Last Updated: 19rd December, 2019
Best SEO tricks in 2020 from TOP SEO Experts
Do you want to know the best SEO tricks from online marketing gurus?
I’m talking about Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Robbie Richards, Ramsay Taplin and Bryan Harris!
And I’m going to reveal these experts’ secrets and tricks in this article!
I analyzed the most shared and highest-traffic articles to discover the secrets of their success.
First, did you find this SEO blog post via a Google search?
Keep reading to find out how to do SEO like a PRO.
SEO is probably the most important competitive digital marketing advantage that you can have over your competition.
Ranking high for your target keywords not only puts you in the spotlight but also can help you steal business from your competition.
In this day and age, if you rank anything past the first page on Google you will barely get any traffic so you need to work on your Search Engine Optimization game if you’re serious about your online presence.
I’ve been doing SEO for the last 10 years, and throughout those years, I’ve tried to consume all the information about SEO that I could get my hands on. This blog post is all that information plus new ranking techniques that work in 2018 and will work in 2019, in a neat tutorial.
I guarantee that even if you’re experienced with SEO, you will find a trick or two in this post that will help your blog or wordpress site climb higher on Google.
Apply these simple SEO tips for the fast growth of your own blog or website!
Top SEO Tricks:
- Optimize and compress images in exchange for a faster loading time. Use Photoshop, or tools such as ImageOptim, Kraken.
- Test different hosting providers and choose the fastest one. Find out where your competitors place their sites and compare the loading speed. (WebhostingHero and Pingdom will help you.) My personal choice – SiteGround!
- Write a unique CTA in headlines and in the title tag of your page. Pay attention to your competitors’ headlines when you get the results of typing keywords in the search engine. You will also understand what types of posts are the most popular.
- Describe your meta description with a call to action. It is best to limit it to 117 characters so that mobile phone users can see your full description.
- Optimize your content for long tail and other relevant queries. Analyze the content of your competitors’ pages on your queries, including what words they use. You must use all the words that are relevant to the user’s question, and what he or she (and a search engine) should expect to find on your page. A comprehensive answer will always be rewarded.
- Create high-quality, well-researched content with data and explanatory images. It won’t be easy to make your way through content marketing if you write short features. In this niche, the length of posts is very important, and each one ought to add up to a minimum of 4,000 words. Update your content so that it always remains fresh and topical.
- Lead the user wisely. Keep your goals in mind when you write each post. If your goal is to sell something, create a sales tunnel, and try even the most absurd options. Sometimes success comes from where you expect it the least.
- Check your posts for any broken links from time to time. (Screaming Frog SEO Spider is the best helper!) Neither the user nor the search engine likes malfunctioning links. We access them and find ourselves face-to-face with a 404 error page, which means we will likely leave the page forever. It is essential that you customize your 404 page.
- An internal link is still a link! Do not write your posts just like that, without taking a second look. You should always have the internal structure of your blog right before your eyes. Each new post is a part, an item in your promotional strategy. Reinforce and nourish these posts with other articles, by offering internal links to the posts that are useful for you and your readers.
- Use outbound links! Do not be afraid to refer to other bloggers or influencers in your niche. Help people find the answers to their questions right on your page. This will be the first step toward building a mutually beneficial relationship.
- Don’t get too relaxed with the promotion of your posts. As far as I am aware, backlinks are still quite relevant! Even if you’ve become an expert, and your blog has a huge traffic ranking, you need to keep building partnerships with other bloggers, giving interviews, commenting on other posts in the thematic groups and communities on Google +, LinkedIn, GrowthHackers. This is business, and the rules are the same throughout. You need the team, and you definitely need assistants.
- Focus only on functioning traffic sources. Do not deplete your energy by doing everything at once. Find out where your target audience is and play off of that.
- Invest money in your future. Paid and custom images, the set of SEO tools — you have to pay for everything, and that is absolutely normal. Everything will pay off when people start paying you!
- Be yourself. We love individuality and idealize experts, but these are the same people who were just beginning their careers some time ago. Make mistakes and move forward, and know that hard work will always be rewarded, no matter what obstacles you face. Come up with your own SEO tricks, like Brian Dean and his legendary Skyscraper Technique.
Don’t Forget These 3 Equally Important Off-Page SEO Factors
Here are some key factors that most people miss when it comes to off-page SEO:
- You need tons of Social Signals. Yes, Google DOES care about how much social traffic and shares your article gets. Here are some ideas to boost that.
- Join a lot (and I mean a lot) of Facebook Groups in your niche. Post to all those groups every time you create a new post, and repost every 2-3 months. This will increase your traffic like crazy, not to mention that each share, like, and comment adds to your social score.
- As you can imagine, you would need to spend a lot of time posting to 100s of Facebook groups every time you wanted to promote an article. If you have been reading my articles, you know how much I hate doing repetitive tasks, so I suggest to hire a Virtual Assistant on Fiverr to help you increase your productivity.
- It’s never too early (or too late) to build Press and Powerful backlinks from high authority sites. Here quality trumps quantity, although quantity shouldn’t be overlooked. A shout out from Forbes is worth a lot more than 100 lower-tier sites, but the lower-tier sites can help you achieve good backlink volume. Here’s how to get all those backlinks.
- Reach out to other bloggers and writers to see if they want to cover your story. My most effective way to reach out is via Facebook Messenger or Twitter (in that order), email requests usually hit the spam folder but a carefully crafted A/B testing campaign will yield you good results.
- Build relationships with writers in your space so that they cover you not just once but multiple times. Provide value first before asking for anything. A good way to build a relationship is to feature them first on your blog by accepting a guest post from them.
Backlinks are the holy grail of SEO
Let me say that again. Backlinks are the holy grail of SEO.
How do you get backlinks?
- You can check the backlink profile of your competitors page by copying and pasting the link into Ahrefs or SEMrush, from there you can go to each of the sites that are linking to them and try to get a backlink to your site.
- You can also buy expiring domains and 301 redirect them to your site. You will get all the SEO juice that those domains had built. <— This is a very undervalued resource, provided that you find good domains. As an added plus, if you buy domains in your niche, you can redirect all their traffic to your site.
- You can write guest posts and go on podcasts.
If you follow these two white hat SEO strategies (great content and solid backlinks) you can be sure your site will be safe of any Hummingbird, Penguin, Panda or Fred updates.