BASIC ON-PAGE SEO TIPS: You should have to do before doing anything on your own newly created website/blog.
Hello friends ! Here I have some basic On-page Search Engine Optimization(SEO) tips for you which you should have to do before doing anything for your site. These things are just common things for all but most of the websites/blogs owner forgot to do it first for their site. You don’t have to need any SEO knowledge for it, just make sure to confirm that your site is completely valid for Search Engines.
1) Choose and Purchase your template/theme SEO friendly:
If you are a WordPress/drupal/joomla blogger and want to use ready made template/theme then you should have to choose SEO friendly and Responsive template which is having completely H1, H2, H3.. and all other meta tags in proper validated format or not. And You must have to choose high page speed loading performance template(Minimum 92 out of 100). You can check your site’s page loading speed in Google‘s Page Speed Checker.
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If you want to use your own template which is made by your programmer than you should have to tell them that he/she need to do their whole website coding with followed all SEO rules and having W3 validation.
2) Create and Submit your Sitemap in Google Webmaster:
Create a sitemap of your website and submit in Google’s Webmaster Tool to get indexing and ranking your all the post and pages from Google. If you are using WordPress for your blog/website than you just need to install On-Page SEO plugins like All In One SEO, SEO by Yoast etc. In that plugins you can set your sitemap easily in plugin setting options and then check to confirm your sitemap through http://www.YourSiteName.com/sitemap.xml. (e.g. www.amaezing.com/sitemap.xml)
3) Block and Remove pages using Robots.txt file:
Create a Robots.txt file for your site to remove or block pages. Robots.txt file prevent your certain pages from Search Engine Robots which crawl in web. These robots are automated in web, so you can only restrict them to access your pages by robots.txt.
So, now your question is “How to create Robots.txt file for my site/blog?”. You can learn more about them from Google Webmaster Tool Support.
4) Nofollows for External links:
Make your external links Nofollows by adding ‘rel=nofollow’ and ‘target=_blank’ into your all the external links of your website’s specific posts/pages.
There is lots of pre-built plugins available which provides this type of facilities. You just install that plugin in your blog/website and it will automatically add Nofollows to all external links.
“Why we need to add ‘rel=nofollow’ for external links?”. Because it will say to search engine Not to Follow this links in web crawl. If you are having some ‘Untrusted user content/comment’ , ‘Paid Links/posts’ or this type of external link into your site than you must have to add this Nofollow attribute in relation value.
So, we can’t say that these all are actually On-page SEO methods but we should have do all this work for our site before doing anything for SEO. We can’t ignore these for our website and make it perfect for better Search Engine Optimization(SEO).