10 Best SEO Practices to Follow – Make Search Engines Love Your Site

The new era of SEO has begun. We have done enough of keyword spamming, black hat practices. Its time to change the SEO practices and strategies. When we talk about SEO and search engines, we always mention Google as the only source of getting huge traffic benefits. Though there are many other search engines out there, nothing can beat the Internet authority of Google search engine. We have to make a habit of searching things where we lost them. If you site is penalized by panda, penguin, or EMD, its not the mistake of Google algorithm. You have to optimize your site in such way that Google shouldn’t dare to touch your pages. Check out few best SEO practices you should follow these days.

10 Best SEO Practices to Follow:

If your blog/website is looking for a long term relationship with Google, you have to regularly optimize the SEO structure of your site. Google always mention to be far from SEO. LOL! If we are far from SEO, who will auction AdWords bidding? This simple strategy from Google made millions of people to use AdWords services. Though Google say us not to use much SEO in our sites, we still do it. Recently I wrote a eBook on how to get super fast Alexa rankings, I’ve mentioned how exactly you need to SEO structure your site and how to follow a particular pattern. And coming to this article, I’ll tell you 10 best SEO practices to follow, so that you can sky high your rankings in Google.

1) Submit Your XML Sitemap:

Submitting a XML sitemap to Google webmaster is the most important SEO practice you need to follow. You have to create a XML sitemap using Google XML Sitemaps plugin and submit to Google webmasters.

2) Building Links:

Though building links sound very simple, still its a very important task to follow. If your site is having a good back link source, obviously they will rank up in Google. Even domain authority and page authority falls under the same category. To build links, see to that you leave comments in same niche blogs, writing guest posts to good authority sites, leaving your site links in good directories like DMOZ and other, and by link exchange. Make sure you are not buying links from anywhere.

3) Learn Simple HTML Codes:

HTML coding is not that difficult to learn. You should know where to insert a anchor tag, target=”_blank” and rel=”nofollow” and other tags. Having little knowledge in placing these codes will keep your site healthy from unwanted junk.

4) Keyword Research:

Never ignore keyword research. A site without proper keywords research is just like a kite without a destination. You never knew where your site will end up. So always make use of searching relevant keywords according to your requirement. May it be a article, or site meta tags. Always do your keyword research. I would recommend you Google Keyword tool as your number 1 keyword research source.

Also read: Importance of Keywords in Search Engine Optimization

5) Unique Content Using Keywords:

If you are writing fresh content in your blog, Google will make sure to index them regularly. Writing fresh, unique content doesn’t rank you well. You should also make sure to use right keywords. Its better to use only one keyword through out the article.

6) Good Title:

Your page title should always have a keyword in it. It would be more better if the title is starting with a keyword. Most of us ignore this part, and blame search engines for not ranking well. Take care of this from the next time, and you can see yourself in Google 1st page.

7) Meta Descriptions and Tags:

Never ever forget to mention your keywords in Meta description and Meta Tags. Putting them in the right way may allow you to rank up in search engines instantly. Your meta description shouldn’t be more than 150 characters, and your meta tags not more than 1% of your actual article words. i.e If you write a 600 word article, your keywords shouldn’t be more then 6 times.

8) Using Right Plugins:

If you are into WordPress or Joomla, you can find loads of free plugins for SEO. Finding the best plugin is the key point here. I would suggest you to use yoast plugin for WordPress. Coming to Joomla, most of them are free, but not that worthy.. Still i recommend you to use SmartSEO plugin. This is neat and clean for your Joomla CMS.

Also read: Top SEO Plugins for WordPress Blogs

9) Eliminate Unwanted Pages:

You should always remove unwanted pages from Google search engine. You can do the same with Bing and Yahoo. Just login to Google webmasters and click on optimize, then select Remove Links. Paste your link there and you are done. Structure your site in this way will help you to rank awesome.

10) Extreme Patience and Determination:

When you are practicing SEO, patience and determination are the common factors to adapt. You have to be very patience in SEO. No matter what ever it is, never lose hope and interest towards your job.

Following these steps will surely let you into lead pages of Google. Make sure to track your data all the time. Before offering SEO services to anyone, make sure to do SEO for your sites first. This will show your confidence on achieving SEO success.

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  1. Prameel Arjun

    Useful post. Thanks bro!
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    • Satish

      Thank you Prameel πŸ™‚

  2. Parigyan

    Wow Satish ! Interesting post once again ! Liked it πŸ™‚

    • Satish

      Thank you Parigyan πŸ™‚

  3. Pawan

    nice tips. patience are very important. success won’t come fortnight!
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    • Satish

      Yes Pawan πŸ™‚ True!

  4. Nirmala

    Well written article in simple words. Hope it would help for newbie bloggers to understand about the SEO. Even, am gonna follow these basic techniques to increase my blog genuineness and traffic.
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    • Satish

      Thank you Nirmala! I hope they are useful for your blog success.. πŸ™‚

    • Rana

      I am also agree with you.
      Thanks Satish Kumar for helping us about SEO.
      These 10 SEO practices increase our site SERP’s and helping us to get better site rank.
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  5. Naveen

    Wonderful SEO tips that everyone should follow in order to get high search engine ranking for an article. Good title and keywords in prominent place are most important thing, we should not avoid.
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    • Satish

      Hello Naveen,

      Yeah! Good title and keywords should be your site major USP. πŸ™‚

  6. siddharth

    Awesome article.loved it a lot.. thanks admin
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    • Satish

      Thank you Siddharth!

  7. Rajkumar Jonnala

    Well said, i always like everyone wants to have a high page rank, like you said it unique content using commonly used keywords are most important to be attracted to search engines. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Satish

      Yes Page Rank is what everyone is looking for nowadays πŸ™‚ Should improve the approach little while sometimes πŸ™‚

  8. Aditi

    These SEO practises that you have shared are definitely the best ones. Giving appropriate title,writing tags and meta description are just the best suggestions given. Thanks for the share!!

    • Satish

      Your welcome Aditi πŸ™‚ Thanks for the appraisal. πŸ™‚

  9. Michael Belk

    Great tips for SEO, the most important ones are the title and the description. Everything helps but since google went away from keywords the title is about the best.

    Good stuff.
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    • Satish

      Hello Michael.

      Thank you! and Yes! You got the point right! πŸ™‚

  10. Ajay

    Determining the result of the SEO made to the site is quiet important to mark the changes occurred in traffic and ranking of the site. Using best SEO plugins lets us rank well in the Search engines. I use SEO Yoast to make good seo to my site and what about your’s ?
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    • Satish

      Hello Ajay

      Even I use Yoast as my primary SEO plugin.. Its the best one out there! πŸ™‚

  11. Rajkumar Jonnala

    hey Satish ,
    I want more explanation on your 9th point Eliminate Unwanted Pages.
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  12. Harsha

    Dude You are not supposed to miss Yoast wordpress seo! It also can replace xml sitemap plugin πŸ™‚
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    • Satish

      Hi Harsha,

      Yes! I had that in mind, but I solely didnt concentrate on Tools and plugins πŸ™‚

  13. Larry

    Well done satish! I would like to share this post to facebook and twitter also. Thanks for sharing this useful post with us.

  14. Sai Kumar

    Hi Satish, Really an excellent tips bro. Patience is very important to get success in Blogging. Thanks for sharing this great SEO tips πŸ™‚
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  15. Brian

    Great Article James
    A blog or site portal that doesn’t have a call of followers and visitors miss out a lot of great benefits. Traffics, traffics and quality traffics to your blogs is the key to a fruitful venture online. Traffic Boost Your Blogs/Websites
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  16. Utsav Kumar

    This article is really nice, tips which you have mentioned is really great and helpful.
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  17. jawad zaib

    Nice tips Satish i am also doing some o the above practices and will try out those as well that i was unaware of before reading this post thanks or sharing it with us,,,
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  18. subhorup

    Very useful tips, Satish. For sites like mine which is on a blogspot domain, is it necessary to submit xml sitemap in addition to signing up for webmaster tools, or does it pick it up by default if I sign up for it?
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  19. Ajay

    Well explained!
    Building links to the site is a good seo aspect. But, if the links are of low quality those are of waste and may even destroy the SEO of the site. Keyword choosing and targeting is more important to act as good SEO and drive good traffic.
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  20. Himanshu Negi

    Hello Satish,

    Nice post ! You have mentioned all important and necessary points but for a newbie it’s a study and understanding of years. I mean I took years to understand these things and I doubt do I still know about them?

    I hope all newbie will read this article.

  21. ghouse basha

    this article is going to help me alot as i am a beginner.
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  22. Andria

    Its very perfect explanation! I missed some things in my site now only going to clear that errors. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  23. Dharani

    Many SEO companies are trying to do this in a manner that seems to boost up the rankings of the page within a couple of weeks. Is their work permanent or Google will find it and screw them?
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    • Pavan Somu

      Google will never spare the blog that implements the Black Hat SEO techniques.

  24. Vishnu

    Interesting tips.Thanks for the information.
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  25. Muminur Rahman

    Thanks Satish Kumar for this post. Can you tell me how can I get higher Google Page rank?
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  26. Atul Kumar Pandey

    SEO is like a marshal art. The more you learn the more will you know. By the way it i really nice post on the practices to follow.
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  27. Shiva Guru Balaji

    These 10 Seo Tips Are Really worth to follow And Its Really A best writing. Good Keep Going Mate

  28. Akash Navi

    Good list of things to do to optimize for SEO i will follow all those mentioned bu you
    Thank you….

  29. Budi

    Useful and very important tips for me, thank you very much

  30. Sheo

    nice post but i,m confused in title and the meta description you said meta description is not more them 150 words so i asked you there is any limit of words for title?

  31. Rahul

    Thanks Dude For sharing this nice articles with us, Hope We will also get more information from you. πŸ™‚

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  32. Budi Hermawan

    I ‘ve tried onpage optimization of every page of my website, is not a satisfactory result of all my hard work. Domain authority of my website is still very low.

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