Hi everyone and welcome to our community member spotlight. This week our top weekly user spotlight goes to WebsiteSEO.
As the name suggests, WebsiteSEO focuses on SEO. What impressed me most about WebsiteSEO is they constantly publish high quality SEO related articles. One of their recent posts is on if backlinks and link building are now worthless. This topic has been up for debate since Matt Cutts announced that they were going to be penalize those sites who participate in link exchange. Some popular sites like MyBlogGuest have also got penalized because of their way of providing guest posts to bloggers.
According to WebsiteSEO, spam has increased manifold in the last few years. The Internet has seen a drastic increase of spammy activities. What’s more surprising is that now a days softwares are available for spamming. They contain automated programs and algorithms that helps anyone spread spammy content. This is one of the major reasons that Google has been tweaking it’s search algorithm so much. Many misunderstand the steps that Google takes. However, if you look at it from search user’s point of view, they are trying to provide the best results as they possibly can to the users.
Another impressive post on WebsiteSEO is how to grow your traffic naturally. With rising competition everyday, getting search engine traffic is becoming more and more difficult. However, they are also the best traffic that you can have. Organic traffic is the best because it guarantees unique visitors and a much greater exposure than social media.
The first thing that you need to grow your traffic naturally is sharing unique and informative content. People prefer new and fresh content which the search engines also prefer. The second step is sharing your content. Apart from social media, forums are a great way to bring in natural traffic. Most people underestimate the usefulness of forums. The third step is to share products. Sharing popular products are a great way to bring some attention to your blog. The products that are popular among the general public work well with this approach.
WebsiteSEO also provides tips on website optimization especially for mobile devices. Mobile devices are becoming more and more popular. Everyone now a days surfs the internet on their mobile phones. That’s why Google also now takes into account the mobile design of your website. You might have a great website for the desktop, but if your site is not optimized for mobile devices, then your search rankings will suffer. That’s why it’s important to have a responsive design for your site. Even if you don’t have a responsive design, you can create a custom app of your website and ask people to download it on their phones and tablets. You can also use WordPress plugins which will transform your WordPress site into a mobile site.