SEO refers to optimization for search engines, i.e.: the set of all those practices that serve to improve the visibility of a site on search engine results.
These optimization activities can be divided into:
There are more than 200 factors that may currently affect the ranking of a site and include not just page-level aspects (like meta tags, keyword density, duplicates and content length), but also domain level (for example age and history of the domain) factors and other aspects regarding links (e.g.: quality of backlinks), interactions (e.g.: bounce rate), social signals (e.g.: number of likes), brand identity (e.g.: quotes and mentions) and special algorithm rules (e.g.: penalties, search journeys and search intents).
We are not aware of exactly what these factors are and above all what weight Google gives to each of them. Furthermore, these factors are constantly changing. It is important to remember that SEO is a dynamic activity that evolves over time.
Let’s see seven tips that it is better to follow to optimize a web page for search engines.
The URL is the unique address of
each web page. It is the first element that Google takes into consideration for
indexing a site, so it is important to create URLs that are SEO friendly.
To do this you need to:
The title tag is an HTML code that specifies the title of a specific web page and is visible within the search engine results. It is the on-page SEO factor that most affects the page ranking and helps users understand the content of the site compared to the search query. Therefore, it is important that the titles are: unique, descriptive and concise.
The meta description is an HTML attribute that provides a concise description of the content of the web page and is visible within the search engine results. This can affect the Click Through Rate (CTR) percentages, so it must be treated carefully.
The title is the main header of the web page. It must therefore be: unique, descriptive and representative of the content of the page.
Well-structured text is easier to read. To structure text correctly, you need to write an introduction that describes the question you want to talk about on the page and then divide the text into 3-5 logical sections, equipped with relative descriptive subtitles. The purpose of the tags is to communicate the hierarchical structure of the contents of the pages to Google.
Multimedia content allows you to present information in a more engaging format than text. The use of relevant, educational and quality video and infographic images within a web page allows you to reduce the bounce rate and at the same time increase the time spent by users on the site, increasing the probability that they will transform in customers.
Internal links connect the most important pages of a website and represent a fundamental part of SEO optimization on-page, since they favor the navigation of users and search engines. The outgoing links allow you to discover web pages related to ours and allow you to increase the search engine’s trust in the brand.