Top 10 Most Popular SEO Tricks

Top 10 Most Popular SEO Tricks

Even if you have a website with excellent content, to get huge traffic to your website you should ensure it stays at the top of search engine results. So what to do to make your website get positive search results? The following are some of the popular SEO Tricks and SEO tips which would benefit you.

SEO Tricks

1. Get an old domain : Don’t ever purchase a new domain if you can help it. Popular search engines like Google has an “aging delay” check whereby a domain has to be around for a few years to gain significance in the Google rankings. New domains are considered to be unreliable. If you purchase a new domain you have to wait for at least 10 months for your website to reach the top 20.

2. Have a spider-friendly website : One should remember that the search engine spiders do not fill complicated forms. Take care to have an alternative html link to enable the spiders access the entire site. The simplest way to do this is to have a comprehensive sitemap with links to all the internal pages.

3. Stay away from the popular keywords : Don’t crowd your content with popular keywords such as “vacation” or “games”. Instead join a phrase before or after the popular keyword like “vacation tips” or “amazing games”.

4. Beware of spam and link farm links : Take care that your site never carries links to a spammer or a link farm sites.  If you do the search engines would mark your site as spammer and you will have disastrous search results.

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5. Build a fast loading site : The search engines would test a site for speed of loading and if your site is too slow then your ratings will suffer. Also if your site is down often then it will be considered unfit.

6. Don’t rename your webpage : If you are already popular and have some regular following then renaming your webpage will be detrimental. It means you have to start again your SEO from the scratch. So don’t ever rename unless you really have to.

7. Put your keyword in the URL : Google consider the web address or URL of a site to be an important source to check relevancy. So have the most important keyword of your site in its URL. For example, the top 20 search results for the topic flowers displays the websites who has the word flower in their URL. Also you can have your keywords in the title tag, which too is one of the factors the search engines consider before ranking your site.

8. Have your keywords in the folder names : Always have your keywords in the file and folder names. For example if your site is about cars then use contact_us_for_cars.html as a folder name. Repeat this for the entire folders name and see some drastic improvement in your ranking

9. Avoid Cloaking : Site cloaking is the process of having one content for the users and an entirely different content for search engine spiders. This used to be popular few years back but now search engines have declared a ban on such practices.

10. Never over-optimize :  The search engines can make your site popular but for it to remain there it has to be interesting and useful. So nothing substitutes good content to bring quality traffic to your website.

Got any more SEO Tricks and SEO Tips about SEO ( Search Engine Optimization)? Please share them in the comments.

This is a guest post by Rajkumar Jonnala Part time Blogger and in his free time writes a lot about cable cover and desk cable management.

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  1. sandeep kumar dan says:

    hi, rajkumar…. Top 10 Most Popular SEO Tricks is an awesome article. all points are informative.
    And 7th point is impress me thanks for such an awesome post… 🙂

  2. Mohsin Ali says:

    Awesome tips. I never new about the first one thought. Now i try to get old domain for my new technology blog.

  3. Avinash says:

    After reading it , i said WOW!!!
    it is really awesome information you have provided. I really like it. 23 Effective ways to build links for your site has superb content. I really appreciate it .Point 7# Put your keyword in the URL is more practical and really beneficial to get top of the search engine.

  4. Peter Lee says:

    Great tips! But I do have difficulty understanding tip number 8. What do you mean by ‘folders’ here? Where are these ‘folders’? Appreciate if you could elaborate more. Thanks.

    • Rajkumar Jonnala says:

      Peter Lee Good Question….When you create your folders/files to be uploaded in your Cpanel, name them with your keywords, so when the files, i.e your articles/posts go live, their URL has your keyword. This helps in SEO.
      Note: This is applicable for sites that use PHP, but if you use wordpress, you can change the permalinks accordingly to get the same result.

  5. Chitra says:

    Hi, nice article.

    Had problem understanding point 1 – “If you purchase a new domain you have to wait for at least 10 months for your website to reach the top 20.” Which top 20 are you talking about? And is there any data to show it takes 10 months?

  6. Rizwan Sultan says:

    Hi Amit
    Nice post agree with these points but SERP now total change indeed these strategy are helpful but Google always make changes in there Algorithm against spam and duplicate content.Quality Quality give best SERP and visitors results.

  7. Nimsrules says:

    Superb tips, some new ones of course. I liked the first one about getting an old domain. I didn’t know there’s even a thing aging delay for domains.

  8. Sumon @ WP Cypher says:

    Very informative and useful post. One more important thing is you should submit your sitemap to the Search Engines.

  9. Zeeshan says:

    I agree with you that one must choose keyword in domain name its not necessary thing to do because i have seen many websites which have no keyword in their name but they are the top websites in the world.

  10. Sanjib Saha says:

    Hello Rajkumar,
    Very helpful ideas. There is so much for a newbie like me to gain from this article. Thanks for such a wonderful post. Is there any other tip from where i can gain something? @all bloggers.

  11. Ileane says:

    Interesting post. I think some points are really valid and others I haven’t tried. My blog was a brand new domain and it worked out well for me when I got it two years ago. I know things have changed so maybe you’re right. Good tips.

  12. Sheshnath says:

    Nice tips these are going to help many blogger to get their blogs rank top in search engines. Thanks for such a valuable information.

  13. Martha Giffen says:

    Thanks for the tips! Didn’t know about the purchasing of old domain names. I have heard it’s better to secure the domain for two years instead of one. Seems like it’s not seen as a “serious” site if only renewed for one year at a time. Is this right?

  14. Excellent tips on improving SEO. New bloggers will be benefited from it

  15. rakesh kumar says:

    A great collection of seo tricks, But forget to mention seo friendly plugins like SEO friendly images . 😉

  16. Great information. I am new to SEO and using a paid plugin for help figuring it out. Your blog gave me some more things to do. Thanks, Amit.

  17. Agree with the first point! New domains take time to rank where as if you have some old domain then it is quiet easy to rank.
    One more point I would like to bring to light is that before buying an old domain, research it and make it sure that it was not penalized, coz if you buy a domain which was previously penalized by Google then its even harder to rank in search results.

  18. Pavan Somu says:

    I would add: Create a top hits or featured posts section that makes it easy to find your best content. Also link back to your older posts in some of your newer posts to alert new readers to the best related posts in your archives and help search engines understand which pages are most important.

  19. Justin Germino says:

    More like rules to live by instead of tricks, no trickery involved when using these perfectly valid techniques (though purchasing an old domain name is like a little bit cheating, and often costs a bit more it is a great way to get an aged site that you can monetize much faster).

  20. Trung Nguyen says:

    I’ll think about buying an old domain to do SEO. Very userful post.

  21. Bharat Chowdary says:

    Awesome and worth sharing tips. thanks Amit for writing such a great article with full of facts !

  22. I think as google has now changed his privacy policy so one should understand that what is seo only with the help of keyword you cannot rank up your have to make a valuable backlink and hero backlink that will help you in optimization…

  23. Shathyan Raja says:

    Nice and useful tricks. Mainly the method of changing the folder names to our keyword was one of the rare and useful SEO strategy that Im reading here.

    Tanks for Sharing. 🙂