With virtually all businesses taking their online presence more seriously, there is such a need for web designers to offer SEO and to know how to get better search results for clients.

In this episode, I’ll share with you my top 7 strategies for getting better SEO results for not only your website, but for your clients.

I highly, highly recommend that you start offering SEO if you haven’t already. There’s such a need for it and luckily, the basics of SEO are very easy to learn and implement. Then once you feel confident and comfortable with the fundamentals of SEO, you can expand and get more robust and wilder if you want 🙂

But to be transparent, I built my entire joshhall.co SEO presence with a low-level understanding of SEO and all the tips you’re about to learn in this episode.

And if you’d like some help learning SEO, I have very exciting news…

I just launched a brand new (and free) 1-hour OnDemand masterclass! A Beginners Guide to SEO for Web Designers.

I recommend going through that if you’re brand new to web design or if you’re terrified of SEO like I was 🙂

In this episode:

00:00 – Introduction
03:24 – 1) Follow SEO tree
07:14 – 2) Separate Service Pages
09:49 – 3) Appease Google
12:53 – 4) Love the Linking
18:16 – 5) Longtail keyword/phrase
23:44 – 6) Answer as snippets
26:15 – 7) Increase time on site
28:59 – Recap 

Featured links mentioned:

Episode #163 Full Transcription

Josh 0:14
Hello, friends, welcome into the podcast episode 163. Just me with you in this one, I’m really excited to dish out what I found to be my top strategies. And we’re going to, we’re going to limit it to seven seven strategies for getting better SEO rankings. And here’s the exciting part. Right now, these are the top strategies that I’ve found to get the quickest results for Google. As you probably know, Google does take a little while depending on the website, and depending on the content and the strategy, it is not an overnight thing.

Josh 0:47
However, if you do one, or ideally, all of the tips we’re about to go over, you will get the quickest ROI for Google. And that’s not really a return on investment, I guess we’ll call it maybe return on input. Ooh, there we go. There’s a new word for the podcast return on input. If you implement an input these things, you will get much faster Google rankings for not only your site, but for your clients. That’s something else I wanted to make note of right off the top here. As it goes with all of my podcast. Just remember, when you’re learning through this podcast on these tips, do not be afraid to implement this in your business. This is not like proprietary knowledge that only I know and share with you and that you can’t turn around and use for your clients. I 100% want you to take this and use it in your business. And I want you to charge for it.

Josh 1:37
Everything that you learn in here, you will be able to implement in your business and charge for it for your clients because it’s going to help get better results. And side note, if you take these tips and lay them out into you know, to your clients in just kind of offer this as knowledge. You’re going to look like a boss and you’re going to look like you know what the heck you’re talking about. And the cool thing about SEO is that I’ve been reaffirmed in all the podcast interviews I’ve done with SEO experts. We just recently had an SEO guy on the podcast earlier on 162. About backlinks and Google agro algorithms. But they’ve all reaffirmed to me that SEO is not rocket science. It is fairly common sense. And once you know the basics, you can do a lot of good with SEO.

Josh 2:17
Now yes, SEO is something that can get very complex and very robust. But at the core, it can be done very simply in these seven tips that we’re about to dive into are just that the seven most simplest and easy to implement tips that I highly recommend you do now the cool thing is before we dive into point number one, these are all pulled from something really exciting. I’m pumped to share with you my brand new free masterclass, which is a beginner’s guide to SEO for web designers. And you can pick that up right now at the post for this podcast. So just go to Josh Hall co/163. And you can just let me know where you would like me to send this free masterclass, it’s a one hour training.

Josh 2:56
It’s kind of like a little intro to SEO for web designers course. It’s a one hour training, you just let me know where you would like me to send that. And I would love to give you the basics of SEO, particularly for those of you who are new to web design. And you’re like I just I’m terrified of SEO because that’s definitely how I felt. But this masterclass will give you the basics and help give you some confidence. So check that out at the post for this episode one, excuse me, Josh Hall Dotco slash 163. All right, now to my seven top strategies for quick SEO wins.

1) Follow the SEO Tree

Josh 3:24
We’re gonna start with number one, which is to follow what I like to call the SEO tree. Now this is something that I share visually in the masterclass that I want you to sign up for, for sure. But to explain this, I guess an audio version, the SEO tree, if you can envision a tree, you might already know where this is going. But your website should essentially be like a tree meaning your homepage is your trunk. That is where all the branches and all the limbs go back to and it’s all connected. This is a big key for SEO, all of your pages, all of your blog posts, all of your services, all of your products should link back to your homepage.

Josh 4:07
So your homepage is the trunk. And can you guess what the biggest branches are going to be from there. Those are going to be your top pages those are going to be either your main services, or your top pages and the most important pages in your website generally and a lot of times they’re like post types or categories that then will turn into the smaller branches and then those will get into Bing your blog posts or your category type posts etc. So let me give you a kind of a practical analogy on this SEO tree and again I do visualize this in the masterclass for those of you who want to see this visual.

Josh 4:42
But let’s look at my site my site Josh Hall co my primary pages as of right now at the time of recording this podcast are yes my homepage it’s a personal brand. But my courses, my podcast, my tutorials and my blogs which are separated into a few different categories. So my homepage is the trunk. And then my biggest branches are courses, podcasts, blogs, and my tutorials. And then under tutorials, I have a few different categories of tutorials. I have WordPress tutorials, Divi related tutorials and more just broad web design tutorials.

Josh 5:19
Now, how I do this in the SEO tree idea is that on my menu, my main pages on most important pages are in the menu. So if you go to Josh Hall co if you haven’t been there in a while, the menu is can guess what the menu is, you guessed it, courses, podcasts, tutorials, and blog along with some other stuff that I’m kind of restructuring right now. And I also have a secondary SEO tree tip for you, which is to put your main links on your homepage. This will help Google understand the navigation and flow of your website, which is crucial for how it displays when people search and find you.

Josh 5:54
So a lot of people ask how do I change what Google displays when I you know, search for a business or my brand? Well, there’s actually no technical way that I know of to force Google to display something but a surefire way to get Google to display the pages that you want, are to follow this SEO tree hierarchy. So biggest, most important pages and categories and post types in the menu and on your homepage. That’s what I like to call the SEO tree.

Josh 6:20
Now, I would love to take full credit for the SEO tree idea. I don’t think I stole that from anybody. But I’m not 100%. Sure. So as of now I will take credit unless you can prove me wrong by saying that somebody has taken that idea. But I call it the SEO tree, you visualize your website. Again, trunk is your homepage, your next biggest branches, branches, excuse me, those are the next biggest pages. And then the smaller branches become more like category type post types. And then you get into blog posts, services, products, etc. And the biggie is they all funnel back and link back to your homepage, all from the navigation and linking in the homepage.

Josh 6:56
So that is the SEO tree, a very easy thing you can do right away, because a lot of times you may just have your pages. And then now all you need to do is just restructure them, you might need to tweak your menu, tweak your manuscript, you organize your menu a little better with the hierarchy of pages, link them on your homepage, and boom, you’ve just completed task number one.

2) Separate Service Pages

Josh 7:14
Alright, let’s move on to number two. This is a big two, it’s kind of a follow up to the SEO tree. But this is a biggie particularly for those of you who are working with local businesses who might have different services and really want to get better local rankings for Google. And that is to have separate pages for your services. So what happens for a lot of local businesses, particularly if they’re low on a budget, is they just want to have a one page website, or they want to have maybe a three to five page website. And then they have a services page. And you guessed it, there’s like five to 10 services on one page.

Josh 7:50
But here’s the problem with that for Google. Just remember Google is a matchmaker and I talked about this in the free masterclass you can sign up for. But Google is just looking for an answer to a question or a solution to an inquiry search. If there is one page with a number of different services on it, it’s hard for Google to display that because it’s like, well, I don’t this this page has like a bazillion different services. If you have one service page that’s dedicated to that service. That is that has a nice title and nice description that is very clearly like let’s use like an auto mechanic, for example. instead of having a service page that has brake changes, and oil changes, or tires, or auto repair or whatever, if each one of those are their own page, when somebody searches, brake change in my area, or oil change, in my case, you know, Grove City, Ohio, which is where I’m based out of right outside of Columbus, I’m going to be able to get much better rankings by having a page dedicated for that service. And you can apply this to any industry.

Josh 8:51
So when you’re talking with your clients, especially the local ones, and they’re like, I just want to have a one page website, but I want to be at the top of Google, just let them know, we can start with a one page website. But my recommendation is that we implement in its SEO plan for the next 3,6,9 months or a year and build out more pages for the services. And I’ll give us some time to create the titles to get content to get pictures, whatever. And this will help with SEO rankings.

Josh 9:18
Just remember I explained to them, Google is looking for an answer to a detailed question. If you have a bunch of different terms on one page, Google has a really hard time understandably finding that page, because there’s 10 different keywords on there. So separate pages for services, no matter the industry, that is a quick win you can implement right now. And it’s also a way for you to convince your clients to go from like a $500 landing page site to a $2,500 10 page site or 15 paid site, and you’ll get better results. So that’s number two.

3) Appease the Google

Josh 9:38
Now number three, we have to ideally appease the Google. And what I mean by that is submitting your site to Google itself. And if you’re new to web design, You’re new to SEO and you’re like, how the heck do I do that? The cool thing is a side note, technically, I do talk about this in the masterclass, technically, you can get SEO rankings, get decent SEO rankings without using any tools whatsoever, you can do that with just good natural SEO, which is kind of cool. I love that about SEO, you don’t need tools. But you ideally do want to play nicely with Google. And the way to do that is to submit your site to Google.

Josh 10:28
And how do you do that? You do that through Google Search Console. The cool thing about that is it’s really easy to do, you can just well, there’ll be a link in the show notes for this on just go into Google Search Console, I do actually walk you through how to do this in detail. It’s a pretty quick process. But I do actually walk you through how to do this in my actual SEO course. We cover the basics of it in the masterclass, but you just go to Google Search Console, and you could submit your site. And then depending on what type of tool you’re using for SEO, which would be like SEO, Yoast, or rankmath, or something that just helps optimize your site, they will give you what’s called a sitemap. And you can actually submit that to Google Search Console. And that will basically tell Google immediately, hey, my site’s live, please index these pages.

Josh 11:11
Again, Google will index your site naturally. But you want to make sure you submit it to Google Search Console. Ideally, the other aspect to a Google tool that’s really important, is Google business profile, which is formerly Google My Business. Now, my business, Josh Hall, CO, I don’t have this because I’m not an actual brick and mortar store.

Josh 11:32
Now, this is a local business, and you want them to show up on listing searches, absolutely have them sign up for this immediately, which most businesses do, I think nowadays, if a business is going to be in business, they’re going to set up for their Google listing. And that’s going to be able to manage their website, their hours, their phone, usually, you just have to request access to them from that. But what I found is most clients don’t know anything about Google Search Console. Or the the third piece to this is Google Analytics.

Josh 12:01
Now, I do recommend a course you have Google Analytics set up. But you can set that up after Google Search Console. Technically, you can actually do it before or after Google Search Console. But either way, the biggies are Google Search Console, submit your site, you’ll be able to sign up right there really easy. Just tell Google, hey, this is my domain. And then boom, submit your sitemap depending on if you’re using Yoast, or Rank math, or whatever. And then make sure for local clients who have them set up their Google business profile and keep that up today and make sure their website is linked in there, which is another biggie why they need to have a website. So that’s number three.

Josh 12:35
Now, number four, so let me just up quick cap on number three, you just want to make sure you ideally appease the Google with their tools, which makes a lot of sense. It’s basically just a fast track way to say, hey, Google, here’s my site, here’s all the most important pages, here’s the profile, hook up Google Analytics as well. And then boom, you’re good to go.

4) Practice Good Linking

Josh 12:53
Now, number four, linking, Oh, I love linking, I’ve learned to really enjoy linking. In fact, as I’m thinking about it, and I’m looking at this list here, I don’t I don’t love all things. But SEO, I have to be completely honest. It’s why I learned it later on in my career. But I do love linking linking is something I’ve gotten more and more excited about, because it’s actually how I built Josh Hall CO and how I started getting really good rankings for a lot of my posts. And my terms is because of linking. Now there are three types of Link links. Basically, there are what I like to phrase and you’ll see all different verbiage on this. You’ll hear backlinks a lot, you’ll hear that term backlinks.

Josh 13:32
What the way I like to think about them. And this is just my personal system. So any SEO experts might, you know, combat me on this, but I like to think of it as three different linking structures, internal links, which are links to your own website, where you can link services, blog posts, etc. External links where you link to other websites, and then backlinks. And those are links that you actually get back to your website from different websites.

Josh 13:58
Now, here’s the biggie. When it comes to external and backlinks from other websites, those should be ideally qualified and very relevant. And good, good, reputable websites. So internal links are pretty easy. Those are the easiest to implement. Because right now you can go to your website or your clients website. And you can just start linking back to different pages and posts in services within your own website. You’ll you’ll often find this on my tutorials and my blog, as well. All of my post types really even on this podcast episode, you will likely see other links that go to other podcasts that are similar to SEO. And that is an example of internal linking.

Josh 14:37
And that’s just a great way for Google to kind of know where all these pages are connected from and this kind of goes back to the SEO tree. So I started specifically with the SEO tree because all of these kind of are examples of tying your SEO tree together. But linking is huge internal. And then for external. When you are linking out to other sites. Here’s a biggie you want to ideally mention and link out to sites that are reputable and relevant, meaning you don’t want to link to a site that shady and might get hacked or is just like a very clearly spammy salesy Google Ads type of site.

Josh 15:13
But you definitely want to link out to other sites, particularly if they’re qualified in the same industry. So the only time for me as a web designer that I would link out to an automotive website would be if I’m showcasing it in my portfolio, I would not want to post an article saying, hey, my client wrote a great article about you know, how to change your brakes at home, because I’m a web design agency, and that’s gonna start throwing Google off if you have all these links that aren’t really relevant to your site.

Josh 15:41
So I’m very intentional about linking out to guests in my podcast and other people in the web design realm and tools that I use, because it’s all interconnected. And yeah, there may be some that branch out from the industry. And I’m not saying that if you put a you know, break change tutorial on your website, that it’s going to just, you know, destroy your SEO rankings. But ideally, you want Google to know, what do you do? What’s your industry, who’s your demographic and you want to have really good links out to those sites and backlinks? Here’s the big question. Okay, what sounds awesome to get backlinks from other websites? How do I do that?

Josh 16:14
Well, there’s a lot of shady techniques to go about that, that I recommend steering clear from, which often include like listing what listing directories are fine, if you if you put your website out to other listings, that’s totally fine. For example, let’s say you join a networking group and join a chamber of commerce, you’ve suddenly got two different backlinks, maybe multiple backlinks to your site, so that’s fine. But when it comes to these shady techniques, like commenting on blog posts, or commenting on YouTube videos, you can tell when it’s shady, so I do not recommend doing that.

Josh 16:44
Now, what I do recommend doing is reaching out to your network. And you can definitely offer to do guest posts for good reputable and relevant type of partners and stuff. That’s totally fine. So let’s say you’re a web designer, but you hate copywriting. But you have a copywriting friend, well, maybe you can do a guest post on their website about what you’ve learned with conversion and design, and then post it on their website. And then they get a link back to your site or you could send that content to them, they can post on their site and then give credit to you and link back to your site. That’s a good example of backlinks.

Josh 17:15
Where I get my backlinks from primarily are from Elegant Themes blog, which is I had the honor to be able to actually write for and still might eventually do a little more of that. So I get a lot of backlinks from Elegant Themes, which is great for me because that is a high domain authority type website. very reputable. I also get backlinks from any interviews that I do from other like if I get invited onto a podcast. One reason I love being interviewed on other podcasts is they post my interview and then guess what I get a backlink that there it is. It’s not rocket science backlinks you can.

Josh 17:48
It’s kind of funny because the best backlinks generally come from not sitting in front of a screen. It’s actually usually from networking or doing something in the real world or doing an interview and getting a backlink are being featured on a blog post or a case study case study case studies are a really good way to get backlinks. So highly recommend checking that out for good linking just remember internal, external and backlinking. You’ll hear a different term. Those are just my coin terms, because that’s the way I understand it.

5) Focus on Long Tail Keywords

Josh 18:16
Now number five is we get ready to get ready for the last few here. I recommend if you want to get the best results to focus on what’s called long tail keywords. Now, I’ve had my personal SEO guru Michelle on to the podcast a couple of times previously, she was on an episode 55 Way back on Episode 55, where we talked about how to really optimize your content for SEO. So I highly recommend going back to Episode 55 to check that out, because we do talk a little more about keywords. And she was also on a little more recently on Episode 107, where we talked about keyword research.

Josh 18:54
So that one in particular for keyword research, I highly recommend listen to that one. If I had to choose between the two as far as which one to go through first, I would do one of seven about keyword research, especially if you want to learn keyword research better because SEO was really all about keywords. It’s all about what word or what technically, they’re called key phrases. Because no one ever searches just one word. Generally on Google. It’s a phrase it’s like how to learn Divi, or you know best web design course it’s a phrase, but key phrase research just doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. So keyword research sounds a lot better.

Josh 19:32
But anyway, websites should have a key phrase as the primary title and in the content for a blog post for a services page etc. Now, when I say focus on longtail keywords and key phrases The reason I say that is because generally short key phrases are a lot harder to get results for so the auto mechanic example I have you know I have a personal auto mechanic guy here in my in my town and I did his website years ago, and he asked me the question that every client asked, which is how do I get on the top page of Google? And I had to say, Okay, well, for what key phrase what keyword.

Josh 20:10
Getting to the top page of Google for Grove City, which is our you know, suburb or town outside of Columbus is way different than getting on the top page of Google for automatic, you know, auto repair Columbus, because we’re in a big city, there are 1000s of auto places. So, start with longtail keywords, which in this case would be like auto repair Grove City, Ohio instead of auto repair Columbus, Ohio. Just that shift of terminology. We were able to get really good SEO rankings for him very quickly. And now could we go through Columbus? Absolutely. But ideally, you start with the longtail keywords.

Josh 20:44
This is actually a side note. This is how a lot of my website gets found by these longtail keywords because what I’ve done to boost my SEO rankings for Josh Hall CO is I’ve created these podcast episodes which definitely helped because they have longer titles and phrases but my tutorials are Biggie too. And now if you search Divi tutorials that is a short tail key phrase, you will find Joshhall.co go ahead and test me out if you don’t believe me go to Google right now search DB tutorials and you should see my website on the homepage but here’s the trick you don’t see Josh Hall co you see my Divi tutorials category, or you might see the tutorial category. That is the biggie because those are longtail keywords. It’s it’s Divi tutorials by Josh Hall CO and in this case, I was able to climb up the rankings for Divi tutorials because I’ve been doing this for several years now.

Josh 21:36
But the posts that generally come up quick are is if you search for one of my blog posts, for example, if you search for manually migrate WordPress, you should see my tutorial somewhere on Google you’ll likely see my my video, which is what’s called a snippet, which we’re going to talk about next. And you can test this out too. Now I’ve used if you search for migrate WordPress, I don’t know if I come up on that. But that’s the difference. Manually migrate WordPress is a lot of a different search then manually or migrate WordPress because migrate WordPress is probably going to show up with some tools and some like do it for you solutions. Whereas manually migrate WordPress is very clear. I made that tutorial to say if a tool broke for you, and you need to manually do this, here’s how to do it.

Josh 22:22
So that’s just an example of my SEO strategy to use long tail keywords. So again, short tail key phrases keywords are going to be like we can actually say like web design Columbus because I’m in Columbus, Ohio so if I were to search for web design Columbus that that’d be a short tail, I would consider that a short tail keyword those are generally like two to three words or less. Now if I were to do WordPress web design Columbus that is more of a long tail because it’s a little more specific.

Josh 22:51
So short tail are more broad but the problem with that is they have a lot more competition and if this is like location based like an area search, this is where longtail is even better because like I just mentioned with my auto mechanic groove city auto repair is way easier to get than Columbus auto repair. So start with your longtail keywords, a lot of times they can be location based and then you can build up from there. And again, definitely check out my awesome SEO guru Michelle back on 107 Episode 107 for keyword research and I highly recommend going back to her previous episode 55 If you want to get to know her and get to know SEO even better, and I do again just to bring up the masterclass again, I do cover this all more visually in a lot more detail in my free masterclass which you can pick up now, at jazz hall.co/ 163 for the you’ll see the link in there for the free SEO masterclass.

6) Answer as Snippets

Josh 23:44
Now, the last two here, we just talked about snippets. This is a biggie. They are called Featured Snippets when you search for Google and you’ll see like an answer to a question that’s highlighted. And the cool thing about this is it’s not an ad. snippets can be done as an answer to a question and like a small paragraph or a little sentence. Or often Google will feature bullet lists or numbered lists for like a while to kind of thing. So for example, if you search right now, don’t do this for those of you who are driving, but if you’re walking or if you’re doing dishes, stop, put that plate down real quick. And try this out search Divi Theme vs Divi Theme builder.

Josh 24:27
You should see because I see it in an incognito search. In answer to that question from myself from my site, I got featured as a snippet from Google on that by just answering that question very clearly in the blog post on my site. So I just said the difference between the Divi Builder and the Divi theme is blah blah blah. And that’s what pulled up as a snippet. Now, if I were to do like a how to install the Divi theme and do it like a five numbered list that would be even better although that’s a I think Elegant Themes owns that one but Anytime you can answer a question in a blog post or in a page, ideally with bullets and numbers, if it is a like how to type of thing, do that, and you will likely get featured as a snippet.

Josh 25:11
Now, the other thing you can do with this is if you are implementing video with any of your blog posts, just remember when you post a video to YouTube, the really cool thing about that is YouTube is owned by Google. So Google favors YouTube videos. This is why when you Google something, you’ll likely always see YouTube over Vimeo or any other video platforms. So if you are going to do a video with something, a lot of times those will show a Featured Snippet as well. And I’m the last I looked, if you go back to the manually migrate web boot press Search, you should see a snippet of my video. I’m pretty sure I’m still on the homepage.

Josh 25:50
So again, test me on all this, let me know if I am correct in my statements, if you’re able to kind of follow along in this episode. So this may be the most like engaging, like try this out type of episode I’ve done on the podcast so far. So try that out those snippets. Just remember, anytime you can answer a question in a blog post, a lot of times Google will favor that and then they’ll start popping up and suddenly you look like an expert or your clients will look like an expert.

7) Increase Time Spent on Site

Josh 26:15
And finally, let’s end off point number seven-point numbers. That sounds odd. Number seven, increase the average time on your site. Now that is a nice, vague example. That’s a nice vague strategy. Okay, so how do we increase the average time on site? Well, a lot of times, it’s just good content that’s made for humans that they actually want to read. It doesn’t mean you need to create a book for a blog post. But if you do, Google wants to see at least 350 words, which is not much that’s like two paragraphs generally. But if you do, like 1500 words, that’s a really good kind of medium blog posts. In fact, I think I can legally say this, when I wrote for Elegant Themes, the minimum you were supposed to do was I’m trying to remember when I was I think it was, you’re supposed to do at least 1000 for a blog post, and then up to 2500. Unless you got no written authorization to go more than that. Because once you get past 2500, then suddenly you got you got an e book on your hands.

Josh 27:13
So that doesn’t mean you can’t go more than that. It just means that once you get more and more content, you know, Google’s can sometimes have a hard time finding what that term is, unless it’s just a really good article. But anyway, good content made by humans. But here’s the actual trick to this. And that is to end a blog post by saying, now, don’t say like, Okay, thanks for reading, bye, bye, say, now that you’ve read this, go to this article, or go to this video, there is a new metric and a new currency in the online world now. And that is average time spent. And this could be average time on a website, average time on a post, average time on a video. And the way you get that really is by keeping them on the video other posts and keeping them on your site.

Josh 27:59
So I’m actually implementing this and not only my blog post now, but also my YouTube videos. For those of you who follow me on YouTube, I highly recommend giving me a subscribe there, if you will, you can just go to Josh hall.co/youtube, subscribe there. And you will see that all the videos I’m going to be producing here in 2022, most all of them will say at the very end, okay, now that we’ve done this, now check this video out. And that is very intentional.

Josh 28:23
My goal is to keep people watching and I, as somebody who is, you know, like balancing family and not wanting to be on the screen all the time and thinking about this with my kids. I am leery about doing this because I in a weird way, I don’t want people to become addicted to my YouTube channel. But at the same time, I do want to appease Google and YouTube. And now I’m just going to hope that people know when to you know, turn their stuff off. But the idea is to make sure that you say you don’t say goodbye, you say check this one out now. And that will keep the average time on your site, on your video, etc. That my friends is a new currency for Google.

Josh 28:59
So just to recap these top seven tips. Number one, follow the SEO tree again, hierarchy. Your homepage is your main trunk, your big branches are your main pages, and then they go out from there. Number two separate pages for services. That is actually if I were to do any of these, even before submitting the Google Search Console, that would be my primary thing because I don’t want to submit to Google Search Console with landing page I want to do it with like 10 pages, separate pages for services. Submit that site to Google Search Console to Google Business Profile formerly Google My Business if it’s a local business, remember good linking link back through your podcasts or excuse me through your blog posts and other pages and stuff internally linked to really good other sites externally and get some backlinks if you can over time.

Josh 29:44
Number five, focus on long tail keywords and key phrases way bigger pay off in the meantime in the short run, then short tail. And then number six write answers to questions as snippets ideally as a bullet or a numbered list in your blog posts. And finally Don’t say bye bye Thanks for reading say, check out this next article or this related video or whatever, increase the average time on site. Again, all these are pulled from my brand new SEO masterclass that is waiting for you. We can spend a whole hour although we’ve already spent a half an hour on this, but we just go into a lot more visuals and it’s I’m pretty excited. I think it’s pretty good. I’ve done quite a few master classes now. And I think this one is my favorite. So check it out. You can go to Josh hall.co/ 163 And then you can find that master class I am going to work on a shortened link to the master class. I should have done that before I posted this blog, this podcast but hey, here we are.

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Anyway, go there, pick it up. I would love to help you with a beginner’s guide for SEO really, really excited. This is really important to guys for 2022 all businesses are going online and for those who haven’t. They are serious about it because of obvious reasons over the past couple years. So they are going to need SEO Help. So this is your time. I don’t want you to steer clear of SEO services. It’s not rocket science. You can do a lot of good, good SEO damage by just knowing the basics and you can charge for it. So check that out again. Last time free masterclass for SEO for web designers go to Josh Hall Dotco slash 163. You’ll see this post and all the links and you can pick that up right now. Alright guys, I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll see you on the next episode.


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