In this week’s episode of the Extra Paycheck Podcast we are talking Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
When it comes to websites, the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plays a big role. You might have the coolest website online but if people aren’t finding that website than it’s useless. Proper SEO helps our website get better search engine rankings, more visitor and potentially more income. That’s the main point of our business, isn’t it?
Search engines such as Google do not reveal how their algorithms work and how exactly websites get ranked. However, there are certain proven things that help us get better rankings. The design of the website, the speed at which the website loads, the keyword and content we use and many other factors. Although these factors change from time to time and some of them become less (or more) important, the main idea behind SEO strategies remains the same.
Over the years I have tried very different approaches to SEO and some things have proven to work time and time again. In this episode of the Extra Paycheck Podcast I am sharing strategies that help me get better rankings from my website. Most of my traffic is free and comes from search engines so SEO plays en important role for my online business.
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In this episode you will learn:
- What is SEO and why it’s important
- Why you shouldn’t be looking for shortcuts when trying to do SEO
- How content effects your rankings
- How and why you should be improving your website’s loading speed
- How to do on-site SEO
- How to get more links to your website (without paying for them)
- Why you should be using Google Search Console
- Why you shouldn’t try to game Google
- … and a lot more!
Many resources have been mentioned in today’s episode. Here they are:
GTMetrix – another great page speed tool
HostWithLove – the hosting company where I host most of my websites
Divi by Elegant Themes – My all time favorite WordPress Theme
WordPress SEO by Yoast – my favorite SEO plugin, I use the free version
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