)
  5. Learn the engagement level of visitors with the duration of the blog visitors
  6. Provide information of the technology used to visit the blog (smartphones, tablet or desktop)
  7. Understanding general flow of visitors (sales funnel)
  8. Find the best keywords that provides the most clicks and traffic
  9. Determine which page or post that are providing the most CTR and traffic
  10. Insight of landing pages and indirectly, providing ways to improve conversion rate
  11. Creating custom reporting to track traffic and conversion changes

Google Keyword Planner

  1. Find keyword ideas based on seed keywords
  2. Providing an estimated search volume per month
  3. Providing historical search volume and trends
  4. Determine the average number of competitions for Adword users
  5. Provide an estimated value of Cost Per Click (CPC) for those who are bidding for keywords
  6. Availability of keyword search based on geographical value or general
  7. Find new keywords based on keywords, related phrases and even websites
  8. Filtering keywords based on specific requirements
  9. Get search volume using specific codes (example: [exact match keywords], “related keywords” and general keywords)
  10. Free keyword suggestions by using keyword lists and suggestions

Google Places (Local SEO)

  1. Extremely vital if you’re running an eCommerce website
  2. Placing a map and even enable Google Places could boost local search
  3. You can increase local SEO by using directories but it should not

SEO tips for homepage, posts and pages

  1. Using heading tags of H1 to H4 for markup value
  2. Focusing on keyword density (recommended below 3%)
  3. Using keywords which has search value
  4. Using Bold, Italic and Underline to boost readership
  5. Providing valuable and relevant tags
  6. Permalinks to be clean and readable
  7. Make use of alt tags and image title
  8. Using caption and description on images to create value
  9. Focus in using one main keyword and several other related keywords per article
  10. Providing short but quality meta description
  11. Avoid keyword stuffing
  12. Each post should have a balance internal and external backlinks
  13. Avoid sharing external links which are low quality
  14. Avoid link exchange
  15. Use NoFollow tag for low quality or non related links
  16. Articles should be at least 600 words

The importance of blog marketing for SEO

  1. After publishing a blog post, market it around to get a faster indexation
  2. Submit blog posts to content syndication sites
  3. Build links to the blog posts but providing value (indirectly increases the chance of trackbacks)
  4. Share the posts on social media and receive temporary traffic (and ranking) boost

Guest posting

  1. A great way to get more backlinks but submit guest post with moderation
  2. Only accept quality guest post
  3. Avoid link drop at all cost
  4. Only write for quality and authority sites
  5. URL shared should only be your best articles

SEO tips that you need to do for your website

  1. Use quality hosting for better loading speed
  2. Domain name to be short and memorable
  3. Avoid rude words on the domain name
  4. Exact match domain isn’t compulsory but recommended
  5. Focus on mobile SEO (mobile responsive themes, layouts etc)

Looking for backlinks tips? Here are 7 to get started with!

  1. Focus in creating quality backlinks instead of numbers
  2. Getting one backlink from authority sites values more than hundreds from spammy sites
  3. Avoid black hat SEO unless you REALLY know what you’re doing
  4. Use a mixture of exact mach anchor text with related and general ones
  5. Focus in building a large ‘range’ of anchor texts
  6. Avoid over optimizing specific keywords
  7. Certain social media platform provides DoFollow backlinks

General SEO tips for beginners

  1. If you’re just starting up, avoid the ‘try to dominate Google’ thinking
  2. SEO is usually overrated; just enjoy the whole SEO process
  3. Not doing SEO for a day won’t kill your traffic overnight
  4. If you want to master SEO, you need to read … A-L-O-T
  5. SEO results will not happen overnight; it takes time (months)
  6. Follow as closely as possible with Google guidelines and you’ll be pretty safe from any penalization
  7. Not all SEO tips works for everyone; just choose those which are relevant
  8. Avoid sitewide URL (placing URLs on footer or sidebar for example)
  9. Use robot.txt to ‘guide’ crawlers on your website
  10. Avoid stuffing over 1,000 links or files in your sitemap (you can have more than one sitemap)
  11. SEO plugins and tools like Yoast SEO, Raven Tool and Scribe SEO doesn’t guarantee good ranking; they just help to optimize your website by providing suggestions
  12. There are over 200 ranking factors to consider according to Moz (read more)

Recommended free SEO plugins and tools to use in 2014

  1. Google Keyword Planner (general keyword research)
  2. Google Webmaster Tool (check for any crawl errors and keyword ranking)
  3. Google Analytics (general data on keywords and geographical research)
  4. Bing Webmaster Tool (alternative to Google Webmaster Tool)
  5. WordPress SEO by Yoast (helps to provide simple SEO insight and analytics)
  6. All In One SEO (alternative to WordPress SEO)
  7. Google XML Sitemap plugin (good combination to All In One SEO)
  8. Squirrly SEO plugin (freemium SEO plugin to help with advance SEO analytics)
  9. Google Rich Snippet Testing Tool (test your website if it is HTML5 and markup Schema.org)
  10. Google Trends (a great way to see what is trending and what’s not)
  11. MozCast (my personal favorite when it comes to checking Google algorithm changes)
  12. SEOquake (great FireFox plugin to check on on-page SEO)
  13. MozBar (alternative to SEOquake and great on Chrome)

Best premium SEO plugins and tools (evergreen)

  1. Long Tail Pro (my personal keyword research tool ~ Download it for free and get $20 off if you decide to buy)
  2. Market Samurai (my second go-to tool for keyword research ~ Try it for free here)
  3. Scribe SEO (the best SEO plugin that provides excellent analytics and keyword suggestions by CopyBlogger ~ Read more about it here)
  4. SEOpressor (the best worth-for-money SEO plugin for beginners ~ Free trial)
  5. SerpBook (easy to use keyword tracking which updates twice a day ~ Check it out here)
  6. SEO PowerSuite (value for money and all-in-one SEO tool ~ Free download)
  7. Genesis Framework and child themes (the only WordPress themes that comes with superb inbuilt SEO setting ~ See StudioPress themes gallery here)
  8. AhRefs (this is my main backlink checker and probably the one that provides the most accurate data)
  9. MajesticSEO (a good alternative to AhRefs)
  10. Moz Pro (the pro version provides extremely detailed information and most of the time, comparable with Raven Tools)
  11. Raven Tools (excellent competitor to Moz Pro and this is also a great all-in-one SEO tool for agencies)
  12. SEMrush (a good alternative especially when you are need deep insight of your competitor and high CPC keywords ~ Try SEMrush here)

 

Is there really the best SEO tools?

Best SEO tips and resources 2014

The answer is no. Each SEO tool or plugin works in a very different way. For example, I uses Scribe SEO for serious SEO analysis but it has lesser usage for beginners or leisure bloggers.

In the end of the day, it all depends on what you really need and from there on, choosing the best SEO technique to fit your style is the best way out.

Do you have any favorite SEO tools you would like to share? Tell me using the comment form below.

16 thoughts on “115 Bite Size SEO Tips and Resources”

  1. What do you mean by “avoid link drop”? I’m not familiar with that term.

    I’ve used Market Samurai for a long time and really value it.

    I’m also considering a trial of CrazyEgg. Do you have any experience of this?

    • Hey,

      Basically link drop is an action where you focus in dropping link and just for the sake of it. It can be commenting, guest postings etc. For example, I know tons of bloggers who actually uses guest posting just for the sake of getting a backlink.

      That’s the meaning of link drop 🙂

      I love Market Samurai but it is rather slow. I uses Long Tail Pro for speed.

      CrazyEgg is a great tool if you want to know what are the things your readers do. Very nice feature if you ask me. I personally uses ClickTale (CrazyEgg alternative) and that is pretty impressive too!

      You can try it for free and with a paid membership, you’ll get more quota. Free ones are good to try them out 🙂

      Hope this helps!

      • Thanks for the detailed feedback Reginald it is certainly helpful.

        Thanks for the info about ClickTale too, I’ll research the two and see which one I’ll give a trial too.

        I know Pat Flynn speaks highly of Long Tail Pro too. I saw a demo video for it but am currently torn between the two. Can’t really see a lot of added value in Long Tail Pro but I guess I should give it a trial run.

        • Hi mate,

          ClickTale is good but it takes a little time to really learn how it goes around. The backend report is VERY detailed.

          Long Tail Pro is good and pretty impressive. You won’t go wrong with it. if you need any help with LTP, feel free to ask!

  2. Wow Reginald, that’s a great list. I saw the company that created an infographic from your list and I thought they did a fabulous job. Really great share and thanks for taking the time to put all of this together.

    As I was going down the list I was proud of myself for a lot of the stuff that I was doing and seeing some room for improvement still.

    Thanks for this post and I’ll be sure to share.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne,

      Thank you for your kind words! Just something simple as I realized that when it comes to SEO, there are too many free resources to get the job done.

      Of course, these are simple but very actionable tips. All you need is just spare some time doing.

      Thanks dear friend!

  3. Hello Reginald,
    What a wonderful life of SEO tips… The tips are indeed large, do you following the mentioned tips religiously or you do it once in a while?

    I do use most of the tips you mentioned here and i must say that i haven’t be doing many mentioned here, which i will start soon

    Thanks and do have a good week 🙂

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