Top 10 SEO Optimization Tips: Getting 1st Rank on Google!

Right SEO optimization tips is what newbies wants to know about and are spending lots of time on searching about it, so in this post I’m going to share top 10 SEO optimization tips to clear your doubts.

Getting targeted traffic from search engines is what most newbie blogger dreams about, but is not an easy task.

Ever wanted a guide to help you get 1st rank on Google?

I did too one day.

SEO ain’t hard at all. You just need to learn the skills, apply few strategies and tips to every post on your blog to increase It’s chances of getting you thousands of organic visitors.

I’ve also seen some newbies who think that writing user friendly content is all.

SEO Optimization TipsThey’ve heard that blogger needs to write for people, not for search engines. That’s good too, but you should also try to make it search engine friendly.

If you want to convert your blog readers into profits, you need to get organic traffic to your blog. Optimizing your post for better SERP ranking is good and won’t annoy the readers.

I’ve implemented the steps on many of my blog posts and saw amazing results.

So, here are the top 10 SEO Optimization tips you must know about to get 1st rank on Google.

1. Targeting a long tail keyword

To make your content more search engine friendly and user friendly, you’d probably need to target a long tail keyword for your post.

For instance, In one of my post getting on 1st page of Google with keyword “SEO Tips” was quite difficult for me, so I’ve chosen “SEO Tips 2012″ because of low competition.

The competition in long tail keywords is low and It will be quite easy for you to get good ranking.

Do a quick research for your keyword and be sure to check that the keyword must have good monthly searches on Google.

You’ll get long term organic traffic by targeting a long tail and low competition keyword.

2. Perfect Keyword Placement:

Perfect keyword placement is must in order to let search engine bots know about your targeted keyword. You need to include the targeted keyword in following phrases:

  • Title: The page title is the most important SEO factor. Including the main keyword in title of the post is must to make it SEO friendly and to get good ranking.
  • Meta Description: The meta description is what which often appears as the text snippet below your listing, so It will also help you to get good ranking If It’s included the main keyword.
  • SEO-friendly URL: You should also include the main keyword in your URL, for example guideandnews.com/2012/10/06/seo-optimization-tips. It will also help you to notice search engines about relevant keyword.

3. Write quality and unique content:

The next step is to write unique and quality content for that keyword. Other than perfect keyword placement you also need to write unique, long, quality and search engine friendly content too.

If you’re trying to sell the same product that 100 other bloggers are doing than you need to make your content stand out.

Google and other search engines loves unique content that describes the real value and is helpful for people.

4. Build Backlinks

Backlinks are the order of the day in current SEO technology and every effort should be made to seek backlinks from reputable sites.

You must know that quality of the backlinks matters most to get better ranking in search engines, not quantity.

The relevance of the link is very important and search engines will penalize you If your blog has excessive number of irrelevant backlinks. Below are some effective link building methods:

  • Guest Blogging: Guest blogging is one of the most effective link building method after the animal update from Google (Panda and Penguin). You should try to guest post on top PR5 to PR7 blogs in your niche. You might want to read my post on how guest blogging on other sites can help new bloggers.
  • Dofollow commenting: Commenting on blogs in your niche that allows Dofollow attributed links on their comment section is another effective way to improve your keyword’s SEO ranking.
  • Forums participating: Participating in forums is also a good link building tactic If you participate on high PR and high traffic forums. Read 5 reasons why forums are important for bloggers.

5. Use main keyword as anchor text:

Use your targeted keyword as anchor text when you’re guest posting on any blog. This helps tells the search engine bots what the page is all about.

Don’t overdo it tough too many backlinks with same anchor text tends to look spammy.

6. Social media promotion:

In today’s SEO world without social media promotion you can’t expect your blog to get good ranking.

Promoting your post on social media sites is another way to get your blog in less time. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are being used as part of search engine ranking for Google and Bing.

Pinterest, Delicious and StumbleUpon are also some of the social media sites that you won’t want to miss, but be sure that every social media site you use, the first rule is don’t spam!

Be an active member and build relationship with other bloggers on social media sites.

Read: Treat your own blog like social networking blog

7. Optimize your image:

Using an image for your blog posts is good thing, but be sure that the number of images must be kept a minimum.

If you’re using an image on your blog post, It can generate tons of traffic from Google image search. Here are some ways to optimize your image.

  • ALT Text: Alt text is a text that search engines use to understand the image. If the image is relevant to the post topic, you can include your main keyword as alt text.
  • File name: Pick a descriptive file name for your image before uploading it to your blog because It will also help for your search engine rankings.
  • File size: If you have a large image, make sure use a free image edition program to make your image a desired size because when you have large image, and input height and width tags on that image to make it smaller, It will slow up your blog.

8. Video Content:

Also surround video content on your blog because the search engines look at the surrounding content to define the usefulness of the video for the query.

Be sure to submit your videos to other quality video websites like Youtube, AOL and MSN etc.

9. Use SEOPressor Plugin:

SEOPRessor is a mandatory SEO WordPress plugin . If you’re serious about blogging and want to make money from your blog than you must use a revolutionary plugin called SEOPRessor.

The plugin will do everything on your blog which an SEO expert can do like optimizing your blog post, images and keywords. It is a must have WordPress plugin!

Read: 20 Must Have WordPress plugins

10. Be Patient:

Being patient is must because SEO isn’t one time event, results often take months to see, but If you use right techniques and do it right way, you’ll be able to see yourself beating other competitors.

What’s next?

Have any question on the above? If I missed something or didn’t explain anything, let me know by leaving a comment below.

I’d bet you guys also have a lot of approaches to SEO optimization tips, maybe more effective than what I described above. Just leave a comment below and let me know about it.

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263 Awesome Responses to “Top 10 SEO Optimization Tips: Getting 1st Rank on Google!”

  1. August 5, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Outstanding article buddy! It helped me a lot. Thanks!

    • Ehsan Ullah
      August 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

      Glad it helped Siraj, feel free to ask If you have any question.

  2. July 8, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    I think that for optimizing a website all we need is a nice website, a very nice website layout, some original and quality content, a very neat and clean link building strategy, social connect to all the major networking websites like facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Myspace, Youtube etc.

    Apart from this you need to add meta tags to your pages so that none are copied from within the website, each page has unique description and title defined. Adding sitemap.xml and robots. txt to the website add value to the ranking.

    Just follow these simple steps and you are done with a good SEO for your website. One more thing is that never expect ranking in a rush. Patience is the key to a good long term SEO strategy. If you will rush towards achieving fast results so early you will make wrong links and will be caught by the next algorithmic update or change and get significant drop in ranking.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      July 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment Abhijeet.

      Your comment is enough for a newbie to learn all the important SEO steps. Appreciate it.

      • July 10, 2013 at 6:28 am #

        Thanks Ehsan for your appreciation. Appreciation for you to look at every comment and also answering them with patience.

        Also if you can write some post on how to get huge traffic for a new website which is launched recently. Which sites can drive in more traffic and through which activities.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          July 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

          Good to have ya back Abhineet,

          Guess what? My upcoming post is all about increasing blog traffic. What a coincidence lol, you’ll love the post.

  3. June 27, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Great guide to writing SEO friendly blog posts. I am learning that promotion (guest blogging, commenting, link building, social sharing, newsletter promo) is more important tat creating content. I would always strive to push out more, but am now spending time reaching out to other bloggers and building relationships with them.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      June 28, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      Hey Adam, yep content is king while promotion is queen ;)

      You’re doing a good job of interacting with other bloggers. Keep up your strength :)

  4. June 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Once again Ehsan! You bought us with genuine tips and tricks for optimization. Last point you mentioned is very important lot of bloggers failed because of lack of patience they quit or using black hat SEO techniques eventually they killing blog. Making money is not a single night success, there is lot of hard work ,determination and PATIENCE. Thanks dude for wonderful post its not only for beginners its related to every blogger

  5. June 17, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    thank you ehsan for preparing detailed list of SEO Optimization tips, It will help to tons of India novice whos trying their luck into blogging.

    Thanks again for this wonderful and useful SEO tips.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      June 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

      I hope so Jeshal.

      This is something you should definitely share with your friends.

  6. charan
    June 9, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    Awesome post Ehsan ! you mentioned clearly point to point both ON/OFF optimization , yes ! i do agree social media is a big role to get more traffic and the last point you mentioned patience bcoz lack of patience bloggers killing they blogs using short cut methods black hat seo.
    thanks for the post and expecting more from you

    • Ehsan Ullah
      June 10, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

      Thanks for the love, Charan.

      Hope to see ya around back.

  7. Taiwan Rentals
    May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Thanks for the post “Top 10 SEO Optimization Tips: Getting 1st Rank on Google!” . I found it very helpful and expect other will find it useful too.
    I’m working on SEO for 5912.com.tw site. My Keyword is- “Taiwan Rentals”
    Anyone please tell me that, How can I get 1st Page on Google By using my Keyword ?
    I’m waiting for anyone helps.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      May 20, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

      Welcome! How many exact monthly searches that keyword has on Google?

      If the competition is high, you need to build strong and quality backlinks in order to get on the 1st page of Google.

      And please, next time use your real name when commenting on other blogs, okay?

  8. May 20, 2013 at 7:02 am #

    Thanks mate for sharing the best comprised onsite and offsite tips for making SEO campaign successful ..its really helpful for beginner as well as experienced ones

    • Ehsan Ullah
      May 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      You’re very welcome Pietersen,

      Keep on commenting.

  9. April 22, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Thanks for sharing some of the best tips to handle seo optimization the best part is you have captured both onsite and offsite optimization tips

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 23, 2013 at 7:49 am #

      Hey Pieter, glad you enjoyed the post.

      Keep on commenting.

  10. April 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Hey Ehsan, I’m a new blogger and their is lots of things I have to know. Finally I got your post and I feel happy, It has certainly clear lots of things up for me. You hit the nail on the head and I think it’s working. Thanks a lot and keep writing because this is the kind of stuff I need.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

      Nice to see ya here Noyal,

      Glad I’ve made a learning fun.

      Hope to see ya back.

      • May 4, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

        Hey bro, I need more and non stop traffic. My blog is not submitted to Google and Bing, what can I do?

        • Ehsan Ullah
          May 5, 2013 at 6:00 am #

          Good to see ya here Izaz,
          So you need help in submitting your blog to Google and Bing?

  11. April 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Hey Ehsan
    Great post please tell me more about backlinks to make a good alexa

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      Welcome Santosh, backlinks has nothing to do with Alexa ranking.

      Backlink helps in improving blog’s rankings in search engines, and PR.

  12. April 17, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    ya ya, I know Google updates are not a nightmare for a SEO expert like you.

    :)

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      Nice to see ya back!

      Ohh they are! I just do what I love to do without caring of animal updates, and guess Google love what I do.

  13. April 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    thanks for these SEO mantras but google updates have been a regular thing so i’m not sure what tip go wrong according to google updates. but i liked reading your post.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      April 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

      Thanks Jessie, well I don’t care of Google updates, and I’m sure following the above tips will help is getting good ranking.

      Thanks for dropping in.

  14. March 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Nice post! Ehsan bhai few days ago i changed the title of one of my blogs. It immediately decreased my organic traffic from around 1000 daily to 300. Now i have again changed it to the previous one. Do you have any good advice for me?

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 31, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

      Hussain, Did you change the title of the homepage of your blog?

      What was the previous title and were you getting search engine traffic to your homepage with a specific keyword?

      Hope to see ya back.

    • April 2, 2013 at 1:58 am #

      Hey Hussain,
      In the case of titles
      1; Use Long Tail Keywords.
      2; Avoid Repetition.
      3; Try using alternate words for Keywords if you got them already in the Meta Description
      4; Try pushing the Main Keyword to the Beginning of the Title.
      5; And keep it simple. Stuffing Keywords might sometimes give you search impressions. But not clicks. Let it magnetize the Searchers.
      Good luck :)

  15. March 20, 2013 at 3:24 am #

    Hey Ehsan! :)
    Have I missed something here?

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

      Let’s wait for new comments and questions from people, Amal :)

      Isn’t it time to jump on the blogging guide post? http://www.guideandnews.com/starting-a-blog

      • March 20, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

        Well, sure bro. I’d love to.
        But I think I’m having some problems with my blog today. How about I start tomorrow ? :D

        • Ehsan Ullah
          March 20, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

          Take your time bro. Just stay around :)

  16. March 15, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Hallo Ehsan..

    This writing really helped me! some point I will try to apply, I hope to be in the main page of search engines. thank you

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

      Thanks so much Sulam, ones you applied all the strategies, do let me know how it works out for you ok?

  17. March 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Bro U nailed it…. You have explained all the things so perfectly hats off to you bro… Keep up the good work Wish you a great success in future :) :)

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

      Thanks Jass, Glad it helped! :)

  18. March 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    good tips on seo optimization each and every point mention above is important

  19. March 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    These are great tips that I don’t want to miss. I will try them one by one. I will start from targeting a long tail keyword with low competition to get good ranking. It seems to be good to apply.
    I have applied this to some of my posts.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 9, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

      Good for you Heru :) Glad it helped.

  20. March 9, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    Hi Hoj.
    I think I can’t agree with you on that. It’s not about Luck.
    Ranking #1 on Google is about the Quality of the Content, Optimization, Relevancy, The Time Published, Reputation of the blog (sites linking in, PR etc..) and SMART WORK.
    It has nothing to do with luck.

    Google is not a blind picker and they push items to the top of the list with their powerful algorithms and systematic functions. If you count on Luck, you can’t survive on the Internet.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

      Extremely well said about the luck point, Amal.

    • March 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      Hey Amal its Koj Buddy :) So nice of you to involve. I want to survive on the internet !! And though that was just being satirical, I too echo the same. NO LUCK involved.

      You are my the first blogger to come forward to help me out in my blogging career. Just tell me what I can do for you Buddy.

      Love your circle (Amal & Ehsan) I’ll be coming back again & again.

      • March 10, 2013 at 2:26 am #

        Hi Koj. Sorry for spelling wrong :) .
        Good luck with your blogging. And I didn’t replied to make you owe me ;) . You don’t need to do anything for me. But thanks.

        Circle me on Google ;)

  21. March 9, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    Hey Ehsan,
    A perfect post for human. Went through other post on seo but felt they assumed me to be a machine :), could not understood much. But this, very scannable. I would follow for sure and then you also need bit of luck to be No.1 in Google (Like I have had and my blog dominate for these two words “blogging always”).. Keep writing and keep blogging always.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

      SEO has nothing to do with luck, Koj. You need to learn some right strategies and follow some tips to get good ranking. For instance, If this post got the first spot on Google with the keyword “SEO optimization tips”, Is it because of my luck? Or because of the quality and optimization of the post?

      • March 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

        Got that straight Ehsan. I was just trying to be satirical about it with my case. You are perfect when you say Luck has nothing to do ranking in search engines. I got to learn a lot from your post and I have applied most of the tips thereafter.

        Anyways I was looking for your FB profile/ or your G&N FB page, so that I could mention you in my post.

        Regards.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          March 9, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

          Nice to see ya back Koj,

          Ohh I have a FB fan page widget in sidebar, can’t you see it?

          BTW, here’s the link of the Guide to Blogging community with Ehsan Ullah page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GuideAndNews

  22. phil hughes
    March 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    Thanks for making some of the the best points to get excel in SEO hope it works well on panda and penguin

  23. March 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    Hey Ehsan. I don’t know why, but I got some Magnetism to this article :D

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      Haha, there must be a reason? Maybe you liked the article or you love to read and participate in SEO discussions. How about getting magnetism to this one too? ;)

      • March 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

        Its just that I loved the article and appreciation I get my replying the readers by helping them.
        And I’ll try that article too :)

  24. March 5, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    I have not made my own video content. It takes time to make my own video related to a certain topic. So I do not optimize the use of video yet. I still don’t have any idea about What kind of video, the duration and what format of video that I have to insert into my post. This is my limitation so my SEO is not enough yet.

    • March 5, 2013 at 10:30 am #

      Hey Heru.
      Sometimes Working Smarter takes time and it’s more worth than working harder if you ask me. You can’t ignore things just because it takes time.
      LAZINESS is something which won’t help you to become successive in the BlogoSphere.

      And If you are planning to make a video content. Make use of your brain and create something related to your topic.
      Good luck.

      • March 5, 2013 at 10:44 am #

        Thank you Amal Rafeeq. A great point. I agree with you.

        • March 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

          Glad to hear that pal. Good luck :)

          • Ehsan Ullah
            March 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

            Thank you Amal for your support, truly appreciate it.

  25. March 4, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Nice post Ehsan with great information. I really enjoyed this post while reading and I totally agree with you that by making backlinks helps to get good rank in google. Thanks for sharing these tips.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      March 4, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed Sudipto.

      Hope to see ya around.

  26. February 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Ehsan Ullah
    Brother i have 147 backlinks but google don’t update my pr yet so please give any idea

    • March 4, 2013 at 2:17 am #

      Having Backlinks doesn’t ensure that your Page Rank will increase. You have to think both inside and outside the box.
      Output quality content, target organic traffic, interlink and try different streams to promote.
      Good luck :)

      • March 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

        Backlinks from high quality and reputable blogs and websites in your niche will help you increase the PR.

        Thanks for your reply to that guy Amal.

      • July 8, 2013 at 11:10 am #

        I agree with you Amal Rafeeq, that having only backlinks doesn’t ensure increase in your page rank. I have seen a website of my friend where the Home page page rank is 4 and all the other inner pages having page rank of 3 each. And to my surprise he is not doing seo for all the pages, maybe except a few only. Type Grapessoftware on Google and you will find the link of the website.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          July 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

          Pagerank contributes, Abhineet. For instance, If you get a backlink to your homepage from a PR5 blog, that contributes to all of the other links in your homepage, so maybe that website is getting backlinks to their homepage and the PR of other pages are increasing automatically.

  27. February 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    bro when i go for
    google page speed tool
    it shows on High priority that i have to enable
    gzip for severel links
    i dont know how to do that
    you ever try that or page speed plays any role in seo?

  28. February 26, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Hey Ehsan! :)
    Its like you are having a whole new Community under SEO.
    Great work.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Thanks Zion, just trying to help folks through steps of SEO optimiation.

      Thanks for the support, and for responding the comments from community members.

  29. February 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    very impressive artical about SEO here Ehsan, am really like it

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

      Glad you enjoyed Piyush,

      Keep on commenting.

  30. February 20, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    Hi Ehsan, you are giving really good information and I wanna know to get back links from forums. I am trying to get a back link from digital point forum but i have been failing in this sense for the past 3 months. do you have any suggestion in this regard?

    • February 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

      Hi Mallikarjuna.
      You actually needs to Participate in forums to get backlinks from them.
      Forums are simply online discussions where you can be part.
      Register an account and connect your page link on your profile and be active on threads.
      Right Ehsan?

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 20, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

      mallikarjuna, I’ve been an active member of Digital Point forum from quite sometime. To get Dofollow backlinks from there, you need to participate in discussions and be an active member. Your signature is the only place where you’ll be able to put a link or two.

      Thanks for the insight Zion.

  31. February 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    Great advice is offered here, well done! I’ve got years into SEO and it’s all in line with what is working for me, that said – What do you think about adding images, and the importance of tagging and naming of these images, I run a photography web site, among others and I’d love to hear your answer.

    Also, where are you suggesting people get their cheap or free photography (Pictures) to use on their web site?

    • February 20, 2013 at 1:14 am #

      Hey Tom.
      In the case of managing a Photography site, you need to put the complete SEO pressure on your Images since there won’t be much content.
      Use Proper title’s with long tail keywords and use alt text for a short word or keyword which is related to that image.
      Don’t miss these two parts.
      The filename of the images also matters,so name them accordingly.
      The next thing is location, make sure you use ( eg; yoursite.com/images/thepicture.jpg) a location of subfolder named images or pictures.

      And don’t forget to link your images with appropriate content. It can be internal links or external links.
      Good luck :)

      • Ehsan Ullah
        February 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

        Thanks for the awesome Zion.

        Hope that made sense Tom.

        Thanks for sharing that post also, worth reading.

    • February 20, 2013 at 1:17 am #

      Making it clear.
      I’d like you to read an article I’ve written sometime ago about optimizing your images.
      Always remember its all about connecting your keywords and linking it appropriately.

  32. February 19, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    Changing keywords into Long Tail ones while you Proofread without affecting the content of your blog post is really worth doing.
    Thanks a lot Ehsan, with another great SEO strategy :) Cheers.

    • February 19, 2013 at 2:57 am #

      Zion Amal RafeeqFebruary

      How to find out my backlinks dofollow or no folllow please give idea

      • February 19, 2013 at 3:06 am #

        First of all, don’t always go for Dofollow backlinks. Nofollows are also worth doing.
        Don’t discriminate between them. Sometimes it may be Nofollows which will bring luck to you.
        I have recently wrote an article on Building Backlinks on my blog which might be helpful to you.

        If you want to know if one link is nofollow or dofollow attribute, check its HTML structure and find out if its rel=”the-item-you-need”.
        Good luck.

        • Ehsan Ullah
          February 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

          Thanks for helping a community members, Zion and for pointing that post. Loved it.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

      Changing keywords into long tail ones? Did I do it? Or you’re suggesting something?

      • February 19, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

        +Ehsan, you are doing great with the Keywords. Congrats! :)
        I was just adding something spicy :)
        Good work on your blog. Can we talk outside the box? Mail be when you are free.

  33. February 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Thanks for sharing some of the best tips on SEO bot onsite and offsite really worth share help to overcome from google panda and penguin effects

    • February 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

      Welcome Ashley, hope you got to learn something here.

  34. February 13, 2013 at 5:43 am #

    Awesome Post @Ehsan, It is very useful post. I am always confuse about long tail keyword but today you solve my problem. Really When i visit your blog. I got something new. good work bro. i thankful to you :) happy blogging

    Regards
    ~ Rahul Kashyap ~

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      Glad you liked the post Rahul, hope you learned something new today.

      Keep on commenting.

  35. February 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    very impressive artical about SEO here Ehsan, I really like it.

    Thanks.

    • February 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      Great to see ya here Neha,

      Glad the was helped you.

  36. February 10, 2013 at 3:16 am #

    @Ehsaan bro I was talking about Anchor Text Variation. Suppose you wrote an article ” Tips for Blogging AND SEO ” . Before Google Panda/Penguin Algorithm updates , you could rank article with a lot of backlinks having Long Anchor Text like “Tips for Blogging AND SEO” . But now Google takes it as a spam.
    So break your title into keywords and then create different-2 Anchor Text. Hope you got it.
    Check the further guide here @SEOmoz :-
    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/postpenguin-anchor-text-case-study

    • February 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Got it Narender, you mean using the same anchor text too many times will affect the rankings, right?

      Having different Anchor texts for will help, thanks for droppin’ in.

      Thanks for sharing that article, love when SEOMoz brings up an issue like that and writes on those topics.

  37. February 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    I have seen positive results in my blog’s SERP rankings after concentrating over ON Page SEO and Anchor Text Variation. Blog Commenting is also a great way to make balance of both nofollow/dofollow backlinks.

    • February 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your opinion with us Narender, what do you mean by Anchor Text variation? Are you talking about taking care of anchor text in backlinks from our guest posts on other blogs?

  38. Akhilesh Dabral
    February 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    are backlinks divided into different types? please explain ?

    • February 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Akhilesh, It’s Dofollow backlink and Nofollow backlink both of which has It’s own benefits.

      If you’ve doubt and have more questions to ask, go to contact page and use the contact form to send my your queries, I do respond quickly!

  39. Akhilesh Dabral
    February 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Ehsan, you have wrote a very good post, it is very helpful for newbie blogger such as me, but I not get what is Dofollow commenting, will you please elaborate ..??? :)

    • February 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

      Thanks Akhilesh, glad you liked it and hope you learned something from this post. Dofollow commenting helps you get get backlinks for your blog that improves your SEO rankings. Let me know If you need more help?

  40. January 26, 2013 at 6:43 am #

    Well written Ehsan.
    You really made it simple and informative. This article has everything from writing an article with SEO quality to getting a kick start for it.
    I think i should try backlinking more often.

    • January 27, 2013 at 4:11 am #

      Glad you enjoyed it Amal,

      Hope to see ya around.

  41. January 19, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    A good and effective seo is really a must after panda and penguin Ehsaan you have mentioned the natural way for handling seo which is very useful in current scenario

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 20, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

      Panda/Penguin, I hate those animals. Thanks for your comment Amely, glad you enjoyed the post.

  42. January 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    Hello,

    I read somewhere to keep the keyword density 3-4%, but seeing your post length, I don’t think your keyword density is that much. Then how it helped in optimization?

    Also SEOPressor is a premium plugin. For a blogger who doesn’t have money to spend on premium plugin, then WordPress SEO by Yoast is best?

    • January 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

      The keyword density of this post is above 1% and It’s good to have a keyword density of 1 to 3 percent.

      A blogger shouldn’t hesitate in doing small investments on his blog. BTW, Yes you can use WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin.

  43. January 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Hello Ehsan,

    Good Article, I surely use this information to assist my seo guy to help good ranking for our sites. I visit many blogs but this is what most of people need.

    I specially agree with point number 10.

  44. December 30, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Thank you for this great post.Every time one of my friends tell me I want to target a keyword, I recommend the long tail because it’s competition is low but they won’t listen. I wish they can read your post.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

      Targeting a short one word keyword isn’t bad idea actually, but getting good ranking for that would be a daunting task.

  45. December 29, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I think I found the best article about Seo here
    But I have a question you start a blog in evidence useful sites?

    • December 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

      I didn’t get you @Crash Bandicoot?

  46. December 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Hey Ehsan,
    Buddy I’m too late to comment on this post, but to be honest I just read it today and found this article one of the best i’ve ever read.

    I’ve also read all the comments and replies.

    I’d add one thing here for all of you that I can bet to say if a blog/site is having at least one video attach with the blog post then that blog won’t be affected by any of Google’s algorithms for next five years.. I’ve tested it myself for 2 years. but it is a secret.

    • December 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

      It’s never too late Wali and your comments are always welcome here.

      That’s really a secret and I never tried it, but I was thinking to start video tutorials on my blog and was waiting for right time. I’ll surely try it bro.

      Thanks for sharing your secret here Wali, I appreciate it.

  47. December 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Thank you for these tips bro,

    I am just wondering what is the difference between WordPress SEO by Yoast and SEOPressor. I am using WordPress SEO by Yoast and it has useful features. I am not familiar with computer programming so my question is can I use both of them in WordPress?

    • December 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      SEOPressor tells the SEO score of your post and It’s premium. WordPress SEO by Yoast is good and no need to use any extra SEO plugin on your blog :)

  48. December 8, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    What are other ways to promote one’s blog other than Social media?
    because in social media, it gets promoted only to people you know. What about the audience who get no exposure to a blog? I have been using Social book marking sites now but there is not much traffic despite giving out Best quality content.

    • December 8, 2012 at 8:14 am #

      There are a lot of ways to promote your blog Anchit like commenting on other blogs in your niche, joining blogging communities and SEO traffic etc.

    • February 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      The best way is have a great value on your blog.
      Hopefully people will share the content if they finds it worth reading.
      That works just like a chain.
      Good luck Anchit

  49. December 1, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    Thanks for this nice post. It seems like targeting low competitive keywords would be more better way to get best ranks in Google.

    • December 1, 2012 at 7:58 am #

      Yup, but keep in mind that the low competitive keyword must have good monthly searches on Google.

  50. November 26, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Hey,

    Excellent tips. I think On page is one of the most important point of SEO. If you have not placed the right keywords in your On page then you can not rank well.
    Also i would like to suggest that guest blogging is the best way to get back links after penguin update. Quality matters rather then quantity.

    Thank you

    • November 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your views Jenni, Yup on page optimization is must in order to get good ranking.

  51. November 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

    Really very good post, you covered all the points with long tail keyword it is possible to get higher rank in Google. Thanks a lot for sharing such resourceful post.

    • November 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

      Hey Rajesh, Thanks for your comment and glad you liked these tips.

  52. November 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Ehsan,

    So glad I found this incredible web site for SEO and other fine information..

    I’m sure the info is somewhere here, I just can’t find it.

    What number of searches a month do you target for long tail key words?

    Also, do you look at the nickles and dime pays or do you target .50 and up?

    I tend to go all over the place, trying to snag whatever traffic I can, then hope they find other articles on my site that might interest them.

    Oh! Can you tell me how you go about writing guest articles, what the average word count is and ALSO, did you ever write a guest post so well that you got to thinking that maybe the article would better serve your financial interests (Not Guest Posting it) and plopping it on your blog.

    Might be a crazy question – but some info is just that good.

    Or.. Am I wrong in thinking this way and why?

    Great blog you have here, in my eyes – you sir… are a Big Daddy (That’s me) Rock Star.

    Your parents should be proud! (You’re too young to be shit intelligent!) :)

    Love the tips on free images websites too.

    • November 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

      Tom,

      I’m so glad you’ve found my blog and read this post and I’m sure you’ve got to know some advanced information on SEO here.

      I do target any keyword that suits the topic of that post idea which is rounding in my mind at time of writing. Sometime the keyword I target has 500 monthly searches, sometime I has more than 4000, but I rarely focus on SEO.

      You’re doing good with going everywhere, I’m sure you’re building good relationship with other bloggers this way.

      Yup, I’ve done a lot of guest posts. Well, first of all I target a blog for guest pot than I find an idea for guest post and start writing. 700 to 1000 words for guest would be good enough, but be sure to guest post on blog relevant to your niche.

      Always feels good hearing nice word like this. Thanks for much for the appreciation. ;)

  53. November 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    Hi Ehsan!

    I really liked the post. Even, I have already shared the core words that come into my mind after reading your post.

    Undoubtedly, these are the only clean methods to perform SEO for any web project in the cyber world. Many people take things wrong, and stick to only one point with SEO. But, I guess your article is enough to direct them to divide their concentration on all the points.

    and yes!

    The “Be Patient” point is one of my favorite, even it irritates me a lot. But still, I love it.

    • November 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      Thank you Hamza for your nice words. All the other tips aren’t too useful for you If you don’t follow the last one which is “Be patient” and is important in not only blogging, but in every step of life.

      Thanks for sharing Hamza.

  54. November 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Hmmm. Nice.

    Thank for your reply. Now as I have become your Fan so I will ask at least 1 question Per day. So you don’t have to get bothered of this. Hope so :)

    • November 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

      Sure, Thanks for subscribing BTW :)

  55. November 4, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Hi, Ehsan, I had bookmarked this post of yours; because I believe that It is the real solution of the problem my blog is facing right now.

    Let me thank you to define Meta description and suggesting WordPress SEO by Yoast. It is really a wonderful plugin. I loved it.

    Ehsan Bro! Here I want to ask yet another question from you. As you suggested in this post to comment on Do-follow blogs in our niche, so kindly tell me that How I can find that a particular blog is allowing Do-follow link in their commenting section or not? Is there any code or specified method of finding this or we can analyze it through rise in traffic or PR.

    Thanks again.

    • November 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

      Thanks for bookmarking this post Adil and glad to know this post helped you.

      Just find blogs that use CommentLuv Premium plugin and allows you to show your recent post in comments section because those are Dofollow links.

      Thanks.

  56. November 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    hey Ehsaan, you really did a nice work here. surely this will help the new blogger like me. but i have a doubt i didn’t understand that how a title makes a post more SEO friendly??? and also the use of image optimization???? Can i get this detail in some of your other posts??

    • November 4, 2012 at 8:07 am #

      Ashish, Glad you liked this post. First do some research for particular keyword and target a long tail keyword that has good monthly searches on Google than use that as a title of your post and write quality, unique and long post for that keeping in mind all the necessary SEO aspects.
      Also target the same niche as keyword in your SEO plugin which you’re using on your blog.

  57. November 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Hey great post! Thanks for laying out concrete and easy-to-understand tips on SEO optimization. Been looking for articles to help me understand this subject and your article really helped. Keep it up!

    • November 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

      Hey John, Feels great to see my post helped someone.

  58. November 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Hi Ehsan Ullah,
    Thank you for your great tips. I generally believes in building backlinks for my blogs & social sharing to increase SEO score for my website.I am totally agree with your second point about perfect keyword placement.

    • November 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      Welcome to my blog Bhavesh, Glad you liked it :)

  59. November 3, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    Very neatly and clearly written article. Am a newbie blogger, but i can understand how to do SEO properly for a blog/site to place on top in the search engines. I knew the basic optimization tips, now you added more. Will try the remaining tips to improve my blogs.

    • November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      Glad you liked them Nirmala and thanks for subscribing to my blog. :)

  60. November 2, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    Very well tips Ehsan..

    Guest posting is one of the best, safe and trusted way to build back link.

    Today’s SEO is just live on strategy work.

    Thanks

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

      Guest posting is the most effective link building strategy too, especially in SEO for 2013.

      Thanks for dropping in Firdaus.

  61. November 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    it seems to be very much friendly for begineer and i am just not hoping anything less than this awesome article…

    • November 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      Glad you liked it Talha, thanks :)

  62. October 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Hi Ehsaan,

    Wow, learned something new in this post as i was neglecting forum participation which will great in getting traffic and ranking of serps too. thanks for the valuable post.

    • October 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      Glad you liked the post Christopher. Well’ forum posting has a lot of benefits and as a blogger you must try it out.

      Thanks.

  63. October 26, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    great tips Ehsan, short and crisp, guest posts has become a strong weapon for link building especially in last few months since so many updates from google has targeted unethical link building practices. And you rightly pointed out the significance of social media marketing, which is crucial for success in online world. thanks for sharing these tips.

    • October 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Yes Akhilendra, After those algorithm updates from Google, guest blogging is the most effective link building method that every blogger should do, but other than it you must have simple and clean design, well navigation, quality and unique content are also important.

      Glad you liked my post man. :)

  64. October 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Hi Ehsan bro….

    This time you have steal the show….
    Really great Tips and must follow tips to get long term benefit from Search Engine.

    I would like to add one more optimization Tips.

    Image Optimization – apart from the Tips mentioned by my fellow bloggers Ehsan in the above article. Top two lines just above the image is also important in terms of Image Optimization. So use those lines to describe the image to get some real traffic from Image Search.

    • October 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

      Hey Sandeep, Thanks for adding your point here man.

      Yes image optimization is must and one can get a lot of traffic from their image on search engine If optimized well.

      Glad you liked it bro, Thanks. :)

  65. October 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Hi,
    SEO hasn’t been my greatest part, but i’m good at writing good content. So, this post has impacted me on concentrating on SEO too. Thanks for this wonderful article.

    • October 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      Glad you liked it and I’m sure you’ve got to learn something from this article too.

  66. October 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    Hi,

    Great tips you have share Ehsan, nice seo optimization, this will help many new blogger to follow this tips and they will get more improve result in search engine. keep it up bro.

    Thank
    Kamran

    • November 12, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

      Glad you liked it Karman and I’m sure you’ll implement all the tips shares here, Will you?

  67. October 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    Again a very very nice post .Every line of post is precious.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

      Again a very nice comment, Sumit ;)

  68. October 20, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Dear Admin,
    I landed upon your article “Top 10 SEO Optimization Tips: Getting 1st Rank on Google” from google, Actually i am doing a research work on “SEO Optimization Tips” ,found your article useful for my research work. Actually i was looking for more related articles on your blog but unfortunately didnt find anymore of it.Hope read more related articles in coming days…I will keep following your blog till then..

    Warm Regards
    Avni

  69. October 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Well seo is important for all the blogs/websites as its a backbone of it. Blogs need traffic mainly and good readers. So seo tips will be preferred mainly for new blogs.

    • October 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

      Hey Cairo, Thanks for your comment.

      BTW, you’ve a great site about English courses. I might let some of my friend who wants to improve their English know about your site.

      What do you think of it? ;)

  70. October 18, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    thanks @Ehsan bro sharing this informative and useful post about SEO Related. really good job

  71. October 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Hey Ehsan,

    Pretty sweet share.
    Well success with SEO is just like success with everything.
    It’s no about doing 14 thousand different things but doing 10 things 14 thousand times. :)

    best
    akos

    • October 18, 2012 at 9:52 am #

      Well said Akos, Agreed with your point here.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  72. October 17, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Hi,
    Thanks for sharing your ideas of SEO optimization tips.All your suggested methods are great one.

  73. October 16, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    Guest Blogging is the best method to make SEO help website get high ranking on Google. Do you accept guest blog at this time ?

    • October 16, 2012 at 7:30 am #

      Hey Ngan, As of now I’m not accepting guest posts here on my blog, but will start accepting it soon after the next PR update.

  74. October 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Dude, this post is on fire! I am not surprised. Nice breakdown on SEO. So many bloggers get lost as how to properly SEO their content and then drive traffic to it.

    I use the SEOPressor Plug-In. When I was new to blogging it was a great help. So I highly recommend it for new bloggers. After a while you know how to properly optimize for onpage SEO. Then I just use it as a helper. Sometimes I might forget something.

    As always, keep bringing the value to your followers and readers!

    posted by Galen Morgigno

    • October 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

      Yes, SEOPressor plugin is a great help especially for newbies who wants to learn the SEO basics and blogging in right way. Right optimization is must to get better rank in Google.

      Thanks.

  75. October 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Good brief article covering all the aspects of SEO Optimization Tips. i like your Good work. thanks to sharing nice post.

    • October 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by Praveen.

      • June 6, 2013 at 7:20 am #

        Patience is the main thing to have if one running a blog or website. Yes, these days targeting long tail keywords gives best results. Thanks alot for sharing such nice optimization tips.

  76. Felicia
    October 12, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Hi Ehsan,
    In any article I read about tips on how to do proper SEO optimization, I always knew that writing quality and unique content is going to be there no matter what. Whatever the other techniques you do – backlinking, guest posting, social media promoting – in the end they are rendered useless if your content is no good. Thanks for sharing the other tips, they’re really useful most specially for beginners.

    • October 12, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

      Yeah Felicia, If you don’t have a quality, long and unique content than all the other strategies are useless.

  77. October 12, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    These tips really work. I have tried them in the past and I think that one of the strategies that continue to keep my site on the top of all the major search engines.

    • October 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      Hey Justin, Welcome to my blog.

      I have also tried the steps on my blog and I’ve got 1st results on Google for many keywords These are really great strategies that can really take anyone’s blog to the next level.

      Thanks for your comment.

  78. October 12, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    your post really great and i agree with you this is the best way to have the better SEO optimization

    • November 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

      Always happy to know my post actually helped someone.

  79. October 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Patience, a small word but really hard to control. Yeah you say right Keyword placement is really plays a key role in ranking #1 in search results.
    Thanks for your efforts.

    • October 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

      Patience is must Rudraksh, I didn’t mention this word in this post, but in my previous post :)

      • October 12, 2012 at 3:27 am #

        hey Ehasan, My comment was little bit incomplete. I was trying to say that have patience while your page indexes in Google and your perform well in Google. It takes time. :-p

        • November 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

          Ohh, sorry for misunderstanding than :P

  80. October 11, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    These are most essential factors in order to target our keywords to reach first place, but most of us lack on how to target a keyword on right way?

    Thanks to the wonderful post.

    • October 11, 2012 at 8:41 am #

      Thanks for asking this question Naveen, I’ll write a post on how to target a keyword on right way.

      Thanks.

  81. October 10, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I Agree with your points that you have stated above…. but in 2012 the most effective thing which is Twetter which is becoming the most important element of SEO… the more you will have tweet that more your page is going to get higher….

    • October 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

      Yup Sayeed, I have shared 21 crispy SEO tips in 2012 in one of my post, do check that post out ones, you’ll get to know about 2012 SEO Tips.

      Thanks.

  82. October 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    How would you compare SEO Pressor to the SEO plugin from Yoast. From your description here it seems comparable. I already have Yoast on my sites and am reluctant to switch. Thanks

    • October 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

      Steve, SEOPressor has It’s own features. There are lots of features on SEOPressor that can’t be found on any other SEO plugin.

  83. October 8, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,

    There are some good tips here and most of them I have done for my site. I run a Car Detailing business based in Sussex UK. I tend to comment on blogs which interest me mainly regarding blogging and SEO. I have commented on forums related to my industry as well. But I am unable to find any blogs related to the car industry. Any ideas or tips would be great as you stated I could get hit by Google if my backlinks aren’t related.

    • October 9, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      The only suggestion I can give you is that do some research on Google and other blogging directories, I’m sure you’ll find blogs on car.

  84. Techboy Rocky
    October 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Good tips Ehsan…..I must say that for getting good search engine ranking one will need to follow all tips which you have mentioned. One of the best things mentioned by you is properly targeting long tail keywords. I must say that you must be giving lot of hours daily towards blogging to achieve your goal of getting on the 1st page of google for some targeted keywords.

    • October 9, 2012 at 8:39 am #

      Hey Rocky, Agreed with your points here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

  85. The IT digest
    October 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Thanks for sharing a great post about SEO tips and I sure if any blogger act upon these he can optimize any website or page well and he can get high rankings in SEs.

  86. Bhushan
    October 8, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Hi Ehsan,
    You are absolutely a blaster at this age.I am surrendering in-front of you.I agree that long-tail keyword works good.I do promotion of my website and I have some longtail keyword and that keyword has very high rankings in SERP’s.
    I am suggesting you to add some videos in a post.
    That will describe you and will make your blog blasting.

    • October 8, 2012 at 11:53 am #

      This is what I’ll be doing soon Bhushan, I’m going to start video tutorials very soon, just stay tuned :)

      Thanks for the nice words.

  87. October 8, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Hi Ehsan,

    We can also build good backlinks from comment luv enabled blogs. Once comments are published, then we have two backlinks, one to the homepage and another to the article link.

    That can impact our SEO in my experiences.

    Thanks for the great post

    • October 8, 2012 at 11:51 am #

      Yes Okto, These days I’m paying good attention on comment marketing to build some backlinks, but keep in mind that only do comment on top blogs in your niche.

      Thanks for stopping by Okto.

  88. anshul
    October 8, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    HI Ehsaan!
    you did really well and i think everyone will do like your tips.thanks for these wonderful tips among us.

  89. October 8, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    Ranking no 1 or in top 10 is little bit tough task. The Keyword placement needs very high accuracy. Well at the moment I’m hardly hit by Panda Shit so I’m trying my best to recover from it.

    • October 8, 2012 at 11:49 am #

      It needs little hard work but lots of patience to get 1st rank on Google Rudraksh. Just keep doing your work, I’m sure you’ll recover from it.

  90. October 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Great Tips there brother! Keep posting great stuff like that! ;)

    • October 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

      Thank you Fahad, Stick around my friend ;)

  91. October 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Hi Ehsan,

    You have included all the tips my friend, just to highlight that optimizing your images and videos are one of the top lists if you are using them, the traffic that video and images are generating is increasing dramatically. Another thing to highlight is Forums and that is based on my experience that are not only required for backlinks and helping you to gain better ranking but also generate huge traffic that can last years even after you stop using them, the catch is to do it in the right way and not to act as a spammer.

    • October 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

      Hey Qasim, Yup using videos and podcast content is a great way to increase the traffic and ranking.

      I haven’t started video tutorials yet, but I’m going to start it soon. Participating in forums is great, you know what, Digital Points forum was my biggest source of traffic from long time because I was an active member there.

      Thanks for stopping by Qasim.

    • Bhushan
      October 8, 2012 at 11:39 am #

      Hi there,
      I do agree with you on that Ehsan is a fantastic blogger and he should add start Video and audio format in his blogs.It will clearly tell something more about him and set their blog in top.

    • March 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      Hey Qasim. Forums are a great way to improve your Total Optimization. They are some big door for back links.

  92. October 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Ehsan, great advice here. This is the complete guide on SEO Optimization tips for beginners. Was looking for something like this :)

  93. October 7, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Awesome Post @Ehsan Ullah Thanks For Sharing. But i have one Question About SEO keyword. i don’t know about keyword density. I used Genres key in my blog post. is it good and bed can you tell me. how can i improve my Movie blog ranking in google search engine.

    hope you give me reply… :)

    • October 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      The density of keyword must be between 1% to 3%, not more than 3. You should purchase the SEOPressor plugin as It controls all the SEO factors on your blog automatically and will tell you about the density all the time when you write a new post.

      I’m always here to help you, just feel free to ask your questions about SEO from me.

  94. October 7, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Hi Ehsan,

    1. Frankly speaking – I’m still in dilemma whether to choose SEO or READERS :/

    In your opinion which is important ?

    2. I heard that website.com/keyword is more SEO friendly compared to website.com/year/month/date/keyword ?

    3. You have mentioned that irrelevant backlinks are dangerous and may hit our blog by Google. What actually irrelevant backlinks are ??

    4. And thanks for the new tip in this post (taking care of file size while uploading on website)- Good one.

    • October 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

      Abdullah, Those are good questions from you.

      1. Don’t be in dilemma anymore and choose, you should choose SEO and readers both like I do. Write quality and unique post by optimizing it for better SEO, this is what I’ve been doing and my readers love my content as well as I also get good ranking.

      2.Yup, website.com/keyword is more SEO friendly, but showing the date of the post is also good and won’t hurt the SEO ranking, even It will give better ranking because showing the dates of the post is what search engines and readers both love.

      3. Irrelevant backlinks are the backlinks from irrelevant blogs, for example If you have a blog about blogging and you’re getting backlinks from recipe blog. The backlinks from low quality and PR0 blogs are also called irrelevant backlinks.

      Always try to get backlinks from top blog in your niche.

      4. Glad you liked it :)

      Thanks.

      • October 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

        Thanks for the tips :)

        From now on I’ll try to impose each and every tip I get from my fellow bloggers on my blog :)

  95. October 7, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Nice Ehsan You explained all the tactics in your post keep it up

  96. October 7, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    Great post, and has a lot of good information in it. However if you are writing for newbies some newbies do not know what long tail key word means. Also new Google updates are going to start penalizing around 2.5 percent of US searches that have their key words in domains and URL’s pending on the content. Content will always be king.

    Its a great post, and I look forward to reading more.

    • October 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

      Keith, The newbies who don’t know about what the long keyword is are those who are in very beginning level. They must learn a lot of things first, However this article is for bloggers who wants to get better ranking for their posts.

      Google’s new algorithm is penalizing the exact math domain name, but the URL’s that has keyword in it.

      BTW, Keith I appreciate your comment here! Stay in tough :)

  97. October 7, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    By the way I loved the images in this post.Pinned it to my pinterest profile. Nice illustration of SEO.

    • October 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

      Thanks so much Vineet for the support. Appreciate it man!

  98. October 7, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    Hi Ehsan,
    Its easy to rank better for long tail keywords than short keywords. I am also thinking to switch to SEOPREsser as I have heard a lot about it. Thanks for these tips.
    One more thing which I liked is that we need a lot of patience as it takes some time to establish authority on the search engines. But then its worth it.

    • October 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

      Hey Vineet, Yup It’s quite easy to get better rank for long tail keyword which has low competition and being patience is great thing.

      If you’re thinking to purchase SEOPressor than It’s great decision, I mist say It’s worth every penny.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  99. October 7, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    Targeting the keyword properly with building lot of quality backlinks towards the post, will definitely work out and shall place the article on the top of the SERPs. Thanks for this great post Ehsan.

    • October 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

      Yup PrIyAnGsHu, But you also need to write quality and unique content. If you don’t have quality content than no matter how good optimization is, you won’t get good ranking for it.

      Thanks for your comment bro, appreciate it :)

      Keep motivating me….

  100. October 7, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    nice tips and nicely written article very helpful!!

  101. October 7, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    Hello Ehsan Ullah
    Very nice post for a newbie blogger like me… And found that all your points are very useful specially “Targeting a long tail keyword” gives you more filtered results, “Write quality and unique content” we know that Quality content is the KING so only quality content can get 1st rank on GOOGLE, “Optimize your image” always put a long tail keyword in ALT. TEXT which also helps in SEO.
    Thanks Ehsan Ullah for such a great points :)

    • October 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

      You’re right Praveen that quality content is king, but networking and building relationships with other bloggers is queen. You also need to use other strategies to get traffic to your blog other than only focusing on SEO.

      Thanks so much Praveen for the support. Your comments is what which motivates me to write more and more like this.

  102. October 7, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    Easy Wp Seo is best plugin as compare to SEOPressor.

    • November 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      Never used Easy WP SEO, but I use and recommend SEOPressor.

  103. Nizam Khan
    October 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    Awesome and very informative post! Well yes, if one wants to get profits from blog readers, then organic traffic to blog is much important and optimizing posts is good for search engine rankings. And agreed, building quality backlinks is essential to get better ranking in search engines and some of the effective ways are guest blogging, blog commenting etc. Thanks Ehsan for sharing this info :)

    • October 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

      Nizam, In order to get good ranking on search engines than other than following all the tips in this post, you also need to do one more thing that I haven’t mentioned in this post and that is establishing authority in search engines.

      Thanks for your comment Nizam.

  104. fabinu ibidapo
    October 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    really enjoyed the post. this is really worth reading.

  105. October 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Hey Ehsan,
    You have touched tough Onpage and Offpage seo optimization tips.
    To add to point 2, the keyword must be correctly used in the article with a density of 1.5% to 3%. Be sure to include it in the html tags and try as much to have it in the introduction, body and conclusion. Make sure the article links to one or two internal and related articles.

    BTW, the SEOPRessor link you used above is broken. Just so you should know

    Great article bro

    • October 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Enstine, If you try to make everything perfect for SEO when writing a blog post, It will take a lot of your time and isn’t too necessary.

      Just follow the important steps and write quality and long content, you’ll get good ranking. Yeah keeping the keyword density between 1.5% to 3% is good.

      Thanks for letting me know about the broken link, fixed it now :)

  106. Aditya
    October 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Good tips, Patience is very important I know. Plus I’ve started using long tail keywords lately and now that blogger has the option of custom permalinks, it has become much easier. I think I’m right on track!

    Aditya

    • October 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

      You’re doing great Aditya, I like your blog design. Google indexes Blogger blogs more quickly than WordPress. You’ll be getting great results If you work on your SEO the right way.

  107. October 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    That’s Really Cool… The Most Important thing is in the 2nd Points

  108. hazalzlen
    October 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Thanks for these useful SEO Tips, I must follow these tips to get 1st ranking on Google.

  109. October 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Hello Ehsan, This is an excellent post about SEO! I feel it is important for web developers to know the basics about SEO. I also try to provide as much information on my blog about this subject. Keep up the good work! I find your blog to be one of the best!

    • October 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

      Hey Darlene, Thanks for the appreciation.

  110. October 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Awesome Ehsan,
    Really helpful for new bloggers like me, I am using seo pressor didn’t find that much useful, it just show the quality of the post, and after experience you don’t need these kinds of plugins to judge the quality of post.
    Very nice Post thanks…

    • October 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

      Yup Nishant, Quality of the post matters most, but by using plugins like SEOPressor you can check the density of the post and many other important things.

      If you don’t have good content than no matter whether you use SEOPRessor or not, you’ll never get good ranking.

  111. Janmejaya
    October 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    SEOPRessor is an great seo plugin for all WordPress users. Its increasing your site rank and traffic in very few time of period. After read this topic i am much more interested to purchasing an SEOPRessor plugin for my site. Thanks for this tips.

    • October 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      Hey Jan, Nice to know you’re going to purchase SEOPressor.

      Feel free to ask me anything about the plugin after purchasing it :)

  112. October 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Thanks for this list! I agree about the keyword-friendly URLS. I hate to see bloggers using a URL structure with one word like theirdomain.com/seo/. I also agree with the long tail keywords. I have a website with the domain howtomakelumpia.com and it’s been ranking in the #1 spot now for months with the keyword “how to make lumpia” on Google.

    • October 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

      Good to know you’re on first page of Google with specific keyword for your website Ian, Can you also tell me how many monthly searches that keyword gets on Google?

  113. October 6, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    All in one post. Great guide. What I just don’t agree is : Getting 1st Rank on Google!.. That’s something which even Google can’t promise to you.

    • October 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

      Yup you’re right Vivek, but you must keep trying all methods to get 1st rank If you want to be a successful blogger. The methods which I’ve shared in this post is must to follow.

  114. October 6, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Nice post about SEO Optimization and thanks for these useful 10 Tips. But I’m confuse on Tips No. 9 SEOPressor Plugin, why that plugins is mandatory? Hope to get clear in this.
    Thanks

    • October 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      Ganesh, SEOPRessor is a SEO WordPress plugin that will control all the SEO factors on your blog, just click on the link there and read more on the SEOPressor website page.

  115. October 6, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Great list Ehsan.
    I have never thought that adding videos can affect your blog’s SEO. Are you sure that it does have a positive impact ?? If yes, then I should think of giving them a try. :P

    • October 6, 2012 at 11:59 am #

      Arbaz, Of course videos can have a great impact in SEO ranking for your blog. If you start video tutorials and upload it on Youtube, you’ll be getting great traffic to your blog from Youtube and on the other hand, you’ll also get ranking for those tutorials If you embed the videos on your blog.

      You must start video tutorials for your new blog Arbaz, I’m sure you can take it to the next level in less time. :)

  116. October 6, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    very impressive artical about SEO here Ehsan, I really like it.

    Thanks.

    • Ehsan Ullah
      February 26, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

      Welcome Neeraj, hope you learned something new today. Why don’t you consider using a Gravatar to get your photo next to your comments around the web?

  117. October 6, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Ehsan I was waiting long for this post and now finally you published this post.

    Thank for the solution to newbies problem “How to get google PR 1″.

    I red the post and like your ideas; however I am confused about “Meta Description”. Can you tell me what is it? and where How it can be used in wordpress? (sorry if my questioni looks dumb).

    Thanks

    • October 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Hey Adil, Glad you liked the post my friend.

      The meta description is the short paragraph that will be showed below title in search engines. If you’re using a SEO plugin like All in ONE SEO or WordPress SEO by Yoast, you might include the main keyword in your meta description.

      Let me know If you have any question?

  118. October 6, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Good tips but I am not sure if its the right time to do anything at the moment as far as SEO is concerned but I could be wrong. There are too many changes occurring at the moment and one wrong move and one could be wiping tears.

    But I do agree with your other tips such as adding keywords, alt tags and use of SEO plugins. Best thing is to write good user friendly posts and share your content.

    • October 6, 2012 at 11:56 am #

      Shalu, You’re right, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be optimizing your post for better ranking. The only thing you and all bloggers like us can do is to keep trying and not to give up.

      I’m sure If you do everything in right way, you’ll be able to see yourself on first page of Google.

      Glad you liked the post Shalu.

      • October 8, 2012 at 10:29 am #

        I agree, we must do something that is in our hands like quality posts, some basic SEO and try to optmise our site. You’re right that all we can do is try and continue doing what we are doing.

        • November 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

          Yup, That is what I was saying.

          I’m happy!

    • February 20, 2013 at 4:16 am #

      Hey Shalu,
      Its not always about WordPress plugins. Doing Manual Search Engine Optimization is worth 100 times than all those plugins if you ask me.
      You are right about writing user friendly posts.
      You have to build your meat of your readers first and at the end optimize it for Search Engines.
      Good luck.

  119. Raaj Trambadia
    October 6, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    A good list detailed out here Ehsan. What I was wondering is that let’s say I want an article of mine to top the search engines for a specific keyword (long-tail) and doesn’t have much competition and has a less than 500 searches a month. Now, should I be building backlinks to that specific article, or should I just continue building backlinks to my blog (homepage)?

    • October 6, 2012 at 11:49 am #

      Great question Raaj,

      If you’re written an article and targeted long tail keyword for that post. Now If you want to get on first page (At least good rank) you need to build backlinks, but that doesn’t mean you should be building backlinks to that specific article because you have lots of articles on your blog that you want to get rank for.

      You can build some links on that specific article by leaving a comment on CommentLuv enabled blogs that gives Dofollow link, but If you’re guest posting you should get backlinks to your homepage or archives page because If you get backlink to your homepage, the PR or link juice will be passed to all of the posts in your homepage, but If you build backlink to specific page, you’ll get good PR and ranking only for that specific post.

      Raaj, This is something which I’ll write about as a post soon. Always try to build backlinks to the page where you’ve linked to all of the posts like “Archive page”.

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      • October 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

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