We prepared the top 10 Onpage SEO Tips for Montreal Webmasters
Google has once again tweaked the rules that determine what page elements will actually matter to, and benefit from your onpage SEO.Since the release of Hummingbird, and the newest Penguin 2.1 update, Panda 4.0 and the latest Pigeon update, everything is just different enough to make many Montreal webmasters a little so we thought that these 10 onpage Seo tips would help.Most of them are still wondering what exactly happened, and they are left wondering how to deal with the resulting major shifts in Montreal web traffic.However, while those webmasters are trying to regain their footing and experimenting with assorted strategies that may or may not actually work; you will be relieved to learn that are still some traditional and distinct rules for effective onpage SEO.
How Will Google “Read” My Website Now?
The most significant thing to remember is that the quality of your content and the basic schema elements of that content will always be your major priority. Onpage optimization of your content is what will take your Montreal based website to the top ranked positions on Google, or any other search engine for that matter.
The search engine spiders make use of onpage elements such as HTML tags; including – bolds, heading tags, image tags, italics, list type tags, meta tags, title tag, and even underlines, etc. A search engine spider will be able to “read” the complete configuration of the website through these elements. The Google Data Highlighter for webmasters is an awesome tool to help you figure out what data on your site is working effectively for SEO in Montreal.
These other factors are some of the fundamental things needed for truly effective onpage optimization.
1. Creative Content
Content is still, and will always be what matters most. An interesting, informative, and well-written article is the main thing that will help you reach the top ranks. All of the content on your Montreal based website should be valuable and informative for your visitors. There is no real set rule for word count, but visitors tend to only skim articles longer than 800 words. Shorter articles that tell them what they want to know are more likely to encourage them to look further through your site.
2. Attractive Original Images
Unique and optimized images are another must have element, which will help in achieving impressive results. Employing a CDN (content delivery network) to supply images could help in boosting your site speed and thus help push you higher in the search rankings. Use an ALT tag to describe each image and include a tool tip – This helps the spiders understand what the image is showing. Choose and name each image keeping your targeted keywords in mind. (A good Alt tag contains keywords and describes the image well)
3. Proficient Interlinking
Interlinking between your site pages helps in several ways, but most importantly, it helps search engine spiders to efficiently crawl site pages that are connected and to index them accurately and quickly. Interlinking also helps your users to more easily find the important and related content within your website.
4. Careful Keyword Density
Keyword density is determined by calculating the total number of times a keyword is used within the total number of words in the content of each page. Ideally, you should try to limit your keyword density to 3-4% only, anything higher than that tends to make the spiders think that your content is keyword spammy. Also, make sure to use the main keyword within the first paragraph.
5. Smartly SEO Optimized Titles
One of the most essential aspects of onpage optimization is the title of your content. When writing your page title, you should make sure that it includes your main targeted keyword. The title should be catchy, and pertain to the content directly. You should also keep your title to only 50 to 60 characters, including spaces, since that is what Google will display in search results.
6. Effectual Sitemap and Breadcrumbs
Create a proper sitemap index for your website, it helps the spiders index your site pages. A proper breadcrumb trail (secondary navigation scheme) also helps the spiders, and your users to understand and navigate the content and structure of the website.
7. Clean, Engaging URL/ Permalinks
Your URL should be catchy and contain the main targeted keyword of your home page, and it should be as concise as feasible. URL’s and permalinks that are short, interesting, and practical, are crucial to effective SEO.
8. Efficient Robots.txt File Use
Make sure you update your robot.txt file, and that it’s not blocking anything from the spiders that you want them to index, and that it isn’t allowing them to search anything you don’t want them to find.
9. Attractive & Engaging Meta Description
An attractive Meta description helps in increasing your visitor CTR (Click-through rate). This doesn’t really affect how the spiders will crawl your site, but it definitely helps get visitors to your site, which the spiders do take into consideration.
10. Regular Updates
Search engine spiders love websites that are updated often, on a daily or even a weekly basis. Sites that are kept updated tend to move up the ranks faster, and stay at the top longer. Consumers in Montreal prefer websites that are up to date and updated regularly as well.