Not actually going to write 101 SEO Tips in one go, so here’s 15 random SEO tips :-)

SEO Tip 1 – SEO Takes Time

SEO takes time, there’s no magic bullet in SEO, avoid taking short cuts they can hurt a lot long term.

SEO Tip 2 – New Backlinks Have to Age

Backlinks Are a Priority SEO Tip
Backlinks Are a Priority SEO Tip

New backlinks take about a year to pass full SEO benefit.

SEO Tip 3 – Don’t Make Panic SEO Changes

What is happening to your website today could be due to something you did over 6 months ago or Google is making algorithm changes and you’ve been caught in the changes: never make panic changes.

SEO Tip 4 – Be Patient

Be patient.

SEO Tip 5 – Avoid Nofollow

Quick SEO Tip Nofollow Deletes Link Benefit
Quick SEO Tip Nofollow Deletes Link Benefit

Nofollow links (rel=”nofollow”) pass no link benefit, but does delete link benefit, avoid nofollow on websites you own like an SEO plague, they damage your SEO efforts.

SEO Tip 6 – Anchor Text is Important

Anchor text of text links should include relevant keywords like 101 SEO Tips.

SEO Tip 7 – Avoid Click Here as Anchor Text

Avoid using Home, Click Here and similar for anchor text, they have no SEO value.

SEO Tip 8 – First Anchor Text Value

Only the first unique links (as loaded in the HTML code) anchor text of multiple links to the same webpage like these three links to the same webpage SEO Gold Coast, Home, Click Here is counted SEO wise (in the above Home and Click Here are ignored, only SEO Gold Coast).

SEO Tip 9 – Advanced Anchor Text Planning

Knowing 6 make sure if you must use terrible anchor text (like Home) for links make sure there’s an SEO version higher in the HTML code (like the example in 8).

SEO Tip 10 – Look to #Anchors

Adding #something to the end of a link ‘breaks’ the rule in SEO Tip 8. SEO Optimization Tips, Local SEO Tips, SEO Tips for Small Businesses. All the text “SEO Optimization Tips“, “Local SEO Tips” and “SEO Tips for Small Businesses” counts SEO wise.

SEO Tip 11 – Limit Sitewide Backlinks

If you are working on backlinks and not leaving your links to organic backlinks, avoid sitewide links from large websites, doesn’t look good during a Google manual review to have 10,000 links from one domain. Trust me, I have the Google penalty T-shirt in many sizes :-)

SEO Tip 12 – Ignore Keyword Density

Ignore keyword density, if your content reads well your keyword density is spot on. On SEO copyrighting add your relevant keyword phrases as much as possible. If it’s readable it’s good, if it reads like SEO SPAM you’ve gone too far: this is search engine optimization not rocket science :-).

SEO Tip 13 – Alt Text Has SEO Value

Alt Text SEO Test of Linked Images
Alt Text SEO Test of Linked Images

Try to add images to a webpage with hyphenated filenames (seo-tips.jpg) and relevant alt text (alt=”SEO Tip”), both the filename and the alt text count SEO wise.

SEO Tip 14 – Title Attributes Have NO SEO Value

SEO Anatomy of a Text Link
SEO Anatomy of a Text Link

The title attribute (title=”SEO Tips”) of text links and images have NO SEO ranking value.

SEO Tip 15 – Hyphens are your SEO Friend

SEO Myth: Google Can Parse Keywords from ALL Domains
SEO Myth: Google Can Parse Keywords from ALL Domains

Hyphenated domain names and filenames (/101-seo-tips/) are better SEO wise than non-hyphenated (/101seotips/) or underscored (/101_seo_tips/), the latter two pass NO SEO ranking value.

SEO Tip 16 – SEO Forums are Filled with Misinformation

SEO is NOT Dead, it's Evolving
SEO is NOT Dead, it’s Evolving

Don’t believe everything you read on the SEO forums, they are filled with SEO Myths and bullshit SEO advice.

David Law

David Law : Technical SEO Expert with 20+ years Online Business, SEO, Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing experience... Creator of multiple WordPress SEO Themes and SEO Plugins. Interests: wildlife, walking, environmental issues, politics, economics, journalism, consumer rights.

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