3 Easy Steps to SEO your own website.

3 Easy Steps

SEO your own website using META tags and WordPress Plugins.

The following will show you how to easily SEO your own website in 3 easy steps. The purpose of this tutorial is to demystify SEO and bring everyone back to reality. This tutorial is for all experience levels no coding experience required.

Did you know?

Search engines like google use “META” tags hidden in each web page to assess it’s SEO ranking. Basic “META” tags consist of keywords and key phrases. For example if you had a car repair shop you would typically use the keyword “mechanic” and a key phrase of “auto repair”. “META” tags are hidden to the visitor but visible to the search engines.

BASIC META TAGS:

<meta charset=”utf-8″>

<title>LEGITGraphicDesign.com – Web Design, Marketing and Advertising</title>

<meta name=”Web Design, Marketing and Advertising”>

<meta name=”description” content=”LEGIT Graphic Design specializes in web design, graphic design and SEO. “>

<meta name=”keywords” content=”dynamic web designs, dynamic custom web designs, web design platforms, marketing, advertising, marketing and advertising, web development, custom web design, custom website design quote, website design, website ,Google Adwords, PPC”>

<meta name=”author” content=”LegitGraphicDesign.com”>

<meta name=”publisher” content=”LegitGraphicDesign.com”>

<meta name=”copyright” content=”LegitGraphicDesign.com”>

<meta name=”revisit-after” content=”30 days”>

<meta name=”geo.region” content=”US” />

<meta name=”CLASSIFICATION” content=”Business: Website Design”>

<meta name=”rating” content=”general”>

STEP 1

CHOOSING KEYWORDS / KEY PHRASES

So now that you have an idea of what META tags are and what they are used for lets start picking keywords. Your keywords and key phrases should match what people would be searching for to find your website. If you look at the example above you will see meta tags for a web design company. Use this template to figure out keywords you should be adding to each of your pages. Once you have locked enough keywords and key phrases to populate the META tags above move onto ‘STEP TWO”.

STEP 2

OPENING FTP / INSTALLING PLUGIN
For those who are using WordPress good news! On this step you just have to install a simple plugin. Click link below to download.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

For those who are using traditional websites using HTML and PHP you will need to gain access to your website HTML and PHP files. You can gain access to these files through several methods; FTP Manager, Cpanel File Manager, or Directly through your hosting account’s file manager. In this step we only ask that you gain access to the files. Once you have full access to your HTML/PHP web files move onto ‘STEP THREE”

STEP 3

ADDING META TAGS

Now that you have access to your HTML/PHP files I want you to go ahead and download your homepage HTML/PHP file to your desktop. Once you have it saved right click and open it with ‘Notepad’ or a program like Adobe Dreamweaver. From here we are just Copy/Paste the META tag template above into thebrackets on the page. Below you will see I pasted the template in between theandtags. At this time all you need to do is replace the keywords with your own and upload it back to your web site.

<html>

<head>

<meta charset=”utf-8″>

<title>LEGITGraphicDesign.com – Web Design, Marketing and Advertising</title>

<meta name=”Web Design, Marketing and Advertising”>

<meta name=”description” content=”LEGIT Graphic Design specializes in web design, graphic design and SEO. “>

<meta name=”keywords” content=”dynamic web designs, dynamic custom web designs, web design platforms, marketing, advertising, marketing and advertising, web development, custom web design, custom website design quote, website design, website ,Google Adwords, PPC”>

<meta name=”author” content=”LegitGraphicDesign.com”>

<meta name=”publisher” content=”LegitGraphicDesign.com”>

<meta name=”copyright” content=”LegitGraphicDesign.com”>

<meta name=”revisit-after” content=”30 days”>

<meta name=”geo.region” content=”US” />

<meta name=”CLASSIFICATION” content=”Business: Website Design”>

<meta name=”rating” content=”general”>

</head>

<body>

</body>

</html>

For those who are using wordpress just simply open the back end editor of any page. If you scroll down you will see inputs for keywords / titles / and description. This is where you will enter your keywords and key phrases. Simple press “update” and your META tags are all set!

CLOSING:
If you have any questions or would like hire our team please visit our website.
http://legitgraphicdesign.com

Courtesy of:
Scott E. from LEGIT Design

http://legitgraphicdesign.com

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