Metadata SEO Best Practices: Optimize Metadata and Grow Your Traffic
If you have a website, you want it to help you in furthering your reach and ultimately gaining additional clientele. Basically, you want it to work hard for your business growth and that’s where SEO comes in handy. And remember, Whenever you help Google out in better scanning your site, you’re winning in SEO, that’s a rule of thumb and Metadata SEO best practices will help Google in scanning/crawling your website.
So, I, Manzar Mashhood, am going to share some quick and easy SEO tips with you to maximize traffic coming to your website. The tips are easy to learn that you can start implementing right now to make a difference. Before we get into the meat of it, head over to our marketing and design agency’s website to subscribe to our weekly newsletter covering a range of topics, from website development to content marketing and SEO. Now, let’s get into it
Metadata SEO Best Practices
Always start with your metadata as it’s one of the most crucial factors that help you rank on the first page of search engine results page on your desired keyword (s). Add metadata for each and every page you have on your website to maximize your chances to rank in Google. Remember, the keyword is the name of the game when it comes to SEO.
First is page title. It has to be descriptive that explains the nature of your business under 50–60 characters, yes that’s 50–60 characters, not more than that to display it properly in the SERPs. Your Page Title must be keyword-loaded, and if you are a local business, must give your location as well. It should be interesting enough to capture people’s attention on the SERPs and technically sound to capture Google’s attention. Keyword loaded, length-appropriate Page Title is one of the best time-tested Metadata SEO best practices and it really works!
Next is the Meta Description. Your Meta Description describes what your page is all about and what it does for a visitor. Load your Meta Description with keywords you want your website to rank for in the SERPs. For instance, our website is a Digital Marketing Agency for Higher Education, Healthcare, SMEs, and Startups. So in our case, our keywords can be ‘web design agency’, ‘website design’, ‘inbound marketing for higher education’ etc. Although meta descriptions don’t play a direct role in SEO, it is one of the time-tested, proven SEO best practices for Metadata to increase the click-through rate on the SERPs.
The alt tag is the ‘meta title’ for image media on your website and as you have guessed it, it describes what your image is all about to search engines. Also called ‘image text’, it helps Google read your page. Googlebot to this day cannot read an image, it just reads the text, that’s how it is capable of as of today. So when it starts ‘crawling’ your page, it ignores images without any alt tags in them. But when you add alt tag in an image, it becomes visible in the bot radar and it reads and scans it. Keyword-load your image alt tags to rank better in Google and Bing. although it appears to be a small thing, it makes a big difference.
How to find keywords for my business?
There are numerous free and premium tools out there that help you do that. I suggest you start with the Google Keyword Tool / Keyword Planner. Look for metrics such as monthly volume and keyword difficulty score in each keyword to decide which keywords can work best for you. If you still don’t get it, contact us and we’ll be glad to help you out.
Find the best keywords for your niche to rank better in Google. If you are a cell phone repair business in Bakersfield, CA, go for location specific keywords such as ‘phone repair in Bakersfield’ by adding a geo modifier at the end of your desired keyword (s) because this way, you will have a much easier time to get on top on the SERPs for both Google and Bing.
As you can imagine, it is much harder to rank for ‘phone repair’ or in our case, ‘website design’ as compared to, say ‘phone repair in Bakersfield’ or ‘web design in Bakersfield’. Phone repair and web design both are broader terms and many businesses are trying to rank on such broad keywords, that makes them difficult to rank for.
Remember, the more specific you get in your keywords, the easier it’s going to be to rank. If you’re confused as to but how much specific you should get to attract a quality traffic on your site, Digital Marketing Experts at Satisphaction.com are here to help you not just in SEO best practices for Metadata, but all the other elements, technical or otherwise. Just give us a call or go to our website’s contact us page and fill out the form and we’ll be in touch with you soon!
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