Check your website SEO
How to Check your website SEO is a must for everyone involved in website building or even those having someone else do the work for them.
SEO or Search engine optimisation is described in Wikipedia as;
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the online visibility a website or a web page in a web search engine‘s unpaid results.—Often referred to as “natural”, “organic“, online visibility “earned” results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a website appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users; these visitors can then be converted into customers.
Now that may be a tad technical so let’s shorten it up to say basically it is how you are found on the web without paying for it.
It is the number one priority on any website and without it, everything else is lost.
What effects SEO
SEO is affected by your choice of Keywords, your Meta description, the number of words in a post, Headings, pictures, spelling, writing, subject and a few more.
So what can you do about SEO?
If you are using WordPress as a platform it is really easy. Just download a plug-in like All In One SEO or Yoast SEO ( you can use both) and they will guide you to success.
Let’s look at these before we try and check a result.
Keywords are really important in how to check your website SEO so you need to choose carefully and use it in your headline
Your Meta description in under 160 characters should include your Keyword.
Your Keyword in the first paragraph is good but then hold back.
I like to use it in a #3 heading at the end of the post as well.
Headings. Start big and go down from there and not the other way or jumping around.
Pictures and SEO
First of all, they must be relevant to the subject.
Then use a description and here we have some conjecture. Many will say the description should be your title, which is what I use, but other will say identify the picture eg a tree in Apple blossom.
Spelling effect on SEO
I am told Google hates bad spelling and punctuation so I have a great way to overcome this. I use Grammarly.com free service to read and offer corrections to my spelling. It is a great back up supports and FREE
Number of Words in a post
There are many different ideas on this but the majority will tell you that a minimum of 300 and a Maximum 5000 is appropriate. Then with the best at about 1200 words an article. I try for about 1000 a time depending on the subject.
Sentences and paragraphs
We are told to write short sentences and short paragraphs and a sub-headline often
We have now completed an outline of what is needed so how do we check?
So easy https://web.dev/ and insert your URL
So now you know how to Check your website SEO
PS google rated my SEO at 100% for this post