A lot of people don’t realise the amount of patience that it takes to actually get a website ranking well in search engines. I have come across a number of clients that expected rankings to shoot up to page one as soon as SEO starts being implemented.  If you are one of those, let me tell you something, it takes time to really devise a good strategy and a bit more before you start to see the results.

Practical Ways to Practice SEO Effectively

As you will have heard, content is king when it comes to SEO.  Writing interesting content that people would like to read is actually a key component of an effective SEO strategy and many fail to understand this.  Many people still write content for search engines and stuff keywords in that don’t even make sense to readers.

Once some great content has been written,  get the content out there, by sharing it on your twitter account,  with a statement on why you think the content is good.  Share it on StumbleUpon and various other social websites you may be using.  After all, that is what social is about, sharing your thoughts, feelings and achievements, the latest news in your line of industry and much more. In this blog post, the idea that people use social networks to distribute what they like is discussed in more detail. Make your blog more visible by adding all the sharing social media icons. These are practical forms of link building that you should employ on a regular biases. If your content is good people will share it with their friends and comment and interact with you.

These are some of the ways you can practice SEO effectively, and get results from them. Sharing your content with real people beats submitting your website to a crummy unrelated web directory.  Okay,  If it’s a niche directory or a local one on the other hand by all means submit your website to it.  When its a general directory that’s just there as a link farm on the other hand,. my advise will be to stay well clear of that.

Think about it, these techniques take time to do and although you may think that these things are not reaping any SEO benefits at the start, if you continue to practice them they will later on. This is because consistency and patience is the key when it comes to SEO.  Thanks for reading and if you have anything to add please leave your comments below.

By Ibukun Sodipe