Knowing how to self SEO your website won’t just help you see more traffic, but it’ll also save you a lot of money from hiring people or agencies to do that.
The truth is that this process is simple to understand, but takes work to do and time to see results from (and this is just normal for SEO). But through the practice of repeating the steps I will be giving you, that process will become easier to understand and will take you less and less time to do, especially once you start seeing results from it.
The steps I’ll be giving you come from real experts.
And one of those experts is myself (who I am). And as for the other experts I follow, talk to and learn from, we all follow these very same steps to make our pages rank better and get more traffic. So the following guide isn’t a subjective approach to ranking on Google or Bing that’s made by one dude, it’s actually one that is used by true experts.
And the steps can be applied to a brand new page or an existing one. There are 3 main parts:
Now if you have a brand new page, you will start at part 1.
If you have an existing page, you may probably skip part 1 and head over to part 2 or even 3.
And if you are worried or confused at which part to start at, either keep it safe and begin at part 1 or comment below and I’ll help you figure out which part to start on. But just make sure to first read the details of each part before asking.
Here is the 3 part breakdown of how to do SEO on your website:
Now before I move onto part 2, let me say that if you have a new, blank page, obviously make sure that your niche choice is properly picked out and again, ask me about this below if you’re confused.
If you are at a point where you already do have a page and it has content, if it doesn’t have a niche topic, my advice would be to either start a new one OR to adjust your current one so it does target a niche.
So for example, if you have a page which blogs about general health advice, I would select a specific health niche like anti aging techniques and continue growing your blog through that topic only. Notice, how I adjusted relevantly from a general topic to a niche one that is related.
Part II: Install these following, free tools (they help a lot):
The first is the All in One SEO tool which is one of the most important, preliminary tools you should have on your page when it’s brand new.
When you install it (You will need a WordPress site in order to do), and open it up, there will be a lot of blank areas that you can fill in, but the most important areas are the “Home Title”, the “Home Description” and adding your Google analytics code into the area of the All in One SEO plugin so you can track your rankings. The rest can be blank.
So whatever niche you chose, let the home title be the area where you give your page a name that relates to the niche.
For example, my page discusses and helps people with ranking better so my home title is something along the lines of “Helping people reach success with better Google rankings”.
For the home description, I only write a few sentences about how my page will help people with rankings.
These 2 tools are the essentials in my opinion for helping you self SEO your site and yes there are more tools I would recommend, but again, but these 2 are most important for blank pages and even those which are not new. These 2 tools will help you have a better “relationship” with Google and that itself is already a positive ranking benefit.
Part III: The longest part which is blogging over and over about your niche.
If we were to break down each part of this guide, then…
- Part I would be planning.
- Part II would be setting up some important foundations (tools).
- Part III would be where all the building and hard work would take place to make the website rank better and get traffic.
If you already have a page that isn’t ranking well, odds are, you should start here and optimize your page/s so that it can rank better. But if you have a new, blank page, you can already save time by just following the tips I’ll be giving here.
Now I did say that you should use my website to see an example of how this is done and I would recommend you browse through the different pages I have, that all talk about a branch of the niche subject I chose (SEO).
What I just explained is the core way to go about part III of this guide, but for specifics, here are the instructions on maximizing each blog post you write so that it ranks as best as possible. That blog post is excellent for new, blank pages.
But if you don’t have a blank page and want to optimize an existing page and improve the rankings of that, follow this guide.
An example of all 3 parts done properly (and the results):
And this can be done, by yourself.
Like I have said, this is what I personally do on my pages and the same experts who I speak to, also follow these same 3 parts. If you are new, this can obviously appear tough and in some cases, especially part III, it can certainly be the case, but with practice, this is something you can do as well.
Need more help with self SEO’ing your website?
Here’s a little preview of how the free training looks:
Whether you follow the parts I have explained or the recommended training on this subject that’s best for beginners, either one will help you properly self SEO your site and get better rankings from it.