First off, Happy New Years! I wish you all prosperous year filled with joy, health, and wealth for 2018. Now that it is the New Year, it is time to step back to the drawing board and see what can be done to improve your search engine results through SEO.
The good news is, you’ve probably utilized most if not all of these tools already. However, if you don’t already use these tools, this is your opportunity to start the new year off strong!
Without further ado, let’s get right into the tools that will help you run a successful online business today(:
Tool #1: Secure your website with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Google as a business takes serious precaution to ensure their search engine traffic receives search results that are not only relevant but safe to browse.
It’s absolutely safe to assume that SSL plays a huge role in terms of trust in the eyes of Google. Growing up, I was told the internet is filled with scammers and hackers. This became more evident to me when I made a purchase at an unsecured website and had my credit card information compromised. Ever since that experience, I would never trust or stay too long at a website that is unsecured.
It’s almost like going to a house to sleep for the night, but the doors are open with no way of keeping people out. Would you feel safe sleeping there? — Absolutely not!
This is why securing your website with SSL is so important if you intend to keep your business running successfully for a very long time.
If you look at your browser bar, you will notice there is a green padlock next to the https:// URL. This means it is safe to visit and the website owner actually spent extra money to ensure your safety.
Personally, I don’t think having SSL or not having SSL will hugely impact your website rankings. However, I think by having a secured website it can greatly benefit your website overall!
You’re probably scratching your head right now, so let me explain!
Your visitors are more likely to stay, come back, and share your website just because your website is safe to visit(: This means, you might gain more visitors just because you have a secured website. What do more visitors mean to you?
Check out my full article that focuses specifically on the secure sockets layer (SSL) by clicking here.
Tool #2: Register your Website with Google Search Console or Webmaster tools as well as Google Analytic. These are tools provided by Google and will absolutely benefit the growth of your website.
If you haven’t registered yet, you need to do it now because it is absolutely mandatory. You can learn more about Google Analytic with my step by step tutorial by clicking here.
Tool #3: Jaaxy Keyword and Niche Research Tool. Are you trying to rank on the first page of Google? Jaaxy Keyword and Niche Research Tool is your solution.
Organic traffic is driven by search engines and they are absolutely FREE and highly targeted. When a visitor enters a phrase on Google, Yahoo, or Bing, it is considered keywords. Google will use the phrase or keywords to display relevant results.
This means, with the right keywords, your content and website will be a search result for your respective niche. However, there are lots of affiliate marketers like yourself, so how do you compete with them?
This is why tools like Jaaxy Keyword and Niche Research Tool becomes very handy because it will display the monthly search traffic and how competitive it is.
Example, “How to make money online” (Keyword), monthly searches are 10,000, and the QSR or competition is at 500. This means the keyword, “How to make money online” is highly competitive and very hard to rank high for.
How did I come up with those numbers? Well, the example was completely guessed. The Jaaxy Keyword and Niche Research Tool will actually display the real numbers, so you know which keywords to target to rank high.
Writing high-quality content is important, now you can boost your website and pages in 2018 by using Jaaxy Keyword and Niche Research Tool! Learn more by clicking here.
Tool #4: Sign up for Seobility! Seobility will allow you to monitor your website’s overall SEO performance. Seobility has 4 major tools that will greatly benefit your online business:
- SEO Check – This tool will test your website and offer you tips to improve your search engine optimization.
- SEO Compare – This tool will compare 2 pages for a keyword.
- Keyword Check – This tool will display how well your page is optimized for your targeted keywords.
- Ranking Check – This tool will check your page’s ranking for keywords.
Keep in mind, there is a free and paid version, but I recommend trying the free version first before making a purchase.
Tool #5: Research your competition with SEM Rush. The internet is massive with lots of users that are actively making purchases online, so it’s no surprise that you can make lots of money online.
However, that also means the competition is fierce, so how do you compete with so many people? Do research of course!
This tool will allow you to find your competitors backlinks, keywords, and more! Note: It’s free to try!
Tool #6: SEOQuake for more competition research! Similar to the MOZ bar, this tool provides more data such as Google Index, Number of External Links, SEM Rush Rank, Alexa Rank, Domain Age, and more.
Tool #7: Use Seed Keywords to research and create a scenario for your friends, subscribers, social media followers, etc to generate real search terms. For example, you ask a question on Seed Keywords and this will generate a URL for you to share.
Over time, hopefully, you will receive some answers from the people you shared with and the results are keyword terms that people would use if they are searching for what your question is.
Tool #8: Analyze your website’s SEO with SEOptimer. You can now analyze your website and use the information provided to improve your SEO.
Tool #9: Install and Activate The All in One SEO Tool for your WordPress Website. You can learn more about it by clicking here.
Tool #10: Join Wealthy Affiliate the ultimate Online Business Platform. If you are serious about building a profitable and successful online business, this is a highly recommended platform. By joining, you can monitor your website, build and host new or existing websites, keyword research tool, access their training, and much more!
The online business world is very competitive, so you are doing yourself a huge favor by utilizing the resources provided by you from Wealthy Affiliate.
My Final Thoughts
The longer I do this, the more I realize how important SEO is if you want to have a successful online business. The tools above will definitely help your website, but in the end, it really depends on how much dedication you have for your website in terms of content production.
There is no easy way to get you ranked 1 on Google fast, so I hope you don’t fall for those schemes that are most likely going to come out very soon by people who are only after your money.
What are your online business goals for 2018 and what other methods are you going to try this year to improve your websites SEO? Let us know by leaving a comment below(: