By: Arpit   |   Posted on: 16th January 2020
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SEO Tips 2020 That Every Webmaster Should Know to Stay Above in Competition

Want to make your article rank the topmost search in Google? Well, then you surely need to go through some tips and tricks to get it ranked. This article too has ranked the ace and so here you are, reading this! 

Well, to start with, Search Engine Optimization is always at the top of the list of marketing strategies and is a vital task for any website owner. This is unlikely to change in 2020, but that does not mean that you will rely on your old plans. With time the algorithm of the Search Engines changes. That is why you need to keep your SEO tactics up-to-date from time to time.

For the past years, mobile optimization has become an inevitable mantra for enhancing page rankings and accessibilities. Nobody knows what is there in the future, but it will be a good idea if we can plan our digital marketing strategies for SEO beforehand. 

Now, do you already know the basics of SEO and are looking for advanced tips to stay ahead of your competitors and increase the site traffic? Then would suggest to go through this article as it will assist you to find a tip or two to increase your online presence, creating brand awareness and closing more leads.

Let me put some light on the most essential SEO tips that you should follow. They are:

1. Domain Authority

Google now evaluates a website based on the criteria of Authoritative, Trustworthiness, and Expertise (A-T-E). In other words, A-T-E is the new domain authority in the year 2020. Google has already announced that they will be ranking only the articles from reliable sources. To gain a domain authority from the search engines, always publish contents that are penned down by the legitimate experts.

For example, if you have a medicine-related website, it will be better if any professional healthcare experts can write content for your site. Google is using a new algorithm to find out proper authorship of the content. So if you want to achieve full domain authority and website ranking in 2020, then the content should be noted down by the people who will know what they are putting down.

2. Visual Search Optimization

Visual searches are going to be in trend in 2020. Already online platforms like Google Lens and Pinterest are getting billions of visual searches each month. 36% of the customers in the United States of America are using visual searches. Visual searches now cover every segment starting from shopping, map directions, landmark identifications to business reviews, translation and many more. 

Visual searches are now very famous among 62% of youths worldwide. For visual search optimization, SEO of the image is the key. For image optimization, you have to include descriptive file names and alt text for each image. Google always features images that belong to authoritative pages. The search engines also give significance to the sites that have been recently updated. Images that are placed at the center or starting of the page rank easily in Google. 

3. Videos are Surging Now

According to a report by Cisco, it is predicted that by the year 2021, 80% of the online traffic will be coming from the videos. HubSpot announced that more than 43% of people are demanding for more videos. In other words, if video optimization is not part of online marketing strategies, the digital marketing company that is handling your website is making a huge mistake.

Now more video snippets are featured in the search engine results. There are three important things that you can do to get your video content in the featured snippets. Let us have a look at them.

  • Classify the content in the discrete segments

 Clear segments help to understand the content of a video and an easy understanding of the segments helps the search engines to include various clips of your video in the snippet. 

  • Optimizing the Video For SEO

Google scrutinizes the title, tags, and description of the video to understand what the content is trying to describe. Make sure that the title of the video should include the main keyword for faster rankings in the Search Engine Results.

  • Provide a Proper Transcript

Transcription or subtitles are important if the video is not in English. This will help to increase the popularity and rankings of the video on Youtube or Google. Youtube is the second largest search engine for video content. Most of the Youtube viewers turn into visitors of the website and are ultimately converted into leads. 

It is seen that almost 55% of the search results of Google contain at least one video. You can also embed the contents of your video into a blog post that can significantly decrease the bounce rate of the website.

4. Optimization of Voice Search

In 2020, voice search is going to become the next big thing. According to a report, 41% of adults perform a voice search every day and searches have increased up to 35X since the year 2008. Also, the report has announced that 20% of the voice searches are from a mobile. You can optimize for voice search in the following ways:

  • Content is the head of the Department 

It is seen that the Search engines show answers to the voice searches from the content that is in the first three rankings. 

  • Include a Question and Answers based content 

We have observed that the majority of the voice searches are question-based. For example, how to do Yoga? Or who starred in the movie Titanic? Google shows the results of those websites which includes both the questions and the answers. In this case, Frequently Asked Questions pages got the attention of the search engines more quickly for voice search optimization than the other pages.

5. Backlinks are still the Solution

Even with all the factors mentioned above in this article, SEO and SERP is still about authority backlinks and content. Without mind-blowing content, your website will not get any links and without any good backlink the website will never be able to crack the rankings of the first page of the search Engines. 

Some Quick Tips for SEO for the Year 2020

Do you want to know our secret tactics for ranking in the search engines? Check below only a few of them that we have penned down in this section.

  • Always publish content that includes statistics, research, and surveys. Bloggers and Google love numbers.
  • Constantly try to create visually acceptable content. It is better if you can include videos in your writing.
  • Target for authority blog commenting.
  • Podcasts guest postings are a great way to build backlinks

So, hence to conclude, that is how you should prepare your strategies for the year 2020 without any SEO mistakes in your bag. Follow these tips and tricks and get the best for your website. Do not forget to tell us which strategy worked best for your website in the comment section below. 

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