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Can You Beat Google? Top 10 SEO Techniques Every Marketing Professional Needs to Know

Did you know that Google processes over 3.5 billion searches per day (Internet Live Stats, 2023)?


That’s a lot of potential visibility for your brand. However, to tap into this vast ocean of opportunities, understanding and implementing effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques is essential.


Here are the top 10 SEO techniques every marketing professional needs to know.


1. Keyword Research


Keyword research is the cornerstone of any SEO strategy. Using tools like Google Keyword Planner or SEMRush can help identify keywords relevant to your brand that have high search volume and lower competition.


2. High-Quality Content


Creating high-quality, relevant content is crucial. Google's algorithm favors content that provides value to its users. According to Backlinko, the average word count of a Google first page result is 1,447 words (Backlinko, 2021).


3. Optimize Meta Descriptions and Title Tags


Meta descriptions and title tags give search engines a snapshot of your page content. Make sure they include your focus keywords. This can significantly improve your click-through rate (CTR).


4. Mobile-Friendly Website


With 52.2% of all website traffic worldwide generated through mobile phones in 2021 (Statista, 2021), having a mobile-friendly website isn't optional anymore. Google's mobile-first indexing also prioritizes mobile-friendly sites.


5. Fast Loading Speed


A slow-loading site can hurt your SEO. Google’s PageSpeed Insights can help you check your site’s speed. According to Google, as page load time goes from one second to ten seconds, the probability of a mobile site visitor bouncing increases by 123% (Google, 2020).


6. Secure Website (HTTPS)


Security is a priority for Google. HTTPS is now a ranking signal. Data from Moz shows that over 50% of page one Google results are HTTPS (Moz, 2021).


7. Use Schema Markup


Schema markup helps search engines understand your content better. This can improve your appearance in SERPs with rich snippets and boost CTR.


8. Regularly Update Content


Updating your content regularly signals to search engines that your site is current and relevant. According to HubSpot, companies that blogged 16+ times per month got almost 3.5 times more traffic than companies that blogged 0-4 times per month (HubSpot, 2020).


9. Backlinks


Quality backlinks are a significant factor in Google’s ranking algorithm. Techniques for gaining backlinks include guest blogging, creating high-quality content, and reaching out to influencers.


10. Voice Search Optimization


With the rise of voice-activated devices, optimizing for voice search is becoming increasingly important. Longer, conversational keywords, and answering specific questions can help here.


SEO is a challenging game, but with these techniques in your arsenal, you're well-equipped to make strides in improving your visibility on search engines.


Sources Cited:


Internet Live Stats. (2023). Google Search Statistics. http://www.internetlivestats.com/


Backlinko. (2021). Google CTR Stats. https://backlinko.com/


Statista. (2021). Percentage of mobile device website traffic worldwide. https://www.statista.com/


Google. (2020). Mobile Page Speed. https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/


Moz. (2021). HTTPS and SSL. https://moz.com/


HubSpot. (2020). Companies that blogged 16+ times per month. https://blog.hubspot.com/





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yocop85357
21 juin 2023

SEO can indeed feel like an epic quest to "beat Google," especially with the search giant continually updating and refining its algorithms. The techniques laid out in this post are like the tools in our questing satchel - essential for the journey, but requiring skill to wield effectively. Keyword research, high-quality content, meta descriptions, and title tags are like the compass and map, guiding us through the realm of online visibility. Making our sites mobile-friendly and ensuring fast loading speed are akin to ensuring our questing steed is in top condition. And just as a knight would keep his armor and sword in good shape, we need to keep our website secure (HTTPS) and our content fresh. Building backlinks and…

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hirame3040
21 juin 2023

This article perfectly underscores the intricate dance between marketers and Google's ever-evolving algorithm. Mastering these SEO techniques won't necessarily mean "beating" Google, but rather understanding and harmonizing with its rhythm. A well-optimized website is a testament to this symbiotic relationship.

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komav53336
21 juin 2023

"Beat Google?" That's a bit like trying to win a race against a cheetah while riding a tricycle! But with these SEO techniques, at least I'll be on a turbocharged tricycle. Let's go, team #TurboTricycle!

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