#1 Have a Responsive Web Design
There has been a drastic growth in the use of smartphones and tablets, in the past few years. And most of those users prefer browsing the internet through those devices. Make sure that the content of your website is easily readable when viewed through all other devices like such; in short, improve your website’s responsive design. This is a very important factor that can affect your SEO since, if your website doesn’t provide a good user interface, the user will shift to something that does.
#2 Use Social Media
Publicizing your article on Social Media is a very important technique to, not only get more hits, but also to improve your SEO. Google Plus’s +1 carries around 0.37% of the weight-age of your page’s SEO. So, the better you reach out to people on Social media, the better it is for your website. Still there is lot of
#3 Brand building – Authorship
Although Google has recently announced that they will remove the authorship images from search results, SEO experts, after many experiments, say that authorship can still affect a website in a positive manner.
However, only the image is dropped off and authorship stays in the website. To set up authorship you will need a Google+ account. Still today, no one from the SEO industry could confirm the importance of the authorship verified content in search rankings either in the form of some SEO experiments or cases, even google never confirmed it – but still there is a big question about its factor.
#4 Go with a Content Management System (CMS)
Use a proper content management system that offers various plugins. WordPress is one of the most used content management systems, nowadays. It not only provides you with amazing plugins, but will also help you frame your content and images in a way which will make it easier for Google bots to traverse. Although, using a CMS is not a must, it is highly advisable. Blogspot and Drupal are a couple of other famous CMS.
#5 Have a killer UX
Good User Experience (UX) can lead you to great results. See that the navigation from one page to another inside the site, is easy, even for a normal user to do. Also, see that the loading time of the website is minimal, not only on a PC, but also on other devices. Learn more about UX and make the most out of it.
#6 Get a good Domain Name
Domain name? you may ask. Yes. See that the domain name is relevant to the content you are planning to produce in the site. Having the main base word/keyword of the website in your domain name can turn out to be very helpful. Choose a classy name and not a funny/silly name. Generally, such silly named websites are not taken seriously.
Finally I would say its just a factor and its not compulsory to make a domain name keyword related to your niche – because Branding is also an alternative for that. If you have one then its GOOD because I still see lot of niche sites ranking for the keywords and the search engine still recognizes it even after many panda and penguin updates.
#7 Keyword Analysis
Look for keywords that have low competition and high search volume. This will help you write articles using such words as the keywords and gain more users. Google Keyword Planner is a free SEO tool that will help you find such words. Instead of using a single word, it is advised to use key phrases. And also, make sure that you know how to use a keyword in the context. However, the most important of things is to produce good quality content that your readers would connect to.
#8 Link Building
See that you first build proper inter links among the pages of your website so that it gets easier for the user to navigate. It is fine to use keyword in the links but make sure that you link it only to a relevant page on your website. This can help you improve the rank of other webpages in your website.
Always use relevant, high quality links that go out of your website. This builds a trust to Google that what you are referring to is important and useful. And this might eventually push your website to higher position in the search results. And, keep away from bad and low quality links. Then again, there are few tiny basic mistakes that newbies tend to do.