How to set up SEO for your website

How to set up SEO for your website

May 18, 2019 9 By Bernardo Ryan



SEO stands for search engine optimization and this is the process of making the contents of your website easier for search engines like Google Yahoo and Bing to index and rank so when a potential customer is using a search engine to locate something you may offer good SEO will ensure your site appears high within search results SEO requires a long-term outlook and commitment so be patient SEO isn't about instant gratification results may take months to see and this is especially true if you are a smaller business or newer to doing business online it can take search engines like Google a month to crawl your site or even more there are a few ways to start your site optimization first update the site optimization information within your website's editor in the editor click settings choose the site optimization tab the searchable box up here lets you control whether or not your site can be crawled by search engines if you do not want your site to be picked up by search engines make sure this box is not checked usually users who don't want their websites to appear in search engine results until they are completely finished will uncheck this box until they are ready this is your site's title and it's an important part of your site's optimization it's the first thing Google sees you will want to add your business or website's title here as well as information regarding your business location and basic product information also this information will reflect what is on your browser tab up here the title should be up to 70 characters long and should include one or two of your main keywords next add in your description this should be one or two short sentences describing your website or business this is the little text that appears in a search results below the title text good descriptions are between 150 and 170 characters long and include one or two of your main keywords finally the keywords field allows you to enter up to ten keywords separated by commas keywords are words or short phrases that describe your website's content and should include words that people would use to search for you it is also recommended to add your geographic location to this section to pinpoint services in a specific physical region for example if I have a wedding photography business in Houston I will add in the keyword phrase Houston wedding photographers and when you're finished and feel you have everything set up properly click OK now let's move on to optimizing your page content you can optimize your website's contents for search engines by doing the following regularly updating SEO friendly content to your pages optimize your images gain links from relevant external sites on the web submit your site to directories in search engines Network and market yourself via social networks now you know how to get started with SEO but SEO does not stop here this is something that needs your continual attention for detailed tips and information so you can set your contents up for good SEO check out our SEO blog at wwe.com slash blog slash category slash promote your site