Regardless of the year, content will always reign as king in the SEO world. If you’re wondering about SEO tips for 2012, you’re not alone. There are many entrepreneurs and business owners who are curious about the latest SEO trends. The following are a few tips to help you achieve good results for the upcoming New Year.
Remember, a percentage of your web users will be searching the Web from their iPad and mobile device. If you post content that takes too long to get to the point, people will get bored and move on to your competitor’s website.
In 2012 you can expect a huge expansion in the mobile search market. No longer is digital marketing for those who have a computer or tablet … mobile search is here to stay and this will likely get to be the biggest search medium in 2012. There is a wordpress plugin to make your website mobile ready.
Add Photos & Videos
If you want to make your website more interactive, consider adding original photos and interesting videos to your website. When Google crawls web pages, they look for content that’s diverse. Don’t forget to optimize your videos and photos for SEO purposes.
Use Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to Share Your Posts
Twitter just topped 465 million registered accounts. Facebook has over 850 million active users. Google+ has nearly 100 million. LinkedIn is over 130 million. Together, these networks are attracting vast amounts of time and interest from Internet users around the world, and those that participate on these services fit into the “content distributors” description above, meaning they’re likely to help spread the word about your blog.
Keep your codes simple
More than ever, I believe code is the new content. Create it simple for search engines to spider your website by validating HTML and CSS, but at the same time, don’t insist on it since some perfectly good ones just don’t validate.
Create your CSS class and ID names obvious, especially for section div tags, so name your header div header, your right sidebar div right-sidebar, etc.
The best SEO tip for 2012, Create More Content
Resolve to pay some attention to your website’s content! Google’s Panda algorithm simply loves original, unique content. And it’s not just the benefits to your overall site authority you’ll notice, but if your content is worked right, you should see an increase in long tail traffic as you start to build up more original content.
Google is moving fast and algorithms improve rapidly. It’s not easy keeping up with the latest in SEO, the tips above will give you a good head start on the race to online success in 2012.