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7 SEO Tips I Wish I Know Before Starting A Website

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7 SEO Tips I Wish I Know Before Starting A Website

SEO TipsSEO constantly evolves and upcoming changes may not be favorable to your website. Because of this, website owners try their best to be up-to-date with their methods and strategies. Changes often create misconceptions for those who have just started recently.

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Or you are probably one of those who have given up after the Penguin update killed all black hat strategies. Back then, you can reap the rewards with ease by spamming content to users to rank on search engines, but this damaged Google’s reputation. They also wanted the best for users more than website owners. Even so, some methods before still working until now if done properly.

Here are 7 SEO tips you should know before starting a website:

What is SEO and Why Should You Care?

SEO Tips For Starting A WebsiteUsers go to search engines to search for information that they need. What they look for can vary endlessly, and the volume of users landing on the first page of SERP is organic traffic.

Regardless of what your website is all about, you need to compete with the first page of search results. Optimizing your website base on its content should be useful and relevant to search queries.

Although, you should keep in mind that you optimize a website apart from improving its visibility to your target audience, but also adhere to the rules and guidelines of Google.

These are the primary reasons why you should care about SEO. Even if new ranking factors emerge, SEO will remain an integral part of digital marketing.

Don’t Spend Money on Sponsored Links

You are likely to encounter tons of publishers requiring payment for your outreach.

This is a common practice since many forms of link building are now more difficult than ever.

When building authority for website owners relies often on transactions. The reality is that paying a link is like forcing your credibility on a specific audience.

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Even if you have managed to generate links by spending money, traffic will be filtered.

You can hardly keep most of them and only a few will find yours valuable. The best possible way to earn traffic from elsewhere is by winning an audience’s trust.

Content creators are personifications of their audience because they know what they want. Thus, aiming to understand them is aiming to understand their readers and visitors alike.

Instead of relying on money, you should know how much leg work and intent to build relationships with other websites pays more than you can expect.

4 Common Misconceptions About SEO

As part of digital marketing, SEO can be a very confusing subject. There is no solid foundation of knowledge to create structured learning about it.

The primary reason is that Google does not disclose all the information on what factors are best to rank your website. Not to mention how it constantly changes and your best bet to utilize SEO to its maximum potential is to have the latest information about it.

It would take years and even decades to learn everything and get the best out of SEO. Many businesses resort to the assistance of SEO Experts who are without a doubt the most reliable source of information in the industry.

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You can only effectively learn SEO through experiences and subjective understanding of it.

Meanwhile, SEO is effective if combined with the solid behavioral knowledge of users.

But to make these SEO tips less complicated, here are few common misconceptions about SEO.

1 SEO is About Ranking A Website Through Links

Over the past few decades, there have been dramatic changes in the Google algorithm. Up to now, no one knows how exactly it works. Before these sudden changes that heavily influenced the way website owners rank their website, PageRank was prevalent.

This leads to misconceptions that SEO is just about links. The landscape of SEO is completely different back when penguin update was not a thing yet. Failing to understand this simple information about SEO will result in the worst possible outcome. One of the highest penalties you can get is Google banning your website from SERP.

2  Keyword Stuffing Can Rank Your Website

Creating low-quality content stuffed with keywords is not a factor Google considers anymore. It doesn’t mean that adding relevant keywords to your content is completely useless.

In creating content, your primary goal is to give value to the users. Both Google and users dislike content without any substance and purpose other than getting on the first page.

Think of the search engine as the stage and the users as the audience. You wouldn’t want to go to the stage without anything valuable to present other than getting attention.

Once you’re there and fail both the audience and the stage manager will kick you out. The effort of getting back is unimaginably possible compared to the first time you got there.

3  SEO is Obsolete

No doubt you have something good to share with thousands of people or even millions.

You are more than excited to share it with them and hold firmly to your belief that your content is good enough to consider SEO. You think of it as a  secondary option to use when you’re not in a mood to create something passionately.

The hard truth is that you are most likely wrong. Even if you have managed to create exceptionally stellar content, it’s useless if no one can find it. Countless years ahead, optimizing your content will remain fundamental in digital marketing.

4  Guest Blogging Does Not Work Anymore

Increasing a website’s authority through backlinks is harder than before. Guest blogging was announced dead; it’s not something new if you’ve been a while in SEO.

However, this is only a misconception, and you will miss a great opportunity if you took it at face value.

It has become more difficult since high-quality content is greatly emphasized more than ever. Yet, it does not mean it’s not working anymore.

If done properly, while carrying it with you to genuinely share your content, you are not far away from having a successful outreach project.

SEO Tips – Key Takeaway

Now that you’re aware of these SEO tips, you should know where to begin optimizing your website. If you are new, you can ask for quality advice from experts within the industry to jumpstart your domain.

If you are willing to accept the challenge of learning SEO with yourself, starting from its root up to the newest trend is your best bet. Countless failures will determine your success because the lessons you’ll learn are priceless.SEO Tips For Starting A Website

Author Bio: Sean Si is an SEO Expert, Professional Blogger, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, and an inbound marketer based in the Philippines. He has helped some of the country’s most recognizable brands grow their online presence. He is the CEO and Founder of SEO Hacker (Digital Marketing Agency) Ranking #1 on Google ‘SEO Philippines’ He’s Active on his Podcast on Spotify and his personal blog


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  1. Scott

    Thank you for these SEO considerations. SEO seems like a huge mystery. I have to dive in and learn more.

    September 5, 2021
  2. Aayushi Prakash
    Aayushi Prakash


    It was a wonderful time while going through your article and I’ve got what I was looking for

    I’m so glad you chose to share this article. It’s given me a ton of great information that I need for myself, but it was just too hard trying to find everything on Google.
    For beginners, this is a well-defined and quite instructive site. Thank you for sharing this information in such a straightforward yet beautiful manner.

    Wish you all the best for your future endeavours. Once again, thank you for your valuable tips and ideas helping freshers like us. I will surely share this beautiful piece of article with my peers and people who actually need guidance.

    September 5, 2021
  3. Akhil

    That was an amazing article, your article gave me more clarity about SEO. It was nice to read your article.

    September 7, 2021
  4. Thomas

    Hi Sean

    Thank you for the tips. I hate working with SEO, but I know it is important if I want to drive more traffic to my blog. It has for sure been a lot harder to get quality back links to a new blog/website than it was years ago.

    September 12, 2021
  5. Amelia Brown
    Amelia Brown

    Thank you…After a weekend of tweaks and breaks I finally optimized my site with Better Search Replace as i was having issues with mixed content caused from a deleted link. Nice one

    September 22, 2021
  6. Moss Clement
    Moss Clement

    Hi Philip,

    Many believe these misconceptions and continue to implement SEO tactics the wrong way. Besides, some, especially newbie bloggers and content marketers, think that you only need a well-optimized website to rank all your web pages. While optimizing your site is a fantastic way to drive organic traffic, other factors contribute to the overall performance of your blog orwebsite.
    For instance, you need quality backlinks pointing to your blog, and you have to guest post on authority blogs and do blogger outreach to generate backlinks. Otherwise stated, you have to perform thorough On-page and Off-page SEO tactics to increase your chances to drive organic traffic to your website.
    Moss Clement recently posted…13 Genius Ways How to Increase Productivity as a Blogger (Update)My Profile

    September 23, 2021
  7. sahil

    हाय फिलिप,

    बहुत से लोग इन भ्रांतियों को मानते हैं और SEO की रणनीति को गलत तरीके से लागू करना जारी रखते हैं। इसके अलावा, कुछ, विशेष रूप से नौसिखिए ब्लॉगर और सामग्री विपणक, सोचते हैं कि आपको अपने सभी वेब पेजों को रैंक करने के लिए केवल एक अच्छी तरह से अनुकूलित वेबसाइट की आवश्यकता है। जबकि आपकी साइट को अनुकूलित करना ऑर्गेनिक ट्रैफ़िक चलाने का एक शानदार तरीका है, अन्य कारक आपके ब्लॉग या वेबसाइट के समग्र प्रदर्शन में योगदान करते हैं।
    उदाहरण के लिए, आपको अपने ब्लॉग की ओर इशारा करते हुए गुणवत्ता वाले बैकलिंक्स की आवश्यकता है, और आपको प्राधिकरण ब्लॉगों पर अतिथि पोस्ट करना होगा और बैकलिंक्स उत्पन्न करने के लिए ब्लॉगर आउटरीच करना होगा। अन्यथा कहा गया है, आपको अपनी वेबसाइट पर ऑर्गेनिक ट्रैफ़िक चलाने की संभावनाओं को बढ़ाने के लिए पूरी तरह से ऑन-पेज और ऑफ-पेज एसईओ रणनीति का प्रदर्शन करने की आवश्यकता है।

    September 29, 2021
  8. Dave

    Thanks for the post, how long does it normally take to get traction through just using SEO methods?

    October 2, 2021
  9. Lana Dean
    Lana Dean

    Your information is very beneficial. Thank you for learning a lot of from your website,s information. Wish you great luck !

    November 26, 2021
  10. Akshay

    Thanks for such an interesting blog and the given content is extremely good.SEO Training Courses

    November 26, 2021
  11. Subrat

    Before starting a Blog one must learn the basics of SEO otherwise it’s useless to start a Blog. It took me me almost two year to just learn the basics. I still have a lot to learn about SEO

    January 31, 2022

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