11 Free SEO Tips That Will Make You See More Traffic

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Free SEO Tips will boost your organic traffic

Do you know how successful bloggers get most of their traffic?

Do you want to guess?

No, it’s not from social media.

Okay, time is up. Here’s the answer:

Successful bloggers get most of their traffic from search engines.*

This post will explain 11 free SEO Tips that will increase your organic traffic.

I’ve made tweaks to my search engine optimization that follow these strategies. You can see search engine users at your blog or website. All you have to do is implement the tips.

This post will show you six free SEO tools and five free SEO methods. Following this action plan will result in increased organic traffic for you.

These SEO techniques are easy to follow. Implement these 11 tips, and search engine users will be knocking on your door.

The best part: all these free SEO tips are universally recognized to effectively boost your search engine traffic.

I became irritated with my friend Clay, an SEO expert.

He wasn’t telling me what I wanted to hear.

I wanted to hear that if I made my keyword “blogging tips,” search engine users would come flocking to my blog if they needed those tips.

Clay insisted, and rightly so, that they would go to the Neil Patel’s of the world and not me.

These 11 tips will tell you what you can do to compete for readers despite all the competition for readers on the web.

Free SEO Tips that Really Work

  1. High Search Volume You want the number of searches for your keyword on search engines to be high. The more people looking for your topic, the more likely your article will be found on search engines.

Fortunately, there are free tools to tell you how many searches there are for your topic each month. These stats are important. It takes the subjectivity out of blogging. High search volume to one person might be too low for another person. This post will describe those tools and explain which metrics are considered to be high, low, and a medium level of difficulty.

2. Low Competition You want low competition. When search engine users look your keyword up on Google and other search engines, you don’t want them to find many choices. Having a low competition for readers will improve the probability they will click your link.

What helps, according to Brian Dean from Backlinko, is having a long-tail keyword as your focus keyword. This will help minimize the competition since there will be more specific searches for your topic.

Dexter Roona agrees with Brian Dean:

If however, you optimize your pages for related long tail keywords phrases, then you will find that you will do much better as there is far less competition because the phrase is specific to what is searched. You see the top keywords are dominated by well-established sites with age and authority in their corner so don’t set yourself up for failure. This is one of the big reason why a  site doesn’t rank well.

According to I Am Wire, “One of the most common mistakes is choosing keywords that are too generic and avoiding long-tail keywords.”

The Dapper Fox agrees. “When a phrase becomes very specific, you’re competing with fewer sites and therefore showing up higher in the rankings.”

Self-Made Success discusses the value of low competition keywords: “You can still use the tried and true tactic of targeting keyword phrases. But, the trick is, you need to target the ones with low competition while consisting of 3-4 words or more.”

Try to put the focus keyword at the beginning of your headline. Notice “Free SEO Tips” is at the front of my headline.

[Read: 13 Best Free Tools You Need to Improve Your Long Tail Keywords]

3. Get links to your post. The more other blogs link to your post, the more visible your article will be in search engines. Google feels if other blogs are linking to you, your site must be full of quality content. SEO Quality Backlinks stresses the importance of having links to your post:

With backlinks remaining one of the top ranking factors in all of the search engines, this is a major plus for the SEO of your website, and something you should be striving for.

According to SEO expert Matthew Woodward, building backlinks to your site is the most effective way to improve your search engine rankings as long as the link comes from an authority site in your niche.

Rohan Bhargava, from I Am Wire agrees. “Google understands that a website is trusted and reputable when there are backlinks to it from high-quality websites.”

It’s true. It’s necessary to build links to your article. This is a proven SEO tip. Here is the proof:


You can easily move up in search rankings by following these free SEO Tips #GoogleRankings

At the time of this writing, my article about Niume is at Position 4 with 1,700 searches each month for the keyword! That puts me in excellent jockeying position for search engine traffic when people search for “Niume”.

However, my article about writing at Niume doesn’t receive search engine traffic. What’s the difference? Why aren’t they getting equal visibility in search engines?

The difference is Debby Kaye linked to my first article. A link to the article tells Google it has quality content, and it will show it first to its readers before the Niume article without a link.

There are many ways to get quality links to your blog. For example, Mostly Blogging’s Link Exchange is ideal for finding like-minded bloggers to trade links with.

The screenshot above shows my Ahrefs stats. How will you know which post to try to get links to in order to improve your search ranking? Ahrefs can tell you how to boost your SEO.

What can you do if you don’t have an Ahrefs account? Ahrefs only offers a trial for a few weeks. Hubshout gives the same information for free: http://report.hubshout.com/?p=Research.

Look at these Hubshout stats:

Free SEO Tips help with #TrafficGeneration

My virtual assistant article will appear on Page 1 of Google if users type in “virtual blogger.” There are 90 searches a month for the term.

Try an experiment:

My Fotor article is in position 19 at Google, which puts it on Page 2. I checked, and it really is on Page 2 for the keyword phrase Fotor Facebook Cover.

Look at the screenshot:

fotor facebook cover 19 100 https://www.mostlyblogging.com/fotor/

With 100 searches a month, it would be worth my time to try to get it higher. Could I boost it with links?

It is not considered “black hat SEO techniques” to ask like-minded bloggers for links. Google will be impressed that you are recommending relevant content to your readers instead of only linking to your own articles.

How to Find High Search Volume, Low Competition Keywords

According to Hafiz Akinde, “Before you choose a topic, it is important to carry out keyword research.”

Where to find keywords that fit this description of high volume and low competition?

4. Your keyword needs to match your content.

It would help if you wrote about more obscure topics, not mainstream, in your niche. You want to be specific in order to filter out your competition.


Free SEO Tips like strive for low competition and high volume keywords are effective

I needed to choose a keyword for a blogging tips article. However, they all had a high degree of difficulty. “How to run a successful blog,” had a lower keyword difficulty but gets 150 searches per month. This would be considered “a long-tail keyword.”

The more specific your keyword is, the easier it will be for you to filter out your competition at Google and other search engines.

What if you can’t tell if a number is considered an easy keyword to rank for? No problem! The color green shows me it’s considered an easy keyword to rank for.

Look under the 36. Can you tell I need up to 47 other blogs to link to my article for it to appear in the Top 10 on Google? This screenshot came from Ahrefs, a premium site. However, all the tools recommended below are free.

How to Find Keywords with High Search Volume and Low Competition 

Use Free SEO Tools to Help Your Google Rankings

5. KWFinder

11 free SEO Tips that Work


I recommend registering. KWFinder is free to use, but if you register, you are allowed more keyword searches.

At KWFinder, I typed in SEO Techniques.


SEO Techniques help #bloggers

Of the three terms that came up, SEO Techniques had an easier level of difficulty than SEO or SEO Tips. Therefore, even though it had fewer searches than SEO that has over half a million, I considered “SEO Techniques” for this article. (I ultimately chose “Free SEO Tips.)

The bar graph at the right shows interest level over time. This screenshot shows interest in the keyword was recently high.

UPDATE: I am such a fan of KWFinder, I became an affiliate. If you make an account, please use my KWFinder affiliate link.

6. SemRush

At SemRush Click Keyword Difficulty.

Use these 3 SEO techniques and boost #OrganicTraffic

I typed in Blog Traffic

This is what came up:

blog traffic 77.14 720

There is a 77.14% of difficulty, which is pretty high with 720 searches for the word per month.

Can you tell “blog traffic” is a link? Clicking it will show related keywords which may be easier to rank for.

SemRush will also show you alternate, related keyword choices

7. Google Keyword Planner

Click “Tools, Keyword Planner.”

Click “Search for new keywords…”

Put in your keyword and click “Get Ideas.”

Free SEO Tips to help boost your #GoogleRankings

Notice Google Keyword Planner is showing me my keyword phrase “Free SEO Tips” receives between 1 and 10 million queries each month for this and related searches. Excellent! In addition, the competition is “low.”

8. Moz

Moz will allow two free searches per day.

I am researching a high search volume, low competition keyword, so while at Moz, I typed that phrase– high search volume, low competition keyword– into the search bar.

As you can see from the screenshot, the keyword difficulty is 33. Although yellow, which indicates a medium level of difficulty, the fact that the number is as low as 33 is encouraging.

However, this long-tail keyword phrase needs further consideration.

Why? Look at the search volume: Moz is telling me there is no data. Certainly, I don’t want to pick a keyword phrase no one is looking for.

9. Consider your competition on the web.

Look to the right side of the screenshot. I saw Neil Patel of Quicksprout wrote an article with this keyword phrase in the headline. Neil Patel knows his stuff! Maybe the keyword phrase does have potential. On the other hand, do I really want to compete with Neil Patel for readership?

Clearly, there is a great deal of information to consider when choosing a keyword phrase.

10. Jaaxy

Free SEO Tips to increase #OrganicTraffic

Jaaxy will give you 30 free searches.

Free SEO Tips generate #SearchTraffic

Notice the information the colors provide. If you are a visual person and don’t want to read the stats, pretend you’re driving a car. Green means it’s easy to land on the first page of Google for this word. Yellow is of medium difficulty while red means it’s the hardest to rank for that keyword.

Hovering over the question marks tells you what each column means.

11. Google Trends will reveal the amount of interest in your keyword. However, the site doesn’t share the amount of competition on the web for readers interested in that topic.

Are You Ready to Increase the Chances of Your Posts Turning Up in Search Engines?

When I first started blogging, I found SEO confusing. That is not the case anymore.

SEO can be frustrating since there are so many elements that need to work together.

Be frustrated no more. If you implement these 11 SEO strategies, your search engine traffic will improve and improve dramatically.

The first 3 SEO tips– search for high volume, low competition keywords, and link building– are universally recognized as the methods that will lead to search engine visibility and high organic traffic. They are proven SEO techniques.

In other words, they work, so follow them. You will boost your organic traffic. If you are a marketer, you’ll boost your sales.

Note: You shouldn’t be in too great a rush to see results in Google’s Search Engine Results Pages. Google gives priority to giving older blogs visibility. According to an Ahrefs study, the average age of posts on Page 1 of Google are 2 – 3 years old.

Therefore, if you are a new blogger, do not fret if you don’t see these tips working right away. According to Ahrefs, if you follow these tips, you will see results, but it may take one to two years.

SEO Expert Ahfaz Ahmed agrees. “Ranking does take time. Six months is the minimum time according to me, to rank a keyword on the first page.”

Blogging is for the patient.

Readers, please share, so other website creators looking to boost their search engine visibility know about these tips.

What is your perspective? Do you consider search engine optimization when blogging? Do you feel your search engine traffic shows the results of your efforts?

I look forward to your answers and your perspective about whether bloggers should consider these three proven SEO techniques when blogging or just write and hope for the best in the comments section.


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  1. John Doe

    This was a great post because you actually made SEO understandable.
    I really like when you update your old posts because when you first wrote the post about improving SEO traffic, ithere was so much of it I didn’t understand. But now time is gone by and you have given us so much more information to work with that after reading this post it make me understand so much more of the first post that I didn’t understand before. I hope that makes sense.

    • Janice Wald

      I appreciate it, John. Your praise means a great deal. Thanks for writing.

    • Julie Syl Kalungi

      Refreshing posts is definitely essential for a blog visibility, and ranking as well. I learnt something great here Janice. I definitely will be back to try out a few of these Free SEO Tips and ideas you suggest.

      Talking of linking to other authority sites, How about linking to our article on White Hat SEO Janice…
      Thanks for sharing at the Pit stop!

  2. Nazrul Islam

    Great post because you actually made SEO understandable. I am your regular visitor,
    I really like when you update your old posts because when you first wrote the post about improving SEO traffic, Thanks

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nazrul,
      Thanks for writing that I made SEO understandable since many people feel it’s confusing. I did not know you are a regular visitor. Thank you for writing me today. It is true, I do like to update the information in old posts. Thank you for noticing and for reaching out today.

  3. Ryan Biddulph

    Good stuff Janice.

    Neil is an SEO star. As is Brian Dean. They do fine jobs helping to simplify SEO as you did here. Focus on those keywords which get serious volume but not enough where every big time site tries to nail it down. Getting #1 for “blogging” is something we can do over time, but Zac Johnson has it locked for now because he bought blogging dot org and supplied it with brilliant content. Either way though, keep learning and tweaking and you will drive passive search traffic. After actively working SEO 😉 Thanks for sharing.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan,
      Thanks for comparing me to Neil Patel and Brian Dean. That doesn’t happen every day, LOL. Thanks for the compliments on my post and the encouragement to keep nailing down the keywords that will bring search traffic.

  4. Janice Wald

    Hi Ryan,
    Thanks for comparing me to Neil Patel and Brian Dean. That doesn’t happen every day, LOL. Thanks for the compliments on my post and the encouragement to keep nailing down the keywords that will bring search traffic.

  5. Melinda Mitchell

    Hi BBFFJ, I really should be doing all this stuff you recommend. I know it would help. I just can’t seem to get around to doing it!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      How are things in Florida these days?
      Look, if you are happy, that’s what counts. If you would like to be found on the Internet, then try these tips when you get a chance. That’s why people bookmark posts so they can try them in their leisure.

  6. Tina Frisco

    Wow, Janice, you do so much research for your posts. I am a very appreciative visitor. I don’t always have time to comment, but I always share your comprehensive articles. I tried the different keyword search tools and found KWFinder the easiest and most informative. Thank you so much for this great info and the time you put into bringing it to us ♥ https://tinafrisco.com/2017/06/04/thoughts-of-peace/

  7. Sarah Harris

    This has always been a big mystery but I feel like I have hope now thanks to your post. I will read and re-read until I get it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sarah,
      Your kind words made me feel great. Thanks for writing to tell me you found the post helpful.

  8. Sandeep

    Usually SEO seems to be understood but not understood. But in your post its clear that what is SEO. Thanks a lot for such great post on detailing SEO for novice users like me.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sandeep,
      Thank you for writing to tell me you think the post simplified concepts that can be pretty complex for some people.
      I hope new bloggers at my site. I am glad you found my article helpful.

  9. Gaurav Heera

    This is a really Great post. I’m Happy to see that I’ve mastered some of the steps that used to pose great challenges to me.

    • Janice Wald

      All free. Ahrefs is the only one that charges that I mentioned. I did not recommend Ahrefs. I use all of the ones I recommended and do not pay for any of them.

  10. Brandcruz

    Nice post ! I have been using also Ahrefs that the best one to me. its better that moz and semrush.

  11. Shivam Verma

    Great Post. I think you have summarized it very well. All important points are clubbed together. I liked the significance of backlinks. The tools that you mentioned, i find KWFinder to be very useful i have bookmarked it for future use. Thanks for sharing the post.

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you for your comments. I appreciate you recommending KW finder and for writing me. I’m glad you bookmarked.

  12. DexterRoona

    This wasn’t a quick write! Thanks for the mention, Yes long tail keywords are the way, you can get more specific when Google loves you or to put it another way you have some Trust Rank.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Dexter,
      Thanks for writing me last weekend. I plan on writing a post about Google Search Engine Rankings. When I do, I’ll link to your article about Trust Rank.

  13. Cori Ramos

    Wow Janice, you’ve given us a lot of great resources here. I don’t know where to start. 🙂

    I would have never thought of having a long-tail keyword as a focus keyword. I usually keep it to one or two words but the way you explained it here makes a lot of sense.

    I’m going to check out the KW Finder tool and Jaaxy. I added this to my Pocket so I can come back after I publish my post to play around with them. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing! No doubt I’m passing this along. 🙂 Happy hump day!


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Cori,
      A belated Happy Hump Day to you. Thanks for commenting on my 11 SEO methods post. Thanks for bookmarking. I’m glad you found the ideas valuable.

  14. Gentle Joy Homemaker

    So much of this is like another language to me. sigh. I appreciate the post… and read it and find I actually understand a little more than I did after reading the last post I read on SEOs. Thank you for sharing the info… it helps to have others break it down for the rest of us who aren’t skilled in this area. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Joy,
      Thanks for the kind words about my SEO post. I’m glad I could help to make it more understandable for you.

  15. Sheeroh

    This is quite the resourceful article, Janice. It’s clear that you took time to write it as it is so well-researched.

    It is also meaty content that is so easy to follow. And a big thank you for recommending free tools.

    That really comes in handy.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sheeroh,
      I’m sorry I didn’t thank you sooner for the kind words about my 11 SEO methods post. I do appreciate your comments. I’m glad you found the post easy to follow and the tips valuable.

  16. Calypso in the Country

    Thank you for doing all the research and sharing it with us! Visiting from SITS Girls Sharefest!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Shelley,
      I’m glad you enjoyed my SEO post. Thanks for clicking my link over at SITS and telling me where you found me. I always wonder.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Beth,
      Thanks for writing to tell me you found my SEO post valuable. I’m glad I could expose you to new methods and tools.

  17. Elise Cohen Ho

    As usually, your tips are fantastic. For this one I will have to read through a few times as the concepts are not always ones I fully grasp.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Elise,
      Thank you so much for your kind words regarding my article and for reading what I wrote. Definitely, bookmark so you can return to the post as needed. I’m leaving on a family vacation for a few weeks. Have a good rest of June.

  18. SEO Packages

    Backlinks are also the key to having a tangible position on search engines. This post is totally helpful for anyone who is trying to get on the highest positions on top search engines. Continuous case studies is where you learn the most! So keep yourself abreast of the digital world of marketing and you’ll come a long way. Kudos to this article.

    • Janice Wald

      Dear SEO Packages,
      I am flattered by your comments. You work in the SEO industry, so your compliments mean a great deal. Thanks for writing and sharing your kind words with me. Thanks as well for reading what I wrote.

  19. Kathleen Calado

    Hi Janice. This are all very resourceful tips in regards to the SEO industry since I myself am working in an SEO company. I have saved your blog for future reference and also to show to some of my co-workers later. Keep up the good work!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kathleen,
      Nice to meet you. Since you are knowledgeable about SEO, I’m flattered that you find my tips to be valuable. Thank you for writing to tell me. Thank you as well for bookmarking my site.

  20. Ambika Kirar

    Hello Janice, It is really a great blog. In your post, its clear that what is SEO. We can use these tools easily and as well as can see the traffic. These tips will help me in my SEO projects. It will work surely good. Thanks for sharing such a informative blog.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ambika,
      Thank you so much for your kind words about my article. I am glad that I made SEO easy to understand.
      Thank you for writing to tell me. Good luck with your projects.

  21. Blossom Smith

    Great post on on page seo tip, i learn the most omportant part of a website optimization. But i have one confusion, i.e how can we create custom robots.txt??

    Suppose i want to block my img , pdf files. Can you share the exact coding here.

    • Janice Wald

      I’m sorry Blossom. I don’t know that answer. However, I do have a post coming out on chatbots tomorrow.

  22. James Anderson

    To grow more traffic a business plan must have right SEO technique.

    • Janice Wald

      I agree with you James. That’s why SEO experts make big bucks helping companies get found on the web. Today, you can’t market online without getting visibility on search engines. Thanks for writing.

  23. Roger

    Thanks Janice for your tips.SEO trend is changing daily basis and your tips are really impressed me.It has helped me to acquire some good knowledge on modern SEO techniques.Thanks for sharing your views.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Roger,
      Thank you so much for coming he’s kind words about my article. Glad you found my tips and tools valuable. Thank you for writing to tell me.

    • Janice Wald

      By the way, where did you find the article may I ask? I always wonder. Thanks.

  24. Akshay Thakur

    Hi Janice,
    Day by Day SEO is getting tough for new blogger and rest of all. You wrote a very good point regarding the Keyword research. Without keyword Research writing is not good for any blogger.
    While doing SEO, one important point is you must write a blog post regularly. Because it helps to get your loyal readers as well as helping is SERP also.. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Akshay,
      My apologies. I only just saw this comment. In response to what you wrote, I also heard consistent blogging is important in addition to keyword research.

  25. Irene Parson

    Thanks for sharing your great experience!
    I have read your post very carefully and noted some important tips. One thing, google keyword planner may be changed, I could not found the “tools” option.
    You have the great ability to describe anything in the easy language. Please! continue your writing in the future.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Irene,
      Thanks for coming by with the kind words about my writing style. I’m sorry for the confusion with Google’s Keyword Planner. Hopefully, you found the other tools and methods helpful.
      Where did you find the post? May I ask? I always wonder. Thanks for writing me.

  26. Regex SEO

    Howdy. You mentioned Matt Woodward in backlink section, isn’t he considered a spammer/black hat?

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks for writing. Thanks for letting me know. I certainly won’t link to him anymore. In truth, I did take a webinar with him. His techniques did sound black hat, so I turned the webinar off. However, I never made the connection as far as my article in which he is featured. Thanks for the heads up! I won’t make that mistake again! I certainly don’t support or advise black hat SEO.

    • Janice Wald

      Important question: Should I remove the link? By linking to him, am I hurting my SEO?

      • Regex SEO

        I don’t think it hurts your SEO, but surely helps his 🙂 the removal of the link is up to you – it’s kinda like a thumbs up for him. If you don’t support him, then remove.

        • Janice Wald

          I looked at the link. It’s a link to one of my older posts about his product I believe. If I am correct about the link you’re referencing, it links to my post about Matthew Woodward’s product not to him directly which wouldn’t help him. It also wouldn’t hurt me since the link wasn’t to him. However, as you said at the end of the comment, it might look like I support black hat methods, so I took the link out. Thank you for your time in trying to help me with this over the last week. Did you find the SEO post on Google? I always wonder how people find my older articles.

  27. pbn seo

    What an awesome post, I just read it from start to end. Learned something new after a long time… I am using its clear that what is SEO. We can use these tools easily

    • Janice Wald

      Hi PBN SEO,
      I apologize for my delayed response. I only just saw your comment. You must be quite knowledgeable about SEO for your blog name to be PBN SEO. Therefore, I genuinely appreciate your high praise. Thank you.

  28. sid

    Hi, you write really helpful things about blogging. The most important thing a blogger should have is a unique and optimized website design. According to new google polices, google like those sites who have some unique and different style of blog. You could do this by changing your themes setting at some extend but, it would be better to hire some website designing experts like us for this task, because your one page and off page SEO work will be bosted if your website design is perfect. Many people focus on on page and off page SEO, but their forget about this tip that Google now a days like more to those sites with some new and unique design, other factors are almost same on all websites, you can see that websites with some unique design rank more easily on google fast. Thank you very much, your articles is also worth an appreciation.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sid,
      Thanks for writing me. You sound knowledgeable about SEO. I have a post in draft form about SEO trends for 2018. Thanks for the ideas.

  29. Marek Stachura

    More traffic on a website nowadays is not easy because it takes more time for a website to get it famous. Keywords research is the main part because a wrong keyword takes your website ranking down. Make sure keywords are small and unique. The more other blogs link to your post, make your article visible on SERP. Keep it up!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Marek,
      Thanks for commenting on my 11 SEO Tools and Methods post. May I ask where you found the article? It’s rather old now.
      You mentioned keywords need to be small. Isn’t the trend today long tailed keywords, in other words, long– 3 words or more?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Maharshi,
      I apologize for not responding sooner especially after your kind words about my SEO post. I’m a teacher. People think that’s why I’m able to make complex ideas like SEO sound understandable. Thanks for writing to tell me you enjoyed.

  30. Esferasoft

    Absolutely A Fantastic Job Done!

    this post includes every required SEO tool except ‘Google Search Console’ that is another tool that helps to boost a website traffic tremendously.

    It is one of the best sources to find crawl error and improving HTML.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Esferasoft,
      Thanks for the kind words about my SEO post. I’m sorry I didn’t reply sooner. I only just saw your comments.
      Regarding Google Search Console, I’ve had trouble with it since moving to Https and my tech team doesn’t seem to know how to fix it. Thanks for writing and the recommendation.

  31. Decanter

    Thank you very much for tell us about Unique SEO. I am new in this field and start to make notes on all seo topics. I minded your all tips and write own our notes. This is really helpful for me.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Decanter,
      I am sorry for my delayed response. You mentioned you are new to SEO. I am glad you feel my post can be of value to you going forward. Thanks for writing to tell me.

  32. Nancy Bryant

    SEO has always been so complicated and difficult to understand, thanks for taking the time to write it out simply. As always, your posts are very interesting as well the comments are also very helpful. Great tips and great tools shared, will bookmark them for reference. I agree with the use of long tail keyword and use of backlinks. Must-tries are Moz and KWFinder, I’ve read a lot of helpful reviews about these tools and I’m glad it’s included in your list, I’m still working out in improving my sites. Thanks again for the share, Janice!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nancy,
      Thank you for commenting on my SEO post. I’m sorry I took longer than usual to reply. I am glad you found my tools worthy of bookmarking. Moz, KW Finder, and SemRush lately are my go-to tools. I used them just today. Thanks for writing to tell me you enjoyed.

  33. Frisco content marketing

    Seo actually helps alot of small business grow. It makes them vissible to the public in terms of internet searching fo services offered.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Frisco,
      I agree with the importance of SEO. I am sure you are right. It would help small businesses grow. It’s helped my blog grow. SEO is important for anyone with a website.

  34. Adarsh

    Very usefull information. I am starting a new blog and looking for seo tips and found your blog in search engine. And this is very informative and well explained thank you so much. If you have any YouTube seo tips then please let me know

  35. Joyce Blass

    I would really recommend this post for those who are still working their way through SEO! The information presented is crystal clear. It is very understandable when people get lost in seo, but reading this post makes it all clear! Thank you for sharing this information. Hopefully more people would be able to read it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Joyce,
      Thanks for your kind words about my SEO post. Where did you find it, may I ask? I always wonder. I’m a teacher. People say that’s why I present information in an understandable way.
      Thanks for your compliments and comments.

      • Joyce Blass

        I was having problems with my blog traffic and was searching for some SEO tips online when I came across this post. I’m really glad I did! 🙂

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Joyce,
          Thanks for letting me know where you found my article. I’m glad you found my SEO tips helpful. It was one of my best-performing posts of 2017! Thanks for commenting.

  36. shahzaib

    Hi Janice Wald ,
    Unfortunately there’s a lot more to SEO than just using a keyword. There are many parts that all have to be aligned. Check out our free resources here, and maybe consider picking up our SEO strategy book, that goes through all the steps you need.
    Thanks for sharing great blog it is very helpful for us.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Shahzaib,
      I agree with the importance of on-site optimization. Thanks for writing to remind us of that. I appreciate you commenting on my article. Where did you find my SEO tools and methods article? It’s on the older side now. I always wonder.

  37. Mike Khorev

    Hi there, really impressed with your article, awesome, comprehensive list of just about everything! I like how you put focus on traffic instead of ranking, although I personally think you should explain that ranking doesn’t always equal traffic, and shouldn’t be the primary focus (just my 2 cents). However, as I’ve said, really awesome!

  38. Cleveland web developer

    Online Marketing is one of the best strategies out there. Some companies specializes this with various services from blogs to article posts on different sites.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Cleveland,
      If you use the tools mentioned in my post as well as the methods, there is no need for anyone to outsource to costly companies. I know people who have done this and they accomplished nothing but being out the money. They came to me for one-on-one coaching and left happier than with the company. I don’t pay to outsource. Do you?

  39. Winnipeg packaging

    Social media should become a core part of your marketing and SEO campaigns. Consider a high level of engagement on social media as important to SEO as it is to general marketing.

  40. On Page SEO

    Hi such a nice article when i am searching about seo i am then i reached on your website you have such a nice and helpful content .Thanks for sharing a helpful article with us.

  41. Tapish

    Janice, This one is really simple to understand article for a beginner. I had read it long back and now referring it twice. I now have a question. Should the links I guest post on have to have better ranking than mine of better domain authority? I want to guest post on the behalf of https://data-flair.training/blogs but now I am struggling with this matter.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Tapish,
      You ask a good question. I wondered the same thing in the past.
      I know if you guest post for a blog with a high DA ranking than yours, your DA ranking will be boosted.
      However, it is imperative to build links to your site. Google still believes quality content is linked to. Therefore, links from anywhere will help you even other blogs with a lower DA than yours. I hope I helped.

  42. NetSearch Web Design

    I love these tips as much as I love your blog. SO informative and interesting to read. I just wanna say that social media should become a core part of your marketing and SEO campaigns. Consider a high level of engagement on social media as important to SEO as it is to general marketing.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi NetSearch,
      Thanks for commenting. I agree. Isn’t it an indirect connection, though? Doesn’t SM help SEO by showing Google we have active blogs?

  43. Jason Pile

    Very useful tips for effective SEO. I hope these tips will help to us for good SEO results. Thanks for sharing.

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure, Jason. Thanks for writing to tell me you appreciated my article.

  44. Web Development

    Simple and understandable post Janica Wald. You have shared a lot of knowledge for readers who are looking for free SEO tips or looking carrier their carrier in SEO.

  45. Vihaan Rao

    The above post is beautifully written and shows us how these SEO tips can help to optimize the website for search engine. These tips are very important to all the SEO beginners who needs a kickstart and suggestion for my business and improve my SEO analyzing technique towards my business.

  46. sudhir yadav

    very nice seo servises These tips are very important to all the SEO beginners who needs a kickstart and suggestion for my business and improve my SEO analyzing technique towards my business.`

  47. muzammil ahmed

    Great post
    best SEO tips you share give very positive and immediate results
    thanx for this word + Graphics explanation

  48. JKO Consulting

    Nice tips and tools. Though I wish we had a completely free keywords analysis tool, these sophisticated tools, likes of SEMRush offer very limited access for free. Though Google Adwords is there, but it does not completely serve the purpose.

  49. April Ebarvia

    Your SEO tips are very helpful! I’ll definitely make sure that I apply this in my own website. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  50. Ashwin

    Excellent set of SEO tips. If one were to follow all of these to the letter, they’d go far. SEO is not hard. So much of success comes from actually doing what you know is best practices.

  51. Sunny Leone

    Simple and understandable post-Janica Wald. You have shared a lot of knowledge for readers who are looking for free SEO tips or looking carrier their carrier in SEO!

  52. Yuni triasish

    Here is included some good resources that you shared for helping to develop our SEO experience.

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure, Yuni, this may not be a new article, but the tools are still helpful.

  53. BubbleTechno

    Thank you very much for tell us about Unique SEO. I am new in this field and start to make notes on all seo topics.
    ou have shared a lot of knowledge for readers who are looking for free SEO tips or looking carrier their carrier in SEO!

  54. Sagar Birangal

    Thanks for sharing these SEO Tips. I am new in this Seo world so I am little confused about where to start but really again thanks for these useful tips.

  55. Sagar Birangal

    Thanks for sharing these SEO Tips. I am new in this Seo field so I am little confused about where to start but really again thanks for these useful tips.

  56. Rohan Dwivedi

    Hello Janice.

    Bookmarked your blog. Very resourceful tips for SEO.

    Thanks for sharing.

  57. Jasmine

    I cant really get what means with long tail keywords, But this article was very helpful and I will search more related keywords which will help me to have quality backlinks and increase traffic from search engines.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jasmine,
      Thanks for reaching out.
      Long-tail keywords are keywords with 4 or more words. For example, I have a post coming out tomorrow. The keyword is “social media video production.”
      See, it’s 4 words. Long-tail are better since they are so specific. If, for example, I just used “social media,” there would be SO much competition for readership due to the vagueness of the topic, I wouldn’t do well in Google’s Search Engine Results Pages. However, since “social media video production” is more specific, I have a better chance of getting online readers for my article.

  58. Jenny

    Thanks for sharing free SEO tips

    I am new in SEO and i don’t know which technique is good to boost up the ranking of website at initial level.

    Can you suggest me some off page and on page seo techniques that are still working in 2020?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jenny,
      We have a Blogging Academy on my site. You can get courses for under $8.00! If you are serious I recommend you take the Keyword Research Sanity class. You will find more information here http://bit.ly/KeywordSanity

  59. Bella D. @ Self-Publishing Made Easy Now

    What an excellent article this is. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful SEO tips. It is very helpful for all of those who are trying to boost their search engine visibility.

  60. Melissa

    Thanks for sharing the seo tips
    I am new in SEO and your SEO tips will be beneficial for me.
    Can you suggest me some advance SEO techniques that can help to improve the online presence of my client website.

  61. Haris Hussain

    I was searching for such kind of information and I am happy that I have. A nice blog, with so much information, and everyone is written with clarity. You did a wonderful job. Basically, I start working in a company that is all about Custom Boxes and I started to write blogs nearly seven months ago, but I was not sure how they write blog posts.
    So it’s a good guide for me. Thank you so much.

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