SEO Website Architecture-The X’s And O’s Of SEO-Episode Two
Today we are going to talk about SEO Website Architecture or as I like to call it, the anatomy of a website.
When I say the anatomy of a website, I am talking about your website’s architecture. This means the way your website is designed for SEO purposes.
So when Google comes and visits your site, they can easily crawl your website and find the best content. This will help the pages on your site rise higher in the search engines.
Ultimately when your website climbs higher in the search engines, you’ll get more buyers to your website. They’ll buy from you and buy from you more often, putting more cash in your pocket.
After all, is that not why we are all here today?
Without any further ado, let us get into today’s lesson.
The first thing I want you to think about is most business owners think of their website in terms of its whole or they think of it globally.
Most times when you think of your website, you think of your home page.
You need to change your SEO mindset and start thinking about your website in terms of first keywords and then pages of content built around those keywords.
Most business owners see their website like this, as a whole. I am going to challenge you to change your mind set and start thinking about it more as individual web pages.
Let me explain to you why this is important.
Two of the ways that Google ranks webpages in the search engines are with relevancy and popularity. Relevancy basically means how relevant is the content on your webpage to your buyers search query.
So when your buyer types something into the search box in the engine like Google, how relevant are the words on your page to that search query?
Right away, if your page is not relevant to that search query, Google is not going to pay attention to you.
We want to make sure that we are as relevant for that search term as possible. The way that we do that is we build our webpages about one – yes, one – keyword or keyword phrase.
The way that we want to do this, of course, we will come here, if this is your webpage, you want to start with your title tag.
Your title tag should have your keyword in it. I prefer to have the keyword as the first word or the first part of your title tag whenever you are filling those out and I really only recommend that you stick to one keyword, one keyword phrase.
Having 10, 15, or 20 words as sometimes I see in title tag, that is really going to devalue your main keyword and this is the keyword we want this page to rank for in the search engines.
Then you want to start with your page title. I have <H1> tags here and that is just a form of HTML. You want to put your keywords in an <H1> tag.
Some people are saying that Google is no longer paying attention to <H1> tags because spammers have gamed this and they will use the <H1> tag and stuff it with keywords. I recommend if you are just going to use one keyword in your page title to use the <H1>; it cannot hurt.
In the content of your page, you want to make sure that you have your keyword in the first sentence of your first paragraph. Then you want your keyword sprinkled throughout your content.
Make sure you have it down towards the end of your content. Do not keyword stuff your pages. At the same time, you do not really need to worry about how many times you are using your keyword.
If you’re writing good content your keywords should appear naturally and it will rank well for that keyword.
If you’re looking for a rule of thumb, for every 100 words you write, consider using your keyword or keyword phrase about three times; if you’re interested in this kind of thing.
I would also recommend putting an image on your page.
The reason I recommend this is because quality content tends to have an image in the page.
Add an image that is relevant to the topic that you are writing about but make sure you add the alt text to your image – which is the attribute of your keyword in alt text.
What that does is that basically tells Google what that image is all about.
Remember, the search engines like Google, cannot read or tell what an image is. The alt text are the words that describe the picture. You want to make sure you have your keywords in there.
This diagram is a good example of proper SEO website architecture.
Looking at the anatomy of your website, rather than looking at your website globally or as just your home page, you want to think of your website in terms of this kind of site architecture.
You have your home page and then your home page links to your category pages.
Typically your category pages are going to be your most important keywords; those keywords that have the most search and the least amount of competition.
From these categories, then you are going to come down here and have your detail pages or maybe your product pages.
These are pages of content that really support your main keywords so that is why it is so important to start with keyword research.
This is the foundation of your SEO campaign – knowing what your searchers are looking for and what your buyers are looking for.
Then creating these little detail pages that link back to help support these category pages.
This is how you want to think of your SEO website Architecture, the anatomy of your website to improve search engine rankings and conversions.
I hope you enjoyed today’s lesson. If you did, I would really appreciate if you could leave some comments and questions in the comments box below on my blog.
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